Staci Keanan

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Staci Keanan
Born Anastasia Love Sagorsky
(1975-06-06) June 6, 1975 (age 43)
Devon, Pennsylvania, US
Other names
  • Staci Keanan
  • Staci Love
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–2012
Spouse(s) Guy Birtwhistle (m. 2017)

Anastasia Love Sagorsky (born on June 6, 1975),[1][2] best known by her stage name Staci Keanan, is a former American actress. Keanan is best known for her roles in the television series My Two Dads (1987–1990) and Step by Step (1991–1998).

Early life[edit]

Keanan was born in Devon, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), the daughter of Jacqueline (née Love) and Irv Sagorsky, a car salesman.[1][3][4] She has a sister, Pilar.[4]

Career[edit]

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.[5]

At the age of 12, shortly after she moved with her family to Los Angeles, 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.[6]

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.[1] 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.

She has also been credited as Stacy Keenan and Staci Love.

Personal life[edit]

Keanan received her undergraduate degree from UCLA. She then attended Southwestern Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013. She currently practices law under her given name, Anastasia Sagorsky, in the Los Angeles area.[2]

On February 11, 2017, Keanan married Guy Birtwhistle, an actor and producer.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lisa Lisa Alternative title: Candlelight Killer
1994 Skooled Short film
1995 Ski Hard Annie Meyers Alternative titles: Downhill Willie, Ski Nuts
1995 The Red Coat Mary Short film
1997 Nowhere Ever Credited as Stacy Keanan[8][9]
2004 Stolen Poem Jamie Short film
2006 Hidden Secrets Rachel Wilson Credited as Stacy Keanan
2009 Sarah's Choice Denise Credited as Stacy Keanan[10]
2010 Holyman Undercover Carmen
2010 You Again Dana Credited as Stacy Keanan[11]
2010 Death and Cremation Becky Weaver
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1985 How To Be A Man N/A Television special; uncredited[citation needed]
1985 Many Happy Returns Uncredited Television short produced for PBS; uncredited[citation needed]
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Angelica Cipriani Television miniseries; credited as Staci Love
1987–1990 My Two Dads Nicole Bradford Lead role; 60 episodes
1990 Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child Kathy Stilwell Television movie
1990–1991 Going Places Lindsay Bowen Main role; 22 episodes
1991–1998 Step by Step Dana Foster Main role; 159 episodes; credited as Stacy Keanan for Season 7
1996 Boy Meets World Dana Episode: "The Happiest Show on Earth"
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Becky Samms Episode: "I've Got You Under My Skin"; credited as Stacy Keanan
1998 Cybill Lacy Episode: "Fine Is Not a Feeling"
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Cindy Garrett Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part"

Theatre[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Staci Keanan Biography (1975-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b "The State Bar of California: Attorney Search". calbar.ca.gov. The State Bar of California. Retrieved January 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ Kim, Jae-Ha. "Actress likes having '2 Dads'", Chicago Sun-Times, November 17, 1989.
  4. ^ a b Obituary for Jacqueline Love Sagorsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 30, 2009.
  5. ^ Blessing, Angela; Holmstrom, Rick (November 23, 1987). "For Staci Keanan of TV's My Two Dads, Hollywood Can Be a Two-Faced Town". People. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  6. ^ Podcast: 'Keanan, Stacy. Interview with Brian Castro.'[permanent dead link] from [4:24"], IMDB listing misspelled. WTF? the Podcast. FX Show, Orlando. January 2008. Retrieved on 2010-10-24.
  7. ^ "'My Two Dads' Star Staci Keanan: Where Is She Now?". Extra. Extra (TV program). Retrieved November 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Film clip: 'FILM "NOWHERE" CAST (1997)' onscreen credits [1.43"-1.47"] as "Stacy Keanan".
  9. ^ Nowhere (1997) Cast and Crew at FLF.com (circa 1997 via Wayback Machine.) Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  10. ^ Sarah’s Choice DVD cover DVD cover image Wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  11. ^ You Again production creditsNew York Times Retrieved 2010-10-22. Archived November 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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