Who is Steffiana De La Cruz from “The King of Queens”?
Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua was born on 28 August 1974, in the Philippines, and is an actress, but perhaps better known for being the wife of actor Kevin James. However, she has appeared in numerous films throughout her career, including “Zookeeper”, and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”.
The Wealth of Steffiana De La Cruz
How rich is Steffiana de la Cruz? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Her net worth is also probably elevated by the success of her husband, who has a net worth that is estimated at $80 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Relationship to Kevin James
Steffiana’s family moved to New York, USA when she was still young, but there is very little information about her family, or her childhood even up to her marriage to actor Kevin James. It is known that she initially worked as a model, before being cast in small acting roles.
She appeared in several television shows and television movies mostly in support roles or as a guest, including in an episode of the crime drama series “Die Gang” which was released in 1997. While most of her acting work didn’t really get noticed, it was her relationship with actor Kevin James that brought her into the spotlight – the couple was first spotted by the paparazzi in 2002. They first met through a blind date arranged by a common friend, prior to which it’s known that she was connected with actor Chris Penn from 1993 to 1999.; they lived together and she even appeared in a few of his films. The relationship opened up more opportunities for her to act in various films, and soon she started to get more roles in front of the camera.
Kevin James is a comedian, actor, and producer, best known for being a part of the television series “The King of Queens” from 1998 to 2007. He’s also had a string of comedy films including “Hitch”, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, “Zookeeper”, “Grown Ups”, and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”.
He and de la Cruz moved in together shortly after starting their relationship, and got engaged in 2003, marrying the following year at the St. Edward Catholic Church located in Dana Point, California with around 180 guests in attendance at their reception at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, including celebrities such as actor Ray Romano. The couple would have four children together, and the family continued to support James throughout his career and have been credited for providing a lot of comedy material for his shows.
Kevin James' wife, Steffiana De La Cruz appeared in 4 episodes as 4 different characters over the 9-year run of the KOQ pic.twitter.com/xS49k6ag
— The King of Queens (@TheKOQ) August 17, 2012
Acting Career Continued
Steffiana’s marriage to James opened up more opportunities for her to act, mainly in films her husband was also cast in. She appeared in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, a comedy film focused on the titular character Paul Blart who ends up working as security guard at a mall. Six years later, she became a part of another James comedy film in “Zookeeper”, also starring Rosario Dawson. The film is about a zookeeper who turns to the animals at his zoo to help him find love; it received negative reviews from critics, but still earned decent money at the box office, so Steffiana then reprised her role in 2015’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”. It still received negative reviews but grossed around $107 million worldwide at the box office.
Is Steffiana de la Cruz on Social Media?
Due to the demands of raising a family, de la Cruz has appeared less and less in front of the camera, focusing more on supporting her family. One of the reasons there is very little information about her online is due to the fact that she doesn’t have any accounts associated with any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This way, she keeps her privacy and that of her children.
Her husband on the other hand is similar to numerous actors, and has social media accounts on various websites including Twitter and Facebook, using these accounts mainly to promote some of his recent work and projects, including his latest show “Kevin Can Wait”, which has appearances from other comedians including Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Mike Delguidice.