Stephanie was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At eight years old she entered into the Dartmouth Natal Day Talent Show, where she won third prize. Her theatre career began with the role of Peggy in a production of The Children's Hour at the Theatre Arts Guild in Purcell's Cove, NS—a play she later went onto perform again, in the role of Martha Dobie, at The Shaw Festival in 1997. After high school, Stephanie enrolled in the Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. During that period, Stephanie started singing in a Top 40 cover band in Montreal and touring throughout Quebec. Stephanie is a graduate of the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada. She spent three seasons as a company member at The Shaw Festival and has performed in regional theatres across North America. Stephanie currently resides in Toronto.