Daphne Zuniga is an American film and television actress. You might remember her the most vividly from Fox’s prime-time soap opera Melrose Place (1992-1996) and from a cult comedy “Spaceballs” (1986). Of course, those are not her only major roles but are the most memorable. Apart from those roles, she also starred in Rob Reiner’s “The Sure Thing” (1985), “Modern Girls” (1986), “The Fly 2” (1989), and most recently on “One Tree Hill (2008-2012) and “Beautiful People”.
Acting is not her only passion. No, she is also a true environmentalist. She is a founding member of the Earth Communications Office (ECO) and she had also (at some point) worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environment California.
Daphne Zuniga Age
Daphne Zuniga was born on October 28, 1962. At the moment of writing this article, Daphne is 54 years old.
Zuniga’s Partner and Family
Miss Zuniga was born in San Francisco, California. Her mother is Ages A. Zuniga (maiden name Janowicz) and Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos. Her mother is a Unitarian Minister (That’s a Christian Theological movement), and her father was an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University, East Bay. She has two sisters, Jennifer Zuniga, and Rosario Zuniga. Daphne’s Sister Jennifer Zuniga, also an actress, debuted in the film “A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon (1992). Her parents are divorced.
It is unclear whether Zuniga has a boyfriend right now or not. Her romantic life, in general, is very obscure. She was in two relationships as far as everyone knows, and that’s it. She was with Jason Gedrck in 1986 and with Emilio Estevez in 1988 (Charlie Sheen’s brother).
Daphne Zuniga Education and Career
Daphne showed interest in acting in her early teens. She attended the Young Conservatory program of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. But she had to move after her parents got divorced. She moved with her mother and sister from California to Reading, Vermont, where she lived throughout her teen years. She graduated from Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vermont in 1980. After that, she was free to do anything. So she returned to California and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. Of course, she wanted to study theater arts. The interesting thing is that she was a roommate with Meg Ryan (also a famous actress).
Daphne started her career in Stephen Carpenters slasher movie “The Dorm That Dripped Blood” (1982). Although she had a supporting role in that movie, it placed her on the radar of other movie companies. That’s how she got her first lead role two years later in “The Initiation” alongside with Vera Miles and Clu Gulager. That one was tough for her because she was very young and inexperienced and the role was difficult because she had to act as two persons, good and evil twin sister.
After that she was in a drama “Vision Quest (1985)”, romantic comedy “The Sure Thing (1985)”, television drama “Stone Pillow (1985)”, comedies “Modern Girls (1986)” and “Spaceballs (1987)”, horror film “The Fly (1988)”, etc.
Romantic movie “The Sure Thing” was one of her first critically acclaimed movies, which was categorized as a “small miracle” because of its character and screenplay qualities.
Daphne Zuniga Melrose Place
This role was maybe a cornerstone of her career. Although she had noticeable roles before this one, the “Melrose Place” printed her face into the minds of a vast television audience. Her character Jo Reynolds was a recurring character from 1992, until 1996.
That same series was scheduled for renewal in 2009 but it only lasted for one season before it was canceled due to low ratings.
Daphne Zuniga Night Moves
Daphne also appeared in the music video for Bob Seger’s previously released 1976 hit “Night Moves”. She appears as the visual fascination for the pre-“Friends” Matt LeBlanc.
In the recent times, Daphne Zuniga appeared in ABC Family series “Beautiful People (2005)” and has a recurring role in the series “American Dreams”. From 2008 to 2012 she appeared as Victoria Davis on the CW series One Tree Hill. During that time she also appeared in the several television-only movies including Secret Lives (2005), The Obsession (2006), Christmas do-over (2006), Mail Order Bride (2008), and on Strike for Christmas (2010).
She also did a “voice-over” for the television spin-off of the “Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)”. That lasted for only one season and 13 episodes. Again, due to low ratings.
She also worked for Hallmark Channel and did some television movies and series, as well as for VH 1 too.
Daphne Zuniga has just finished three movies, “Those Left Behind”, “The Wrong Babysitter”, and “Heartbeats”.
Daphne Zuniga Net Worth
The average salary numbers for Daphne Zuniga are unknown. The only thing we know is that her net worth goes up to $3 million but that is already an old information since she has done 3 movies in the meantime.
Daphne Zuniga Measurements
She is 5ft 8in tall (172cm) and she has 130 pounds (54kg). Her body measurements are 34-25-34.
Daphne Zuniga Ethnicity
Miss Zuniga is a citizen of the United States of America and she is white. As far as her ancestry is considered, her mother is of Polish and Finnish descent, while her father is of Mexican (Spanish) descent.
|Born:||October 28 1962|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Height:||5ft 8in (172cm)|
|Weight:||130 lbs (54kg)|
|Education:||University of California (Los Angeles)|