Stephanie is the long-time girlfriend of actor Richard Grieco.
Stephanie once sat for an oil painting by artist Steve Nicholson when she was in high school. Steve was their art teacher then.
After graduating magna cum laude at Duke University, Stephanie took further studies at the California Institute for the Arts.
Stephanie's theatrical credits include Twelfth Night and Wrong Turn at Lungfish.
Stephanie attended John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine.
In her free time, Stephanie loves to go horseback-riding and hiking in the woods with her dog.
Stephanie has an older twin brother, Terry. Her mom is Barbara Niznik of Vermont and his father is Kenneth Niznik of Bangor.
Stephanie: (on living in Utah) There's a lot of beautiful things to see and do here. Utah reminds me of Maine, in terms of having seasons again. The snow, the shoveling, it brings back memories.
Stephanie: (on her character in "Everwood") In the past, I've played strong, tough women. But [producers] Greg Berlanti and Mickey Liddell saw that [Nina] is who I am. She says the right thing at the right time, unlike me. But she does have writers.
Stephanie: A lot of moms stop and talk to me at the airport or on the street, and tell me that Everwood is the only show they can watch with their children, that can start conversations in their homes. That's because it does a really good job at giving different perspectives.
Stephanie: (on the cast of "Everwood") We're especially lucky because the cast is very close and is composed of actors who really want to be here. It's great when you enjoy the cast and crew you work with.
Stephanie: (on "Everwood") There's the chemistry of the cast and the quality of the writing. It's not soapy, and it appeals to both teens and adults. It doesn't just skim the surface of a topic; it goes a little deeper.
Stephanie: As an actor, work security is something you treasure. Also, you get to create and build on a character.