Who is Stacey Weitzman?
Stacey Weitzman is an American actress, filmmaker, businesswoman, and activist, but perhaps best known as the wife of famous Hollywood veteran star – actor, producer, director and comedian Henry Winkler. She became famous and well known for her role in the drama movie “Safe” in 1995. Before dabbling in acting in the television series “As Told by Ginger” and the drama film “The Touch,” Stacey owned a public relations firm. We can often see her attending various events with her husband and supporting his multiple projects.
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Along with her husband, Stacey has helped many children’s programs through their production company. In 1990, the couple, among six other couples, for example, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, co-founded “Children’s Action Network.” This charity organization has helped to provide free immunization for 175,000 children worldwide, and was involved in a national adoption campaign.
Stacey Weitzman Age, Education, and Early Life
Stacey Cooper Furstman was born on the 15th November 1947, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father worked in a private office, while her mother was a nurse.
When she was young, she attended a dancing school, and wanted to study fashion design in college. Still, her father persuaded her to study economics and business at the University of North California. After her graduation, she went to New York City, where she met her first husband, entertainment lawyer Howard Weitzman in 1968, and after a brief affair, the couple married, on 19 October 1969. The couple welcomed a son, Jed Weitzman, in 1971, but their marriage didn’t last long, and the couple divorced in 1976.
Relationship with Winkler
Stacey met her future second husband, Henry Winkler later that year, at Jerry Magnin’s clothing shop in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which was her PR’s client firm.
By that point, Henry was already the star of the series “Happy Days” – apparently when they met it was love at first sight. Stacey moved in with him five months later, moving in to his Hollywood Hills home with her four-year-old son Jed, and dogs Amanda and Percy, both Yorkies. On 5 May 1978 the couple tied the knot in the Manhattan synagogue where years previously Henry had his bar mitzvah. Their first daughter Zoe Winkler was born in 1980, while son Max Daniel was born on 18 August 1983. Even though they grew up in Hollywood, these two celebrity kids, had a remarkably normal upbringing.
Zoe became a pre-school teacher, Jed Weitzman grew up to be a music talent manager, and Max followed his dad into the entertainment industry as a film & television director and screenwriter.
Stacey Weitzman Career
When she graduated from college, Stacey opened her fashion PR firm. Her firm became very successful and soon attracted clients like Jag and Van Cleef & Arpels. Stacey’s first engagement with the Hollywood world was to work on the movie drama “Safe” which she was casting, and appeared in as a guest in a couple of scenes.
Her attempt to be an actress has happened twice, firstly is 2001 in the action-comedy animation, “As Told by Ginger,” in which she lent her voice to a character named “Muffin.” Then in 2005, Stacey appeared in the drama “Touch,” with Kristia Knowles, Brooke Morgan, Shauna Bartel, Cree Ivey and Julia Jarvis. She also appeared as herself in the TV series “E! Live from the Red Carpet” in 2019, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Celebrity Page” in 2020.
In 2001, shortly after her daughter Zoe went to college, Stacey Weitzman was diagnosed with breast cancer – after tests, she underwent intense chemotherapy, and went through a lumpectomy.
Unfortunately, after a few years the cancer returned, and this time she had a double mastectomy and had been living cancer-free ever since. This disease has affected her family, and now she and her husband are involved in humanitarian work, raising awareness for women to go for regular check-ups.
Stacey Weitzman Net Worth
Stacey Weitzman has not mentioned her salary and income, so it is hard to determine her net worth. Her husband Henry is much more transparent in this matter, and we know that he is worth as much as $30 million. A few years ago, he made about $ 3.5 million from the sale of his book, and we know he drives a Lexus car valued at just $15,000.
Stacey Weitzman husband Henry Winkler
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York City USA. His parents are German Jews who escaped from Germany to the US in 1939 before the war. Although as a child he was anxious and suffered from dyslexia, he received his BA from Emerson College. Henry also studied in Lausanne, Switzerland, and worked part-time jobs in a small German town. When he returned to New York, he began to do commercials and support roles as an actor.
The first notable role that also earned him his first major two Golden Globe Awards, was in the sitcom “Happy Days,” in 1977 and 1978.
In 1982, Henry appeared in Ron Howard’s comedy “Night Shift,” then through the 1980s he was also engaged in directing and producing.
He returned to acting in the 1990s, and appeared in the movie “One Christmas” with Katharine Hepburn, and “The Waterboy” (1998) with Adam Sandler. In 2018, Henry won “Outstanding Supporting Actor” in a Comedy Series for his role in the comedy “Barry,” and the year after for the same role, he won “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.” In his life, he has played over 100 characters, directed three films, and produced three movies. He has played in the theater in a pantomime, and has written 19 books.