• Daphne Zuniga is a 55-year-old Caucasian actress and environmental activist
• She was born in San Francisco, CA of Polish, Finnish and Guatemalan descent
• She attended the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied theater arts
• She has won two awards for her performances and is a green organization activist
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million and her social media presence is strong

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Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1962
MarkRaven dark hair and blue eyes
FactWon an LA Weekly Award for best ensemble for Circus Theatricals production of Tartuffe.

Who is Daphne Zuniga?

Born Daphne Eurydice Zuniga under the sign of Scorpio on the 28th of October 1962, in San Francisco, California USA, of Polish, Finnish and Guatemalan descent, Daphne Zuniga is a 55-year-old Caucasian actress and environmental activist, perhaps best known for her lead female role alongside John Cusack in the 1985 comedy romance drama “The Sure Thing.” by Steve Bloom. She has also had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows throughout her often lucrative acting career since 1980.

Early Life and Education

Daphne was raised with her two sisters named Jennifer Zuniga and Rosario Zunigaa, of unknown ages and professions, in their birthplace by their Guatemalan father Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos, an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University in East Bay, and her Polish-Finnish mother Agnes A. (nee Janawicz), a Unitarian minister. Daphne took an interest in acting when she was a teenager, having attended the Young Conservatory program at the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco. Her parents divorced at an unspecified date, at which point she moved with her mother and sister to Reading, Vermont, where she attended Woodstock Union High School, from where she matriculated in 1980, then returned to California and enrolled at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), where she studied theater arts, graduating in 1982. She is known to have shared a room with the future star actress Meg Ryan before the start of her career.


Daphne made her TV screen debut as Debbie in John Carpenter’s “The Dorm That Dripped Blood” slasher horror in 1982, which she began shooting in 1980 originally. She appeared in the TV film “Quarterback Princess” in 1983, while her next role was also her TV series debut, as Rachel Miller in two episodes of “Family Ties” in 1984. She had somewhat of a breakthrough when she obtained the third most important role in the film entitled “The Initiation” in the same year, then in 1985 starred in one of her most important films to date, as Alison Bradbury alongside John Cusack in “The Sure Thing.” In the next 10 years, Daphne had a total of 17 supporting roles, the most significant of which was that of Jo Reynolds in 111 episodes of the TV romantic drama series entitled “Melrose Place”, from 1992 to 1996. She continued the supporting role streak until 2004, when she landed a recurring role in 14 episodes of “American Dreams”, then had more recurring and supporting roles from 2005 onwards, but from 2008 until 2012 she appeared as Victoria Davis in 42 episodes of  “One Tree Hill”. From 2007 to 2009 she provided the voice of Princess Vespa in the animated series “Spaceballs”, and in recent years has seldom been out of work, with another 17 supporting roles on TV and the big screen, while her latest two titles came out this year.

Love Life

As for Daphne’s romantic involvements, not much is known about this aspect aside from her two public relationships. It is known that she dated Jason Gedrick for an unspecified amount of time in the 1980s, and later the same decade dating actor Emilio Estevez, also apparently relatively short-lived. That said, there hasn’t been any controversy surrounding her love life, and she hasn’t been seen attending public events in consistent male company, so there aren’t even assumptions as to who she might be dating. According to Daphne’s latest responses to the obvious question, she is currently single, and doesn’t intend on dating anyone.

Additional Information

Daphne has won two awards for her performances over the course of her career thus far, the first being the 2008 La Femme Filmmaker Award in the New Establishment category for her filmmaking achievements, and the second the 2016 Creative Spirit Award for her performance in “Search Engines”, which came out in the same year. That said, she almost lost her life due to mercury poisoning in 2004, caused by eating too much seafood, and subsequently underwent intensive care followed by a year-long detoxification period. She made an appearance in the music video entitled “Night Moves” by Bob Seger, alongside Matt LeBlanc. Ultimately, she is a known green organization activist, for establishments such as Communities for a Better Environment in Los Angeles, California.

What is Daphne Zuniga’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Daphne Zuniga is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Daphne’s accumulated net worth is close to $3 million, while her annual earnings are unknown. She has made her fortune primarily as an actress, earning the most from her long-term presence on the TV screen as Jo Reynolds in “Melrose Place.” As her career continues, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced actress, her vital statistics are 36-27-34, while her height is 5ft 7ins (1.69m) and her current weight is 120lbs (54kg). Her body shape is generally described as hourglass, while her hair color is dark brown and her eyes are light blue. Her bra size is 36B and her shoe size is 9.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Daphne herself seems to be a regular subscriber of this celebrity trend, as her presence can be found on most social media networks, except Facebook – her Twitter account has over 55,000 followers, and her Instagram account more than 45,000.

General Info

Full NameDaphne Zuniga
Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1962
Height1.73 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


ParentsAgnes A. Janawicz, Joaquin Zuniga
SiblingsJennifer Zuniga, Rosario Zúñiga


MoviesSpaceballs, The Sure Thing, The Fly II, The Initiation, Gross Anatomy, Vision Quest, Staying Together, Modern Girls, A Family Thanksgiving, Beyond Paradise, Last Rites, Who's Driving Doug, Christmas Do-Over, Stone Pillow, Mail Order Bride, On Strike for Christmas, Degree of Guilt, A Remarkable Life,...
TV ShowsSpaceballs: The Animated Series, Beautiful People, Melrose Place

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep smoky voice
2Raven dark hair and blue eyes


1I had a kind of anger inside of me that made me want to prove myself all the time. I constantly got into fights and usually ended up in the principal's office. My mother had her hands full with my sister and me. And yet those years taught me to be independent. I once thought that to be "normal" -- to have a mother, father, 2.7 kids and a dog -- was to be happy. I learned pretty quickly that wasn't my "thing" at all. (on her troubled childhood)
2I was a real pain in the ass actually, kind of obnoxious. Moving around a lot and being the "new kid" on the block affected me. My life wasn't too normal in terms of Friday night dates and all that. (on her younger days)
3"I've said that if we were going to do a reunion, they have to pay me the money they should have paid me when I did the original" (on the prospect of participating in a "Melrose Place" reunion)
4I know that place of being an actor and wishing and wanting for things to happen for you, but the truth is that it happens inside.
5The hardest part about doing Spaceballs (1987) was not laughing when they said "action". (2004, VH1's "When Star Wars Ruled the World")


1Co-hostess, with Lauren Hutton, of an infomercial for the "Lauren Hutton face disc" cosmetic. Also appearing is Beverly D'Angelo. [2006]
2Sister of Rosario Zúñiga.
3She has played the same character (Jo Reynolds) on three different series: Melrose Place (1992), Models Inc. (1994) and Melrose Place (2009).
4She enjoys meditation and is a supporter of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts.
5Daphne was a founding board member of Earth Communications Office (ECO), an organization that harnesses the power of the environmental movement and the entertainment community. She is devoted to the conservation of our planet and "mercury awareness", having written articles for Oprah Winfrey's O magazine.
6When she isn't acting she works for such causes as cleaning up toxic waste and counseling high school kids against the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
7Attended, but did not graduate from UCLA.
8Sister of Jennifer Zuniga
9Her father is a philosophy professor and her mother is a Unitarian minister.
10Won an LA Weekly Award for best ensemble for Circus Theatricals production of Tartuffe.
11Shared an Los Angeles house with Meg Ryan when both were struggling actresses.
12She was a guest celebrity in the 1996 Endymion parade during Mardi Gras.
13Graduated from Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vermont in 1980.
14Has a body piercing through her navel.
15Her father was from Guatemala. Her mother's ancestry is Polish and Finnish.
16Rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle in her spare time.




Those Left Behind2017completedShelly
Heartbeats2017post-productionMichelle Andrews
My Husband Is Missing2016TV MovieAnn Bradshaw
A Remarkable Life2016Tracy
Search Engines2016Kate
Who's Driving Doug2016Alison
Beyond Paradise2016Elana
Summer Forever2015Sophie
Occupy Alice2015ShortCindy Lowe
Hindsight2015TV SeriesLibby
When Duty Calls2015TV MovieCarol Lawton
Monkey in the Middle2014Olive
Signed, Sealed, Delivered2014TV SeriesAndrea Shmeckle
Signed Sealed Delivered2013TV MovieAndrea Shmeckle
Gone Missing2013Rene
Changing Hearts2012Christina Riley
One Tree Hill2008-2012TV SeriesVictoria Davis
On Strike for Christmas2010TV MovieJoy Robertson
A Family Thanksgiving2010TV MovieClaudia
Melrose Place2009-2010TV SeriesJo Reynolds
Seducing Charlie Barker2010Stella
Spaceballs: The Animated Series2008-2009TV SeriesPrincess Vespa
Novel Adventures2008TV SeriesLaura French
Mail Order Bride2008TV MovieDiana McQueen
Nip/Tuck2007TV SeriesCarly Summers
Christmas Do-Over2006TV MovieJill
The Obsession2006TV MovieDeborah Matthews
Beautiful People2005-2006TV SeriesLynn Kerr
Secret Lives2005TV MovieJill Thompson
American Dreams2004-2005TV SeriesShelly Pierce
Eve2003TV SeriesMrs. King
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesEmma Dishell
Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail2003TV MovieAmanda Morton
Enemies of Laughter2000Judy
Artificial Lies2000Karen Wettering
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesApril / Lula
Stark Raving Mad2000TV SeriesDr. Anne Russo
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesJuliette Kagan
Spin City1997-1998TV SeriesCarrie
Loss of Faith1998TV MovieClaire Hainey
Stories from My Childhood1998TV Series
Naked in the Cold Sun1997Rini
Stand-ins1997Shirley-Greta Garbo's Stand-in
Dead Man's Gun1997TV SeriesTanya Winston / Lillian Posey
Johnny Bravo1997TV SeriesGabrielle
Pandora's Clock1996TV Mini-SeriesDr. Roni Sanders
Melrose Place1992-1996TV SeriesJo Reynolds
Charlie's Ghost Story1995Ronda
Degree of Guilt1995TV MovieTerri Peralta
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesCinderella
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles1994Chantal
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesJo Reynolds
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesElizabeth Mahern
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon1993Minha
Mad at the Moon1992Young Mrs. Miller
Prey of the Chameleon1992Patricia / Elizabeth Burrows
Nightmare Classics1989TV SeriesIrene Marlowe
Gross Anatomy1989Laurie Rorbach
Staying Together1989Beverly Young
The Fly II1989Beth Logan
It's Cool to Care1988Short
Last Rites1988Angela
Spaceballs1987Princess Vespa
Modern Girls1986Margo
Stone Pillow1985TV MovieCarrie Lang
Vision Quest1985Margie Epstein
The Sure Thing1985Alison Bradbury
The Initiation1984Kelly Fairchild
Family Ties1984TV SeriesRachel Miller
Quarterback Princess1983TV MovieKim Maida
The Dorm That Dripped Blood1982Debbie


A Family Thanksgiving2010TV Movie executive producer
TED: The Future We Will Create2007TV Movie documentary executive producer / producer


TED: The Future We Will Create2007TV Movie documentary


Spaceballs: The Animated Series2008TV Series performer - 1 episode


Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary short special thanks
Buffalo '661998additional thanks


Home & Family2013-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks2013TV MovieHerself - In Attendance (uncredited)
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself - Activist and Actor, Melrose Place, One Tree Hill
Island Summer Celebrity Sports Invitational2009TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
TED: The Future We Will Create2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHerself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHerself
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary shortHerself
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary shortHerself
Dennis Miller2005TV SeriesHerself
When Melrose Place Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Road to 'The Sure Thing'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Berman & Berman2002TV SeriesHerself
Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories - A Musical Family Reunion2001TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Wild On...1997TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1995TV SeriesHerself
Off Camera with Dean Cain1995TV SeriesHerself
A Day in the Lives of 'Melrose Place'1994TV MovieHerself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

One Tree Hill2011TV SeriesVictoria Davis
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary


Won Awards

2008LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalNew Establishment Award

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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