Galadriel Stineman is an American model and actress. She has appeared in many popular movies and television shows. She is also a voice actor. She is also known as an acting coach and uses her public presence not only to champion the causes of arts but also for spreading awareness about science and other matters of public interest. Stineman is also quite a presence on social media especially Twitter where fans and followers interact with her on topics that could range from her latest acting projects to being a mother to the effects of climate change. Her best known roles include Cassidy Finch in ‘The Middle’ and Gwen Tennyson in ‘Ben 10: Alien Swarm.’ More than feature films, it’s through television series that Stineman has become more familiar to the audience. Her appearances on the small screen include roles in such acclaimed shows as ‘True Blood.’ Hailing from a rural environment, starting to act at an early age-when she was in school, Stineman’s transition to a star in Hollywood is quite inspiring, considering how she made her way up solely on the basis of her talent and not because of any connections. For this reason, she is looked upon as an inspiration by her fans.
Childhood & Early Life
Galadriel Stineman was born Margaret Elizabeth Galadriel Stineman in Cincinatti, America. She was born on October 20, 1990. Her father was a tennis player and teacher, while her mother was a nurse.
She grew up as the only child of her parents and was something of an over-achiever. She was an avid reader, a horseback rider, a cheerleader and also a member of the 4-H club (a club with four or more young members guided by an adult) in school.
In fact, she started acting way back in kindergarten and even took classes for it, performing in various school and community productions.
Stineman finished her high-school education at the Newport Central Catholic High School in Kentucky.
After high school, she attended the Northern Kentucky University. There, she she was the president of the Delta Zelta sorority and also the Vice President of the student government. She was even named the “Outstanding Senior of the Year.”
Galadriel Stineman graduated magna cum laude in 2007 in the College of Informatics.
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The seeds of acting were sown in her during her kindergarten years. But it was at the Northern Kentucky University that she started acting in student films.
In order to earn extra money while studying by acting, she signed up with local talent agencies.
Once she graduated, instead of pursuing a conventional career, Galadriel Stineman moved to Los Angeles with the aim of working in the movies.
Her debut film was ‘Fame’ which came in 2009, two years after her graduation. The movie was adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name which had debuted in 1980. The film revolved around a group of young students who should prove their mettle to get admission at the iconic New York Academy of Performing Arts. Steinman played the role of a dancer in the film.
Stineman’s breakthrough role also happened in the same year when she played Gwen Tennyson in the film, ‘Ben 10: Alien Swarm’. The science fiction action film, which was directed by Alex Winter and based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, ‘Ben 10: Alien Force.’
‘Junkyard Dog’ was a gritty 2010 horror-thriller that had her playing the character, Audra.
Stineman’s more memorable roles have come mostly in television. More recently, she appeared as Cassidy Finch in ABC’s ‘The Middle.’ Other television shows/movies in which she has acted include ‘Bones’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Good luck, Charlie’, ‘Glee’, ‘Austin & Ally’.
‘Ben 10: Alien Swarm’: In the film, Galadriel Stineman plays Gewn Tennyson- a hugely popular character among teens and pre-teens, thanks to the animated show ‘Ben 10’ which had a successful run at Cartoon Network.
‘True Blood’: This television series is set in a world where vampires and humans co-exist. Thanks to the fact that synthetic blood has been created, vampires could now indulge in their bloodlust without harming humans. One of the more inventive horror series, the show was also widely popular across the world during its run from 2008 to 2014. Galadriel Stineman played the role of a school student, Joyce Watney - the ‘Head of the Living Dead Students Alliance’. She debuted in the fourth of the 7 series show.
Galadriel Stineman lent her voice to the character Ashley in the video game, Until Dawn (2015). The action survival horror game was developed by Supermassive Games. It was published on the PlayStation 4 by Sony Computer Entertainment.