Stephanie Zimbalist Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Stephanie Zimbalist was born on the 8th October 1956, in New York City, USA, and is an actress who is most famous for starring as Laura Holt in the 1980s NBC TV’s detective drama series “Remington Steele”. She is also widely recognized for her 1990s appearances in movies such as “Caroline?” (1990), “The Story Lady” and “The Killing Mind” both in 1991.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth she accumulated so far? How rich Stephanie Zimbalist is? According to sources, it is estimated that Stephanie Zimbalist’s net worth, as of early 2017, revolves around the sum of $3 million, acquired through her acting career which began in 1977.
Stephanie Zimbalist Net Worth $3 million
Stephanie was born to Loranda Stephanie and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. who was also an actor; apart from American, she is also of Russian and Romanian ancestry. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, where she attended Marlborough School before relocating to Middleburg, Virginia where she was educated at Foxcroft School. Before officially starting her acting career, Stephanie attended the NY City’s prestigious performing arts conservatory – Julliard School.
Stephanie debuted as an actress in 1977 when she appeared in the TV movie “Yesterday’s Child”, followed by notable appearances in movies such as “In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan” and “The Gathering” both in 1977, “Forever” (1978), “The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal” (1979) as well as TV series “Lucan”, “The Love Boat” and “Centennial”. All these engagements helped Stephanie to establish herself as a young, promising actress and also provided the basis for her net worth.
The real breakthrough in Stephanie’s acting career occurred in 1982, when she was cast for the role of Laura Holt, one of the main roles of the “Remington Steele” TV series, alongside Doris Roberts and Pierce Brosnan. In the course of the next five years, Stephanie appeared in 94 episodes of the show and massively contributed to its popularity with audiences. In return, this role dramatically increased her fame and wealth as well.
In 1989 she appeared in the main role of “The Man in the Brown Suit”, a movie adaptation of eponymous Agatha Christie’s novel, while in 1990, Zimbalist was cast for the title role of Joseph Sargent’s drama movie “Caroline?” which won a Primetime Emmy Award and earned Stephanie a Golden Globe Award nomination. Zimbalist has since appeared in numerous motion pictures, including “Jericho Fever” (1993), “Whose Daughter is She?” (1995), “Prison of Secrets” (1997) and more recently “Hamlet’s Ghost” (2015) and “A Timeless Love” (2016). Besides all these, she has added several other TV series roles to her professional portfolio such as “Batman: The Animated Series”, “V.I.P.”, “Nash Bridges” as well as “Crossing Jordan” and “Judging Amy”. It is certain that all these accomplishments have helped Stephanie Zimbalist to significantly increase the total of her wealth.
Besides her on-camera acting career, Stephanie has also made some efforts towards her stage one – she has appeared in several Broadway and off-Broadway stageplays such as “My One and Only”, “The Rainmaker” and “Tea at Five” among plenty of others. She has also released several audiobooks too, such as “The Girls” and “Queen of the Underworld”.
When it comes to her personal life, Stephanie Zimbalist has managed to keep it private and far from cameras as there isn’t any relevant data about her personal affairs. Although she dated rock composer Tony Berg and a fellow colleague, actor Gregory Harrison, Stephanie has never married.
Turned 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.
Studied 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".
Is 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.
Is 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).
Was 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.
Her 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.
Has a half-brother, Efrem Zimbalist III, and a sister, Nancy Zimbalist.
Won 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]
 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.
My 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.
If I've learned one thing in life, it's you can never go back.