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Also Known As: Daphne Eurydice Zuniga Died:
Born: October 28, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: actor

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A pert, smoky-voiced brunette, Daphne Zuniga was an actress in demand back in the 1980s, following her send-up of Princess Leia in the Mel Brooks farce, "Spaceballs" (1987). But it was her understated portrayal of tomboy photographer Jo Reynolds - the relatively "normal" neighbor in an apartment complex overflowing with borderline personalities - on the hit primetime soap "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) that made her a household name.

A pert, smoky-voiced brunette, Daphne Zuniga was an actress in demand back in the 1980s, following her send-up of Princess Leia in the Mel Brooks farce, "Spaceballs" (1987). But it was her understated portrayal of tomboy photographer Jo Reynolds - the relatively "normal" neighbor in an apartment complex overflowing with borderline personalities - on the hit primetime soap "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) that made her a household name.

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 Gone Missing (2013)
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 Mail Order Bride (2008)
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 Obsession, The (2006)
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 Secret Lives (2005)
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Performed with The New Woolhouse Players, Woodstock, VT
1981:
Film debut in "The Dorm That Dripped Blood" (received limited theatrical release in 1983)
1983:
TV-movie debut in "Quarterback Princess"
1985:
Breakthrough film role as co-star of Rob Reiner's "The Sure Thing", opposite John Cusack
1985:
Appeared with Matthew Modine in "Vision Quest"
1985:
Breakthrough film role as co-star of Rob Reiner's "The Sure Thing", opposite John Cusack
1987:
Portayed Princess Vespa in the Mel Brooks comedy "Spaceballs" a parody of famous Sci-Fi movies
1989:
Starred opposite Eric Stoltz in "The Fly II"
1989:
Played a medical student and love interest of Matthew Modine in the medical drama "Gross Anatomy"
1992:
TV series debut as regular, played photographer Jo Reynolds on the Fox primetime soap "Melrose Place"
2004:
Joined the cast of NBC's "American Dreams" to play the Pryors' new neighbor and the mother of a rebellious teen
2005:
Starred in the hit ABC Family series "Beautiful People"
2007:
Co-produced and co-directed (with Steven Latham) the documentary, "The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED" (Technology, Entertainment and Design), a close look at an annual conference held in Monterey, California
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Education

Woodstock Union High School: Woodstock , Vermont -
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
American Conservatory Theatre: San Francisco , California -

Notes

Some sources give 1963 as Ms. Zuniga's birth year.

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companion:
Billy Marti. Model. Together since 1995.

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sister:
Jennifer Zuniga. Actor. Younger; made feature film acting debut in "A Woman, Her Men and Her Futon" (1992).

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