- 1 Who is Stephanie March?
- 2 Stephani March Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Why She Left “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”?
- 6 Continued Success
- 7 On-Stage Credits
- 8 Net Worth
- 9 Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
- 10 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 11 Hobbies, Interests, Trivia
Who is Stephanie March?
Stephanie is an American actress, probably best known to the world as Alexandra Cabot in the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Until” (2000-2019) and as Akira in the TV series “Naomi” (2022), among numerous other notable roles that she’s appeared in so far in her career.
Stephani March Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Stephanie Caroline March was born on 23 July 1974, in Dallas, Texas, USA, the daughter of John Abe March IV and Laura Len Irwin; has a sister named Charlotte. Her parents later divorced, and her mother remarried Robert Derby.
Of Irish, English and Dutch ancestry, Stephanie attended McCulloch Middle School and got her high school education from Highland Park High School. At the same time, her later “Law & Order” co-star Angie Harmon attended the school, though she was two years ahead.
After high school, Stephanie enrolled at the School of Speech at Northwestern University, where she majored in Theater and Hispanic Studies.
While at the university, Stephanie began appearing in stage productions such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, as Helena. After her initial on-stage appearance, she continued in the same way, but then in 1997, she made her on-screen debut in the TV series “Early Edition”.
Two years later, she made her first Broadway appearance, and then in 2000, she portrayed Miss Forsythe in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television drama movie “Death of a Salesman”, based on the play by Arthur Miller and directed by Kirk Browning.
Rise to Prominence
In the same year, Stephanie was chosen for the role of her career, joining the main cast of the TV procedural crime-drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot.
In her first stint, she acted as the main cast until 2003, when she left the show following the episode “Loss”. She was proclaimed dead at the end of the episode, but since made several returns to the show until 2018. She returned in the sixth season, and in her first reappearance, it was revealed that she was in the witness protection program. She made several recurring appearances, including in seasons 10, 13 and 19.
Stephanie has made 97 appearances in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series, and this earned her a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Television – Drama. Moreover, she portrayed Cabot in the spin-off series “Conviction” in 2006.
Why She Left “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”?
Despite her character being adored by numbers of fans out there and having that special relationship with Detective Olivia Benson, Stephanie decided it was time to move on with her career. She had some fun time on the show, as she said, and loved working with people associated with the “Law & Order” franchise, but she felt that she gave all she could in the character of ADA Alexandra Cabot, and now wanted to focus full-time on other opportunities.
After leaving the show in 2003, she portrayed Nikki in Chris Rock’s written and directed BET Comedy Award-nominated film “Head of State”, in which he also starred alongside Bernie Mac and Lynn Whitfield.
She had a minor role in the action crime-comedy film “Mr. & Mrs Smith” (2005), with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the lead roles, about a married couple of professional assassins who were hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
The following year, Stephanie co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama film “The Treatment”, with Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm and Famke Janssen in the lead roles, while three years later, she appeared in the comedy film “The Invention of Lying”, which had a rather interesting premise, about a writer who discovers the secret of lying in a world where lying didn’t exist. The film starred Ricky Gervais, who also worked on the script and directing, alongside Jennifer Garner and Jonah Hill.
In 2012, she appeared in the comedy-drama film “Why Stop Now?”, with Jesse Eisenberg as the main star, accompanied by Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan, while in 2013, she was Natalie Crawford in Hillary Brougher’s horror fantasy mystery film “Innocence” about a woman who discovers a dark secret surrounding her elite Manhattan preparatory school, with Sophie Lane Curtis, Kelly Reilly and Graham Phillips in the lead roles.
Two years later, Stephanie was selected for the part of Mayor Carol Blanton in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed horror sci-fi comedy series “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter”, with Jon Glaser as the main star.
In 2019, she starred in the comedy film “The Social Ones”, which tells about the troubles and insecurities social media influencers face on a daily basis. Moreover, she was Ivanka Trump in the comedy film “A President Show Documentary: The Fall of Donald Trump”.
Next, two years later, Stephanie starred as Deb Green, a woman who murdered her two children and set the home she lived in on fire, in the semi-fictional television drama movie “A House on Fire”, co-starring Shaun Benson and Connor Peterson.
Most recently, she joined the cast of the DC Universe superhero series “Naomi” as Akira, with Kaci Walfall, Cranston Johnson and Alexander Wraith in the lead roles.
Stephanie made her Broadway debut in the play “Death of a Salesman” in 1999. Since then, she has made several other on-stage appearances, including in the on-Broadway play “Talk Radio” in 2007 and the off-Broadway play “Boy’s Life”, among other appearances.
According to reports, Stephanie March’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million as of mid- 2022, accumulated through her acting career, during which she’s made over 30 film and TV appearances.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
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Stephanie March was married to celebrity chef Bobby Flay from 2005 to 2015. According to reports, Stephanie and Flay had a rather rough marriage, which led to an even more turbulent fallout. They separated in March 2015, while the divorce was finalized in July of the same year.
While married, Stephanie appeared in several cooking shows hosted by her then-husband, including “Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay” (2003-2007), “Grill It! With Bobby Flay” (2008), and “Brunch at Bobby’s” (2011).
Just a few months after separating from Flay, she was introduced to tech investor Dan Benton, the founder of Andor Capital, by a mutual friend. The couple married in September 2017 at their home in Katonah, New York.
The two have bought an apartment in the West Village, apparently priced at $34.62 million.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Stephanie March has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs about 130lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 35-27-38, bra size 34B.
Hobbies, Interests, Trivia
Stephanie is known for her philanthropic work too. She’s a celebrity ambassador for the World of Children Awards and One Kid One World organizations. Moreover, she is a board member of the non-profit organization Safe Horizon, which advocates for and helps victims of crime and abuse.
An avid women’s rights activist, she’s supported the Planned Parenthood organization. To speak further of her contribution to charities, she was a part of the fundraiser ‘A Starry Night’ at Northwestern University for the School of Communication.
Back in 2014, Stephanie had breast augmentation surgery and was quite happy with the results, but the aftermath of the surgery brought a few problems for her. She wrote about the infection that started just a couple of months after the plastic surgery; she was forced to remove the implants, and was on antibiotics for some time. Luckily, she recovered completely and is now healthy.