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Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1956
FactHer aunt, Marcia Davenport, was the bestselling author of "Valley of Decision" and "East Side, West Side", both of which were made into films. She also wrote the definitive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which has never been out of print.

Stephanie Zimbalist is an American actress known for her role as Laura Holt in the NBC detective series Remington Steele. She was born on October 8, 1956 in New York City, the daughter of Efrem Zimbalist Jr., a prominent television, film and stage actor, and his second wife, actress Loranda Stephanie (née Spaulding). Her older sister, Nadine, is also an actress. Zimbalist was educated at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York and at Sarah Lawrence College.

Her acting career began in 1979 with a role in the television movie The Young and the Restless. She went on to guest star in a number of popular television series including Magnum, P.I., Cagney & Lacey and Murphy Brown. In 1982, she was cast as Laura Holt in Remington Steele. The series was a huge success and ran for five seasons, ending in 1987.

In the 1990s, Zimbalist appeared in a number of made-for-television movies and guest-starred on such popular series as L.A. Law, Frasier and Touched by an Angel. In 2001, she starred in the short-lived series The Education of Max Bickford opposite Richard Dreyfuss. From 2003 to 2008, she had a recurring role as Astrid Finch on the television series Eli Stone.

More recently, Zimbalist has appeared in episodes of Hot in Cleveland, Castle and NCIS: Los Angeles. In 2015, she starred in the Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption opposite Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.

Zimbalist has been married twice. Her first marriage, to actor Paul Le Mat, ended in divorce after four years. In 2000, she married actor/director/producer Daniel Davis. The couple has one son.

Zimbalist is tall and slender with blue eyes and blonde hair. She is currently 58 years old and resides in Los Angeles, California.

General Info

Full NameStephanie Zimbalist
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1956
Height1.65 m
EducationFoxcroft School, Juilliard School


ParentsEfrem Zimbalist Jr., Loranda Stephanie Spaulding
SiblingsNancy Zimbalist, Efrem Zimbalist III


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
MoviesThe Awakening, The Magic of Lassie, The Man in the Brown Suit, Prison of Secrets, The Prophet's Game, Incident in a Small Town, Borderline Normal, The Christmas Story Lady, The Babysitter, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, Love on the Run, The Gathering, Whose Daughter Is She?, Christa McAuliffe: R...
TV ShowsRemington Steele, Centennial

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1[1983] I'm not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to *play* sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself.
2My upbringing was very un-Hollywood... I was born in New York and grew up on a ranch. I was never really smitten by the business in those days, never a fan type -- just a basic kid watching TV. It wasn't like I was an insider. I was never really brought into the show business side of my father's life. I guess that's been a blessing and a downfall. But it's made my own work the initiation.
3If I've learned one thing in life, it's you can never go back.


1Her older sister Nancy Zimbalist died in 2012.
2Has starred on television alongside two future big-screen James Bonds: Timothy Dalton in Centennial (1978) and Pierce Brosnan on Remington Steele (1982).
3Met Kevin Conroy at the Julliard School. The two would later go on to work on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), alongside her father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr..
4Turned 21 while working on location at the Hop Kiln Winery in Sonoma on The Magic of Lassie (1978) with James Stewart - couldn't get carded for a pitcher of beer that night. In an interview for Video Review years later, Stewart said she was his favorite actress today.
5Studied classical singing for six years with Natalie Bodanya of the Met, who studied with Marcella Sembrich, who also coached her grandmother, Alma Gluck. Alma was the first singer to sell a million records. She also had three sets of teeth. When her dog So-So ran away, it made the front page of the "New York Times".
6Is the third of five generations of women in her family (so far) to go to Brown Ledge Camp in Mallett's Bay, Vermont. Used to muck out stalls every day before she went to school. Dived for Allen Pinson, legendary Olympic coach, when she was 13, and had to opt out to stay in school and study. Accelerated her senior year of high school to return to Los Angeles and study acting and dance. Left most of her college essay applications in the back well of a taxi the week before they were due.
7Is an honorary member of the Stuntwomen's Association. Finally learned a deep-water start on a slalom ski while on location in Acapulco on Remington Steele (1982). Made it a point to water-ski in every seaside location after that. Got terribly lost with Rue McClanahan in the streets of Madrid for over an hour while shooting The Man in the Brown Suit (1989).
8Was born on the same day New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen tossed the only perfect game in World Series history, against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.
9Her aunt, Marcia Davenport, was the bestselling author of "Valley of Decision" and "East Side, West Side", both of which were made into films. She also wrote the definitive biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which has never been out of print.
10Co-starred alongside her father Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in The Best Place to Be (1979), also starring the late Donna Reed.
11Has a half-brother, Efrem Zimbalist III, and a sister, Nancy Zimbalist.
12Won the Robby Award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Lizzy Curry in "The Rainmaker". The awards, which were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are given every year to honor distinguished achievement in theater. [February 2001]
13Was originally cast as Anne Lewis in RoboCop (1987), but had to give up her role to Nancy Allen when called back to resume filming episodes of Remington Steele (1982).
14Studied music and acting at the Juilliard School.




A Timeless Love2016Mary
Hamlet's Ghost2015Justina Keller / Queen Gertrude
The Delivery2008/IShortThe Red Queen
Lucy's Piano2006ShortAlice
Judging Amy2003TV SeriesMs. Friedman
Crossing Jordan2003TV SeriesMrs. Sullivan
Touched by an Angel1997-2001TV SeriesJessica Albright / Dr. Kate Calder
Malpractice2001Beth Garrett
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesJoy Larson
Borderline Normal2001Vicky Walling
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesBobbi Canary
Bread and Roses2000Stephanie Zimbalist - Party Guest (uncredited)
Family Law2000TV SeriesElizabeth Lane
The Prophet's Game2000Francis Aldobrandi
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV SeriesMom
Diagnosis Murder1999TV SeriesVanessa Sellars
Twice in a Lifetime1999TV SeriesDana Hancock / Ann Rutherford
Prison of Secrets1997TV MovieLynn Schaffer
Dead Ahead1996TV MovieMaura Loch
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off1996TV MovieEvie / Anya / Ara / ...
Whose Daughter Is She?1995TV MovieCathy
The Great Elephant Escape1995TV MovieBeverly Cunningham
Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video - Volume 11994VideoEve (voice)
Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video - Volume 21994Video voice
Voices from Within1994TV MovieAnn Parkhurst
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesJanet Van Dorn
Incident in a Small Town1994TV MovieLily Margaret Bell
Jericho Fever1993TV MovieBonnie Whitney
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesDella
Sexual Advances1992TV MoviePaula Pratt
Breaking the Silence1992TV MovieJaney Kirkland
The Story Lady1991TV MovieJulie Pollard
The Killing Mind1991TV MovieIsobel Neiman
Caroline?1990TV MovieCaroline
Personals1990TV Movie
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesHeather
The Man in the Brown Suit1989TV MovieAnne Beddingfeld
The Creation1988Video shortEve (voice)
Celebration Family1987TV MovieJanet Marston
Remington Steele1982-1987TV SeriesLaura Holt
A Letter to Three Wives1985TV MovieDebra Bishop
Love on the Run1985TV MovieDiana Rockland
Tomorrow's Child1982TV MovieKay Spence
Elvis and the Beauty Queen1981TV MovieLinda Thompson
The Babysitter1980TV MovieJoanna Redwine
The Awakening1980Margaret Corbeck
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story1980TV MovieAnya Andreyev
Hagen1980TV SeriesLinda
The Best Place to Be1979TV MovieMaryanne Callahan
Family1979TV SeriesJosie
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesElly Zendt
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal1979TV MovieConnie
Having Babies1979TV Series
Long Journey Back1978TV MovieCelia Casella
The Magic of Lassie1978Kelly Mitchell
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesJenny Lang
Forever1978TV MovieKatherine Danziger
The Gathering1977TV MovieToni
In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan1977TV MovieMary Ellen Quinlan
Lucan1977TV SeriesTashi
Yesterday's Child1977TV MovieAnn Talbot


Remington SteeleTV Series story by - 1 episode, 1985 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985


Tab Hunter Confidential2015Documentary special thanks
Bread and Roses2000special thanks


Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey2011Video documentaryActress
Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars2006TV Movie documentaryTeacher / Astronaut
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHerself
Marilu1994TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
Working in the Theatre1991TV Series documentaryHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Pat Sajak Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1985TV SeriesHerself
The NBC All Star Hour1985TV MovieHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala1985TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHerself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983-1984TV SeriesHerself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesLaura Holt
America's Top Sleuths2006TV Movie documentaryLaura Holt
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas2005VideoLynn Schaffer


Nominated Awards

1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCaroline? (1990)
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressThe Awakening (1980)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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