Scott Kolanach is the husband of Stephanie Courtney, an American actress and comedian who is very famous as the Flo Girl, the character used by Progressive Auto Insurance in commercials.
Kolanach, who was born December 2, 1974, is a 49 year-old American theater lighting director. He can count The Groundlings among the movies he has worked on.
Scott Kolanach was Born in Tony Point, New York
Scott Kolanach was born Scott Michael Kolanach on December 2, 1974, in Stony Point, New York, United States of America. He is currently 49 years old and was born under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, having been born in early December. Scott Kolanach is a jus soli American citizen and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnic group.
He hasn’t revealed too much information about his birth family background. The only piece of information he has released to the public about his birth family is the fact that his mom was a popular singer in the 1970s. Beyond that, there is nothing in the media about who his father was or if he had any more children with Scott’s mother.
Scott spent the majority of his early existence in his hometown of Stony Point, New York. Knowing that alone does not cover all other aspects of his time there. It would be entirely logical to suggest that Scott attended a local high school, but without unassailable proof, one cannot know for certain if that is true. Beyond high school, we can also assume that Scott went to college for further education, even though that assumption would have to be confirmed as well.
Scott Kolanach is a Theater and Lighting Director
Most people will agree that Scott Kolanach rose to fame on the back of his more famous wife’s popularity as an actress. That notwithstanding, Scott has achieved a measure of success for himself in the entertainment industry. His stock in trade is primarily directing, and he has had the opportunity to showcase his abilities as a theater lighting director with several theater productions in New York and beyond.
At the moment, Scott works with The Groundlings as a theater and lighting director. The Groundlings is a non-profit theater that was founded by Gary Austin. Fun fact, Austin opened the theater the same year Scott was born. Scott’s place of employment also doubles as a comedy school which has produced comedians such as Will Ferell, Melissa McCarthy, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, and Friends star and alum Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), amongst several others.
Beyond his work as a lighting director, Scott Kolanach has also worked as a producer. His sole credit at the moment comes as the associate producer of the 2012 movie Janeane From Des Moines, a movie that explores some happenings in Iowa in the months leading up to the 2012 American Presidential elections. His career efforts have seen him amass a relatively healthy net worth which is estimated to be around $1 million.
Scott Kolanach has been Stephanie Courtney’s Husband Since 2008
Scott Kolanach exchanged marital vows with Stephanie Courtney on November 25, 2008. Born Stephanie Courtney on February 8, 1970, Scott Kolanach’s wife is an actress with an even bigger profile than his in Hollywood. Scott’s wife is also more than 4 years older than he is, even though that has never been an issue with the couple.
It’s also imperative to note that Scott and his wife come from the same hometown of Stony Point, New York, having been both born there. Stephanie Courtney has carved a path for herself as an actress and a comedian appearing in several movies and TV series such as Mad Men (2007), Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004–06), and Christmas Eve: Alaska (2009), among several others.
However, it is important to reveal that Stephanie got the public’s attention when she took on the role of Flo, the perky, blue headband-wearing girl that has been the face of Progressive Corporation for the best part of a decade since she took on the job in 2008.
At this point, we would like to interject that when Stephanie came to Los Angeles from New York, she had to stay with her sister Jennifer Courtney whose acting career had already taken off at the time. From that base, Stephanie took on several odd jobs, including a gig at The Groundlings, to make ends meet before she landed the role of Flo.
The commercial success of the ad campaign increased Stephanie’s profile as an actress and the rest, as they say, is history. Scott met his wife for the first time when she came to audition for a position in The Groundlings. After she succeeded in becoming a member of the improv comedy group, Scott got closer to her, and not long after, they began a beautiful relationship that has since progressed into an equally beautiful marriage that has exceeded the 10-year mark.
Scott and Stephanie Have Worked on Some Projects Together
It would be stating the obvious to say that Scott and his wife have worked together in the past. The couple’s first gig as a couple undoubtedly came while they were both working with The Groundlings, with Scott working as a lighting director and Stephanie working as one of the theater’s acts.
As her star rose, Stephanie eventually left her position at the theater to pursue higher interests. The couple has not gotten the chance to collaborate on some projects since she left the group, although Scott did work with his wife’s sister Jennifer on his production debut in 2012.
Scott Kolanach has a Son with Stephanie Courtney
Scott and Stephanie manage to keep their home front separate from their career responsibilities, and this has restricted the flow of information on the couple in that regard. During an interview, however, Stephanie revealed that the couple had a son when she was 40 years old.
Although the couple has not said much about him, Stephanie’s disclosure that she had him when she was 40 years old effectively means that the child was born in 2010, just two years after they got married. Stephanie made this revelation while explaining the challenges that come with having a thriving career in entertainment and raising a child.