Stephanie Courtney


Quick Facts of Stephanie Courtney

  • Full NameStephanie Courtney
  • Net Worth$6 million
  • Date of Birth1970 /02 /08
  • NicknameStephanie Courtney
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceStony Point, New York
  • EthnicityWhite-American
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActress, Comedian
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1995-present
  • Eye colourHazel
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildFit
  • SpouseScott Kolanach
  • Height1.73 m
  • Weight60 kg
  • EducationBinghamton University
  • Online PresenceTwitter
  • HoroscopeAquarius

Do you know who played the character of fictional salesperson Flo in television and radio commercial for insurance company Progressive corporation? The person behind the character is non-other than Stephanie Courtney. She played in more than 100 commercials for the American insurance company.

Stephanie is an actress and comedian who showcased acting skills in movies such as Blades of Glory, Christmas Eve: Alaska, Fred: The movie to name a few. Apart from professional career if you want to know about her personal life than continue reading the article below:

Early Life

Stephanie Courtney was born on February 8, 1970, in Stony Point, Newyork. Born as the youngest child in the family to father a highschool history teacher and mother a singer. She has two elder siblings out of them Jennifer Courtney her eldest sister is also an actor just like her. She is famous for movies such as Dexter, Melvin goes to dinner, Law, and order to name a few.

Likewise, currently 50 years old attended Binghamton University and graduated with a degree in English. She grew up in an open-minded family environment due to which she chose to become an actor from an early age. In her own words she said:

 “I was never tortured over whether I wanted to become an actress. There was never another option in my mind.”

Success after Hard Work

Stephanie started acting during college and played the role of Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller‘s adopted play The Crucible. Ultimately after graduation, she moved to New York and shared a room with the current author and columnist Meghan Daum. Also, she worked as secretary to wall street businessman Robert F. Greenhill and alongside studied acting in Neighborhood Playhouse which is a full-time professional conservatory for actors.

She gained fame as the character Flo.
Stephanie during the commercial of Progressive. Source: Yahoo

Since her sister Jennifer also wanted to become an actor she moved to Los Angeles and started living with her. During her time at LA, she along with her sister started writing sketch and started performing with the nameThose Courtney Girls at the Aspen Comedy Festival. There she joined the training program of improvisation and sketch comedy group The Groundlings. The same group Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow are part of. Alongside acting, she worked various odd jobs including catering to support herself.

Married Scott Kolanach

Stephanie is happily married to Scott Kolanach. The couple tied the knot on 15th November 2008 in an intimate ceremony. Priorly, she met Scott during her struggling time at Groundlings in 2004.

She met him during her struggling days.
Stephanie with husband Scott. Source: contract music

She had joined the training program where she met her future husband who worked as the theatre lighting director for the group. Moreover, it was Scott who fell in love with her. Later in an interview, Stephanie told what used to happen at the theatre. In her own words she said:

“Every crazy old lady character I ever walked out as on that stage had beautiful, peachy gem lighting because he liked me,”

They worked together in a theatre.
Stephanie and Scott. Source: biographies world

Well, that is one hell of a way to impress your girl! Isn’t it? Ultimately, they fell in love with each other and dated for over four years before exchanging the vows. As of now, the couple is happily married with no kids until now. She has perfectly maintained her personal and professional life and been rejoicing her married life for nine years.

Net worth-$6 million

Stephanie accumulated the total net worth of $6 million from her career as actress and comedian. She earns $500 thousand per annum from working in the role of Flo for the advertising company. Likewise, alongside working for ads she worked in Budlight super bowl spot where she hit around $38,000 before tax and agency fees. Similarly, her other commercial roles include ads for Skittles, Glade, General Mills, and Weinerschnitzel.

Also, the 50-year-old actress earns $24,000 to $32,000 from working as an actress in movies and television shows. She formerly lived in Burbank, California house which she sold in 2010. As of now, she lives with her husband Scott and enjoys a lavish life.

Stephanie Courtney

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