Who is Stacey Weitzman?
Stacey Weitzman is an American actress, filmmaker, businesswoman and activist, but perhaps best known as the wife of the famous Hollywood veteran star – actor, producer, director and comedian Henry Winkler. She became famous and known for her role in the drama film ‘Safe’ in 1995. Before she started acting in the television series ‘As Told by Ginger’ and the drama film ‘The Touch’, Stacey ran a public relations company. We often see her attending various events with her husband and supporting his multiple projects.
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Along with her husband, Stacey has helped many children’s programs through their production company. In 1990, the couple, along with six other couples, such as Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, founded “Children’s Action Network.” This charity has helped vaccinate 175,000 children worldwide for free and was involved in a national adoption campaign.
Stacey Weitzman Age, Education and Early Life
Stacey Cooper Furstman was born on November 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father worked in a private office while her mother was a nurse.
When she was young, she went to a dance school and wanted to study fashion design at university. Still, her father persuaded her to study economics and business at the University of North California. After graduating, she went to New York City, where she met her first husband, entertainment attorney Howard Weitzman, in 1968, and after a brief fling, the couple married on October 19, 1969. The couple welcomed a son, Jed Weitzman, in 1971, but their marriage did not last long and the couple divorced in 1976.
Relationship with Winkler
Later that year, Stacey met her future second husband, Henry Winkler, at Jerry Magnin’s clothing store in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, the firm that was her PR client.
At that time, Henry was already the star of the series “Happy Days” – apparently it was love at first sight when they met. Stacey moved in with him five months later, moving in at his Hollywood Hills home with her four-year-old son Jed and dogs Amanda and Percy, both Yorkies. On May 5, 1978, the couple tied the knot at the Manhattan synagogue where Henry had his bar mitzvah years earlier. Their first daughter Zoe Winkler was born in 1980, while son Max Daniel was born on August 18, 1983. Although they grew up in Hollywood, these two famous children had a remarkably normal upbringing.
Zoe became a kindergarten teacher, Jed Weitzman grew up to be a music talent manager, and Max followed his father into the entertainment industry as a film and television director and screenwriter.
Stacey Weitzman Career
When she graduated from college, Stacey opened her fashion PR agency. Her office became very successful and quickly attracted clients such as Jag and Van Cleef & Arpels. Stacey’s first engagement with the Hollywood world was to work on the movie drama “Safe”, which she was casting, appearing as a guest in a few scenes.
Her attempt at becoming an actress has happened twice, first being 2001 in the action comedy animation ‘As Told by Ginger’ where she lent her voice to a character called ‘Muffin’. Then, in 2005, Stacey appeared in the drama “Touch”, starring Kristia Knowles, Brooke Morgan, Shauna Bartel, Cree Ivey and Julia Jarvis. She also appeared as herself in the TV series “E! Live from the Red Carpet” in 2019, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Celebrity Page” in 2020.
In 2001, shortly after her daughter Zoe entered college, Stacey Weitzman was diagnosed with breast cancer — after tests, she underwent intensive chemotherapy and a lumpectomy.
Unfortunately, the cancer returned after a few years, and this time she had a double mastectomy and has lived cancer-free ever since. This disease has affected her family and now she and her husband are involved in humanitarian work, raising awareness among women about regular checkups.
Stacey Weitzman Net Worth
Stacey Weitzman has not mentioned her salary and income, so it is difficult to determine her net worth. Her husband Henry is much more transparent about this matter, and we know he is worth a whopping $30 million. A few years ago, he made about $3.5 million from the sale of his book, and we know he drives a Lexus car worth just $15,000.
Stacey Weitzman husband Henry Winkler
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945 in Manhattan, New York City, USA. His parents are German Jews who fled from Germany to the US in 1939 before the war. Though he was anxious as a child and suffered from dyslexia, he received his BA from Emerson College. Henry also studied in Lausanne, Switzerland, and worked part-time in a small German town. When he returned to New York, he started doing commercials and supporting roles as an actor.
The first notable role that also earned him his first two major Golden Globe Awards was in the sitcom ‘Happy Days’ in 1977 and 1978.
In 1982, Henry appeared in Ron Howard’s comedy “Night Shift”, and in the 1980s he was also directing and producing.
He returned to acting in the 1990s, appearing in the films “One Christmas” with Katharine Hepburn and “The Waterboy” (1998) with Adam Sandler. In 2018, Henry won ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ in a Comedy Series for his role in the comedy ‘Barry’ and the following year he won ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’ for the same role. In his lifetime, he has played more than 100 characters, directed three films and produced three films. He played in the theater in a pantomime and wrote 19 books.
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