Who is Stephanie Faracy?
Stephanie was born on 1 January 1952 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. She is a 70-year-old actress, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Gail Collins in the ABC military drama series “Last Resort” (1979-1980), playing Ellen Freeman in the Fox sitcom “True Colors” (1990-1992), and featuring as Anna in the mystery psychological thriller film “Flightplan” (2005).
How rich is she, as of now? Stephanie Faracy Net Worth
As of early 2022, Stephanie Faracy’s net worth is estimated at close to $5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has garnered nearly 100 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the mid-1970s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Stephanie Faracy spent her early years in Elk Grove Village in Illinois, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions aren’t revealed to the public. She has a brother named Brain Faracy and a sister named Peggy Faracy who is also an actress, known for her work on “Pucker Up And Bark Like A Dog” (1989), “Repossessed” (1990), and “Pit Bull: A Tale Of Lust, Murder And Revenge” (2020). She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, Stephanie attended Elk Grove High School, and upon matriculation, studied acting at both Illinois Wesleyan University and Yale School of Drama.
Stephanie Faracy started her professional acting career on stage in New York, while her debut TV appearance came in 1976, when she played Debra Lee in an episode of the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”. She then appeared in two unsold sitcom pilots before making her feature film debut as Corinne in the 1978 fantasy comedy film “Heaven Can Wait”, which earned three Academy Award nominations. The following year, she landed the roles of Angel Childress in the drama film “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?”, and Babbette in the comedy film “Scavenger Hunt”, next to Richard Benjamin, James Coco and Ruth Gordon. Her first major TV role was in the short-lived CBS sitcom “The Last Resort”, in which she starred as Gail Collins from 1979 to 1980.
Rise to Prominence
In 1981, she took the title role in the made-for-TV comedy film “Stephanie”, which was followed by her portrayal of Judy in the highly popular ABC drama miniseries “The Thorn Birds” (1983), directed by Daryl Duke and based on Colleen McCullough’s novel of the same title. During the same year, she also played Jennifer O’Connor in the made-for-TV action comedy film “Carpool”, which was released on CBS. From 1983 to 1984, Stephanie booked the main role of Valerie Wood in the CBS sitcom “Goodnight, Beantown”, which follows the relationship of two news anchors portrayed by Bill Bixby and Mariette Hartley.
Her next major role was her portrayal of Goldie Hawkins in the made-for-TV comedy-mystery film “Goldie And The Bears” in 2014.
The following year, she was cast as Debbie Dee Claggett in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning drama miniseries “Space”, opposite James Garner. Also in 2015, she played the main protagonist Tracy Doyle in the ABC detective drama series “Eye To Eye”, next to Charles Durning. She then featured as Connie Ripley in John Hughes’ comedy film “The Great Outdoors” (1988) and had the part of Dr. Regina ‘Reggie’ Hewitt in the short-lived CBS sitcom “His & Hers” (1990).
Stephanie Faracy made her next significant appearance when she joined the main cast of the Fox sitcom “True Colors”, in which she starred as Ellen Freeman from 1990 until it was canceled after two seasons in 1992.
She then landed the supporting role of Candi Moretti in the Channel 4 drama miniseries “Tales Of The City”, and featured as Lynn in the made-for-TV thriller film “The Only Way Out”, next to John Ritter and Henry Winkler, both in 1993. From 1996 to 1998, she did a voice-over for the Cartoon Network animated series “The Fantastic Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor”, which was followed by her portrayals of Mrs Marlowe in the Disney comedy film “Safety Patrol” (1998), alongside Bug Hall and Leslie Nielsen, and Selma Drown in the made-for-TV mystery-thriller film “The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds… It Leads” (1999).
Two years later, she played Sheila Huffman in Judd Apatow’s made-for-TV comedy film “North Hollywood”, next to Jason Segel and Kevin Hart, and then starred in the main role of Suzette Michaels in the CBS sitcom “Charlie Lawrence” in 2003. During the following year, she played Letitia Vangilder in the romantic comedy film “Surviving Christmas”, directed by Mike Mitchell and stars Ben Affleck and Catherine O’Hara, and starred as Stephanie’s mother in the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Rex Pickett’s novel “Sideways”, which received widespread critical acclaim. It was followed by her portrayal of Anna in the box office hit “Flightplan” (2005), alongside Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard.
Stephanie’s next major project was her portrayal of Betty Goscowitz in the 2010 HBO biopic “Temple Grandin”, which won five Primetime Emmy Awards. Later that year, she played Wendy next to Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in the comedy film “Get Him To The Greek”, which was followed by her appearances as Mrs Pubich in the comedy film “Bad Teacher” (2011), alongside Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, and Rosie in the romantic comedy film “Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates” (2016), directed by Jake Szymanski, and in the same year had the recurring part of Frances in the fourth season of the Lifetime soap opera “Devious Maids”.
Afterwards, she starred in the supporting roles of Ellen Freeman in the hit ABC legal thriller series “How To Get Away With Murder” from 2016 to 2017 and Dotti in the Amazon Prime Video crime drama series “Sneaky Pete” in 2017. Most recently, she guest-starred as Joyce in an episode of the ABC period sitcom “The Goldbergs” in 2021.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Stephanie Faracy has long blonde-dyed hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight is around 136lbs (62kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra and dress size isn’t available; her shoe size is 7 (US).
Stephanie Faracy isn’t very open when it comes to speak about her personal life, and manages to keep all the details about it far away from the eye of the public, so it’s unknown whether she is married or not, and her current relationship status is a mystery, although many fans believe that she’s single, and doesn’t have children. She hasn’t shared her current residential location.