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. Tracing her theatrical and Italian roots abroad, Stephanie trained at the Orvieto Theatre Institute in Orvieto, Italy. After spending three years honing her skills and explaining to her parents why circus and yoga are mandatory classes, Stephanie received her M.F.A. from New York University Graduate Acting Program. In 2013 she joined
Stephanie has served on the acting faculty at Fordham University at Lincoln Center for the last eight years, and she is also the founding Program Director for the Big Sky Theater Workshop in Big Sky, Montana. www.bigskytheatercompany.com She continues to live, write and act in New York City.