Stephanie was born and raised on the sunny beaches of Southern CA, where she had many failed attempts at being both a surfer and a blonde, but also an insatiable hunger for all things theatrical.
Be it in a school play or tall tale to get out of gym class, her knack for storytelling was clear from a young age. While ditching running track to run the drama club, she won a trip at 16 years old to perform Shakespeare at the storied Lincoln Center in New York City. It was love at first sight.
Two years later, Stephanie returned to Manhattan full time to attend school and earned a B.A. in Theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Shortly after, she earned her MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, where she spent three years honing her skills and explaining to her parents why circus was a mandatory class.
Stephanie served on the acting faculty of her alma mater Fordham University for eight years and is also the founding Program Director of the Big Sky Theater Workshop in Big Sky, Montana. She is also co-founder of DiMaggio House Creative with her west-coast based sister, Marissa.
Stephanie splits her time between Los Angeles, New York and Nashville…with the occasional ‘call of the wild’ to Montana.