Staci Keanan

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Staci Keanan
BornAnastasia Sagorsky[1]
(1975-06-06) June 6, 1975 (age 39)
Devon, Pennsylvania, US
Years active1987—present
Spouse(s)Guy Birthwhistle
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Staci Keanan
BornAnastasia Sagorsky[1]
(1975-06-06) June 6, 1975 (age 39)
Devon, Pennsylvania, US
Years active1987—present
Spouse(s)Guy Birthwhistle

Staci Keanan is the stage name of Anastasia Sagorsky (born June 6, 1975), an American actress. Keanan is best known for her roles in the television series My Two Dads (1987–90) and Step by Step (1991–98). She has also been credited as Stacy Keanan and Staci Love.

Early life[edit]

Keanan was born in Devon, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), the daughter of Jacqueline (née Love) and Irv Sagorsky, a car salesman.[1][2][3] She has a sister, Pilar.[3] The family resided in the Philadelphia area.


At age five, she began modeling and appeared in print, radio, and television advertisements, including the voice of My Little Pony and television commercials for Burger King and Hershey's Kisses. As a youth, Keanan moved with her mother and sister to New York City, where she changed her name to "Staci Love" and began appearing in summer stock. She made her credited television debut in the 1987 miniseries I'll Take Manhattan.[4]

At the age of 12, shortly after she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, she was cast as Nicole Bradford in the TV series My Two Dads. The series ran from 1987 to 1990. In 1991, she co-starred in the short-lived series Going Places with Alan Ruck, Heather Locklear, and Hallie Todd. That same year, Keanan was cast as Dana Foster in the TV series Step by Step which aired from 1991 to 1998. By 1997 Keanan had changed her name from Staci to Stacy.[5]

Keanan had roles in the short Stolen Poem (2004) and the films Hidden Secrets (2006), and Death and Cremation (2010) with Brad Dourif, Jeremy Sumpter, and Daniel Baldwin. In 2009 Keanan appeared in Holyman Undercover, starring David A.R. White,[1] and in 2010 she appeared in a cameo in You Again with Step By Step castmates Christine Lakin and Patrick Duffy. She also co-starred in the film Sarah's Choice.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Keanan is married to Guy Birtwhistle.[3] She currently practices law in the Los Angeles area.[7][8]


As a child musical theatre performer:

As an adult stage performer:


1989LisaLisaAlternative title: Candlelight Killer
1994Skooled (short)Dir. by Morgan Higby Night
1995Ski HardAnnie MeyersAlternative titles: Downhill Willie
Ski Nuts
1995The Red Coat (short)MaryDir. by Morgan Higby Night
1997NowhereEverCredited as Stacy Keanan[9][10]
2004Stolen Poem (short)JamieDir. by Austin Grady
2006Hidden SecretsRachel WilsonCredited as Stacy Keanan[11]
2009Sarah's ChoiceDeniseCredited as Stacy Keanan[12]
2010Holyman UndercoverCarmen
2010You AgainDanaCredited as Stacy Keanan[13]
2010Death and CremationBecky Weaver
1985How To Be A ManUncreditedTelevision Special
Hosted and Executive Produced by Bob Keeshan
1985Many Happy ReturnsUncreditedShort produced for PBS.
Story by Willie Reale. With Peter MacNicol as "Barney"
1987I'll Take ManhattanAngelica CiprianiMiniseries
Credited as Staci Love[14]
1987–90My Two DadsNicole Bradford60 episodes
1990Casey's Gift: For Love of a ChildKathy StilwellTV Movie
1990–91Going PlacesLindsay Bowen22 episodes
1991–98Step by StepDana Foster159 episodes
Credited as Stacy Keanan for Season 7
1996Boy Meets WorldDana1 episode
1997Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanBecky Samms1 episode
Credited as Stacy Keanan[15]
1998CybillLacy1 episode
1998Diagnosis: MurderCindy Garrett1 episode


1988Young Artist AwardWonBest Young Actress Starring in a New Television Comedy SeriesMy Two Dads


  1. ^ a b c "Staci Keanan Biography (1975-)". Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ Kim, Jae-Ha. "Actress likes having '2 Dads'", Chicago Sun-Times, 17 November 1989.
  3. ^ a b c Obituary for Jacqueline Love Sagorsky, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 July 2009.
  4. ^ Blessing, Angela; Holmstrom, Rick (1987-11-23). "For Staci Keanan of TV's My Two Dads, Hollywood Can Be a Two-Faced Town". People. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  5. ^ Podcast: 'Keanan, Stacy. Interview with Brian Castro.' from [4:24"], IMDB listing misspelled. WTF? the Podcast. FX Show, Orlando. 2008-01. Retrieved on 2010-10-24.
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  9. ^ Film clip: 'FILM "NOWHERE" CAST (1997)' onscreen credits [1.43"-1.47"] as "Stacy Keanan".
  10. ^ Nowhere (1997) Cast and Crew at (circa 1997 via Internet Archive.) Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  11. ^ Hidden Secrets (2006) full credits at Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  12. ^ Sarah’s Choice DVD cover DVD cover image Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  13. ^ You Again production credits New York Times Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  14. ^ I'll Take Manhattan (1987) full credits at Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  15. ^ Credits at the Internet Movie Database Retrieved 2010-10-24.

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