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Leslie Stefanson Biography

Updated On 02 Jan, 2024 Published On 22 Dec, 2017
Leslie Stefanson
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Facts of Leslie Stefanson

Date of Birth :
Age : 52 years old
Family Name : Stefanson
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Taurus
Height : 5 Feet 11 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Leslie Stefanson

What is Leslie Stefanson marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): In Relation
How many children does Leslie Stefanson have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Leslie Stefanson having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Leslie Stefanson Lesbian ? No

American model, actress, and artist, Leslie Stefanson is popularly known for her role as Capt. Elisabeth Campbell in the movie, The General’s Daughter. Stefanson made her Hollywood debut in the 1994 movie, The Cowboy Way. Stefanson and her boyfriend are proud parents of their child. She welcomed her first child, a son with her longtime boyfriend James Spader in August 2008. The couple has been dating for so long and they may walk down the aisle anytime soon.

Early Life and Education of Leslie Stefanson

Leslie Stefanson was born Leslie Ann Stefanson on 10th May 1971 in Fargo, North Dakota under the birth sign of  Taurus. Stefanson is American and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White. She is the daughter of Corinne Stefanson and Randy Stevenson. She was raised along with two siblings, Susan Stefanson and Lisa Stefanson in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Leslie Stefanson.
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In 1993, Stefanson earned a degree in English Literature from Barnard College in New York. Later, she also attended Columbia University in New York City, New York. Before pursuing her career in acting, Stefanson started modeling.

Leslie Stefanson's Career

Leslie Stefanson debuted in Hollywood in 1994 from the movie, The Cowboy Way. She shared the screen with Woody Harrelson, Keifer Sutherland, Dylan Mc Dermott, Cara Buono, and Marg Helgenberger among others.

She then appeared in several movies like The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Flubber (1997), Break Up (1998), Beautiful (2000) and MDs (2002). Among those films, she is famous for her roles in 1999’s The Generals’ Daughter opposite stars like John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, and Timothy Hutton.

Stefanson retired from acting in 2003 after two movies, The Hunted (cast- Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro, Connie Nielsen, and Jenna Boyd among others) and Alien Hunter.

Sculptor Career

Leslie Stefanson was interested in arts from a very early age. In 2003, she changed her profession from acting to sculpting.  

In 2000, Stefanson studied human anatomy for years. She then learned bronze sculpture and by 2004, she made her bronze piece called, I Myself Alone. As of now, she makes bronze and terracotta sculptures in LA and New York.

Leslie Stefanson's Personal Life; Is She Married? Who's Her Husband?

Leslie Stefanson is currently in a relationship with American actor, James Spader. The couple started dating in 2003 after meeting for the first time while filming the movie, Alien Hunter. However, they kept their relationship low profile and rarely appeared in public. Even after years of relationship, they seem in no hurry to get married.

 Leslie Stefanson with her partner James Spader at the Golden Globe Awards.
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The couple share a child named, Nathaneal Spader born in 2008. The couple got engaged the same year the pair welcomed their first child. Together with her partner and her son, she lives in New York City.  

Despite their busy schedule, they somehow manage to take proper care of their child. Stefanson is also a stepmother of Spader's two children from his previous marriage, Sebastian Spader, and Elijah Spader.  

Before this relationship, in 1997, she dated American actor and former boxer, Ryan O’Neal and eventually broke up.

Before embarking on a romantic relationship with her, James, her partner, had previously been married to Victoria Kheel. This actor and his wife's married life endured for more than a decade and bore witness to the arrival of two sons into their lives.

Leslie Stefanson's Net Worth

Leslie Stefanson, 48, has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.82m) and weighs around 53 kg. Stefanson who began her career in the movie, The Cowboy Way earned an estimated net worth of million dollars through her various professions. However, the exact amount hasn't been made official yet.

Some of the movies of Stefanson that were box office hits include:

  • The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) = $91 million
  • Flubber (1997) = $178 million
  • As Good as It Gets (1997) = $314.1 million
  • The General’s Daughter (1999) = $149 million
  • Unbreakable (2000) = $248.1 million

Stefanson's sculpting career also adds more sum to her net worth. Her boyfriend, Spader has a mammoth net worth of $30 million and said he earned $300,000 per episode from the TV series. 

In 2016, the couple sold their LA house for $4 million. They also own Audi R8 V10 priced at $164,150.

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Leslie Stefanson Affairs

  1. First Affair with Ryan O’Neal

    Leslie Stefanson was in a relationship with American actor and former boxer in 1997. But after dating for several months, the couple broke up for some unknown reasons.

  2. Second Affair with James Spader

    Leslie Stefanson met James Spader for the first time while filming the movie, Alien Hunter in 2003. Soon after that, the couple started dating each other. From the day to until today, they are having a great bonding but is not yet married.

Leslie Stefanson Children

SON : Nathaneal Spader

Father: James Spader

On 31 August 2008, Leslie Stefanson and James Spader welcomed their first child name, Nathaneal Spader. Besides him, Stefanson is also a step-mother of Spader's two children from his previous marriage.

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