Stepfanie Kramer is perhaps best recognized for her stellar performance on the set of Hunter – a popular NBC television series where she gave life to the character of detective Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The movie star’s acting prowess gave the television drama the necessary boost up it needed to become an international hit. The year 2004 saw her appearing in a couple of Hunter made for TV series for NBC, where she played the lead alongside Fred Dryer. Both movies came from the stables of Stephen J. Cannell Productions and based on its debut ratings, the Saturday evening slot of the show got the highest number of seasons. Besides, the network ordered five extra episodes which made Hunter the sole show to make such remarkable comeback along with its original cast.
Away from the world of acting, Stepfanie Kramer is popular as a singer, writer as well as songwriter. She has been an Emmy Award nominee in Special Class Programming and has emerged as the winner of Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress, which she bagged from First Americans in the Arts Awards three times in 1995, 2002, as well as 2003. The popular actress has directed and written for TV in the past and has a fan base which spans the globe.
Stepfanie Kramer’s Bio (Age)
Stepfanie Kramer was raised in L.A, California, where she was born on the 6th of August 1956. Bestowed with the given name of Lyla Stepfanie Kramer, the upcoming star came into a family of artistic people like her dad Oscar who was a known violinist with the LA Philharmonic and her mother Grace – an American native, a talented model, and an artist.
Her creativity got the right push from growing up with artistic parents as she nurtured her burning passion in a fertile atmosphere, the young Stepfanie Kramer was able to leverage on her creative environment and concentrated on honing her skills. She became proficient in painting and drawing during her formative years and she has never stopped till date.
Her artistic abilities were just one side of the coin; the actress cultivated an intellectual capability which channeled her time and energy into exploring other paths as a form of expression for her pent up creativity. She underwent a Mezzo Soprano training with both musical and theater credit. She was a student of Chatsworth High School CA and also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West, moving on to forge a highly successful career in the world of entertainment. In addition, she later taught in the Academy in her capacity as a guest instructor.
She made her acting debut while still a student in the late 1970s on the set of several television shows where she made appearances as a guest artist. Some of her early shows include Knots Landing, Bosom Buddies, Dynasty as well as Starsky and Hutch. She then took the lead in Trapper John, M.D – a medical drama which lasted from 1981 till 1982 and 1983 We Got it Made which was an NBC sitcom.
After many more guest starring appearances, she landed her breakthrough role in Hunter opposite the male lead Fred Dyer, portraying the character of Sgt. Dee Dee McCall in 1984. Stepfanie Kramer has since appeared in several other productions both on the big screen and the small screen while taking up other roles behind the camera.
The actress’ musical career led her to release a couple of albums with the first – One Dream coming in October 1999 with 10 songs while her second outing was a 14-song album called The Great American Song Book.
Husband and Children
She was well into the most successful years of her career when she went into matrimony with her then-boyfriend Mark Richards in 1992, subsequently, Stepfanie Kramer relocated to Colorado with her spouse. Barely a couple of years later, the couple welcomed their only child – a daughter named Lily Claire Richards.
Stepfanie Kramer’s marriage to Richard lasted for nine years before it ended in divorce in 2001. After her divorce, she focused on her career and daughter whom she dubbed her greatest production ever. Lilly is her mother’s replica, a veritable chip off the old block, she is even towing the same line as her mother as she showed her artistic inclinations right from her formative years. She is into writing, acting as well as directing.
Stepfanie Kramer’s Net Worth
The heydays of her profession may be over but Stepfanie Kramer is still basking in the euphoria of her highly successful career. Her annual income may not be known to the public but her net worth is common knowledge. It was pegged at $2 million at the last review and according to available information; she owes her wealth to her career in entertainment.