Who is Stephanie Brooks, Mel Brooks’ only daughter?

Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks is an American actress and also the only daughter of Mel Brooks. Stephanie Brooks’ father is a Hollywood legend. As a Hollywood icon, he has starred in, written, and directed some of the greatest comedies of all time, including Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Producers. Brooks has been married twice and 4 have kids with Stephanie being the girl among them.

Stephanie Brooks: Bio Summary

Full NameStephanie Brooks
famous asdaughter of Mel Brooks
Age67 years old as of 2023
Date of BirthFebruary 21, 1956
Place of BirthNew York, USA
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityJew
SiblingsEddie BrooksNicky Brooks, Max Brooks
ParentsMel Brooks, Florence Baum
Niece Samantha Brooks

Who is Mel Brooks’ daughter, Stephanie?

Stephanie Brooks was born on February 21, 1956, in New York, United States of America. She is 67 years old as of 2023. Stephanie is the first child and only daughter of Mel and his first wife Florence Baum. Mel and Baum had three children- Stephanie and her two siblings, Nicky Brooks and Eddie Brooks. The iconic actor had his son Max Brooks from his second marriage with Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft. Brooks mostly refers to his children as “these nice friends I’ve grown.” 

Stephanie has worked both in front of and behind the camera.

Mel Brooks’ daughter also followed in the footsteps of her famous father and worked on a few films. In 1978, Brooks told the New Yorker that his daughter was taking film courses at New York University.

ALSO, READ; Eddie Brooks: Where is Mel Brooks’ son now?

Mel Brooks is one of the few EGOT winners and besides just being the writer behind some of the best farces of our day, including “Spaceballs” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” Brooks is an actor and comedian in his own right. It seems his daughter Stephanie is following in the footsteps of her father.

Stephanie Brooks dipped her toes in the film industry just like her father, both in front of and behind the camera. Per a report by Turner Classic Movies, she had a role in Human Traffic in 1999. She also worked as a production assistant on Tootsie and I, the Jury, and as a casting assistant for Speed.

Well, that was not the plan Mel Brooks had in mind for his daughter Stephanie. In 1975, He told The New York Times that Eddie should do “film or theater” and Nicky could be a “doctor or filmmaker” but had something else in mind for his oldest Stephanie. “My daughter Stephanie should write — she’s at Brandeis, Papers about Henry James, that kind. Very smart, brilliant.” Mel told the newspaper.

ALSO, READ; Nicky Brooks: Who is Mel Brooks’ son?

Stephanie Brooks still chose to be very private about certain aspects of her life. It is unclear if she is married and has her own family. Neither she nor her father has shared any information related to her relationships or marriage and children.

After four kids, grandchildren, and nearly six decades in the entertainment industry, legendary Mel Brooks still isn’t slowing down at 96. The sequel to his seminal film History of the World, Part I premiered as a Hulu series on March 6, 2023.

A 2019 biography of Mel Brooks by Patrick McGilligan, gives details of Mel’s first marriage to Florence Baum, Stephanie Brooks’ mother. Per the book, the marriage was not much of a happy one. According to the Daily Mail, the book “Funny Man: Mel Brooks” asserts that Brooks would “slap” three single dollars onto Baum’s dresser every day as her “daily allowance.”

ALSO, READ; Florence Baum: Is Mel Brooks’ Ex-wife Still Alive?

According to McGilligan’s book, Stephanie Brooks’s father not only cheated on her mother several times with Eartha Kitt, but he would also get physically violent. Baum even said he had hit her during their divorce proceedings according to Daily Mail‘s report. Book critic Alexandra Jacobs of The New York Times noted that Brooks didn’t even name Baum in his 2021 memoir despite the fact that they were married for almost a decade, Nickiswift reported.

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