Rochester, New York -> Miami, Florida -> Los Angeles, California
Stephaune started performing for local church audiences at the age of 5. At age 10 after winning a local Miami talent show a Miami Beach talent agent signed him and that was the beginning. Stephaune has now appeared in hundreds of national commercials. At 12, Stephaune became an anchor for a daily, kid based, news broadcast called “Notebook News” on WBFS TV33, which won an Emmy Award. Stephaune attended several performing arts schools and later received a Theatre scholarship to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles where he continued his career.
Stephaune is also the founder of the non-profit movement More Fire Nation. He was inspired to start the non-profit because of his love to help people. As a youth advocate, he gave inspirational speeches at local schools and on east coast church tours for youth conferences. From youth leader to biblical studies coursework to founder of MFN, Stephaune is a demonstrated leader. In 2008, he took a year off from his acting career and volunteered at a homeless shelter to experience the true essence of the homeless plight. He stood in line for meals, showers, and lived in the shelter dorms. It was during this time that he put his love of entertainment and community service together to create a diverse and cultural radio show “More Fire”. Stephaune opened up his peers in the entertainment industry to ways they could give of their time, talent, and wealth to help achieve a sustainable impact in the economically disadvantaged Los Angeles Communities. Since then, his nonprofit MFN, working with other organizations, has reached out to the Skid Row Community by providing them with food, barbecue cook outs, concerts, clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries, adult education, and career development every Tuesday. During this time he also mentored at-risk youth in inner city housing projects in South Central Los Angeles, Imperial Courts and Nickerson Gardens. Stephaune used his inspiration and platform as TV Host to raise awareness of the issues faced by the homeless in a documentary called “Skid Row Tuesdays”.