Birth Date: October 8, 1956 / Age: 59
Birth Place: New York City
Biography: Stephanie Zimbalist (born October 8, 1956, New York City, New York) is an American actress. Many in her family have been highly successful in their careers, including Zimbalist's father Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., her grandfather Efrem Zimbalist the violinist and her grandmother, Alma Gluck the opera singer. Her aunt, Marcia Davenport, was an author.
Zimbalist graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. She briefly attended the Juilliard School before commencing her acting career. Early television and movie appearances include "Forever", "The Awakening"(with Charlton Heston) and "The Golden Moment" in which she played a Soviet Olympic gymnast.
Television audiences know Zimbalist as detective Laura Holt in the American television series "Remington Steele" (1982 to 1987). Pierce Brosnan was her co-star in the romantic series. Doris Roberts joined the cast in the second season.
In the late 1980s and in the 1990s, Zimbalist took leading roles in several "made for television" movies. She played the title role in the Emmy-award winning television movie "Caroline" in 1990. Zimbalist also took two roles in episodes of the popular evangelist American television program "Touched by an Angel". Her appearances, however, were not limited to the screen. Zimbalist played opposite Tommy Tune in the musical "My One and Only" when it toured. She made the title role of "Sylvia" her own, on a tour of that production.
Since that time, her on-screen parts have been few and far between. Even so, Zimbalist can be seen, not infrequently, in plays. For instance, she has made several appearances with the Rubicon Theatre Company in California. Zimbalist won a 'Robby Award' for 'Best Actress in a Drama' in "The Rainmaker", staged by Rubicon in February 2001.