An aspiring & versatile Italian actress in rising Stefania Spampinato is popular internationally- thanks to her portrayal of recurring cast Dr. Carina DeLuca in Grey’s Anatomy (2017- Present). Moreover, she reprised the role of Carina in Station 19, a spin-off of the aforementioned TV series, where she would become a series regular.
Turned professional for nearly 2 decades, Spampinato first fell in love with dance, which would interest her in performing arts & eventually in an on-screen career. Before TV screen recognition as an actress, she worked in music videos & stages, later as a choreographer for X-Factor and The Voice UK.
What’s Age & Height Of Is Stefania Spampinato? Sister Has Cancer!
Spampinato was born on July 17, 1982, which makes her 39 years old as of 2022. Her birth sign is Cancer. The Catania, Sicily, Italy-native comes from a supportive family background though keeps details on her parents low-key. By the age of 6, she was fond of dancing, so her mother would make her dance costume.
Stefania is the youngest of three children; has an elder brother named Salvatore Spampinato and an elder sister named Daniela Spampinato. As for a fact, her sister Daniela who currently lives in Etna, Italy is battling ovarian cancer; she was diagnosed in 2017 & undergoes chemo-therapy.
The brown-eyed & dark brown-haired actress is an Italian by nationality. The Darkness Falls actress, nicknamed Spampi has a slim physique & stands 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall.
Graduated From Academy of Arts
Spampinato enrolled at & completed her schooling at Liceo Classico Mario Cutelli (Mario Cutelli Classical High School). Although she has plans to become a lawyer at first, her Immense interest in performing arts would lead her to move to Milan, where she sharpened her versatile talent- singing, dancing & acting.
From the Academy of Arts, the ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ star graduated with a BA degree in Arts before moving to London in 2006 to begin a professional career. And a big credit Thanks to her compelling dancing skills, she became a part of many world tours for almost a decade.
Career Before Fame- Stefania Spampinato Performed Travelling All Over The World
Starting from the mid-2000s, Spampinato spent almost a decade as a performer, having visited Shanghai, Mumbai, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Moreover, she appeared in music videos of the band Kasabian in 2008, and for American singer Delra Harris in 2012.
A performer for tours of Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue and Joaquin Cortez, Stefania also made several TV appearances as a dancer: Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall (2009), The Mobo Awards (2010) & X Factor (2010).
Moreover, in 2012, the future TV actress served as choreographer for 7 episodes of The Voice UK.
Moved To Los Angeles
In 2011, the Italian actress moved to Los Angeles, the United States, and began taking acting classes. Despite all of her stints in performing arts throughout the world, she had to start from scratch. Even more, Stefania briefly worked as a waitress as she waited for her TV breakthrough.
Having made her TV debut through a guest episode in Mai dire Domenica (2002), Spampinato made brief appearances in The Richard and Judy Show and La strana coppia. The Promo Life actress then made her American TV series entry as a dancer in Glee (2014); the episode was “Frenemies”.
In 2014, the Catania native made her first-ever recurring appearance as Sasha Espinosa in Anonymous, co-starring Leif Holt, Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Jodi Clay.
Moreover, throughout the mid-2010s, the actress worked in a bunch of films: The Very Scientific System (short), Off the Grid, 4Got10 (2015), Boiling Point (2015, short), and Her Ring (2015, short).
Spampinato Played Carina DeLuca In ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & Its Spin-Off ‘Station 19’
Stefania who tried out to become a producer opted for an on-screen career instead, but even after many years, she was yet to land any prominent role. In 2017, she grabbed wide attention after the portrayal of the recurring cast Dr. Carina DeLuca in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Still active in the show, Stefania Spampinato’s character Carina, a Sicilian OB-GYN has appeared in 36 episodes. It stars acclaimed Hollywood TV figures Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, among others.
The Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy premiered on September 30, 2021; it was then renewed for the 19th season on January 10, 2022.
As for a fact, she herself is a fan of Grey’s Anatomy since before working in the series. Reportedly, after her agent told her that the TV series was demanding an Italian actress, Stefania auditioned right away that evening.
Recurring-Turned-Main Cast In ‘Station 19’
Her praiseworthy acting in the ABC medical series saw her casting in its spin-off Station 19 (2020- Now). It is the second spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy after Private Practice; it focuses on the lives of employees at Seattle Fire Station 19.
Stefania joined as the recurring cast in Season 3 of Station 19, & was promoted to the main cast on July 30, 2020, starting Season 4.
The main casts in the TV series include Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan & Danielle Savre. Already on a 5 season runs, it first premiered on March 22, 2018, & was renewed for its 6th season in January 2022.
Brief About Character Dr. Carina DeLuca [Spolier Alert!!]
Spampinato’s character Carina Deluca, an attending OB/GYN at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is bisexual. Considered one of the best, Deluca aspires for the research of female “orgasms” and the pain-control aspect. She is the elder sister of Andrew DeLuca (actor Giacomo Gianniotti), who is also a practitioner at the same hospital.
In Grey’s Anatomy, Carina had a couple of relationships that ended awkwardly; firstly, with her fellow Dr. Arizona Robbins (actress Jessica Capshaw) and later with trauma surgeon Dr. Owen Hunt (actor Kevin McKidd).
Later, she found love with Maya Bishop, a firefighter for the Seattle Fire Department. Their relationship not only did fuel the storyline addition for the ABC series but also for its spin-off Station 19. During the Season 4 finale of Station 19, Carina and Maya marry each other.
Personal Life & Relationship- Is Stefania Spampinato Dating? Is She Bisexual?
No, ‘The Gods’ actress is yet to confirm if she is bisexual in real, like her on-screen character Dr. Carina Deluca. Spampinato prefers to keep her personal life low-key unless it is about her family- so far, she is yet to confirm dating anyone officially.
Furthermore, no report on her boyfriend or any rumors of affairs ever made a substantial stand. As of 2022, Stefania has more than 856K followers on her Instagram (@spampistefania) but barely spoke if she had a beau or hinted at any. Also, she is active on Twitter (@spampistefania) too; accounting for over 172.6K followers.
On May 20, 2021, during an Instagram live with her co-star Danielle Savre, Spampinato spoke about her preference for dating & her dream man; he should cook for her. Probably, an indication that she is currently single.
On the other, her elder sister Daniela (who is battling cancer) is married & a mother of 2 sons with her husband. Daniela’s Instagram handle goes by @danispampi_. Both she & her sister are fond of dogs; while the actress pets a poodle named Jeff, her sister has a French bulldog, Luna.
While not working on-screen, Stefania Spampinato loves modeling & photography; often collabs with Award-winning photographer Leco Moura. It won’t be wrong to tag her a Hodophile, who loves traveling & has visited Italy, Brazil, the USA & Iceland.
The Anonymous actress actively works with Acto Sicilia, an organization founded by her sister Daniela which supports women living with ovarian cancer.
Net Worth Of Stefania Spampinato In 2022
Online sources estimate that Italian actress Stefania owns $1 million net worth as of 2022. Formerly a dancer & choreographer, she makes a decent sum through her acting venture; records 30 credits including TV series, short films & movies.
But it was notably through the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, Spampinato grabbed wide exposure to fame. Moreover, she became a recurring-turned-main cast in the show’s spin-off Station 19. Allegedly, she earns a salary in the 6-digit figure per season from the famous TV series.
Reportedly, the highest-earning Grey’s Anatomy cast Ellen Pompeo takes home $575,000 per episode; no wonder, why would own $85 million net worth. Other lucrative earners in the TV series include Patrick Dempsey ($400K per episode during exit in Season 11), Sandra Oh ($350K-an-episode), and Justin Chambers ($350K per episode).
Having worked in The Gods (2017) & Two Wolves (2018), Stefania Spampinato had a minor role in the 2019 film Ford v Ferrari, featuring Matt Damon & Christian Bale. It made $225.5 million in the box office over the budget of $97.6 million.
Also, in 2019, she made her Italian feature film debut in The Most Beautiful Day in the World, opposite Alessandro Siani. Moreover, as per IMDB, the actress is set for her upcoming film The Roman (under post-production).
For sure, her growing popularity is likely to pocket her a decent sum. Currently, Spampinato is based in Los Angeles, California- the average salary of an actor in the United States is $57,000 annually.
Potential Earnings From Instagram
On her Instagram, the Station 19 actress gives shout-outs to ECOALF (clothing brand), Kreatorhood (online community) & CliffSide (a boutique guest house). As per Influencer Marketing Hub, from an engagement rate of 11.65%, she can expect $2,559 – $4,265 per sponsored post via Instagram.