Cynthia Stevenson: Bio, Family, Career & Net worth

Who is Cynthia Stevenson?

Cynthia Stevenson is a well-known actress who played the lead role of Jennifer Bass in the short-lived syndicated parody comedy series My Talk Show.

In addition, Cynthia Stevenson has acted in many sitcoms, including Bob, Hope & Gloria, and Oh Baby. After making her film debut in the 1992 satirical film, The Player, Cynthia Stevenson appeared in several movies such as  Forget Paris, Home for the Holidays, Happiness, and Air Bud: Golden Receiver.

Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia Stevenson Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameCynthia C. Stevenson
Also Known AsCynthia Stevenson
BirthdayAugust 2, 1962
Sun signLeo
Age 61 years old
Personality TraitsPositive- Charming, outgoing, and funny
Negative-  Stubborn, arrogant, and inflexible
BirthplacePiedmont, California, USA
Sexual OrientationStraight
Height5 feet 11 inches
HairLight Brown
EducationUniversity of Victoria, American Conservatory Theatre, and Drama Studio London
ParentsAl Stevenson (father)
Gayle Stevenson (mother)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseTom Davies
ChildrenFrank Huston Davies (son)
Profession Actress
Net WorthUSD 2 million
Currently living inLos Angeles, California, USA
Social MediaInstagram

Early Life, Parents, and Education

Cynthia Stevenson is the daughter of Al Stevenson and Gayle Stevenson. Although she was born in Oakland, California, Stevenson grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Stevenson and her family also lived in Bellevue, Washington, briefly.

Cynthia Stevenson’s father, Al Stevenson, was an upholstery warehouse owner. Her mother, Gayle Stevenson, worked as an editor. When it comes to siblings, Cynthia Stevenson has a brother.

Cynthia Stevenson Family photo
Cynthia Stevenson Family photo

Cynthia developed an interest in acting during her university days. She attended the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, and joined the university’s Phoenix Theatre Program.

Later, she moved to California to finish the program. Stevenson studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Drama Studio London at Berkeley.

Cynthia Stevenson Marriage and Children

Cynthia Stevenson is married to second unit director and producer Tom Davies. The couple got married in July 1992.

Cynthia Stevenson and Tom Davies share a son named Frank Huston Davies, born on January 29, 1997. Cynthia and her family live in Los Angeles, California.

About Tom Davies

Tom Davies, a graduate of Arizona State University, initially started in Hollywood with a gofer job at Alan Landsberg Productions. He later started working as a PA on several TV movies and mini-series. 

Davies has worked as a second unit director/ assistant director in over 40 films and TV shows. His credits include The Secret: Dare to Dream, Secret in Their Eyes, To the Bone, The Sum of All Fears, Skating to New York, John Doe, Hush, A Little Princess, Fatal Instinct, Love Field, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, Tales from the Crypt, Stark: Mirror Image, Blind Fury, and Love is Forever. 

Moreover, he has also worked as a location manager and location assistant in the TV movies such as Born to Be Sold and Callie & Son. In addition, Davies was the coordinating producer in The Breakup Girl. 

Cynthia Stevenson Career

Early Career

Cynthia Stevenson was a part of a Los Angeles-based improv group in her initial acting days. After that, she acted in two local theatre productions. 

One of those productions was a long-running hit titled “The Ladies Room”. It earned Cynthia critical acclaim for her acting and comic timing. As a result, she appeared in 26 episodes of the TV sketch comedy, Off the Wall.

Before this, Cynthia had already made her TV debut in Max Headroom. She also landed roles in several other TV shows, including Empty Nest, The Famous Teddy Z., Newhart, Cheers, Married to the Mob, and Major Dad. 

Moreover, she also had starring roles in the made-for-television movies A Father’s Homecoming and Double Your Pleasure. Cynthia landed her first starring role as Jennifer Bass in the 1990 syndicated parody comedy series, My Talk Show. 

Often described as the “first cult hit” of the 1990s, the show aired from September 1990 to March 1991 and revolved around a local talk show titled “My Talk Show,” created by housewife and talk television fan, Jennifer Bass.

The show made Cynthia an overnight star as a result, she was cast as Bonnie Sherow in the Oscar-nominated film The Player. This was her big-screen debut. Later, she appeared in many comedy films such as Watch It, Forget Paris,  Home for the Holidays, Live Nude Girls, Happiness, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, and its sequels.

Cynthia was cast in the NBC sitcom Hope and Gloria, in which she co-starred alongside Jessica Lundy. The show aired from 1995 to 1996 and had 2 seasons and 35 episodes.

Hope Davidson from the sets of Hope & Gloria
Cynthia Stevenson from the sets of Hope & Gloria

Apart from this, Cynthia played the role of Jane Conrad in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. She also starred in the Lifetime comedy series Oh Baby.

Later Career

In the early 2000s, Cynthia Stevenson relocated to Vancouver. She played the role of Joy Lass in the long-running American comedy-drama series Dead Like Me. 

Moreover, she was cast in many films, including Agent Cody Banks, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, Air Bud Spikes Back, Neverwas, Snow Buddies, and I Love You, Beth Cooper. In addition, Cynthia was a regular series in the 2006 romantic comedy-drama Men in Trees. 

In 2008, Cynthia moved back to Southern California, and the same year, she starred in Lifetime TV’s Christmas comedy Will You Merry Me? Then, she reprised her role of Jackie Framm in Air Bud: Golden Receiver’s five subsequent comedy films for Disney.

Cynthia Stevenson from Air Bud
Cynthia Stevenson from Air Bud

In 2010, was cast in the CW drama series Life Unexpected. The same year, she appeared in the music video for the song “Fuckin’ Perfect” by Pink. In addition, Cynthia also guest-starred in several TV shows, including Ally McBeal, Monk, Six Feet Under, According to Jim, and The L. Word.

Her most recent work includes the hit American legal thriller TV series, How to Get Away with Murder. Cynthia worked on the show from 2018 to 2020 and portrayed the role of Pam Walsh. In 2021, Cynthia played the role of Senator Marian Clark in an episode of The Good Doctor.

Awards and Nominations

Title (year)CategoryNominated WorkStatus
American Television Awards (1993)Best Supporting Actress in a Situation ComedyBobNominated
National Board of Review Award (1998)Best Acting by an EnsembleHappiness Winner
DVD Exclusive Award (2003)Best Supporting ActressAir Bud: Seventh Inning FetchWinner

Cynthia Stevenson Net Worth

As of 2023, Cynthia Stevenson’s net worth of approximately USD 2 million. Stevenson has accumulated an astounding net worth being a film and TV actress.

Social Media Presence

Cynthia Stevenson Instagram

On Instagram, Cynthia Stevenson is active under the username “cynstevenson“. The actress has 1,134 Instagram followers, and she follows 89 other accounts. 

Cynthia made her last Instagram post on June 12, 2018. She has not been active on the social networking platform since then. 

Cynthia Stevenson Twitter

Joined in September 2013, Cynthia Stevenson’s Twitter handle is “CynStevenson“. She has 1,480 Twitter followers. 

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