Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga
Date of Birth:
Oct 28, 1962
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California, United States
Years active:
5 Ft 8 In (1.73 M)

Daphne Zuniga - Biography Summary

Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (; born October 28, 1962) is an American actress and environmental activist. Born in San Francisco, Zuniga was raised between Berkeley, California and Reading, Vermont. In her youth, she studied at the American Conservatory Theater, and later enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied theater. She made her film debut in 1982 in the slasher film The Dorm That Dripped Blood at the age of 19, followed by a lead role in the horror film The Initiation (1984) two years later.

She went on to star in several comedies, including Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985), opposite John Cusack, and the cult comedies Spaceballs, and Modern Girls (1986). She also starred opposite Lucille Ball in the television drama film Stone Pillow (1986), and in the science-fiction horror sequel The Fly II (1989). Zuniga later gained major exposure as a television actress for her role as Jo Reynolds on the Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place from 1992–1996. Other television credits include as Victoria Davis on One Tree Hill (2008–2012), and as Lynn Kerr on the drama series Beautiful People.

Also an environmental activist, Zuniga was a founding member of the Earth Communications Office, and has worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environment California.

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