Stephanie Zimbalist (born October 8, 1956) is an American actress best known for her role as Laura Holt in the NBC detective series Remington Steele. Stephanie Zimbalist was born in New York City, the daughter of Loranda Stephanie (nee Spalding, 1933-2007) and actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr (born 1918). Although Zimbalist was born in New York, her family moved to Los Angeles where she grew up. She graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia and briefly attended the Juilliard School before commencing her acting career. Zimbalist's paternal grandfather, Efrem Zimbalist, was a world famous concert violinist, music teacher at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and composer. Her paternal grandmother, Alma Gluck, born in Romania, was a leading soprano of her day.
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