Stephanie Zimbalist

Stephanie Zimbalist

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birthplace = New York City, New York, U.S.
yearsactive = 1970s–present
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Stephanie Zimbalist (born October 8, 1956) is an American actor.


Early life

Zimbalist was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Loranda Stephanie (née Spalding) and actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. [ [ Stephanie Zimbalist Biography (1956-) ] ] Her grandfather, Efrem Zimbalist, was a concert violinist, teacher and composer, and her grandmother, Alma Gluck, was a leading soprano. Her step-aunt, Marcia Davenport was an author and historian.

Her paternal heritage is Jewish, though her father had converted to become an evangelical Christian. Zimbalist graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. She briefly attended the Juilliard School before commencing her acting career.


Early television and movie appearances include "Forever", "The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal", "The Awakening" (with Charlton Heston) and "The Golden Moment", in which she played a Soviet Olympic gymnast. She co-starred with her father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., in the 1979 TV movie "The Best Place to Be", which also starred Donna Reed.

An early role for Zimbalist was that of Ellie Zendt in the mini-series of the James Michener epic novel "Centennial," first televised on NBC between October 1978 and February 1979. She went on to portray detective Laura Holt on the romantic comedy-mystery series "Remington Steele", co-starring Pierce Brosnan (1982 to 1987).

Since then, Zimbalist has taken leading roles in several television movies such as the Emmy-award winning "Caroline?" (1990) and some guest roles in television series such as "Touched by an Angel".

On stage, Zimbalist played opposite Tommy Tune in the touring musical "My One and Only"and took the featured role of "Sylvia". She has made several appearances with the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, California, winning a "Robby Award" for Best Actress in a Drama in "The Rainmaker", staged by Rubicon in 2001.

More recently, Zimbalist has taken roles in plays concerning 19th-century artists including Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Van Gogh. She has also released audio books including "The Girls" and "Queen of the Underworld". "The Girls" received a Listen-Up award in 2006.

Zimbalist appeared in the 2006 documentary, "Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars." She also played Christa McAuliffe in the play "Defying Gravity." [ [ Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars ] ]

She has been a supporter of the "Tennessee Williams Festival of New Orleans".


External links

* [ Official website]
*imdb name|id=0000258|name=Stephanie Zimbalist
* [ Stephanie Zimbalist in "Tea at Five"]

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