Kevin James is best known for his appearances in the sitcom, Kings of Queens. The series began airing on the 21st of September 1988 and ran for a total of nine seasons before wrapping up on the 14th of May, 2007. As one of the most recognizable faces in the series, Kevin instantly shot to fame. But what many eagle-eyed viewers missed was the few appearances of Steffiana De La Cruz. The Filipino American model made few appearances on the series but was always shadowed by the stellar performances of her husband. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Steffiana De La Cruz.
Steffiana De La Cruz was born as Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua on the 28th of August 1974 in New York City, USA. A second-generation American, Steffiana shares Filipino ancestry and also holds the citizenship of both countries. Little is known about Steffiana’s parents save the fact that both her mother and father were born and raised in the Philippines.
Born and raised in New York, Steffiana always knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. After graduating high school, Steffiana started her modeling career and went on to appear on the cover pages of some highly coveted magazines. Steffiana made her TV debut in the TV crime drama series Die Gang in 1977. Her next appearances came in the TV series Kings of Queens and she was cast in four episodes at different seasons. After her marriage with Kevin James, Steffiana made appearances on projects initiated by James including, Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Zookeeper (2011), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015). Even though Steffiana was offered several other roles in movies and series produced by her husband, she declined the roles and started focusing on her obligations.
Steffiana De La Cruz is happily married to her husband Kevin James and the pair have been together since 2001. The pair met during a blind date in late 2001 and began dating soon after. Three months into the relationship, the pair moved in together and got engaged by the fall of 2003. Before meeting Kevin, Steffiana had an affair and also lived with actor Chris Penn. Chris offered Steffiana small roles in his movies and the pair remained together from 1993 to 1999. Right before meeting Kevin, Steffiana was involved in a car accident that killed the Vietnamese actor, Thuy Trang.
Kevin and Steffiana tied the knot after 2 years of meeting on the 19th of June 2004. The wedding was held at the St. Edward Catholic Church in Dana Point, whereas the reception was held at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. By the time Steffiana gave birth to their first child, she was already 31. The pair had a daughter named Sienna-Marie James on the 30th of September, 2005. Sienna was followed by a baby sister Shea Joelle James who was born on June 14, 2007, in Los Angeles. The pair had their first and only son on April 24, 2011, and named him Kannon Valentine James. Steffiana got pregnant for the fourth time in 2015 and gave birth to a baby daughter Sistine Sabella James in late January 2015.