Staci Keanan

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Staci Keanan
Born
Anastasia Love Sagorsky

(1975-06-06) June 6, 1975 (age 44)
Other names
  • Stacy Keanan
  • Staci Love
Alma materUCLA
Southwestern Law School
OccupationActress (1987–2010)
Attorney (2013–present)
Spouse(s)
Guy Birtwhistle (m. 2017)

Staci Keanan (born Anastasia Love Sagorsky on June 6, 1975)[1][2] is an American deputy district attorney and former actress. Keanan is best known for portraying the role of Nicole Bradford on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads, from 1987 to 1990, and as Dana Foster on the ABC/CBS sitcom Step by Step, from 1991 to 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]

Acting[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] 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 2009 film Sarah's Choice.

Law[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] In 2014, Keanan worked as a prosecutor in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office who handles felony cases involving violent crime or death.[7] By 2019, Keanan became a Deputy District Attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On February 11, 2017, Keanan married actor and producer Guy Birtwhistle.[9]

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[10][11]
2004 Stolen Poem Jamie Short film
2006 Hidden Secrets Rachel Wilson Credited as Stacy Keanan
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
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1985 How To Be a Man N/A Television special
Uncredited
1985 Many Happy Returns Uncredited Television short
Uncredited
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Angelica Cipriani Television miniseries
Credited as Staci Love
1987–1990 My Two Dads Nicole Bradford 60 episodes
1990 Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child Kathy Stilwell Television movie
1990–1991 Going Places Lindsay Bowen 22 episodes
1991–1998 Step by Step Dana Foster 159 episodes
Credited as Stacy Keanan for Season 7
1996 Boy Meets World Dana Foster 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"

Stage[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • 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 March 7, 2009.
  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 September 3, 2016.
  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 October 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Inland Empire–Southwestern Law School Connection" (PDF). Riverside Lawyer. May 2014. p. 14.
  8. ^ Eakins, Paul (August 16, 2019). "Man Sentenced for Killing 77-Year-Old Woman in Hit-and-Run". Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
  9. ^ "'My Two Dads' Star Staci Keanan: Where Is She Now?". Extra. Extra. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Film clip: 'FILM "NOWHERE" CAST (1997)' onscreen credits [1.43"-1.47"] as "Stacy Keanan".
  11. ^ Nowhere (1997) Cast and Crew at FLF.com (circa 1997 via Wayback Machine.) Retrieved November 26, 2010.
  12. ^ Sarah’s Choice DVD cover DVD cover image Wikipedia.org. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
  13. ^ You Again production creditsNew York Times Retrieved October 22, 2010. Archived November 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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