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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.

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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.

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