Staci Keanan

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Staci Keanan
Born Anastasia Sagorsky[1]
(1975-06-06) June 6, 1975 (age 41)
Devon, Pennsylvania, US
Other names Stacy Keanan
Stacy Keenan
Staci Love
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Guy Birthwhistle

Staci Keanan is the stage name of Anastasia Sagorsky (born June 6, 1975), an American actress. Keanan is best known for her roles in the television series My Two Dads (1987–90) and Step by Step (1991–98). She has also been credited as Stacy Keanan and Staci Love.

Early life[edit]

Keanan was born in Devon, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), the daughter of Jacqueline (née Love) and Irv Sagorsky, a car salesman.[1][2][3] She has a sister, Pilar.[3] The family resided in the Philadelphia area.[citation needed]


At age five, she began modeling and appeared in print, radio, and television advertisements, including the voice of My Little Pony and television commercials for Burger King and Hershey's Kisses. As a youth, Keanan moved with her mother and sister to New York City, where she changed her name to "Staci Love" and began appearing in summer stock. She made her credited television debut in the 1987 miniseries I'll Take Manhattan.[4]

At the age of 12, shortly after she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, she was cast as Nicole Bradford in the TV series My Two Dads. The series ran from 1987 to 1990. During the 1990-91 season, she co-starred in the short-lived series Going Places with Alan Ruck, Heather Locklear, and Hallie Todd. The following year, Keanan was cast as Dana Foster in the TV series Step by Step which aired from 1991 to 1998. By 1997 Keanan had changed her name from Staci to Stacy.[5]

Keanan had roles in the short Stolen Poem (2004) and the films Hidden Secrets (2006), and Death and Cremation (2010) with Brad Dourif, Jeremy Sumpter, and Daniel Baldwin. In 2009 Keanan appeared in Holyman Undercover, starring David A.R. White,[1] and in 2010 she appeared in a cameo in You Again with Step By Step castmates Christine Lakin and Patrick Duffy. She also co-starred in the film Sarah's Choice.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Keanan is married to Guy Birtwhistle.[3] She graduated from Southwestern Law School and currently practices law in the Los Angeles area.[7][8] She was an Art History major at UCLA. She is a devout Catholic.[citation needed]


As a child musical theatre performer:

As an adult stage performer:

  • Old Glories, two one-act plays by Elliot Shoenman, directed by Mark L. Taylor, Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, California
    • Above the Fold (Diane), Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, California
    • Red Flags (Janet), Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, California
  • Moment in the Sun (Diane Bellini), by Elliot Shoenman, Matrix Theatre, Hollywood, California
  • Last Call at Moby Dick's (Caroline), by Ed Marill, directed by Mark L. Taylor, McCadden Place Theatre, Hollywood, California
  • Sunset Park (Young Evelyn) second run, by Marley Sims and Elliot Shoenman, directed by Mark L. Taylor, Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, California


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Lisa Lisa Alternative title: Candlelight Killer
1994 Skooled (short) Dir. by Morgan Higby Night
1995 Ski Hard Annie Meyers Alternative titles: Downhill Willie
Ski Nuts
1995 The Red Coat (short) Mary Dir. by Morgan Higby Night
1997 Nowhere Ever Credited as Stacy Keanan[9][10]
2004 Stolen Poem (short) Jamie Dir. by Austin Grady
2006 Hidden Secrets Rachel Wilson Credited as Stacy Keanan[11]
2009 Sarah's Choice Denise Credited as Stacy Keanan[12]
2010 Holyman Undercover Carmen
2010 You Again Dana Credited as Stacy Keanan[13]
2010 Death and Cremation Becky Weaver
Year Title Role Notes
1985 How To Be A Man Uncredited Television Special
Hosted and Executive Produced by Bob Keeshan
1985 Many Happy Returns Uncredited Short produced for PBS.
Story by Willie Reale. With Peter MacNicol as "Barney"
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Angelica Cipriani Miniseries
Credited as Staci Love[14]
1987–90 My Two Dads Nicole Bradford 60 episodes
1990 Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child Kathy Stilwell TV Movie
1990–91 Going Places Lindsay Bowen 22 episodes
1991–98 Step by Step Dana Foster 159 episodes
Credited as Stacy Keanan for Season 7
1996 Boy Meets World Dana Foster 1 episode
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Becky Samms 1 episode
Credited as Stacy Keanan[15]
1998 Cybill Lacy 1 episode
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Cindy Garrett 1 episode


Year Award Result Category Series
1988 Young Artist Award Won Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Comedy Series My Two Dads


  1. ^ a b c "Staci Keanan Biography (1975-)". Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ Kim, Jae-Ha. "Actress likes having '2 Dads'", Chicago Sun-Times, 17 November 1989.
  3. ^ a b c Obituary for Jacqueline Love Sagorsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 July 2009.
  4. ^ Blessing, Angela; Holmstrom, Rick (1987-11-23). "For Staci Keanan of TV's My Two Dads, Hollywood Can Be a Two-Faced Town". People. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  5. ^ Podcast: 'Keanan, Stacy. Interview with Brian Castro.' from [4:24"], IMDB listing misspelled. WTF? the Podcast. FX Show, Orlando. 2008-01. Retrieved on 2010-10-24.
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  9. ^ Film clip: 'FILM "NOWHERE" CAST (1997)' onscreen credits [1.43"-1.47"] as "Stacy Keanan".
  10. ^ Nowhere (1997) Cast and Crew at (circa 1997 via Internet Archive.) Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  11. ^ Hidden Secrets (2006) full credits at Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  12. ^ Sarah’s Choice DVD cover DVD cover image Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  13. ^ You Again production credits New York Times Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  14. ^ I'll Take Manhattan (1987) full credits at Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  15. ^ Credits at the Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-24.

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