Zimbalist, Stephanie 1956–

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Zimbalist, Stephanie 1956-


Born October 8, 1956, in New York, NY; daughter of Efrem, Jr. (an actor) and Loranda Stephanie (maiden name, Spalding) Zimbalist; granddaughter of Efrem Zimbalist (a violinist, composer, and music teacher) and his wife Alma Gluck (an opera singer). Education: Trained at Juilliard School; studied classical singing with Natalie Bodanya.


Actress. Worked briefly for Correia Art Glass, Los Angeles.


Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Stuntwomen's Association (honorary member).

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1981, for The Awakening; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1991, for Caroline?; Robby Award and DramaLogue Award for Sylvia; Robby Award for The Rainmaker.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Ann Talbot, Yesterday's Child, NBC, 1977.

Mary Ellen Quinlan, In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan, NBC, 1977.

Toni Thornton, The Gathering, ABC, 1977.

Celia Casella, Long Journey Back, ABC, 1978.

Katherine Danziger, Forever, NBC, 1978.

Connie, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, NBC, 1979.

Maryanne Callahan, The Best Place to Be, NBC, 1979.

Joanna Redwine, The Babysitter, ABC, 1980.

Anya Andreyev, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980.

Linda Thompson, Elvis and the Beauty Queen, ABC, 1981.

Kay Spence, Tomorrow's Child, ABC, 1982.

Diana Rockland, Love on the Run, NBC, 1985.

Debra Bishop, A Letter to Three Wives, NBC, 1985.

Janet Marston, Celebration Family, ABC, 1987.

Laura Holt, Remington Steele: The Steele that Wouldn't Die, 1987.

Anne Beddingfeld, The Man in the Brown Suit (also known as Agatha Christie's "The Man in the Brown Suit"), Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Title role, Caroline?, CBS, 1990.

Sarah Martin, Personals, USA Network, 1990.

Isobel Neiman, The Killing Mind, Lifetime, 1991.

Julie Pollard, The Story Lady, NBC, 1991.

Janey Kirkland, Breaking the Silence, CBS, 1992.

Paula Pratt, Sexual Advances, ABC, 1992.

Bonnie Whitney, Jericho Fever, USA Network, 1993.

Lily Margaret Bell, Incident in a Small Town, CBS, 1994.

Ann Parkhurst, Voices from Within (also known as Silhouette), NBC, 1994.

Beverly Cunningham, The Great Elephant Escape, ABC, 1995.

Cathy, Whose Daughter Is She? (also known as Semi-Precious), CBS, 1995.

Maura Loch, Dead Ahead, USA Network, 1996.

Lynn Schaffer, Prison of Secrets, Lifetime, 1997.

Francis Aldobrandi, The Prophets Game, 1999.

Vicky Walling, Borderline Normal (also known as Plus rien a perdre), USA Network, 2000.

Beth Garrett, Malpractice, Lifetime, 2001.

Meredith, Truth, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jennie, Wild About Harry, 1978.

Host, Candid Camera Looks at the Difference Between Men and Women, 1983.

The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, 1985.

Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Evie, Anya, Ara, and Ginnie, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Storyteller, Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Doris Roberts, Lifetime, 2002.

Kelly Mitchell (in archive footage), 50 Greatest TV Animals, Animal Planet, 2003.

"Pierce Brosnan: Beyond Bond," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tashi, "Listen to the Heartbeat," Lucan, 1977.

Jenny Lang, "The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Josie, "Ballerina," Family, 1979.

Heather, "Hootch," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmares and La voyageur), 1989.

Della, "While She Was Out," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1993.

Voice of District Attorney Janet Van Dorn, "Trial," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), 1994.

Dr. Kate Calder, "My Dinner with Andrew," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Dana Hancock, "Ashes to Ashes," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX, 1999.

Vanessa Sellars, "Seven Deadly Sins," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

"Simple Wooden Boxes," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999.

Elizabeth Lane, "Second Chance," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Bobbi Canary, "Get Vallery," V.I.P. (also known as V.I. P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Joy Larson, "Kill Joy," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2001.

Jessica Albright, "Heaven's Portal," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

Mrs. Sullivan, "Cruel & Unusual," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2003.

Ms. Friedman, "Marry, Marry Quite Contrary," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, 1986.

Presenter, The 11th Annual ACE Awards, 1990.

Television Appearances; Other:

Elly Zendt, Centennial (miniseries), NBC, 1978.

Laura Holt, Remington Steele (series), NBC, 1982-87.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Festival (musical), Las Palmas Theatre, Los Angeles, 1979.

The Cherry Orchard, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

Rachel, The Baby Dance, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, then Other Stage, Williamstown, MA, Long Wharf Theatre, and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, all 1991.

The Crimson Thread, Hamilton Pavilion Performing Arts Center, Waterbury, CT, and Pasadena Playhouse, both 1994.

Ad Wars, Court Theatre and Tiffany Theatre, both Los Angeles area, 1995.

Title role, Sylvia, Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, 1997.

Mr. Bundy, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1998.

Wonderful Town, Los Angeles, 1998.

Side Man, Guthrie Theater Lab, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.

Varya, The Cherry Orchard, Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.

Hannah, The Night of the Iguana, Rubicon Theatre, Venice, CA, and Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, both 2004.

Ursula, Vincent in Brixton, Pasadena Playhouse, 2004.

Phyllis, Follies, Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2004.

Katharine Hepburn, Tea at Five (solo show), St. Paul, MN, 2006.

Mary, The Memory of Water, Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007.

Gertrude, Hamlet, Rubicon Theatre, 2007.

Appeared in Barbarians, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; as Lizzy Curry, The Rainmaker, in Dancing at Lughnasa, and Defying Gravity, all Rubicon Theatre, Venice, CA; as Melissa Gardner, Love Letters; The Philadelphia Story, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; Romantique, American Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA; as Polly Peacham, The Threepenny Opera and in Summer and Smoke, both Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; as Miranda, The Tempest, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.

Major Tours:

My One and Only (musical), U.S. cities, 1987.

Accomplice, eastern U.S. cities, 2000.

Stage Work:

Coproducer, The Crimson Thread, Hamilton Pavilion Performing Arts Center, Waterbury, CT, and Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, both 1994.

Film Appearances:

Kelly Mitchell, The Magic of Lassie, International, 1978.

Margaret Corbeck, The Awakening (also known as The Wakening), Warner Bros., 1980.

(Uncredited) Party guest, Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas), Lions Gate Films, 2000.



Voice of Eve, Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video—Volume 1, 1994.

Voice, Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video—Volume 2, 1994.

Audio Books:

A Night in Shining Armor, Simon and Schuster, 1990.


Television Episodes:

"Steele in the Chips," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985.



Back Stage West, October 6, 1994, p. 4.

McCall's, August, 1984, p. 32.

People Weekly, January 14, 1985, p. 109.

Redbook, June, 1985, p. 115.

TV Guide, November 20, 1982, p. 18.


Stephanie Zimbalist Official Site,http://www.stephaniezimbalist.net, April 21, 2007.