Steffiana de La Cruz is an American actress and former model who came to prominence for her role in the 2011 movie Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 of 2015 and going back a bit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop of 2009. She’s been married to fellow actor and celebrity Kelvin James for over a decade now.
Steffiana de La Cruz Biography
Steffiana was born on August 28, 1974, in New York City, United States to parents of Philippines descent. Her birth name was Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua before she changed it to Steffiana de La Cruz.
From her childhood days, Steffiana has always had a flair for modeling and acting as she was quite talented and bold despite being so young. She first started with the modeling industry where she spent several years until she got minor roles in the then-popular Pen’s movies, these got her an opportunity to appear on different seasons of The King of Queens a CBS series that was widely watched at the time. In the series, she played the character of Masseuse in season 4 Eddie Money, Tine on Damned Yanky season 6 while she appeared as Sue on Black List season 7 and finally played the role of Sienna on Affair Trade season 9.
Her biggest role in movies was obviously in 2009 when she acted as a shopper with kids in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and in the Zookeeper to which most people will readily recognize her for. Her career is still blossoming even as she endeavors to give attention to her family which can not be neglected at all.
Steffiana de La Cruz Family and Kids
The former model and currently successful actress is married to Kevin James who is in the same line of profession as she is. They got married on 19, June 2004 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Dana Point, California, with their wedding reception being at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.
They actually met two years earlier on a blind date at which point their relationship started. James is the younger sibling of famous comedian Gary Valentine (born Gary Knipfing), who you probably will remember for playing Doug’s cousin Danny Heffernan on King of Queens. Recall that Steffiana also acted in this TV series in various series from the year 2002 to 2006.
Before marrying Kevin, Steffiana de La Cruz was in a publicly known relationship with Chris Penn who is an actor, director, and producer from 1992 when she was a cast in one of Penn’s movies. The relationship, however, ended after seven years in 1999 and the two never got married nor was there a child out of wedlock in their time together.
Steffiana’s celebrity marriage to Kevin has since then been blessed with the birth of four lovely children namely: Sienna-Marie James born in September of 2005, Shea Joelle born in June 2007 (daughters) and Kannon Valentine James (son) born in 2011, and Sistine Sabella James (daughter) youngest child born in 2015.
Other Important Facts
Here are some important and interesting facts you probably didn’t know about her
Net Worth: Like most other successful actresses, Steffiana’s net worth is estimated to be around 5 million dollars.
Social Media: She is not known to have subscribed membership to any social networking site. So if you are probably following one account or the other that goes by her name, it is probably a fake account.
Motherhood: she gave birth to her first child when she was 31 and her second child followed suit when she was 32. Surprised? Yeah, that was how it happened. Though it is not typical of celebrities to give birth in such successions, it was that way for De La Cruz.
Relationship: After meeting Kevin on a blind date, she moved in to live with him three months afterward and this would see to their relationship lasting for two years before they finally got married.
Body Stats: Despite being a mother of four already, Steffiana de La Cruz still looks beautiful. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches, weighing 55kg with her waist at 24 inches and hips at 34 inches.
Hair and Eye colors: The Filipino-born American celebrity joins a long list of other celebrities and non-celebrities alike who all have dark brown eyes and hair. So if that is your hair and eye color, you share that in common with this famous and well-loved actress.