If you’ve been up to date with the entertainment industry for the last decade, you surely know Hailee Steinfeld. Ever since debuting in Hollywood as an actress in the early 2010s, and building a successful side career as a singer afterward, Hailee has been taking the entertainment world by storm with her incredible talent, gorgeous looks, and charming personality.
Hailee’s massive popularity has also extended to her family, including her father Peter Steinfeld, who has been gaining thousands of followers thanks to his daughter’s fame. Nonetheless, what most people don’t know is that Peter is no stranger to Hollywood, having his fair share of experiences in front of cameras.
Keep reading to know more about Hailee’s father Peter Steinfield, his past on TV and current career, his personal life, and a lot of other interesting details about him.
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Who Is Peter Steinfeld?
Peter Steinfeld was born on 29 June 1960, in Long Island, New York State USA. He has a twin brother named Andrew and an older brother named Jake, who is famous for owning the fitness brand Body by Jake and other business ventures, on top of appearing on TV several times. Though his name is Peter, he often shorts it to Pete. The Steinfelds are Jewish.
While not much is known about Peter’s childhood and upbringing, it’s revealed that his father was a salesman and book author. Peter and his brothers were introduced to the world of fitness from an early age thanks to their father, who once brought a set of weights home and encouraged Jake to start working out. The twins Peter and Andrew would follow in their older brother’s steps, as Jake told The Los Angeles Times in 1994.
Peter Steinfeld’s start in the fitness and bodybuilding industry was in the 1980s. At the time, his older brother Jake had gained considerable fame as a personal trainer for celebrities, eventually starting his company Body By Jake, which had Peter and Andrew as trainers.
Once Jake debuted on TV and his schedule became very busy, he often left the company in charge of his younger brothers. However, the twins also became acquainted with the entertainment industry on their own, with Peter having small roles in several shows and shorts; the most memorable were as Elijah Bandini in “Happy Days”, and as himself in “Matlock” portraying three characters in the sitcom “Married With Children”.
On top of his work in front of cameras, Peter was also a behind-the-scenes trainer in movies such as “The Principal”, “Made in U.S.A.” and “Limit Up”, all of them in the late 1980s.
His Career Now
While Body By Jake is still active and under Jake Steinfeld’s command, it’s unclear whether Peter is still involved with the family business. Nonetheless, these days Peter is a certified Personal Trainer Sports Nutritionist who works with celebrities, including his famous daughter Hailee, who has affirmed several times that he’s ‘the most incredible guy’ not only as a trainer but as a father.
In 2017 Peter appeared in the music video for Hailee’s song “Most Girls”, which shows them training together as part of the girls-empowerment message of the song. Peter has also played a big role in Hailee’s success, as he was in charge of her training to get the role of Kate Bishop in the series “Hawkeye” and as Mattie Ross in “True Grit”, on top of accompanying her during her music tours.
Peter Steinfeld is married to Cheri Domasin, with whom he’s welcomed two children named Griffin and Hailee. The couple married on 24 May 1992, and have been together ever since.
Peter’s wife Cheri is an interior designer of Filipino-American descent. Their son Griffin is a NASCAR race driver and stunt actor, who made his debut in the movie “Bumblebee” in 2018. The Steinfelds are very close, often attending Hailee’s events together, and they’re never afraid of publicly showing their support for each other. According to Hailee, her parents and brother are her best friends,
While all the members of the Steinfeld family are talented, the most famous of them is Hailee Steinfeld. She was born on 11 December 1996 in Los Angeles, California. She and her brother Griffin were raised in Thousand Oaks after the family moved there when the two were still young.
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Hailee’s career started when she was around 10 years old, portraying small characters in series such as “Back to You” and “Sons of Tucson”, and starring in the short film “She’s A Fox”. Her breakthrough role came with the 2010 film “True Grit”, receiving positive reviews and a nomination for best supporting actress at the Oscars.
From then on, Hailee’s career moved forward by starring in the films “Romeo and Juliet”, “Ender’s Game” and “Begin Again”, and eventually co-starred in “Pitch Perfect 2”. Hailee’s most famous works to date include starring in the series “Dickinson” and voicing Gwen Stacy in the animated film “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse”. She’s also appeared in music videos for Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes.
In 2015 Hailee released her debut single “Love Myself”, which charted in the Billboard Hot 100 list. She went on to release several successful singles and the extended plays “Haiz” and “Half Written Story”. She’s also modeled for brands such as Louis Vuitton and Prada, on top of supporting a wide variety of charity organizations.
Famous Brother & Family
The Steinfeld family are creatives, some of them deeply involved with the entertainment industry. However, the first of them to dare taste the waters of stardom was Jake Steinfeld, Peter’s older brother.
Following his start in fitness and bodybuilding in the late 1970s and starting his company Body by Jake, the oldest Steinfeld brother launched the fitness networks FitTV and ExerciseTV. In 1979 he debuted as an actor in the comedy “Americathon” and had a main role in the 1980 movie “Home Sweet Home”, amongst many other series and films.
Nonetheless, Jake’s claim to fame came when he starred in the series “Big Brother Jake”, which aired from 1990 to 1994.
Jake is also an author, having released several fitness-centered books such as “Body by Jake” and “PowerLiving by Jake”.
Although the Steinfeld brothers were all involved in the fitness industry at some point, only Peter and Jake are still working in this field, as Andrew nowadays works as a realtor based in California.
Appearance & Net Worth
Peter Steinfeld is a Caucasian male, who thanks to his experience as a bodybuilder and trainer, has a toned build. He sports a beard, and his now-gray hair is slightly curled. Peter’s eyes are dark brown and his height is around 6ft (1.83m) tall, close to his brother Jake’s.
As a result of his years as a personal trainer and his appearances on TV and in films, as of late-2023, Peter Steinfeld has an estimated net worth of $5 million, though this number is unconfirmed.