Stephanie Wittels

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs
Stephanie Rose Wittels[1]

(1981-02-20) February 20, 1981 (age 38)[2]
EducationNew York University
University of Houston
OccupationActress and author
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Mike Wachs

Stephanie Rose Wittels (born February 20, 1981) is an American actress, activist, and author who has worked for ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks. She is the co-founder and executive director of Rec Room Arts in Houston Texas.[3] Wittels was also an instructor in the theater department at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.[1]

According to an interview, she made her anime debut in Air Gear as Yayoi Nakayama.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Wittels is married to Mike Wachs. They have a daughter born in 2014[4] and a son named after her younger brother, Harris Wittels, born in 2018.


Wittels is the author of Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss, an unflinchingly honest memoir about her brother's death that has been called A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers. Her writing can be found on Vox,[5] Longform,[6] Huffington Post,[7] Fatherly,[8] Babble,[9] and Medium.[10] She has been a guest on "Late Night with Seth Meyers,”[11] "NPR Weekend Edition,”[12] “Houston Matters,” and numerous podcasts including “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Who Charted?,” and “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend.” She has been featured in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, The Hollywood Reporter, Arts & Culture Magazine, and as one of Houstonia Magazine’s “10 Houston Women Making it Happen.”[13] Stephanie is an anime voice over actor and co-host of “Hands Off Parents,” a weekly podcast on parenting (and life.)[3]

Voice roles[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Konze, Arthur (September 24, 2007). "Stephanie Wittels Anime Interview". activeAnime. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, The Houston Jewish Herald-Voice Index to Vitals and Family Events, 1908-2007.
  3. ^ a b "PEOPLE". Rec Room Arts. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  4. ^ Stephanie Wittels Wachs (July 2, 2014). "And we are now parents". Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Wachs, Stephanie Wittels (2016-05-03). "My brother died of a heroin overdose. Internet trolls wouldn't let us grieve". Vox. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  6. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs · Longform". Longform. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  7. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs | HuffPost". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  8. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Author at Fatherly". Fatherly. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  9. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs". Babble. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  10. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs". Medium. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  11. ^ "Stephanie Wittels Wachs Opens Up About Her Brother's Struggle with Addiction". YouTube. Late Night with Seth Meyers. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  12. ^ Simon, Scott (2019-03-03). "A Sister Shares 'Horrible And Wonderful' Memories Of Her Brother's Life And Death". Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  13. ^ "10 Houston Women Making It Happen". Houstonia. Retrieved 2019-01-17.

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