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 from the 1994 movie, The Cowboy Way. Stefanson and her boyfriend are proud parents of their child.
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.
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.
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 the human anatomy for years. She then learned bronze sculpture and by 2004, she made her own 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
Leslie Stefanson is currently in a relationship with American actor, James Spader. The couple started dating from 2003 after meeting for the first time while filming the movie, Alien Hunter. However, they kept their relationship low profile and rarely appear in public. Even after years of relationship, they seem in no hurry to get married.
They together share a child named, Nathaneal Spader born in 2008. Despite the 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.
Leslie Stefanson's Net Worth
Leslie Stefanson, 46, has the height of 5 feet 11 inch (1.82m). Stefanson who began her career from the movie, The Cowboy Way earned an estimated net worth of million dollars through her various profession. However, the exact amount hasn't made official yet.
Some of the movies of Stefanson that were a box office hit 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
Her sculpting career also adds more sum to her net worth.
Her boyfriend, Spader has an estimated net worth of $10 million and said he earned $125k 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.
Leslie Stefanson Affairs
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.
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.