Quick Facts of Stephanie Courtney

  • Full NameStephanie Courtney
  • Net Worth$6 million
  • Date of Birth08 February, 1970
  • NicknameStephanie Courtney
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceStony Point, New York
  • Ethnicity White-American
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActress, Comedian
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1995-present
  • Eye colour Hazel
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildFit
  • SpouseScott Kolanach
  • Height1.73 m
  • Weight60 kg
  • EducationBinghamton University
  • Online PresenceTwitter
  • Horoscope Aquarius

Do you know who played the character of fictional salesperson Flo in television and radio commercials for insurance company Progressive corporation? The person behind the character is non-other than Stephanie Courtney. She played in more than 100 commercials for the American insurance company.

Stephanie is an actress and comedian who showcased acting skills in movies such as Blades of Glory, Christmas Eve: Alaska, and Fred: The film, to name a few. Apart from her professional career, if you want to know about her personal life, then continue reading the article below:

Early Life

Stephanie Courtney was born on February 8, 1970, in Stony Point, Newyork and was born the youngest child in the family to a father, a high school history teacher and mother, and a singer. She has two elder siblings. Out of them, Jennifer Courtney, her eldest sister, is also an actor like her. She is famous for movies such as Dexter; Melvin goes to dinner, and Law and order to name a few.

Likewise, currently 52 years old and attended Binghamton University and graduated with a degree in English. She grew up in an open-minded family, so she chose to become an actor early on. In her own words, she said:

 “I was never tortured over whether I wanted to become an actress. There was never another option in my mind.”

Success after Hard Work

Stephanie started acting during college and played the role of Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller‘s adopted play, The Crucible. Ultimately after graduation, she moved to New York and shared a room with the current author and columnist Meghan Daum.

Also, she worked as secretary to wall street businessman Robert F. Greenhill and studied acting in Neighborhood Playhouse, a full-time professional conservatory for actors.

She gained fame as the character Flo.
Stephanie during the commercial of Progressive. Source: Yahoo

Since her sister Jennifer also wanted to become an actor, she moved to Los Angeles and started living with her. During her time in LA, she and her sister began writing sketches and performing under the nameThose Courtney Girls at the Aspen Comedy Festival. There she joined the training program of improvisation and sketch comedy group The Groundlings. Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow are part o the same group. Alongsigrouping, she worked various odd jobs, including catering to support herself.

Married Scott Kolanach

Stephanie is happily married to Scott Kolanach. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on November 15, 2008. Priorly, she met Scott during her struggling time at Groundlings in 2004.

She met him during her struggling days.
Stephanie with their husband, Scott. Source: contract music

She had joined the training program where she met her future husband, who worked as the theatre lighting director for the group. Moreover, it was Scott who fell in love with her. Later in an interview, Stephanie told what used to happen at the theatre. In her own words, she said:

“Every crazy old lady character I ever walked out as on that stage had beautiful, peachy gem lighting because he liked me,”

They worked together in a theatre.
Stephanie and Scott. Source: biographies world

Well, that is one hell of a way to impress your girl! Isn’t it? Ultimately, they fell in love and dated for over four years before exchanging vows. The couple is happily married and has had no kids until now. She has maintained her personal and professional life and rejoiced in her married life for nine years.

Net worth-$6 million

Stephanie accumulated a net worth of $6 million from her career as an actress and comedian. She earns $500 thousand per annum from the role of Flo for the advertising company. Likewise, alongside working for ads, she worked in a Budlight super bowl spot, where she hit around $38,000 before tax and agency fees. Similarly, her other commercial roles include ads for Skittles, Glade, General Mills, and Weinerschnitzel.

Also, the 52-year-old actress earns $24,000 to $32,000 from working as an actress in movies and television shows. She formerly lived in Burbank, California house, which she sold in 2010. Currently, she lives with her husband Scott and enjoys a lavish life.