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Born and raised on the sunny beaches of L.A., I had many failed attempts at being both a surfer and a blonde. Fortunately, I also had an insatiable hunger for all things theatrical...

STEPHANIE DIMAGGIO

Whether auditioning for the school play or telling a tall tale to get out of gym class, I could flat out deliver a story. So I ditched running track to run the drama club and won a trip at age 16 to perform Shakespeare at the storied Lincoln Center in New York City.

It was love at first sight.

Ten years later, shortly after earning my MFA from New York University's prestigious Graduate Acting Program, I made my Broadway debut as an actor and optioned my first screenplay as a writer. My artistic credits span more than a decade of work in America’s top theaters, television, film and digital content.

Among the highlights is my 2017 role in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped The A Train at the Signature Theatre (Dir. Mark Brokaw), which was named one of The New York Times’ “Top 10 Productions of the Year.” I also starred opposite Nick Offerman in the world premiere stage adaption of A Confederacy of Dunces, produced by Stephen Soderbergh. You can currently catch me reoccurring on TVLand's Younger (Seasons 5 & 6) and on Season 2 of the Facebook Watch series Strangers

As a writer, my play 17 Orchard Point (co-author) had its world premiere Off-Broadway in 2014 starring Tony-Award Winner Michele Pawk, directed by Stella Powell-Jones.  In 2018, my play Levity premiered at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, starring Carolyn McCormick (Law and Order) and David Alford (Nashville).  My other works have been developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Lark, Playwrights Realm and the Big Sky Theater Workshop.  I am also a featured contributor in two books:  Acting Teachers of America and Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors Equity Association. 

I have served proudly on the acting faculty at my alma mater, Fordham University at Lincoln Center for the last eight years and am also the founding program director of the Big Sky Theater Workshop in Big Sky, Montana. 

In all my pursuits, I am fueled by that passion for storytelling and a belief that collaboration is the most rewarding art form.

For more information please visit: stephaniedimaggio.com.

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