Stephanie Faracy: The Famous Actress Of 70s and 80s

Who is Stephanie Faracy?

Stephanie Faracy is a famous American character actress. Recognized primarily for supporting roles in films such as Heaven Can Wait, Scavenger Hunt, Blind Date, The Great Outdoors, Hocus Pocus, Sideways, Flightplan, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Stephanie Faracy’s acting career has spanned over four decades.

Stephanie Faracy has also appeared in many television shows and had a leading role in the sitcom True Colors. Her most recent work is the Netflix comedy series Uncoupled, in which she portrays the character of Lisa Lawson, the mother of Neil Patrick Harris’s character Michael.

Stephanie Faracy Biography
Stephanie Faracy Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameStephanie Faracy
BirthdateJanuary 1, 1952
Age 71 years old
Sun signCapricorn
TraitsPositive traits- Romantic, calm, and poised
Negative traits- Dictatorial, resentful, and  distrusting
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Currently residingBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 cm)
SiblingsBrian Faracy
Peggy Faracy
Relationship statusUnmarried
Educated atIllinois Wesleyan University and Yale School of Drama.
Profession Actress
Net WorthUSD 11 million

Stephanie Faracy Birthday

Stephanie Faracy was born on January 1, 1952. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As of 2023, she is 71 years old.

Early Life and Educational Background 

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stephanie Faracy spent most of her childhood in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She also attended high school there. 

Young Stephanie Faracy
Young Stephanie Faracy

Although Faracy has not disclosed any details about her parents and their professions, it is known that the American character actress has two siblings. Their names are Brian Faracy and Peggy Faracy. Both of them are voice actors. 

Regarding her educational background, Stephanie learned acting at Illinois Wesleyan University. She also studied at Yale School of Drama.


After finishing her education, Stephanie Faracy kick-started her acting career on the New York stage. In 1976, Faracy made her television debut. She appeared on an episode of the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley.

Laverne & Shirley was an American sitcom television series that aired for eight ABC seasons. It was a spin-off of Happy Days, one of the most successful Tv series of the 1970s. 

Stephanie Faracy and Charles from the ABC Tv series Eye to Eye
Stephanie Faracy and Charles from the ABC Tv series Eye to Eye

Following this, Faracy had starring roles in two unsold sitcom pilots. After this, she was cast as Corinne in the comedy film Heaven Can Wait, released in 1978.

Directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait was an American sports fantasy comedy film starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. In 1979, Faracy appeared as Angel Childress in the movie When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? She also played the role of Babbette in the comedy film Scavenger Hunt.

Regarding her TV career, Faracy had a starring role in the CBS sitcom The Last Resort. In addition, she co-starred alongside Bill Bixby and Mariette Hartley in the CBS sitcom Goodnight, Beantown from 1983 to 1984. 

The short-lived sitcom aired on CBS for two brief seasons. In the 1980s, Faracy acted in several miniseries, including The Thorn Birds, Space, and Windmills of the Gods. 

Stephanie Faracy acted alongside Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger in the romantic comedy film Blind Date which was released in 1978. Directed by Blake Edwards, the romantic comedy film, despite negative reviews from critics, emerged as a financial success and made its opening at number one at the box office.

Stephanie Faracy and Ken Olin from Class of 72
Stephanie Faracy and Ken Olin from the Class of 72

In 1979, Faracy was cast as John Candy’s wife in the comedy film The Great Outdoors. Faracy continued her acting career in the 1980s. She had roles in several movies and TV shows, including The Great Outdoors, Insight, Private Benjamin, Trapper John, M.D., Fantasy Island, Hotel, and Mama Malone. 

At the start of the 1990s, Stephanie Faracy acted in the sitcom His & Hers. She had a starring role opposite Martin Mull in the short-lived sitcom. Then, in 1991, she starred in the Fox sitcom True Colors. The show revolved around the topic of interracial marriage.

In 1993, Faracy appeared as Jenny Dennison in the film Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus was a hit fantasy comedy film starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Faracy had supporting roles in many films and television shows in the following years. Her guest roles include Touched by an Angel, Wings, Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Goldbergs. 

Stephanie Faracy
Stephanie Faracy

In 2004, Stephanie Faracy played the role of Sandra Oh’s mother in Sideways. She acted alongside Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini in Surviving Christmas.

In 2005, Faracy appeared in Flightplan. The famous character actress also played in Get Him to the Greek, acting alongside Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.

In 2011, Faracy portrayed the role of “Mrs. Pubich” in the Cameron Diaz starrer Bad Teacher. She appeared as Zac Efron’s character’s mother in the 2016 film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Stephanie Faracy acted in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids in 2016. Recently, Faracy played the role of Lisa Lawson, the mother of Neil Patrick Harris’s character Michael, on the Netflix comedy series Uncoupled.

Uncoupled is a romantic comedy series that premiered on Netflix on July 29, 2022. Created and written by Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, the series revolves around a gay man who, after splitting from his long-term partner, tries to navigate the dating scene in New York.

Stephanie Faracy Net Worth

As of 2023, Stephanie Faracy has an estimated net worth of approximately USD 11 million. Faracy has accumulated such impressive earnings due to her long-standing career as an actress

Stephanie Faracy Now
Stephanie Faracy Now

With such an impressive net worth, Stephanie Faracy leads a lavish lifestyle. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Relationships and Children

Despite being in the public eye for over four decades, Stephanie Faracy has managed to keep the details of her romances and dating history under wraps.

The Devious Maids actress has never been married. In addition, Faracy does not have any children, biological or adopted. 

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