Who is Stephanie Faracy?

Stephanie Faracy is an American voice, television and film actress who enjoyed fame in the ‘70s and ‘80s, appearing in such films as “Heaven Can Wait” (1978), “Blind Date” (1987), and “The Great Outdoors”, among a number of other successful appearances throughout her career, which has been active since the mid- ‘70s.

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Stephanie Faracy Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Stephanie Faracy was born on the 1st January 1952, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA; she is one of three children, with siblings Brian and Peggy Faracy – Peggy has also been involved in acting, but wasn’t nearly as successful as her sister.

Although born in Brooklyn, Stephanie spent her childhood in Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA, and attended Elk Grove High School, where she developed an interest in acting, and pursued a career in the profession after matriculation. She enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University, and then attended the prestigious Yale School of Drama, within Yale University, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.

Career Beginnings and Initial Success

Stephanie’s career started in the mid- ‘70s with a minor role in the TV series “Laverne & Shirley” (1976), but it was just enough for her to obtain a supporting role in the indie film “Heaven Can Wait” (1978), starring Warren Beatty, James Mason and Julie Christie.

The role in this romantic drama film propelled her to stardom, and even before the ‘70s ended, Stephanie had made several notable appearances. She was Gail Collins in the TV comedy series “The Last Resort”, then appeared in the comedy film “Scavenger Hunt”, starring Richard Benjamin, James Coc, and Scatman Crothers, and had a co-starring role in the drama film “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder”.

She continued with successful roles in the early ‘80s, reaching stardom by the end of the decade. She had the titular role in the television movie “Stephanie” (1981), then she played Judy in the TV mini-series “The Thorn Birds” (1983).

Stephanie Faracy

From 1983 through 1984 she was Valerie Wood in the TV series “Goodnight, Beantown”, and in 1985 featured in the TV series “Eye to Eye”. Stephanie enjoyed stardom in the second half of the decade, mostly with roles in indie films “Blind Date” (1987), and “The Great Outdoors”, which made her a Hollywood star. Before the decade ended, she was Beth in the television movie “Bridesmaids” (1989).

The 90s and Continual Success

Stephanie started the new decade with the role of Ellen Freeman in the TV comedy series “True Colors” (1990-1992), co-starring Claude Brooks, Brigid Brannagh and Adam Jeffries.

In 1993 she featured in the award-winning Disney film “Hocus Pocus”, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, while three years later she appeared in the television movie about Olympic gold medal hurdler Gail Devers, entitled “Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story”, starring Charlayne Woodard. She also dabbled in voice acting, and from 1996 to 1998 provided voices to characters in the animated series “The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad thee Sailor”, and in 1999 appeared in the television movie “The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds… It Leads”.

Career Decline

Stephanie’s career began declining in the 2000s, as she struggled to secure major roles. For instance, she waited until 2003 and the role of Suzette Michaels in the TV series “Charlie Lawrence”, appearing in six episodes. After this, she had a couple of minor roles in the films “Sideways”, an Academy Award-winning romantic comedy-drama, and the mystery thriller film “Flightplan” in 2005, with Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Sean Bean in the lead roles. She then appeared in guest roles in several TV series, including “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “How I Met Your Mother”, among others, while in 2009 she featured in the television movie “In the Mix” as Judy.

From 2010, Stephanie appeared sporadically in films, making a few appearances a year, with some of her roles including in “Get Him to the Greek” in 2010, then “Bad Teacher” in 2011, and “Five Year Engagement” (2012), among others.

Where Is Stephanie Faracy Today?

Stephanie made a huge comeback with the guest-starring role of Frances in the TV series “Devious Maids” in 2016. Since then, she’s made several other notable appearances until the present day. The same year, she was Rosie in the comedy film “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick.

Stephanie was also Ellen Freeman in the TV series “How to Get Away with Murder” from 2016 to 2017, while her most recent role was as Dotti in the TV crime-drama series “Sneaky Pete” in 2019. She is still active despite nearing her 70s, and is awaiting new projects.

Stephanie Faracy Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Stephanie Faracy has been active for more than four decades, and has so far appeared in more than 90 films and TV series, all of which increased her wealth. According to sources, Stephanie’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, as of mid- 2020.

Stephanie Faracy stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, while she weighs approximately 136lbs ~ 62kgs. Her vital statistics are unknown, but she has kept her slim figure despite age. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Stephanie Faracy News, Influence

Stephanie has also appeared a few times on stage, making her debut in 1974 in the play “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs”. She recently appeared in the play “Sisters in Law” (2019), co-starring with Tovah Feldshuh. She might also get a chance in the new “Hocus Pocus” film, though the whole project is in development.

Stephanie Faracy Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Throughout the years, Stephanie has kept her personal life away from the media, and her secretive nature prevailed in a fight against the paparazzi. As a result, there is no information as to whether she is married or single, and if she even has children. According to some sources, Stephanie has never been married and doesn’t have children. She still resides in Brooklyn.

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