Stephen Belafonte Biography

Biography by Sabina BadePublished on 15.Oct.2014
Facts of Stephen Belafonte
Date of Birth: 1975 , May-18
Age:42 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
NameStephen Belafonte
Birth Place/CityHollywood
EthnicityBlack Ethnicity
ProfessionActor, producer
Eye ColorGray
Hair ColorBald
Married toMelanie Brown (m. 2007), Nancy Carmell (m. 1997)
ChildrenMadison Brown Belafonte, Giselle Belafonte
DivorceNancy Carmell (m.1999)
EducationLoyola Marymount University
AwardsNot Yet
Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MoviesBad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
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Stephen Belafonte is a renowned producer and director. He is recognized for his notable works in several movies. According to the sources, it is said that he changed his name from Stanbury to Belafonte when he was at school.

Early Life and Education

Born on May 18, 1975, Stephen Belafonte is a well-known face in Hollywood. He was born in the USA to Thomas Stansbury. He is an American by nationality belonging to the Black- American ethnicity. It is said that he changed his name from Stanbury to Belafonte when he was at school.

From the school the days, Belafonte was interested in the film industry. He has always dreamt of becoming a successful actor but also wanted to be a director.

He attended Loyola Marymount University after completing his school. He graduated from the University in the year of 1997.


Eventually, after completing his studies, he joined the entertainment industry. Today he is not only an actor but also a director as well as producer. In 2005, the movie called Thank you for Smoking was released for which he was admired by the fans and most of the critics.

His next movie The Bad Lieutenant: Port of call was released in the year 2009 where he was involved as the producer.

He is such an experienced person. Before entering into the film industry, he used to work for different organizations and companies. It is said that he has such a tough situation before he joined this industry.

He had to struggle in the jobs where he worked as a waiter cleaning dishes. Such a passionate and dedicated person never gave up in his life.

Therefore, he got the chance to work in movies and succeeded. Currently, he is involved not only in acting but also in directing and producing.

Personal Life

Moving onto his married life, he is married. He married Nancy Carmell in 1997 in Los Angeles. However, their marriage lasted for only 2 years. He divorced his wife, Nancy in 1999. He even has a daughter, Giselle from his affair with Nicole Contreras in 2004. He was accused of beating Nicole which ended their relationship.

Currently, he is married to Melanie Brown better known as Mel B. They were married in June 2007 and the ceremony was held in Las Vegas. Melanie and Stephen were said to be dating from the set of their movie called Talk.

They started having problems in their marriage life since 2014. She appeared on X Factor UK's live Sunday show with scratches on her faces and accused her husband of physically assaulting her. She was later taken to the hospital. 

Recently on March 20, 2017, Mel filed for divorce with Belafonte and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorce. She even mentioned that she was physically abused by her husband in her ten years marriage with him. The couple has three daughters together. He even demanded the money for living expenses from Mel B.

Each year, Stephen glamorously celebrates his birthday with his entire family on May 18. Mel B's mother is finally sending her to U.S. to comfort her from the divorce battle.

There are rumors that Stephen and Harry Belafonte are related to each other. Harry Belafonte is also a known face in the American film industry. He is an actor, director as well as writer.

People also say that Stephen adopted his last name from the Harry Belafonte which has been proved wrong. Harry is known for his films like Island in the Sun, Carmen Jones, Robert Wise’s Odds Against Tomorrow.

Physical Appearances

He is not the only talented person but regarded as a handsome and sexy man in Hollywood. He has been successful in maintaining his figure very well. He stands tall with the height about six feet. Very concerned about his physique, he believes in exercise and having a balanced diet.

In appearance, he looks so sexy with the muscular figure. His sexy shirtless pictures can be downloaded easily from the internet.