Who is Reggie Miller’s ex-wife Marita Stavrou from “Family Matters”?

April 18, 2024
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Marita Stavrou Wiki Bio

Marita was born in the USA on 2 November 1965 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress with only three credits to her name, while she’s perhaps known best for being the former wife of the former professional basketball player Reggie Miller.

Early life and education

Marita was raised in the US by her parents, about whom nothing’s known as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a plumber, and that her mother worked at a local supermarket as a cashier. Because Marita hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child.

She was still attending a local elementary school when she became interested in sports, and took on gymnastics; Marita also practiced soccer and volleyball with her friends.


Her passion for acting was born once she enrolled at a local high school, and joined its drama club; she could’ve been seen appearing in many school plays, as well as in a couple of theatre plays.

Marita matriculated in 1984, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.

Career as an actress

Marita hasn’t shared any details regarding her career, and it remains unknown what she has been doing since matriculating, with the exception of her three acting credits.

In 1991, she played a supporting character in the romantic comedy movie “Strictly Business”, directed by Kevin Hooks, and which starred Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips and Anne-Marie Johnson. It follows the friendship between a businessman and a streetwise man, the former whom has fallen in love with an attractive waitress.


Marita played Kim in the 1994 episode “Till Death Do Us Apartment” of the critically acclaimed adventure comedy series “Family Matters”, created by William Bickley and Robert L. Boyett, and which starred Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White and Kellie Shanygne Williams. It follows the Winslow family, and their uncle Steve Urkel who’s living next door; the series aired from 1989 to 1998, and won nine of the 27 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.

In 2000, Marita played Kisha in the hit romantic comedy movie “Dinner Rush”, directed by Bob Giraldi, and which starred Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini and John Rothman.

It follows various people who have found themselves eating at a New York City’s Italian restaurant on the same night, including two mafia members, a detective, a gambler, and a food critic; the movie won two awards.

Love life and marriage with Reggie Miller

Marita prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s widely known that she was a married woman. She married Reggie in a private ceremony in 1992, attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; they haven’t spoken of how they met, but it’s believed by some that it was on a blind date organized by a mutual friend. Marita gave birth to their son and daughter, but she and Reggie have been keeping them away from the media’s attention, and not even their names are known.


Reggie and Marita’s divorce was finalized in 2001, and although neither has spoken of what led to their divorce, there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Reggie was unfaithful.

Marita hasn’t spoken of any other men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with, and as of January 2022, she seems to be single, was married to Reggie Miller, and has two children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Marita is still today physically quite active, and does yoga nearly every day, while she also enjoys going cycling and hiking with her friends.

She’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while she’s also been to several Asian and European countries; her dream travel destination is Paris in France.

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She’s a lover of animals, with cats and dolphins being her favorites; Marita apparently has two pet cats, as well as a pet dog.

She’s a fashionista and a shopaholic, as she’s trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends, and goes shopping for clothes several times every week.

Marita enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Richard Gere and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “Gone in 60 Seconds”, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”, and “The Devil Wears Prada”.

Age, height and net worth

Marita’s age is 56. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

As of January 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million, most of which she received as divorce settlement, while her former husband Reggie’s net worth has been estimated at over $80 million.


Who is her former husband Reggie Miller?

Reginald Wayne ‘Reggie’ Miller was born in Riverside, California USA, on 24 August 1965 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s known best for having played for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 18 years, especially for having been a highly skilled three-point shooter.

He was born with a hip deformity, and spent several years wearing braces on his legs and learning how to walk properly. Reggie was raised alongside his four siblings, all of whom were also highly sporting; his brother Darrell played for the California Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB), his sister Cheryl was a professional basketball player, and his other sister Tammy played volleyball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans.

Upon matriculating from a local high school in 1983, Reggie enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1987. He spent all four years playing for the university’s team, The Bruins, and helped them win the National Invitation Tournament in 1985, and the Pac-12 Conference Championship in 1986.

He was picked by the Pacers in the 1987 NBA draft, but didn’t attract a lot of attention for the following five years, until Chuck Person left the Pacers, and Reggie became their primary scoring player; on 28 November 1992, Reggie scored his career high game – 57 points.


On 1 June 1994, the Pacers played against the New York Knicks, and won 93-86, while Reggie scored 39 points in that game; on 7 May 1995, when they faced the Knicks again, Reggie scored eight points in less than nine seconds.

The Pacers reached the NBA Finals in 2000 and there faced the Los Angeles Lakers, losing the series 4-2. Reggie played for the following five years, before retiring on 9 May 2005; since then, he’s been an NBA analyst, and is today working for the broadcasting service NBA on TNT.

Today, Reggie is in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity American woman Laura Laskowski, and they have three children together.

Olivia Wilson

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