Hollywood has never run short of child actors but the interesting thing about them is that while some successfully transition into adult actors, many don’t. Some frizzle out and are never seen or heard of again while others chose a different career. For Staci Keanan, she didn’t actually crash and burn like many – she did transition into an amazing adult actor and recorded great success. Nevertheless, she has been extremely inconspicuous since 1998, what happened to her? Where has she been? Find answers to these questions and more as you read on.
Staci Keanan’s Biography
Anastasia Love Sagorsky who chose to be called and addressed by the stage name Staci Keanan was born on June 6, 1975, in Devon, Pennsylvania to a car salesman Irv Sagorsky and his wife Jacqueline Sagorsky (née Love).
Keanan was a bright child and showed great interest in the arts quite early. At age five, she was already modelling and appearing in print, radio, and television ads and commercials. She was in the television commercials for Hershey’s Kisses and Burger King.
She later relocated to New York City with her mom and sister to further grow her career. It as in NYC she changed her name to Staci Love and began performing with the Summer stock theatre. Her first television appearance was when she starred in the 1987 American television miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan.
Shortly after appearing on I’ll Take Manhattan, she got the role of Nicole Bradford in the TV sitcom series My Two Dads which aired on NBC from September 1987 to April 1990. Between 1990 and 1991, she also featured in the short-lived series Going Places alongside Hallie Todd, Alan Ruck, and Heather Locklear.
Between 1991 and 1998, Keanan played Dana Foster in the TV series Step by Step. It was also during this period that she changed her name from Staci to Stacy. After starring in Step-by-Step, she left the spotlight and disappeared into thin air only to reappear after over a decade, where did she go? what happened to her? Find out soon…
What Happened To Her?
Several explanations to why the former child actor left the spotlight have emerged, some say her disappearance was to help her shake off the childhood stereotypes that often plague young actors who began their careers from childhood.
But this only turned out to be nothing more than mere speculation as her disappearance from the silver screen was only a choice she made to enable her to pursue a career in the legal profession.
According to her co-actor in Step-by-Step, Patrick Duffy, he once wrote a recommendation for her to be accepted into law school. Although we are not certain the type of law she studied or is practising, we are sure that what happened is that Staci actually left to get a degree in law and she now works as an attorney in Los Angeles under the name Anastasia Sagorsky,
Staci Keanan did not totally abandon her love for acting and the screen as she still occasionally accepts some gigs. In 2004, was featured in the short Stolen Poem, then in the films Hidden Secrets, Holyman Undercover and Death and Cremation in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
Also in 2010, she starred in a cameo in You Again alongside some of her Step By Step castmates. She also co-starred in the film Sarah’s Choice.
It is also expedient to mention that while Staci was away from the spotlight, she got married to actor and film producer Guy Birtwhistle, so you wouldn’t be wrong if you added Birtwhistle to her last name.
The couple tied the knots on February 11, 2017. What we are not sure is if they have any child(ren) of their own yet.
Other Facts About Staci Keanan
She is of Slavic ancestry and has a sister named Pilar.
She initially wanted to be a waitress.
Keanan is an animal lover – She had a cat named Scarlet and now has another one named Fatty and a golden retriever Wally by name.
She is a devout Catholic and her favourite book is Gone With the Wind authored by Margaret Mitchell. Staci also loves tennis and any music of Depeche Mode.
Staci Keanan went to UCLA and majored in Art History, she also graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2013.
The Step-by-Step star continues to keep her personal life off the media as she is not active on any social media platform.