Daphne Zuniga is a popular name in the 1980s entertainment industry. She was an in-demand actress at that time and appeared in various popular TV series and movies. Are you familiar with the name? Even if you don’t, no worries, this article is all about Daphne Zuniga. We will let you know all you need to know about this famous American actress. Let’s take a quick look at her profile so that you can get to know her better.
|Daphne Eurydice Zuniga
|Date of Birth
|28th October 1962
|Place of Birth
|Agnes A. Janawicz, Joaqun Alberto Ziga Mazariegos
|Rosario Zuniga and Jennifer Zuniga
Daphne Zuniga’s Career Summary
Born in 1962, Daphne Zuniga is currently 61 years old. She worked in the entertainment industry for around 40 years and her career is still going strong. This well-known actress has appeared in over 50 movies and TV series. Zuniga’s debut film was “The Dorm that Dripped Blood” in 1982. In 1984, she played the lead role in the movie “The Initiation”. She started her television career in 1984 by appearing on several episodes of “The Family Ties”. The next year, in 1985, she was one of the co-stars in the series, “Stone Pillow”. She started becoming popular after appearing in several series. However, the turning point of her career was her appearance in the popular soap opera “Melrose Place” as Jo Reynolds. Daphne Zuniga’s career did not stop there. She started getting roles in series and movies from well-known producers.
In 2004-2005, she attracted the attention of fans again for her role as a single mother in “American Dreams”. She beautifully portrayed her character Shelly Pierce who is a working single mother at a nearby Playboy club. In 2007, she appeared in the fifth season of American Medical Drama “Nip/Tuck”. In the same year, she also appeared in “One Tree Hill” which is a popular TV series on CW Network. She appeared in season 5 of this popular drama and skillfully portrayed her character as Victoria Davis, the mother of one of the protagonists in the series. Even though her character was slightly negative, she was able to create a fan base for this character. What else an actress could ask for, right? Side by side she also appeared in several movies including “The Sure Thing” in 1985, “Modern Girls” in 1986 and “Spaceballs” in 1987.
Recently Daphne Zuniga has slightly branched out from her acting career and trying out her expertise as a director. In 2019, she made her debut as a director with the film “Deadly Assistant”. A production of The Mar Vista Entertainment, Deadly Assistant is basically a crime thriller inspired by a true event. Not only that, but she is also thinking about the Production of an Indie Feature Film called “The Waiting Room”.
Daphne Zuniga as an Environmental Activist
Apart from being an actress and a director, Daphne Zuniga is also an Environmental Activist which some of her fans might not be aware of. As per the actress she has developed a deep connection with nature since her childhood. After recovering from the mercury poisoning in 2004 she developed a growing concern regarding health hazards due to the environmental issues. She became one of the board members of the “Earth Communications Office” (ECO). She is also a founding board member of “LA River Revitalization Corporation”. For her contribution, she has received the “CLCV Environmental Leadership Award”.
Daphne Zuniga kept her personal life a secret for a long and the fans were not able to know her marital status. However, in 2019, she married David Mleczko, her boyfriend for nine years at the age of 56. As per the information, it was a private ceremony with 30 family members.
Daphne Zuniga’s net worth
Now that we all know about her thriving career it is natural that we will be curious about her net worth. Do you know that Daphne Zuniga is one of the richest actresses in the United States? Yes, she is. According to different authentic sources, her current net worth is around $3 Million. Let’s hope she can grow more as a director in the coming years.