Stephanie Vanessa Fantauzzi is an American actress, model and singer of Brazilian and Italian descent.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil but raised in Boca Raton, Florida, Stephanie began her early singing and modeling career between NY and Miami, but focused her late teen years on pursuing a degree in Journalism and Sociology at Florida Atlantic University while traveling as her father's interpreter for the family business. It was during one of her work trips to Brazil that Stephanie landed her very first acting role in Marcio Garcia's directorial debut being shot in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2009, Stephanie moved to Los Angeles to seriously pursue a career in acting and singing. Once in LA, Stephanie began studying acting at the Eric Morris and Aaron Speiser Acting Studios. She has since appeared in national commercials, shot for top photographers and landed roles in hit shows like Death Valley and Big Time Rush and most recently, in Showtime's Shameless. Stephanie is also actively involved in an educational spokes group for St. Martin's Animal Foundation that promotes green living and animal welfare in the LA area.
Speaks fluent English and Portuguese.
Studies with Will Smith's coach, Aaron Speiser, at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her mother is Brazilian and her father is Italian.
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