Stephen Belafonte | Biography

By: My How Book | People | Jan 5 2014

The cool and handsome man of Melanie Janine Brown, Stephen Belafonte is a producer and director well known for Thank You for Smoking. He is at the age of 38 and was born on May 18, 1975. His given name is Stephen Stansbury. Later he changed his last name to Belafonte. He is the son of Thomas Stansbury. Stephen is in the field of Entertainment. He belongs to the black ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Stephen Belafonte attended Loyola Marymount University for his education. He was associated with the university as a student from 1995 to 1997. Regarding his career, Stephen is into the entertainment field. He has best known for the comedy Thank You for Smoking which was released in 2005 where Stephen was an associated producer for the movie. This movie was directed by Jason Reitman and has cast like Joan Lunden, Eric Haberman, Aaron Eckhart and so on. In 2009, Stephen produced movie called The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans. It featured Terence McDonagh who is a drug and gambling addled detective in post-katrina New Orleans investing the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. This movie was directed by Werner Herzog and screenplay was written by William M. Finkelstein. This movie starred Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser. Similarly in 2008, Stephen was also associated with another movie named Mutant Chornicles which shared the story of 28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants. The story was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Simon Hunter and starred Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman and Devon Aoki. Stephen was the producer for this movie as well. His account of produced movies till date has risen up, other produces project are M.O.P.: Straight From the Project and C – Murder: Straight From the Projects – Rappers That Live the Lyrics. Stephen has also directed C-Murder: Straight From the Projects – Rappers That Live the Lyrics. Since he has been in the Entertainment for quit long, he has not been able grab attention of the maximum people. Although Stephen believes in hard work and is committed towards his work.

Stephen Belafonte has been into many on and off relationship. Lately, Mel B married Stephen Belafonte in a secret Las Vegas ceremony in June and has credited him with being a “rock” during her paternity battle with Eddie Murphy. The couple hooked up when Mel was pregnant with daughter Angel Iris but has been friends for seven years after meeting on the set of a movie called Talk. The couples were found looking for house just weeks after they started dating and proved to be a whirlwind romance. Just after few months, the couple tied the knot. The couple also has their children form their previous marriages. Stephen had a girl, Giselle with her ex-wife Nicole Contreras. Similarly Mel B also had children from her ex-husband and is a divorced mother. Angel Iris is her first child from her previous marriage.

Stephen also had other spouse and also had many other relationships as well. He has in three celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.9 years each. His two marriages have averaged 4.3 years each. Stephen has been in different controversy as well. He was convicted of assaulting his ex-lover Nicole Contreras and did not reveal on marriage papers that he had been married before and did not have divorce as well. He was also blamed for cheating and lying to her.

The couple owns a California estate known as “Scary Spice” which is listed for $3.45 million. According to the property listing, Stephen and Mel bought the home in 2009 for $3.159 million. It is a beautiful gated compound encircles a cobbled driveway and country ward. Later they renovated which includes a built-new gym, detached recording studio and professional gym. The mansion opens with a grand foyer with chandelier and winding staircase that leads to a majestic suite. The mansion consists of four decorated bedrooms and six bathrooms.

People are misguided by his last name and most of them relate him with Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor and producer but actually they are not related by far. More facts and figures about Stephen Belafonte can be obtained from internet. His bio can be viewed from different sources and wiki as well. 

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