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Stephanie Zimbalist

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Born in Manhattan and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie grew up swimming, riding, playing tennis, dancing, diving, clowning around, doing chores, and living the normal life of a tomboy in the great expanse of the San Fernando Valley. As a very young amateur theatrical entrepreneur, she produced, wrote, and directed pieces in her little bedroom hallway, in the stable, and on neighbors' fireplace hearths, earning her the title, "the boss."

But Stephanie's abiding love of theater was kindled at Brown Ledge Camp in Mallett's Bay, Vermont, where she acted, sang, and was nurtured in theater craft for six summers. Friends she made there count among her friends today.

Eager to get on with it, she created her own independent project in her senior year at Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia: she returned to Los Angeles to study acting, movement, voice, tap and ballet. After graduating cum laude from high school, Stephanie's ambitions led her to choose a professional drama school over university, and she spent a challenging time in New York "getting a dose of it."

Returning to Los Angeles once again, she worked for her brother and sister-in-law's company, Correia Art Glass, while she made the audition rounds. In time she gave up packing glass to star in television movies, among them the Emmy Award-winning The Gathering, Centennial, The Golden Moment, and Tomorrow's Child, along with the occasional guest series role. After several such projects and two feature films - The Magic of Lassie with James Stewart and The Awakening with Charlton Heston - Stephanie was offered the role of Laura Holt in the MTM series, Remington Steele, which she played for five years with Pierce Brosnan and Doris Roberts on NBC. She appeared as Caroline? for Hallmark on CBS, which won three Emmys and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Subsequently, Stephanie starred in The Story Lady with Jessica Tandy, Incident in a Small Town for CBS with Walter Matthau and Harry Morgan, and Stop The World - I Want To Get Off, the musical, on A&E, to name a few of her more than thirty television movie appearances.

Stephanie starred in Lifetime Television's 50th movie, Prison of Secrets, followed by an episode of Touched By An Angel, their highest-rated show to that date. She was happy to be back in the saddle, in Ventura and Ojai, no less, filming an independent movie with Dennis Hopper called The Prophet's Game, followed by Borderline Normal in Saskatchewan, Malpractice in New Orleans, and another Touched By An Angel. More recently she spent a happy time guesting on Crossing Jordan.

More on her official site http://www.stephaniezimbalist.net/bio.html

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