Stephen Belafonte Biography
|Date of Birth:||1975 , May-18|
|Age:||44 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Married to||Melanie Brown (m. 2007), Nancy Carmell (m. 1997)|
|Children||Madison Brown Belafonte, Giselle Belafonte|
|Divorce||Nancy Carmell (m.1999)|
|Education||Loyola Marymount University|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Movies||Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans|
Stephen Belafonte is a producer and director, recognized for his notable works in several movies such as Thank You for Smoking (2005), Mutant Chronicles (2008), and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009). He came to the limelight following his controversial divorce with former pop star and X-factor judge Melanie Brown. He was accused of beating his wife and getting his nanny pregnant. The former couple shares a daughter named Madison Brown Belafonte.
Early Life And Education Of Stephen Belafonte
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. When he was 12, he moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey along with his mother and six siblings.
He moved back to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and changed his surname from Stanbury to Belafonte.
From the school days, Belafonte was interested in the film industry. He 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.
Stephen Belafonte's Career
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 had to face tough situations before joining this industry. He had to struggle in the jobs where he worked as a waiter cleaning dishes.
Stephen Belafonte's Net Worth
Stephen Belafonte's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. His main sources of income is his Hollywood career as a producer and director.
As per the report, his divorce with Mel B was settled under the condition where 'Mel will pay Belafonte £6.5 million – £3m over three years, plus £3.5m from the sale of the home they shared.'
Stephen Belafonte's Personal Life
He has married twice. He first tied the knot to Nancy Carmell in 1997 in Los Angeles. However, their marriage lasted for only 2 years. He divorced his first wife in 1999.
He has a daughter named Giselle Belafonte from his affair with Nicole Contreras in 2004. He was accused of beating Nicole which ended their relationship.
His Married Life And Controversial Divorce With Mel B
His romance with Melanie Brown better known as Mel B started in 2001 after meeting on the sets of a movie titled Talk. After dating for six years, they married in June 2007 and the ceremony was held in Las Vegas. Their daughter Madison was born on September 1, 2011.
They started having problems in their marriage in 2014. The problems between them came to limelight when 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.
Finally, on March 20, 2017, Mel filed for divorce against Belafonte citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorce. She even mentioned that she was physically abused by her husband in her ten years of marriage and he got their German-born nanny, Lorraine Giles pregnant.
Mel B even blocked him from their bank accounts and started taking control of her £40 million. Later, it was reported that Mel paid Stephen £30,500 a month as emergency spousal support.
Stephen, on the other hand, denied all the accusation blamed Mel for 'launching a smear campaign against him in a bid to protect her reality TV career'.
He said all the allegations made against him were “outrageous and unfounded.”
His Other Police Charges
1994: He was charged with burglary and theft in New Jersey. He was convicted for receiving stolen property after the case went to the court.
2001: Two men accused him of assault. The dispute was settled after Stephen agreed to pay for the damages.
2003: He admitted a domestic violence charge filed by then-girlfriend Nicole Contreras. He said, 'the admission came at a moment when he was confused and stressed'.
2007: He killed a mallard outside of his house with a brick and fled to LA with paying the £300 court fine.
2010: He got into the fight with three men at the luxury five star May Fair Hotel. One of the men was admitted to the hospital.
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.
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.