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Stephanie was born and grew up in Singapore. She studied English at Cambridge University before going on to train on a scholarship at LAMDA.
Her theatre work has taken her from the National Theatre to the Royal Court, The Bush, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Everyman and Bristol Old Vic working with directors such as Peter Gill, Max Stafford-Clark, Rufus Norris, Josie Rourke,Tamara Harvey, Mike Longhurst, Polly Findlay, Iqbal Khan, Nina Raine and Simon Reade. Stephanie has also worked extensively in television, playing regular and lead roles in series across BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.
As a playwright, Stephanie's first play, Sisters, was produced at the Sheffield Crucible in 2010. Under Daniel Evans' artistic directorship the play re-opened the Studio after the theatre's two-year closure for refurbishment, to critical acclaim.
In 2011, she received a whatsonstage Awards nomination for Best Solo Performance for Nightwatchman at the National Theatre. In 2015 she was nominated for the Arts and Culture Award in the Asian Women of Achievements Award.
Stephanie writes a monthly column for The Stage, the world's longest-running publication for the arts industry, she is a co-founder and trustee of THE ACT FOR CHANGE PROJECT and on the Board of the National Student Drama Festival. And she's a fiercely devoted mother and wife.