DAPHNE ZUNIGA
"Stella"



Daphne was recently photographer Jo Reynolds on the CW's remake of Melrose Place. She can also be seen recurring on the CW's One Tree Hill as Victoria Davis, Brooke's nasty mother. Last fall she co-produced and starred in a web series for CBS.com, Novel Adventures, and the TV western, Mail-Order Bride for the Hallmark Channel.

Previously, Daphne appeared on the Season 5 premiere of Nip/Tuck, ABC Family's Beautiful People and the television comedy Christmas Do-Over co-starring Jay Mohr. She began her film career with Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing opposite John Cusack. Then, she was cast opposite Lucille Ball in Ball's final performance, Stone Pillow.

Daphne went on to star in feature films such as Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, Vision Quest, and Gross Anatomy with Matthew Modine. Zuniga became familiar to millions of viewers as Jo Beth Reynolds on the hit series Melrose Place. Other credits include NBC miniseries' Pandora's Clock and Degree of Guilt, both based on best-selling novels; TV guest spots on Spin City, Stark Raving Mad, Eve and Law and Order; and a recurring role as Playboy Playmate Shelly Pierce on the NBC series, American Dreams.

She was a founding board member of Earth Communications Office (ECO), an organization that harnesses the power of the environmental movement and the entertainment community. She is devoted to the conservation of our planet, having written articles for Oprah's O magazine and worked with such organizations as the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s, "Waterkeeper Alliance". (Read Daphne's interview with Shape Magazine about her activism.) Recently Daphne has focused her efforts on environmental problems in Hispanic communities, where childhood asthma is an epidemic.

Daphne enjoys traveling and visited India and Cambodia, where she toured Angkor Wat and an orphanage founded by Scott Neeson. For more info see www.cambodianchildrensfund.org.