DAPHNE ZUNIGA Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Daphne Zuniga                                                                 
Born: 28 October 1962 Berkeley, California                                         
Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (born October 28, 1962) is an American actress.             
Zuniga was born in Berkeley, California. Her father is an emeritus professor of     
philosophy originally from Guatemala and her mother is a Unitarian minister.       
Zuniga graduated from Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, VT, in 1980. She   
and her mother and sister moved from Berkeley to Reading, VT after her parents'     
divorce. She has been interested in acting since high school, having performed     
in a variety of school plays. She attended the Young Conservatory of ACT (American 
Conservatory Theater) of San Francisco in her early teens. After graduating from   
high school she became a Theater Arts major at UCLA also while at UCLA she         
became roommates with Darren Star and voice actor Jim Ward of The Stephanie         
Miller Show.                                                                       
Zuniga is perhaps best known for playing Jo Reynolds on Melrose Place from 1992     
to 1996. In 1982-84, she appeared in several episodes of Family Ties as a           
girlfriend of the character played by Michael J. Fox. In 1985, she starred         
opposite John Cusack in The Sure Thing. She co-starred with Lucille Ball in the     
TV drama "Stone Pillow" in 1985. Daphne starred in the 1986 cult film Modern       
Girls. She was also a lead in the 1987 film Spaceballs and the 1989 films Gross     
Anatomy (with Matthew Modine) and The Fly II (with Eric Stoltz). A more recent     
starring role was in Artificial Lies. She was also one of many voice actors for     
the animated television series Stories from My Childhood. Zuniga also had a lead   
role in the TV series Pandora's Clock. She was a guest celebrity in the 1996       
Endymion parade during Mardi Gras.                                                 
Zuniga also appeared in a recurring role in American Dreams. She was on the show   
Beautiful People on ABC Family. She is co-producer and co-director (with Steven     
Latham) of the recently released (DVD,Netflix,2007) documentary "The Future We     
Will Create: Inside the World of TED" (Technology, Entertainment and Design), a     
close look at an annual conference held in Monterey, California, attended by       
outstanding leaders in a variety of fields to brainstorm solutions to the world's   
In 2007, she starred in the 5th season premiere of the show Nip/Tuck.