Daphne Zuniga Net Worth: Career, Age, Husband, Bio

Daphne Zuniga is an American actress, who has starred in films and television.

Her acting career began at the age of 19 with a slasher horror film, ‘The Dorm that Dripped Blood,’ in which she portrayed a small role.

Her current net worth is estimated to be around $ 2 Million.


Early Life

Daphne Zuniga, born on 28th October 1962, in San Francisco, California of USA. Her mother, Agnes A. Zuniga, a minister of Christian theological movement, has Finnish and Polish Ancestry. Likewise, father, Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos, a Guatemalan-born, worked at California State University, East Bay, as a philosophy professor.

Zuniga has two sisters, Jennifer and Rosario Zuniga. While Daphne was, she resided at Berkeley, California with her family.

Daphne Zuniga

However, her parents divorced when she was a teenager, and she moved with her mother and sisters to Reading, Vermont. There, her mother raised Daphne for the entirety of her teens.


She attended Woodstock Union High School in Vermont and graduated in 1980. She then moved to California and got enrolled at the University of California, where she majored in theater arts.


As a Film Actress

Daphne landed her first acting role for the supporting character in a 1982 slasher film, The Dorm that Dripped Blood, which was directed and written by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. 

The story about the four college students, who reside at a college dorm over the Christmas holidays. They are helping to clear a dormitory before its planned demolition, but get stalked by an unknown assaulter. The film had an estimated budget of $90,000. However, It was not well received.

Her first lead role followed after two years in the film, ‘The Initiation (1984)’. It is also another college slasher horror. It garnered similar reception among viewers and critics as her first film. She starred next in a 1985 Rob Reiner’s film, The Sure Thing, alongside John Cusack.

However, her breakthrough came when she portrayed ‘Princess Vespa’ in Mel Brooks’ Star Wars inspired comedy, Spaceballs (1987).  It had a budget of about $23 Million and grossed more than $38 Million worldwide. Although it is negatively reviewed, a particular group of fans boldly support it, hence earning a cult following.

As a Television Actress

Zuniga received her mainstream exposure through the TV Soap Opera, Melrose Place, which ran from 1992to 1996. She has appeared in many television series, most notable of which are ‘American Dreams (2003-2004)’ and ‘One Tree Hill (2003-2012)’.

She also had a lead role in ‘American Dreams’ as a character, Shelley Pierce, and a supporting role, Victoria Davis, in the latter, which she portrayed from 2008 to 2012.

Personal Information

Daphne Zuniga, Facts

Date of Birth 28th October 1962
Age 54 Years Old
Birth Place San Francisco, California, USA
Zodiac Sign Libra
Birth Name Daphne Eurydice Zuniga
Father Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos
Mother Agnes A. Zuniga
Nationality American
Ethnicity Multiethnic (Finnish, Polish and Guatemalan ancestry)
Skin Complexion White
Profession Actress
Major indulgence Films, TV Shows
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Raven Dark
Body Measurements 36-27-24
Weight 59 Kilogrammes
Height 5 Feet 8 Inches
Marriage Unmarried
Past Boyfriends Jason Ge drick and Emilio Estevez
Education Woodstock Union High School, Vermont (Graduated)

University of California, Los Angeles (Not graduated)

Siblings Sisters: Jennifer and Rosario Zuniga
Net Worth $2 Million
Famous for Melrose Place, Space Balls, One Tree Hill
Piercing Navel



After leaving the California State University, Daphne became close friends with Meg Ryan, who is a well-known actress, producer, and director.

She is well-connected with her co-stars. Her participation in the union of the cast from CW TV Series, One Tree Hill (2006-2012), in August 2015 proves this fact. The cast members who attended the union were Sophia Bush, Daphne Zuniga, Stephen Colletti, Paul Johansson, Antwon Tanner and Bethany Joy Lenz.

Daphne got in a love affair with Jason Gedrick in 1986 but did not continue long. Her next affair was with Emilio Estevez, established writer and producer, in 1988 that too was cut short from lasting long.

Rumors and Controversies

Zuniga has not been a subject of any noteworthy rumors apart from her relation with boyfriends, Jason Gedrick and Emilio Estevez, in 1986 and 1988, respectively. Both relationships failed, and she is still single at 54.

Social Reach

Zuniga has engaged herself in the leading social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. She is followed by more than 41,200 fans on Instagram, and similarly more than 53,000 on Twitter.

She has registered herself as a RiverLA.org’s board member on her Twitter, which she has been using since April 2010.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daphnezuniga/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaphneZuniga

Net Worth

Daphne Zuniga has a prolific career. Her passion for films has taken her places and fulfilled her many dreams. She is assumed to be valued at $2 Million currently.

Her financial details as estimated in the media are as follows:

Current Net Worth $2,000,000
Current Yearly Salary $270,588
Earning Endorsement and Sponsorships $52,288
According to Year
2015-2016 $270,588
2014-2015 $235,294
2013-2014 $204,604
2012-2013 $156,863
2011-2012 $127,186
With Respect to Films
Beyond Paradise $349,650
Vanished $284,091
Changing Hearts $216,450
Seducing Charlie Barker $162,338
On Strike for Christmas $138,581
A Family Thanksgiving $126,263
Total Earning from Films $1,277,373
Net Worth Details
2015 $2,000,000
2014 $1,739,130
2013 $1,600,000
2012 $1,142,857


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