Veronica Hamel is an American actress popularly known for her performance in the American serial police procedural tv series, “Hill Street Blue” where she portrayed the character of attorney Joyce Davenport.

She was nominated with five Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance in the series.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Veronica Hamel
Birth Date
20th November 1943
Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
mother (housewife)
Temple University
Zodiac Sign
5 feet 8 inches
1.73 meters
63.5 kg
black curly
light blue
Sexuality Straight
Michael Irving (1971-1981)
Single. Divorced
Social Media
Net Worth$4 million
Veronica Hamel in her early modeling career
Veronica Hamel in her early modeling career Source: Amazon


Veronica Hamel was born on 20th November 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She was born in a small household where her mother was a housewife and her father was a carpenter. Hamel is the only child of her parents and there is no further detail regarding her childhood.

Hamel has American nationality and mixed ethnicity. She was born under the star sign, Scorpio.



Veronica Hamel is an educated woman. Despite being the daughter of a small household, she managed to work hard through her education. She passes her high school in her hometown with a good grade. Hamel further continued her education and attended Temple University in Philadelphia.


Career & Achievements

Veronica Hamel started her career as a model. She was working in a business company as a secretary before the model agency, Eileen Ford found her. She made her way to the film industry as a model in 1971. Following with small roles in the movies and tv series “Apple Pie,” “Kojak,” “Switch,” “Dallas,” and others.

Hamel made her breakthrough in film, industry in 1981 with her supporting roles as Joyce Davenport in the tv series, “Hill Street Blues” alongside Teddi Siddall and Don Cheadle receiving her five Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and one Quality Television Awards nomination. Veronica Hamel has initially presented a role in “Charlie Angels” as Kelly Garrett but declined to appear in the series. She went on to gain main roles in several tv movies such as “The Disappearance of Nora,” “A Child’s Cry for Help,” “Here Come the Munsters,” “Secrets,” and others.

Hamel played recurring roles in “Philly,” “Third Watch,” and “Lost” was her final tv appearance. Hamel hasn’t appeared in any movies or tv series since 2010.


Personal Life

Veronica Hamel is currently single. She was married to stage and screen actor, Michael Irving. Although their love story and dating history are a mystery to us, we know that they tied their knot in 1971. A year later, Hamel and Irving bought the house owned by Marilyn Monroe. The couple decided to renovate the house and in the process of renovating it, they found telephone tapping and eavesdropping systems all over the house.

Veronica Hamel and her ex-husband, Michael Irving
Veronica Hamel and her ex-husband, Michael Irving Source: Getty Images

Hamel and Irving never had children together and their marital life ended 10 years later in 1981. Hamel never again had any love affair or marriage after her first divorce neither did she have any children of her own.


Body Measurement

Veronica Hamel is a beautiful woman and once a popular model. She possesses light blue eyes and black curly hair. Hamel is known for her slender face and long nose. She is gifted with a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches which is about 1.73 meters weighing 63.5 kg. There is no further information regarding her detailed body measurements.


Social media

Veronica Hamel does not have any social media presence, neither on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Very less is known regarding her personal life. Since she prefers to keep her life secret and away from public disclosures, we assume that she does not have any social media account.

Veronica Hamel
Veronica Hamel Source: Yankees

Where is Veronica Hamel today, Is she dead?

Veronica Hamel is currently living her retired life away from the publicity and the entertainment industry. With an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2022, Hamel is living a happy life enjoying her earnings from her film career.

Many rumors have been going on about her death but, Hamel is alive and living a luxurious retired life somewhere in the United States.



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