Leslie Stefanson

Leslie Stefanson

  • Highest Rated: 85% As Good as It Gets (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)
  • Birthday: May 10, 1971
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though she has an Ivy League degree, Leslie Stefanson decided to parlay her all-American beauty into a modeling and acting career in the 1990s. Raised in Moorhead, MN, Stefanson left behind her small-town roots to attend Columbia University's Barnard College in New York City. First stepping in front of the cameras as a model, Stefanson added acting to her resume a couple of years after graduation with a bit part in the comedy The Cowboy Way (1994). Stefanson bolstered her new career with small roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and Flubber (1997), as well as playing Helen Hunt's fellow waitress in the Oscar-winning hit As Good As It Gets (1997). Stefanson landed her first starring role in the comic thriller Delivered (1998), but it was the flashy John Travolta vehicle The General's Daughter (1999) that finally earned her more than passing notice. As the mysteriously murdered title character, Stefanson's wholesome blondeness became an innocent, fragile surface for the military woman's seamy after-hours exploits and dark past. Though the critics deemed the onscreen treatment of the general's daughter grossly exploitative, complete with an overly stylized gang rape, The General's Daughter became a summer hit. Stefanson further raised her profile the following year by playing Joan Kennedy in the TV miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: the Women of Camelot (2000) and by taking a small role in Hollywood wunderkind M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable (2000). But her lead performance in Sally Field's critically lambasted beauty pageant satire Beautiful (2000), was little-seen.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Alien Hunter Nyla 2003
29% The Hunted Irene Kravitz $34.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Stickup Natalie Wright 2002
29% Desert Saints Marbury 2002
No Score Yet Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot Joan Kennedy 2001
No Score Yet Jackie Ethel Joan: The Women of Camelot Actor 2001
70% Unbreakable Kelly $95.1M 2000
16% Beautiful Joyce Parkins $2.9M 2000
No Score Yet Death by Pizza Claire 1999
22% The General's Daughter Captain Elizabeth Campbell 1999
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Michelle Rafferty 1998
No Score Yet The Break Up Shelly 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Cafe 24 Waitress 1997
24% Flubber Sylvia 1997
56% The Mirror Has Two Faces Sara Myers 1996
15% The Cowboy Way Girl at Party 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

94% Frasier
1993-2004
Nanette
  • 2001

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