Stephanie Cozart Burton is a talented makeup artist best known for being the wife of LeVar Burton, the famous American actor and show host, LeVar Burton.
Stephanie’s work as a makeup specialist has seen the Indiana native work with some of the big names in the entertainment industry and she has cleaned up some prestigious awards to show for her contributions to the industry.
Summary of Stephanie Cozart Burton’s Biography
- Full Name: Stephanie Cozart Burton
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: 10th of November 1953
- Stephanie Cozart Burton’s Age: 68
- Ethnicity: Black-American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Stephanie Cozart Burton Husband (Wife): LeVar Burton
- Stephanie Cozart Burton Children: Michaela Jean Burton
- Famous For: Being the wife of LeVar Burton
- Stephanie Cozart Burton’s Instagram: stephaniecozartburton
- Twitter: @StephanieCozart
How Old is Stephanie Cozart Burton?
Details about Stephanie Cozart Burton’s early life and family background have continued to elude media sources, consequently, there is little or nothing that can be said about her growing-up years. However, the tidbits we could sieve from her records say the lifelong wife of LeVar Burton is a child of the 50s. Stephanie’s date of birth is captured as the 10th of November 1953, making her 68. A citizen of the United States, Steph’s place of birth is recorded as Fort Wayne, Indiana in the US.
Added to that, no one knows the type of family Cozart was born into, the identities of her parents are not known and in the same vein, there is no indication that she has siblings or grew up as an only child. Sources assume that being born in Indiana, the makeup artist must have spent a better part of her childhood there.
She Attended Joe Blasco Make-Up Center
There is a dearth of information about her early academic journey but when it was time for her to go for further studies, Stephanie Cozart Burton chose Indiana University Bloomington where she went to major in sociology. During the course of her studies, Stephanie was offered a place at Joe Blasco Make-Up Center and the dream of becoming a makeup specialist proved stronger than waiting to acquire a degree in sociology. This led the Indiana native to abandon college in favor of the makeup center.
How Long Has Stephanie Cozart Burton Been LeVar Burton’s Wife?
As earlier mentioned, Levar Burton earns a living as an actor and television host, thus, it is expected that the duo met in the line of duty and that is not far from the truth. It happened that LeVar was doing a reprisal of his Kunta Kinte role on the set of Roots: The Gift television series when the duo crossed paths in 1988.
The role was originated by Levar in 1977 as a 19-year-old and saw his emergence to fame. Stephanie who was already a highly sought-after makeup specialist later joined the series’ production team and it was while doing LeVar’s makeup that they hit it off.
The romantic details of their dating days never made it to the public space but the two remained an item till 1992 when they decided to take their relationship to the next level. The 3rd of October 1992 saw Stephanie Cozart Burton and Levar exchange the forever commitment vows. Their union is slowly inching towards its third decade and the duo is still going strong.
Before she met and fell in love with Levar, Stephanie was dating John Matuszak – a former OakandRaider who now works and earns a living in the entertainment industry as an actor.
How Many Children Do They Have
The couple has a beautiful daughter to show for their almost three-decade-long relationship. Michaela Jean Burton came to complete their love on the 8th of July 1994. The 27-year-old Michaela toed the same career path as her parents and now works as an actress, host, and cosplayer professionally known as Mica.
The daughter of Stephanie Cozart Burton and LeVar Burton is well known for the contributions she has made to the gaming industry. She voiced one of the characters in 100ft Robot Golf and has hosted for Overwatch League, The Know, and of course, Achievement Hunter. Mica who has long declared herself a bisexual started being active in 2015.
Before he got hitched to Stephanie, the actor, Levar was already a father to Eian Burton who he had from a previous relationship. Both Eian and Mica are passionate about entertainment and pop culture just like their parents.
What Does LeVar Burton’s Wife do for a Living?
Many people only know Stephanie Cozart Burton as the wife of the famous American actor and TV host, LeVar Burton but there is more to the Indiana native than that. After Stephanie finished at Joe Blasco Make-Up Center, she went ahead to launch a career as a makeup artist and with her exceptional talent, the woman has succeeded in creating a niche for herself in the field.
Stephanie has been described as a makeup artist with exceptional skills and the wife of LeVar Burton has displayed her magic in almost all the genres of the entertainment industry. Steph has made her mark in the movies – she is a known figure on TV and has moved from editorials to events and occasions like weddings.
As a fresher in the industry, she first worked on the television show, Facts Of Life in her capacity as a second assistant. With time, she earned a well-deserved promotion to the position of Department Head and has continued to grow in leaps and bounds.
The Hollywood makeup powerhouse has put in over two decades in her work, creating exceptional looks for production like The Talk (a popular American talk show) in 2010, White Men Can’t Jump in 1992, and In Living Color in 1990. She has been privileged to make up some A-listers in the entertainment industry, including the likes of George Clooney, Jenifer Lopez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jim Carrey, and many more.
Stephanie Cozart Burton has achieved an impressive resume that has made her a nine-time nominee for various prestigious awards and she has won a few. The work she did in The Talk made her an EMMY award winner and she has been nominated for the same award twice.
Where is LeVar Burton’s Wife Now?
The ambitious and hardworking makeup artist is presently engaged with the newest iteration of Whose Line is it Anyway? – the improv comedy show. She has been with the show since its debut in 2013; this occurred on The CW.
Stephanie has been severally quizzed on what she loves most about makeup and according to the Indiana native, it is very transformative. Talking to Pop Source in 2016, the wife of the celebrated actor and show host said she loves her job.
The talented makeup specialist also advised up-and-coming makeup artists to constantly attend workshops to be up to date, and they should do whatever they like the most.