Stephen Belafonte is a well-known producer from America who has produced several popular movies including Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Mutant Chronicles, Thank You for Smoking and many more. He also produced the television series “Pity the Fool.” Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Stephen Belafonte in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Stephen Belafonte born as Stephen Stansbury in Los Angeles, California on 18 May 1975 to his parents Sheryl Stansbury and Thomas Stansbury. He has six brothers and sisters. When Belafonte was 12 years old, he moved to New Jersey along with his siblings and mother. At the age of 18, he returned to his hometown and changed his surname to “Belafonte.” Belafonte went to the Loyola Marymount University which is located in Los Angeles, California.
Belafonte met his future wife Melanie Brown in the sets of the movie “Talk” which he was producing in the year 2007. The couple dated for a few months and later got married in the same year. Together they are the parents of a daughter, Madison Belafonte who was born in 2011. After staying together for ten years, his wife filed for divorce in 2017 due to physical abuse and assault. Belafonte is currently dating the actress, Jessica Rich.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Stephen Belafonte after graduating from college started his own production company which was known as “Remag.” However, in his initial struggling days, he has done various odd jobs to survive in the entertainment industry. He worked as the associate producer of the movie “Never Die Alone” in 2004. The following year, Belafonte produced the movie “Thank You for Smoking” and the supernatural superhero movie “The Crow: Wicked Prayer.” He was also the producer of the documentary “Prison Ball” which was released in the year 2004.
Belafonte has also served as the executive producer of the 2015 independent horror film “Sisters.” He has also produced an episode of the 2006 television series “Pity the Fool.”
In 2010, Belafonte produced the reality television series of his ex-wife which was known as “Mel B: It’s a Scary World.” As of now, he has not won any awards in his career, but people all over the world appreciate his work.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Stephen Belafonte has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a producer. He has gathered revenues from his several commercially successful movies like hank You for Smoking, Mutant Chronicles, Never Die Alone and others. He also received $422,000 from his ex-wife Melanie Brown as spousal support. As per the order of the court, his ex-wife Mel B will give him $6.5 million – $3 million over three years and $3.5 million from the sale of their house where they lived.
Stephen Belafonte is one of the most renowned producers in the United States. Although he struggled in the initial days of his career, he later went on to produce several hit movie like Island in the Sun, Carmen Jones, Robert Wise’s Odds Against Tomorrow.