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Stephanie Zimbalist ~ "Laura Holt"

Stephanie Zimbalist

Date of Birth ~ October 8, 1956
Place of Birth ~ New York, NY
Daughter of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
[Stephanie Zimbalist Biography from Baseline's Encyclopedia of Film]

Striking, serious-looking actress who, after a brief stage career, became one of the leading ladies of problem-of-the week TV movies: Stephanie Zimbalist played a kidnap victim in Yesterday's Child; a grieving family member in In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan; and a lovelorn teenager in Forever. She is probably best known for her role as stylish sleuth Laura Holt on the long-running detective series, Remington Steele (1982-1987), opposite Pierce Brosnan. Stephanie Zimbalist has since given strong, sympathetic performances portraying independent working women in the TV movie The Story Lady (1991) and in the off-Broadway surrogate-mother drama, The Baby Dance (1991).

[Stephanie Zimbalist Biography from The MoviePeople Database]

The daughter of actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist was raised on the family's Encino, California ranch and educated at some of America's finest private schools. She then took acting and singing lessons at Julliard. After appearing onstage with Anthony Hopkins in The Tempest, she launched her TV career with an unsold NBC pilot in 1976. Gaining stardom in a variety of TV-movie roles, she turned down several series offers, finally acquiescing to the producers of the weekly adventure series Remington Steele. From 1982 to 1987, Stephanie Zimbalist starred as glamorous private investigator Laura Holt, the largely reluctant teammate of handsome adventurer Remington Steele, played by Pierce Brosnan. Periodically resuming her stage career over the last two decades, Stephanie Zimbalist has co-starred with Tommy Tune in the 1987 touring company of My One and Only, and has recently starred in several California-based theatrical productions.

Stephanie Zimbalist appeared on November 9, 1997 in the CBS series
Touched by an Angel. Her most recent tv movie is Lifetime's Prison of Secrets and her last stage appearance was in Wonderful Town (Nov. 19-23, 1997).

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