Who Is Scott Kolanach? Untold Facts About Stephanie Courtney

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Who Is Scott Kolanach? Untold Facts About Stephanie Courtney
Scott Kolanach (Scott Michael Kolanach) is a theater and lighting director known for his work on The Groundlings, a skit and improv troupe that that counts Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow in its alumni. He is also known as the spouse of actress and comedian Stephanie Courtney.
Kolanach’s wife, Courtney is best famous for playing the advertising character Flo in television and radio upbeat commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance.

While Flo girl has been synonymous with Progressive Insurance, not much about her personal life has been unraveled. Especially about the man with whom she shares a family, Scott Kolanach. Is he as well known as his wife? has he had any notable credits in the entertainment industry? Or is he completely just another ghost celebrity? know all these in the article below.

Scott Kolanach Is A New Yorker 

Kolanach was born on December 2, 1974, in Stony Point, New York, USA. Scott’s father-in-law is a high school history teacher and his mother, Martin Snytsheuvel, is a singer.
He is the brother-in-law of actress and writer, Jennifer Courtney (Dexter) and actor husband, Guy Stevenson (Balls Of Fury). The theater director has also worked for the 2012 film, Janeane From Des Moines.
Kolanach’s last recorded public appearance was in March 2017. The director was strolling alongside his wife sporting a New York Yankees hat and sunglasses.

Scott Kolanach Met His Wife Stephanie Courtney At Work

Scott, a Saggitarius, met his wife, Courtney at the set of The Groundlings. They married on November 25, 2008. Together, they share a son. The bride was 35 at the time.

Stephanie Courtney with her husband, Scott Kolanach in 2017
Stephanie Courtney with her husband, Scott Kolanach in 2017. Source: TMZ

Stephanie had just moved to Los Angeles from New York. She was living in an apartment with her sister and fellow aspiring actress Jennifer. The two wrote a sketch show called “Those Courtney Girls,” which they performed in L.A. Courtney also joined the improv comedy troupe The Groundlings. And it was there where she met her husband, Scott Kolanach.

Kolanach’s Wife Has Been The Face Of Progressive Insurance For Over A Decade

After her graduation, Kolanach’s wife, Courtney moved to NYC and gained small roles in Blades of Glory, Mad Men, Fred: The Movie, The Heartbreak Kid, House, and The United States of Tara.

Then in 2008, she got her career-defining role of Flo in the Progressive commercials. And she’s been portraying the perky character with the blue headband ever since. While doing so, she has also grown a cult following of her own. Although credits in few series, she’s been mostly, Flo.

wife Stephanie Courtney
Scott Kolanach’s wife Stephanie Courtney. Source: Araya Doheny/Getty

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she told she had booked an audition for Flo and gave a shot for it in late December of 2007. Ms. Kolanach said the studio liked it and started airing it in January 2008. Not long after, it became a steady job and Courtney would quit all of her other day jobs. As of 2021, Courtney has done over 200 commercials for the Progressive Corporation.

Scott Kolanach’s Wife Earns $1 Million A Year

While Kolanach’s net worth is yet to be assessed, his wife is often named as one of the highest-paid commercial actors with her fortune allegedly sitting at millions. Sources claim Scott’s spouse, Courtney earns $1 million per year playing the woman with the red lipstick in the Progressive commercials. And her career earnings have amassed over $6 million.

Analysts speculate the figure is due to her long span with the Insurance company. Reports suggest she is among the veterans who have that negotiation power with the brand outside of the typical SAG-AFTRA union pay scales.

If such sayings are to be believed, she very certainly gets a pay bump for being the official spokesperson, has residuals for current commercial airings, and an exclusivity buyout that precludes her from taking other jobs. Accordingly, when these all sum up, someone like Ms. Kolanach likely earns at least $2 million per year.

Scott Kolanach Spoke Against United Airlines’ Public Disaster

Back in April 2017, people slammed America’s third-biggest carrier for violently dragging a passenger – a then 69-year-old Asian man, believed to be a doctor – off an overbooked flight. Among those who were offended was Courtney’s theater director-husband, Scott Kolanach. Scott, who prefers to go by the name Elelegante101 over Twitter and Instagram posted then updated-logo of the Airlines. The caption on this Twitter’s imaging read,

“United Airlines updated their logo today in order to more accurately reflect their aggressive customer service policies.”
Scott Kolanach spoke out against Unted Airlines' rude behavior towards customer
Scott Kolanach spoke out against United Airlines’ rude behavior towards customers. Source: Twitter

 

Scott Kolanach Is A Friend Of The Rerun Show Actor, Mitch Silpa

As it appears, the advertisement star’s husband, Scott Kolanach is a good confidant of actor Mitch Silpa. Silpa is best known on the Internet for his David Blaine street magic parodies. In these satires, Mitch poses as an intentionally low-quality likeness of the world-renowned magician.

Kolanach’s friend, Mitch Sipa has had small roles in sitcoms such as 2 Broke Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Silpa has also starred in television shows that are for a younger audience such as I’m In the Band on Disney XD and iCarly on Nickelodeon. He has also played more serious roles like the character Deputy Everhardt in the television drama, In Plain Sight.

Stephanie Courtney's husband, Scott Kolanach with Mitch Sipa at the Dodgers Stadiuam
Stephanie Courtney’s husband, Scott Kolanach with Mitch Sipa at the Dodgers Stadium. Source: Instagram

Scott and Sipa have often been spotted hanging out together be it a night out or enjoying a baseball game, though, it’s the latter where they are frequently by each other’s side. Silpa also seems to have a friendly relationship with Scott’s wife, Stephanie.