If you’ve followed every episode of the NBC crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), then you’ll immediately recall New York Assistant DA, Alexandra Cabot, a role played by Stephanie March. March is an American actress also known for her blockbuster appearances in Mr and Mrs Smith (2005), The Invention of Lying (2009), and The Social Ones (2019). Let’s tell you more about the ace actress and her advocacy for women’s rights and Planned Parenthood.
Stephanie March’s Early Life
Stephanie March was born Stephanie Caroline March in Dallas Texas, on July 23, 1974, to the family of John Abe March IV and Laura Len. March has been traced to German, Dutch, Irish and English origins. She was raised alongside her sister, Charlotte, in Dallas. However, her parents were divorced when she was young. Following the divorce, Laura March married Robert Derby who became Stephanie’s stepfather. Growing up, March attended McCulloch Middle School in Highland Park and Highland Park High School.
She and Law and Order co-star, Angie Harmon were contemporaries back in high school. Following her graduation, she proceeded to Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, where she acquired a degree in Theater and Hispanic studies in 1996. Back in high school and in College, March displayed a unique aptitude for acting and was an avid member of the Kappa Alpha Theta society. Her student-status put no brakes on her pursuit of an acting career.
While in school, she appeared as Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. However, her big-screen debut came with her appearance in an episode of the CBS series, Early Edition (1997). Two years later, March moved to New York where she appeared in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman; which became her Broadway debut. She would later co-Starr as Miss Forsythe in the TV film Death of a Salesman (2000). Since that time, March has appeared in several other films including, Mr and Mrs Smith (2005), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), The Invention of Lying (2009), Innocence (2010). In 2019 she was announced as the co-executive producer and star character in the comedy feature The Social Ones.
The Social Ones is a mockumentary about American social media culture. The series premiered in March 2019, at the Hammer Theater Center in San Jose, California. The release was set as part of the 2019 Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival. The Social Ones was pronounced “Best Comedy Feature” on Cinequest’s Audience Awards. Another striking feature that made the film such as huge success was the simple fact that it was written, produced, and directed entirely by women.
On TV, March debuted as Arlene in the TV series, Early Edition. She also guest-starred on hit series such as 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, Rescue Me, and Happy Endings. In 2012, she was cast as Natalie Minka in the short-lived CBS legal comedy-drama, Made in Jersey. Perhaps her most famous and successful TV appearance was in the role was NBC’s crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU). She has been part of the show for a minimum of 8 years. In 2018, Stephanie March played the role of Ivanka Trump in one episode of The President Show.
Net Worth and Other Facts About Bobby Flay’s Ex-Wife
Stephanie March is a pretty successful actress who, according to sources has amassed a net worth of over $10 million. March is obviously well-paid for her roles.
Her Past and Present Husbands
Stephanie March has been married to New York businessman, Daniel Benton, since September 1, 2017. The duo first met in 2015 and after two years of dating, they tied the know in a private ceremony in Katonah, New York. However, Benton wouldn’t be her first husband.
Back in 2005, March met and married the renowned chef Bobby Flay. Together, they have a daughter, Sophie Flay. During their time together, March made guest appearances on four of Flay’s Food Network shows including; Boy Meets Grill, Grill It! with Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. However, their union hit the rocks in early 2015 and by July of that year, they were finally divorced.
Philanthropy and Advocacy
In January 2010, March began lending her celebrity weight to humanitarian causes beginning with World of Children Awards. She also served as a board member for Safe Horizon, an establishment meant to advocate for victims of crime and abuse. More so, March is an avid women’s rights advocate and speaks up about the benefits of Planned Parenthood. In 2016, she authored an essay about her experience with breast implant surgery, where she recounted her experiences eventually leading to the removal of the implants to arrest a growing infection.
Height and Body Measurement
Stephanie March has maintained a graceful slim build over the years. She stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs 139 pounds (63 kg). She has shiny blonde hair and blue eyes. March wears a bra, shoe, and dress sizes of 34B, 9.5 (US), 8 (US) respectively. She measures 36-27-38 inches for her bust, waist, and hips respectively.
Stephanie March is quite active on social media. Especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts have garnered over 3k, 5k, and 31k followers respectively.