Hollywood has never failed with child actors, but the interesting thing about them is that while some successfully become adult actors, many do not. Some evaporate and are never seen or heard of again, while others choose a different career. Staci Keanan has not crashed and burned like many others – she has transformed herself into an amazing adult actress and has had great success. Yet she has been extremely inconspicuous since 1998, what happened to her? Where has she been? Find answers to these and other questions as you read on.
Staci Keanan’s Biography
Anastasia Love Sagorsky, who chose the stage name Staci Keanan, was born on June 6, 1975, in Devon, Pennsylvania, the son of car salesman Irv Sagorsky and his wife Jacqueline Sagorsky (née Love).
Keanan was a bright child and showed great interest in the arts at an early age. At the age of five, she was already modeling and appeared in print, radio, and television commercials and advertisements. She appeared in the television commercials for Hershey’s Kisses and Burger King.
Later she moved to New York City with her mother and sister to further her career. As in NYC, she changed her name to Staci Love and began performing with the Summer Stock Theater. Her first television appearance was when she appeared in the American television miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan in 1987.
Shortly after her appearance in I’ll Take Manhattan, she was cast as Nicole Bradford in the TV sitcom series My Two Dads, which was broadcast on NBC from September 1987 to April 1990. Between 1990 and 1991 she also appeared in the short-lived series Going Places alongside Hallie Todd, Alan Ruck, and Heather Locklear.
Between 1991 and 1998, Keanan played Dana Foster in the television series Step by Step. During this time she also changed her name from Staci to Stacy. After she starred in Step by Step, she left the spotlight and disappeared into thin air, only to reappear after more than a decade: Where did she go, what happened to her? Find out soon…
What Happened To Her?
There are several explanations for why the former child actress left the limelight. Some say her disappearance should help her shake off the childhood stereotypes that often plague young actors who started their careers as children.
However, this turned out to be pure speculation, as her disappearance from the screen was only a decision she had made to make a career in the legal profession possible.
According to her fellow actor in Step-by-Step, Patrick Duffy, he once wrote a recommendation for her admission to law school. Although we are not sure what kind of law she studied or practiced, we are sure that Staci actually went to law school to get a law degree and that she now works as a lawyer in Los Angeles under the name Anastasia Sagorsky,
Staci Keanan hasn’t given up her love for acting and the screen completely as she still accepts some gigs from time to time. She appeared in the short film Stolen Poem in 2004, then in the films Hidden Secrets, Holyman Undercover and Death and Cremation in 2006 and 2010.
Also in 2010, she starred in a cameo in You Again together with some of her Step By Step colleagues. She also played the lead in the film Sarah’s Choice.
It is also worth mentioning that while she was out of the spotlight, Staci married actor and film producer Guy Birtwhistle, so you wouldn’t be wrong to add Birtwhistle to her last name.
The couple tied the knot on February 11, 2017, and what we are not sure about is whether they still have a child(ren) of their own.
Other Facts About Staci Keanan
She is of Slavic descent and has a sister named Pilar.
She originally wanted to be a waitress.
Keanan is an animal lover – she had a cat named Scarlet and now has another cat named Fatty and a golden retriever named Wally.
She is a devout Catholic and her favorite book is Gone With the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell. Staci also loves tennis and all music from Depeche Mode.
Staci Keanan went to UCLA and majored in art history. She also graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2013.
The step-by-step star continues to keep her private life away from the media as she is not active on any social media platform.