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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 29 June 1979New Jersey, USA
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stephanie Lemelin is a versatile actress appearing in both TV and film, comedies and dramas, and lending her unique voice to many cartoons, movies, video games, and commercials. She is also an accomplished writer, having penned several movies (she also helped to produce) with the company In Motion Pictures.

Stephanie began acting professionally immediately after moving to L.A. post graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She acquired a BA in Communications with a minor in English. During her junior year, she spent a year abroad at UNSW (Sydney, Australia), interning for Network 9 as a production assistant.

Born in southern New Jersey to a mom from Philly and a dad from Quebec, Stephanie grew up outside of Philadelphia until she was 10. In the winters, her family (including brother Brian) lived wherever her Dad was playing hockey, which included: Atlanta, Georgia; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Boston, Massachusetts. She credits these moves as her first experiences in acting, learning to blend in different towns and cities at a young age.

As of 2012, Stephanie had been cast in 13 consecutive TV pilots (several of which went to series) including Satisfaction (CTV) Men At Work (TNT), The Whole Truth(ABC), Bunker Hill (TNT), Canned(ABC), Good Behavior(ABC), Cavemen(ABC), The Funkhousers (ABC), as well as FOX's Worst Week of My Life, Dirtbags, and Titletown, and had a lead in the SyFy Channel's original TV movie/back door pilot -- Anonymous Rex, based on the books by Eric Garcia. Stephanie has also guest-starred in many network shows, with comedic and dramatic roles on Bones(Fox), Brothers and Sisters (ABC), The League (FX), The Closer (TNT), Melissa & Joey (ABC Family), CSI: Las Vegas (CBS), Malcolm in the Middle (Fox), Rules of Engagement (CBS), Run of the House (WB), Out of Practice (CBS), The Mullets (UPN). Her network television debut was on the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox show, Undeclared, in which she was cast after just one month of moving to LA.

In 2008, Stephanie began adding voice-over credits to her resume. Her first big gig was as Mei Ling in the Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda franchise. She also appears as the voice in several commercials, including Nintendo 3DS, Lunchables, and Supercuts. However her best known v/o role so far is as the series regular Artemis on Cartoon Network's "Young Justice", where she also plays Tigress, Catherine Colbert, and the voice of The Computer. She also appears as Sporty Shorty in the children's cartoon "Twinkletoes", and had a recurring role as Nurse Lady Pam on Nickelodeon's "Fan Boy & Chum Chum." Additionally, Stephanie has voiced numerous characters in huge video games-- from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Hitman: Absolution, the upcoming Croods video game, as well as Young Justice: Legacy. The list grows on...

In 2007, Stephanie married her longtime boyfriend, martial artist, A.J. Draven. They have two rescued dogs, both pit bull mixes, named Brucely & Stanley. Brucely was adopted from the South Los Angeles Shelter as a puppy, and Stanley (named for the Stanley cup!) was rescued off the streets of New Orleans while Stephanie was on the ground volunteering post Hurricane Katrina.

In 2010, Stephanie joined the board of the non-profit Angel City Pit Bulls, with whom she is very active. She also volunteers with Best Friends Animal Society and NKLA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: KM

Spouse (1)

A.J. Draven (29 July 2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Father is former NHL goaltender and All-Star: Rejean Lemelin; current goalie coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Graduated 2001 from University of Pennsylvania. Majored in Communications. Minored in English.
Dual citizen of Canada and USA.
Junior and Senior Class President of her high school outside Boston, MA.
Trains in Krav Maga
After graduating college and moving to LA, Stephanie was cast as a series regular in 6 consecutive TV pilots. The first 5 were not picked up for series, but her luck changed when ABC picked up Cavemen for series on its 2007 fall schedule.
Has 2 rescued dogs - Brucely, from South Central L.A., and Stanley, from New Orleans, whom she found while volunteering with Emergency Communities in St. Bernard Parish.
Speaks French as her family (paternal) is from Quebec, Canada.
By the 6th grade, Stephanie had been to 5 schools -- moving from New Jersey, to Alabama, to Atlanta, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and finally, to two different towns in Massachusetts. She credits these moves as her first experience in acting training.
Very close friends with actress Lauren Holly since playing sisters in the independent movie, Raising Flagg.
Does Bikram Yoga.
After years of volunteering with Best Friends Animal Society, LA Programs - Stephanie helped found a pit bull rescue and advocacy group known as Angel City Pit Bulls. She is still an active board member and foster mom to many.
Often appears as herself on Animal Planet's reality TV show, Pit Boss, as a representative of Angel City Pit Bulls, a non-profit pit bull rescue and advocacy group on whose board she is a member.
Gave birth to a son at age 33, Xavier. Child's father is her husband A.J. Draven, in early March 2013.

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