Steffiana de La Cruz is an American actress and former model, who became famous for her role in the 2011 film Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 from 2015 and, a bit further back, Paul Blart: Mall Cop from 2009. She has been married to her acting colleague and celebrity Kelvin James for over a decade.
Steffiana was born on August 28, 1974, in New York City, United States, to Filipino parents. Her birth name was Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua before she changed it to Steffiana de La Cruz.
Since her childhood, Steffiana always had a flair for modeling and acting, as she was quite talented and courageous despite her young age. She first started in the modeling business where she spent several years until she got smaller roles in the then-popular pen movies. These gave her the opportunity to appear in various seasons of The King of Queens, a CBS series that was widely viewed at the time. In the series, she played the role of the masseuse in Season 4 Eddie Money, Tine in Damned Yanky Season 6, while she appeared as Sue on the blacklist Season 7 and finally played the role of Sienna in Affair Trade Season 9.
Her biggest movie role was obviously in 2009 when she played in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and in Zookeeper, for whom most people will easily recognize her, as a shopper with children. Her career is still blossoming, even though she tries hard to give attention to her family, which should by no means be neglected.
Steffiana de La Cruz Family and Kids
The former model and currently successful actress is married to Kevin James, who works in the same profession as she does. They were married on June 19, 2004, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. The wedding reception was held at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.
They actually met two years earlier on a blind date where their relationship began. James is the younger sister of the famous comedian Gary Valentine (born as Gary Knipfing), who you will probably remember because he played Doug’s cousin Danny Heffernan in King of Queens. Remember that Steffiana has also starred in this TV series in various series from 2002 to 2006.
Before she married Kevin, Steffiana de La Cruz had a publicly known relationship with Chris Penn, who has been an actor, director, and producer since 1992 when she starred in one of Penn’s films. However, the relationship ended after seven years in 1999, and the two did not marry, nor did they have an illegitimate child during their time together.
Steffiana’s prominent marriage to Kevin has since been blessed with the birth of four lovely children, namely Sienna-Marie James born in September 2005, Shea Joelle born in June 2007 (daughters) and Kannon Valentine James (son) born in 2011 and Sistine Sabella James (daughter) youngest child born in 2015.
Other Important Facts
Here are some important and interesting facts that you probably did not know about them
Net Worth: Like most other successful actresses, Steffiana’s net worth is estimated at around 5 million dollars.
Social Media: It is not known that she is a member of a social network. So if you probably track one or the other account that is in her name, it is probably a fake account.
Motherhood: She gave birth to her first child when she was 31, and her second child followed when she was 32. Surprised? Yes, that’s how it happened. Although it is not typical for celebrities to give birth in such an order, it was the case with De La Cruz.
Relationship: After meeting Kevin on a blind date, she moved in with him three months later, making sure their relationship lasted two years before they are finally married.
Body Stats: Although she is already a mother of four children, Steffiana de La Cruz still looks beautiful. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches, weighs 55 kg, has a waist of 24 inches, and hips of 34 inches.
Hair and Eye colors: The US-born Filipino celebrity joins a long list of other celebrities and noncelebrities, all with dark brown eyes and hair. So if this is your hair and eye color, you have that in common with this famous and popular actress.