One of the remarkable things about Hollywood is its liberality in admitting actors from other nationalities and cultures into its fold. Over the years, Hollywood has seen the rise of actors of African, Irish, Asian, Scottish, French, Mexican and Hispanic origins just to mention a few. One of such international movie sensations is the acclaimed actress, Stephanie Szostak, who is of French nationality.
Have you seen the movie The Devil Wears Prada? Well if you have, the name Jacqueline Follet which was played by Stephanie Szostak must ring a bell. She is the stunning and hilarious Frenchwoman who rivals Miranda Priestly as French Vogue Editor in the movie, and you would agree that she did a great job in interpreting the role.
Szostak is an amazing actress who is best known for her characters in a lot of other movies and TV shows some of which include Dinner for Schmucks, Iron Man 3, We Bought a Zoo, Hit By Lightning, Four Single Fathers, Motherhood and lots more.
Stephanie Szostak Bio
Stephanie Szostak whose surname is pronounced “Sho-stack”, was born on the 5th of August, 1975 in Paris, France, where she was also raised and attended high school. Her mom worked at a departmental store and her dad ran his own business. It is not on record if Szostak is an only child or if her parents had other kids.
Interestingly, Steph never dreamt of becoming an actress when she left for the United States to further her education and to play varsity golf at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia after high school. After bagging a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from William and Mary, Szostak landed a job in marketing at Chanel New York and subsequently, she was given an opportunity to model for a Chanel brochure and that set the stage for her to kick start a modeling career at the age of twenty-six.
With the exposure she had gotten from her modeling gigs, she decided to venture into acting, so she started taking acting classes and soon perfected her acting skills. Stephanie Szostak has been gracing our screens since 2003 and has many movies and TV series to her credit.
In 2006, she played Jacqueline Follet, the stunning and hilarious Frenchwoman who rivals Miranda Priestly as French Vogue Editor in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. The movie did not only receive critical acclaim and an AFI Award for ‘Movie of the Year,’ but also earned a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical’. The National Board of Review also named it one of the Top Ten Films of the year.
Stephanie Szostak also starred as one of the leads in ABC’s drama A Million Little Things. In 2010 she played the female lead character in the U.S adaptation of the 1998 French comedy “Le Dîner de Cons (Dinner for Schmucks) alongside Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carrell. The following year, she was in Fox comedy-drama We Bought a Zoo as Matt Damon’s late-wife. In 2013, she played her action role in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Stephaine Szostak played the villain Brandt, and later that same year, she appeared in Gimme Shelter alongside Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Her other movies and TV shows include Hit By Lightning, Four Single Fathers, Motherhood, R.I.P.D, Satisfaction, The Blacklist and lots more.
There are conflicting figures as to how much the actress is currently worth. Some sources estimate her net worth to be less than a million dollar while some are of the opinion that she is worth far more than that. Heightline is yet to confirm the exact net worth of the stunning actress but will let you be in the know of it when we do.
Is She Married? Who is Her Husband and do They Have Children?
Stephanie Szostak has been married to her Polish husband Britt Szostak since the year 2000. They were both twenty-five years old when they walked down the aisle. The couple met back in college and dated for a couple of years before getting married and they have remained together ever since.
Britt from what we gathered about him is an entrepreneur and the couple lives outside NYC with their two sons. Their marriage has stood the test of time with no tales of divorce or separation.
Her Height and Other Facts
- Full Name: Stephanie Szostak
- Date of Birth: August 5, 1975
- Place of Birth: Paris France
- Popular as: Actress
- Education: William & Mary College
- Height: 5 ft 6” (1.68 m)
- Weight: 55kg (121lbs)
- Body Measurement: bust, waist, and hips measure 32-24-33 inches respectively
- Figure: Hourglass
- Eye color: Brown
- Build: Slim
- Marital Status Married
- Spouse: Britt Szostak
- Children: 2