Who is Emilio Estevez’s ex-girlfriend, Daphne Zuniga from Melrose Place? Wiki Bio

• Daphne Zuniga is a 55-year-old Caucasian actress and environmental activist
• She was born in San Francisco, CA of Polish, Finnish and Guatemalan descent
• She attended the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied theater arts
• She has won two awards for her performances and is a green organization activist
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million and her social media presence is strong

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of Birth October 28, 1962
Mark Deep smoky voice
Fact Won an LA Weekly Award for best ensemble for Circus Theatricals production of Tartuffe.

Who is Daphne Zuniga?

Born Daphne Eurydice Zuniga under the sign of Scorpio on the 28th of October 1962, in San Francisco, California USA, of Polish, Finnish and Guatemalan descent, Daphne Zuniga is a 55-year-old Caucasian actress and environmental activist, perhaps best known for her lead female role alongside John Cusack in the 1985 comedy romance drama “The Sure Thing.” by Steve Bloom. She has also had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows throughout her often lucrative acting career since 1980.

Early Life and Education

Daphne was raised with her two sisters named Jennifer Zuniga and Rosario Zunigaa, of unknown ages and professions, in their birthplace by their Guatemalan father Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos, an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University in East Bay, and her Polish-Finnish mother Agnes A. (nee Janawicz), a Unitarian minister. Daphne took an interest in acting when she was a teenager, having attended the Young Conservatory program at the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco. Her parents divorced at an unspecified date, at which point she moved with her mother and sister to Reading, Vermont, where she attended Woodstock Union High School, from where she matriculated in 1980, then returned to California and enrolled at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), where she studied theater arts, graduating in 1982. She is known to have shared a room with the future star actress Meg Ryan before the start of her career.


Daphne made her TV screen debut as Debbie in John Carpenter’s “The Dorm That Dripped Blood” slasher horror in 1982, which she began shooting in 1980 originally. She appeared in the TV film “Quarterback Princess” in 1983, while her next role was also her TV series debut, as Rachel Miller in two episodes of “Family Ties” in 1984. She had somewhat of a breakthrough when she obtained the third most important role in the film entitled “The Initiation” in the same year, then in 1985 starred in one of her most important films to date, as Alison Bradbury alongside John Cusack in “The Sure Thing.” In the next 10 years, Daphne had a total of 17 supporting roles, the most significant of which was that of Jo Reynolds in 111 episodes of the TV romantic drama series entitled “Melrose Place”, from 1992 to 1996. She continued the supporting role streak until 2004, when she landed a recurring role in 14 episodes of “American Dreams”, then had more recurring and supporting roles from 2005 onwards, but from 2008 until 2012 she appeared as Victoria Davis in 42 episodes of  “One Tree Hill”. From 2007 to 2009 she provided the voice of Princess Vespa in the animated series “Spaceballs”, and in recent years has seldom been out of work, with another 17 supporting roles on TV and the big screen, while her latest two titles came out this year.

Love Life

As for Daphne’s romantic involvements, not much is known about this aspect aside from her two public relationships. It is known that she dated Jason Gedrick for an unspecified amount of time in the 1980s, and later the same decade dating actor Emilio Estevez, also apparently relatively short-lived. That said, there hasn’t been any controversy surrounding her love life, and she hasn’t been seen attending public events in consistent male company, so there aren’t even assumptions as to who she might be dating. According to Daphne’s latest responses to the obvious question, she is currently single, and doesn’t intend on dating anyone.

Additional Information

Daphne has won two awards for her performances over the course of her career thus far, the first being the 2008 La Femme Filmmaker Award in the New Establishment category for her filmmaking achievements, and the second the 2016 Creative Spirit Award for her performance in “Search Engines”, which came out in the same year. That said, she almost lost her life due to mercury poisoning in 2004, caused by eating too much seafood, and subsequently underwent intensive care followed by a year-long detoxification period. She made an appearance in the music video entitled “Night Moves” by Bob Seger, alongside Matt LeBlanc. Ultimately, she is a known green organization activist, for establishments such as Communities for a Better Environment in Los Angeles, California.

What is Daphne Zuniga’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Daphne Zuniga is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Daphne’s accumulated net worth is close to $3 million, while her annual earnings are unknown. She has made her fortune primarily as an actress, earning the most from her long-term presence on the TV screen as Jo Reynolds in “Melrose Place.” As her career continues, the said amount can be expected to increase.

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Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced actress, her vital statistics are 36-27-34, while her height is 5ft 7ins (1.69m) and her current weight is 120lbs (54kg). Her body shape is generally described as hourglass, while her hair color is dark brown and her eyes are light blue. Her bra size is 36B and her shoe size is 9.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Daphne herself seems to be a regular subscriber of this celebrity trend, as her presence can be found on most social media networks, except Facebook – her Twitter account has over 55,000 followers, and her Instagram account more than 45,000.

General Info

Full Name Daphne Zuniga
Date Of Birth October 28, 1962
Height 1.73 m
Profession Film producer, Voice Actor
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American


Parents Agnes A. Janawicz, Joaquin Zuniga
Siblings Jennifer Zuniga, Rosario Zúñiga


Movies Spaceballs, The Sure Thing, The Fly II, The Initiation, Gross Anatomy, Vision Quest, Staying Together, Modern Girls, A Family Thanksgiving, Beyond Paradise, Last Rites, Who’s Driving Doug, Christmas Do-Over, Stone Pillow, Mail Order Bride, On Strike for Christmas, Degree of Guilt, A Remarkable Life,…
TV Shows Spaceballs: The Animated Series, Beautiful People, Melrose Place

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# Marks / Signs
1 Deep smoky voice
2 Raven dark hair and blue eyes


# Quote
1 I had a kind of anger inside of me that made me want to prove myself all the time. I constantly got into fights and usually ended up in the principal’s office. My mother had her hands full with my sister and me. And yet those years taught me to be independent. I once thought that to be “normal” — to have a mother, father, 2.7 kids and a dog — was to be happy. I learned pretty quickly that wasn’t my “thing” at all. (on her troubled childhood)
2 I was a real pain in the ass actually, kind of obnoxious. Moving around a lot and being the “new kid” on the block affected me. My life wasn’t too normal in terms of Friday night dates and all that. (on her younger days)
3 “I’ve said that if we were going to do a reunion, they have to pay me the money they should have paid me when I did the original” (on the prospect of participating in a “Melrose Place” reunion)
4 I know that place of being an actor and wishing and wanting for things to happen for you, but the truth is that it happens inside.
5 The hardest part about doing Spaceballs (1987) was not laughing when they said “action”. (2004, VH1’s “When Star Wars Ruled the World”)


# Fact
1 Co-hostess, with Lauren Hutton, of an infomercial for the “Lauren Hutton face disc” cosmetic. Also appearing is Beverly D’Angelo. [2006]
2 Sister of Rosario Zúñiga.
3 She has played the same character (Jo Reynolds) on three different series: Melrose Place (1992), Models Inc. (1994) and Melrose Place (2009).
4 She enjoys meditation and is a supporter of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts.
5 Daphne was a founding board member of Earth Communications Office (ECO), an organization that harnesses the power of the environmental movement and the entertainment community. She is devoted to the conservation of our planet and “mercury awareness”, having written articles for Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine.
6 When she isn’t acting she works for such causes as cleaning up toxic waste and counseling high school kids against the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
7 Attended, but did not graduate from UCLA.
8 Sister of Jennifer Zuniga
9 Her father is a philosophy professor and her mother is a Unitarian minister.
10 Won an LA Weekly Award for best ensemble for Circus Theatricals production of Tartuffe.
11 Shared an Los Angeles house with Meg Ryan when both were struggling actresses.
12 She was a guest celebrity in the 1996 Endymion parade during Mardi Gras.
13 Graduated from Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vermont in 1980.
14 Has a body piercing through her navel.
15 Her father was from Guatemala. Her mother’s ancestry is Polish and Finnish.
16 Rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle in her spare time.




Title Year Status Character
Those Left Behind 2017 completed Shelly
Heartbeats 2017 post-production Michelle Andrews
My Husband Is Missing 2016 TV Movie Ann Bradshaw
A Remarkable Life 2016 Tracy
Search Engines 2016 Kate
Who’s Driving Doug 2016 Alison
Beyond Paradise 2016 Elana
Summer Forever 2015 Sophie
Occupy Alice 2015 Short Cindy Lowe
Hindsight 2015 TV Series Libby
When Duty Calls 2015 TV Movie Carol Lawton
Monkey in the Middle 2014 Olive
Signed, Sealed, Delivered 2014 TV Series Andrea Shmeckle
Signed Sealed Delivered 2013 TV Movie Andrea Shmeckle
Gone Missing 2013 Rene
Changing Hearts 2012 Christina Riley
One Tree Hill 2008-2012 TV Series Victoria Davis
On Strike for Christmas 2010 TV Movie Joy Robertson
A Family Thanksgiving 2010 TV Movie Claudia
Melrose Place 2009-2010 TV Series Jo Reynolds
Seducing Charlie Barker 2010 Stella
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-2009 TV Series Princess Vespa
Novel Adventures 2008 TV Series Laura French
Mail Order Bride 2008 TV Movie Diana McQueen
Nip/Tuck 2007 TV Series Carly Summers
Christmas Do-Over 2006 TV Movie Jill
The Obsession 2006 TV Movie Deborah Matthews
A-List 2006 Tina
Beautiful People 2005-2006 TV Series Lynn Kerr
Secret Lives 2005 TV Movie Jill Thompson
American Dreams 2004-2005 TV Series Shelly Pierce
Eve 2003 TV Series Mrs. King
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 TV Series Emma Dishell
Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail 2003 TV Movie Amanda Morton
Enemies of Laughter 2000 Judy
Artificial Lies 2000 Karen Wettering
Batman Beyond 1999-2000 TV Series April / Lula
Stark Raving Mad 2000 TV Series Dr. Anne Russo
The Outer Limits 1999 TV Series Juliette Kagan
Spin City 1997-1998 TV Series Carrie
Loss of Faith 1998 TV Movie Claire Hainey
Stories from My Childhood 1998 TV Series
Naked in the Cold Sun 1997 Rini
Stand-ins 1997 Shirley-Greta Garbo’s Stand-in
Dead Man’s Gun 1997 TV Series Tanya Winston / Lillian Posey
Johnny Bravo 1997 TV Series Gabrielle
Pandora’s Clock 1996 TV Mini-Series Dr. Roni Sanders
Melrose Place 1992-1996 TV Series Jo Reynolds
Charlie’s Ghost Story 1995 Ronda
Degree of Guilt 1995 TV Movie Terri Peralta
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 TV Series Cinderella
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles 1994 Chantal
Models Inc. 1994 TV Series Jo Reynolds
The Hidden Room 1993 TV Series Elizabeth Mahern
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon 1993 Minha
Mad at the Moon 1992 Young Mrs. Miller
Prey of the Chameleon 1992 Patricia / Elizabeth Burrows
Nightmare Classics 1989 TV Series Irene Marlowe
Gross Anatomy 1989 Laurie Rorbach
Staying Together 1989 Beverly Young
The Fly II 1989 Beth Logan
It’s Cool to Care 1988 Short
Last Rites 1988 Angela
Spaceballs 1987 Princess Vespa
Modern Girls 1986 Margo
Stone Pillow 1985 TV Movie Carrie Lang
Vision Quest 1985 Margie Epstein
The Sure Thing 1985 Alison Bradbury
The Initiation 1984 Kelly Fairchild
Family Ties 1984 TV Series Rachel Miller
Quarterback Princess 1983 TV Movie Kim Maida
The Dorm That Dripped Blood 1982 Debbie


Title Year Status Character
A Family Thanksgiving 2010 TV Movie executive producer
TED: The Future We Will Create 2007 TV Movie documentary executive producer / producer


Title Year Status Character
TED: The Future We Will Create 2007 TV Movie documentary


Title Year Status Character
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Buffalo ’66 1998 additional thanks


Title Year Status Character
Home & Family 2013-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2013 TV Movie Herself – In Attendance (uncredited)
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Herself – Activist and Actor, Melrose Place, One Tree Hill
Island Summer Celebrity Sports Invitational 2009 TV Movie Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Corazón de… 2009 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
TED: The Future We Will Create 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself – Host
…So Goes the Nation 2006 Documentary Herself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
Good Morning America 2005 TV Series Herself
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Herself
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Dennis Miller 2005 TV Series Herself
When Melrose Place Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Road to ‘The Sure Thing’ 2003 Video documentary short Herself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Berman & Berman 2002 TV Series Herself
Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories – A Musical Family Reunion 2001 TV Movie Herself – Hostess
Wild On… 1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1993-1995 TV Series Herself
Off Camera with Dean Cain 1995 TV Series Herself
A Day in the Lives of ‘Melrose Place’ 1994 TV Movie Herself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Herself – Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2008 LA Femme Filmmaker Award LA Femme International Film Festival New Establishment Award

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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