Stefanie von Pfetten was born to German parents in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent much of her childhood in Europe. She got her first taste
of the stage starring in her high school's production of “Grease” before following her interest in art history to university in Munich (she is multilingual, and fluent in German) then to the University of Vienna for intensive study and a job with Sotheby’s.
Still drawn to perform, Stefanie returned to Vancouver to formally train in theatre and dedicate herself to acting. She appeared as the goddess Demeter in the feature film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and also appeared in 40 Days and 40 Nights, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, The Killing Machine and Numb, among others.
She can currently be seen in a recurring role on USA’s “Shooters,” and she was cast as female lead psychiatrist Daniela Ridley in the CBC's mental health drama “Cracked.” Other television roles include the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “The Gourment Detective: A Healthy Way to Die,” as well as episodes of “The Man in the High Castle,” “Better off Ted,” “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Eureka,” among others.