Nastassia Bianca Schroeder Clark (born June 24, 1988[1]) is an American television personality, podcast host, fashion blogger, model and author.[2][3] She is best known for appearing on Bravo's reality television series Vanderpump Rules (2013–2020).[4][5][6]

Stassi Schroeder
Schroeder in 2019
Born
Nastassia Bianca Schroeder

(1988-06-24) June 24, 1988 (age 35)
EducationLoyola Marymount University (B.A.)
Occupation(s)Television personality, model, author
Years active2005–present
Spouse
Beau Clark
(m. 2020)
Children2
RelativesGypsy-Rose Blanchard (distant cousin)
Websitewww.stassischroeder.com

Early life edit

Nastassia Bianca Schroeder was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to an architect father, Mark, and a jewelry designer (Georgi Jules Jewelry) mother, Dayna. She has two younger brothers, Hunter and Nikolai, and a younger sister, Georgianna. When she was 11, Schroeder began taking theater classes at her local high school, Mount Carmel Academy[4] When turned 18, she moved to Hollywood and attended Loyola Marymount University, where she received a bachelor's degree in English writing.[7]

Career edit

Television edit

In 2005, Schroeder appeared as a contestant on season 8 of the reality game show The Amazing Race, alongside her father Mark, her step-mother Char, and her brother Hunter; the family came in 7th place of 10 teams.[8] After the filming of the show, the Schroeders' house was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. They stayed with another family from the show while they rebuilt their house.[9] While going to school in 2008, she was on the television series Queen Bees.[10]

In 2010, she started working at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurants SUR and Villa Blanca, which earned her a spot on the reality television series Vanderpump Rules. The series follows Vanderpump's employees, as they work on building their futures and become entangled in interpersonal drama.[5][11] She departed the show at the end of season two to move to New York City.[12]

In 2016, she portrayed Koening in the television film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. She has also appeared in three episodes of Bravo's reality television series Summer House between 2017 and 2019.[13] In November 2019, Schroeder started a digital series called Basically Stassi, with Beau Clark.[14] The series was released online on Bravo's website and YouTube channel.[15] The show followed Schroeder and her guests at her apartment in Los Angeles while playing games and discussing various topics such as relationships, love and life.[16]

Fashion edit

Schroeder worked as a model for several years, appearing in magazines like Italian Vanity Fair, 944, Glamour,[17] Genlux[18] and Us Weekly.[19] She has graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Millennium,[20] Cliché and Pacific.[21] Schroeder introduced a capsule collection with accessories e-retailer ShopPrimadonna.com which officially launched in December 2014.[22] She released a clothing line in collaboration with JustFab in July 2019.[23][24] The collection has two parts "Next Level Basics" and "#OOTN (Outfit of the Night)".[25]

She has received noteworthy praise for her style from periodicals such as People magazine, who described Schroeder as "the most fashion-focused of all her castmates" on Vanderpump Rules.[26]

List of fashion and beauty collections by Stassi Schroeder
Year Title Brand Notes
2014 Stassi x Shop Prima Donna Shop Prima Donna Jewelry collection[27][28]
2019 Stassi Schroeder x JustFab Outfit of the Day Collection JustFab Her clothing line had two parts: "Next Level Basics" for daytime wear and "#OOTN (Outfit of the Night)" for evening wear.[29][25]

Writing edit

Schroeder worked as a style critic writing for Vanderpump's daughter's website, The Divine Addiction. Schroeder's book Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook was released on April 16, 2019, by Gallery Books.[30][31][32][33] The book was third on the New York Times Best Seller list.[34] The book is a humorous celebration of her most basic tendencies and a defense of the basic culture.[35] In the book, she lists her favorite beauty products, a guide to the best Ranch dressings, tips on how to look good on social media and a graph indicating how psycho you are based on the charge of your phone.[35] She wrote a wedding column titled "Basic Bride" for Glamour magazine for three months in 2020.[36]

Her second book, also a New York Times Bestseller, titled Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom was published on April 26, 2022, by Gallery Books.[37][38][39]

Other ventures edit

Schroeder is popular on social media and endorses products such as beauty and wellness products on Instagram.[40][41] She has partnered with several brands, including Taco Bell food,[42] Botox Cosmetic prescription medicine,[43] Bondi Sands tanning foam[44] and bioClarity skin products.[45]

On February 1, 2019, Schroeder, Kristen Doute and Katie Maloney-Schwartz launched a wine in partnership with Nocking Point Wines called "Basic Witch Potion No. 1".[46][47][48] Their second collaboration with Nocking Point Wines, "Basic Witch Potion No. 2" Rosé was launched on June 1, 2019.[49][50] In June 2020, "Basic Witch Potion No.1" and "Basic Witch Potion No.2" were removed from Nocking Point Wines' store following the firings of Doute and Schroeder.[51] In 2015, she launched a podcast titled Straight Up with Stassi, which she hosted weekly for five years.[52] Schroeder announced that she is doing "Straight Up With Stassi LIVE" podcast tour in four cities in September 2019.[53]

In March 2021, Schroeder announced her new venture with husband Beau Clark, a Patreon-hosted parenting podcast entitled The Good The Bad The Baby.[54]

In September 2022, Schroeder relaunched Straight Up With Stassi. [55][56] Schroeder announced in March 2023 that she is doing "Straight Up With Stassi LIVE – The Mommy Dearest Tour" in an initial eleven cities throughout April and May of 2023. She is embarking on the tour with husband, Beau Clark, and friend Taylor Strecker. The tour was later expanded to last through June. [57]

Personal life edit

 
Schroeder in 2014

In July 2019, Schroeder became engaged to casting agent Beau Clark after two years of dating.[58][59] Their engagement photos were published exclusively in People magazine in October 2019.[60] The couple got married in a small ceremony in September 2020.[61] Together they have a daughter, Hartford Charlie Rose, born on January 7, 2021.[62] In early 2023, Schroeder announced that she and Clark are expecting their second child this year, which was announced to be a boy.[63] Their son, Messer Rhys was born on September 7, 2023. [64]

She has publicly spoken about her psoriasis.[65][66]

Schroeder has a fascination with esoterica such as tarot cards and astrology. She shares a birthday with her Vanderpump Rules co-star Ariana Madix (June 24), although Schroeder is three years her junior.

During Season One of Vanderpump Rules, Schroeder dated fellow cast member Jax Taylor. In the show's premiere she said, "Me and Jax just kind of bring everyone together. The boys are drawn to him, and the girls are drawn to me, so we just kind of lead the pack."[67] She later dated Frank Herlihy and Patrick Meagher on the show before meeting Beau Clark.[68]

Controversy edit

On June 9, 2020, Schroeder and co-star Kristen Doute were fired from the show because they reported former co-star Faith Stowers to the police for a crime that she did not commit. Schroeder was criticized for publicly making racially insensitive remarks and for insensitive remarks about the #MeToo movement. She has since stated that she hired a diversity coach.[69]

The Amazing Race edit

In 2005, when she was 16, Schroeder appeared with her father, Mark, stepmother, Char and her 14-year-old brother Hunter on the eighth season of the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, which was the family season. They lasted 4 legs and finished in 7th place.[70]

The Amazing Race 8 finishes edit

  • A red placement with a dagger (†) indicates that the Schroeder family were eliminated.

Roadblocks performed by Stassi are bolded

Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour choice (underlined) Roadblock performance Placement Notes
1 1 New YorkNew JerseyPennsylvania Build It/Buggy It No roadblock 5th of 10
2 2 PennsylvaniaDistrict of ColumbiaVirginia Heat of the battle/Heat of the night Mark 4th of 9
3 3 VirginiaSouth CarolinaAlabama Forrest gump/Muddy waters Mark & Stassi 3rd of 8
4 4 AlabamaMississippiLouisiana Work/Play Hunter 7th of 7

Filmography edit

As herself
Year Title Notes
2005 The Amazing Race Season 8 contestant, 12 episodes
2008 Queen Bees 8 episodes
2012–2014 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 7 episodes
2013–2020 Vanderpump Rules Main role: seasons 1–3 and 5–8, Recurring role: season 3

169 episodes

2016 Hashtaggers Episode: "#Zoe101 with Stassi Schroeder"
2017 Hollywood Medium Episode: "Stassi Schroeder & Kristen Doute/Johnny Weir/Nancy Grace"
2017 The Doctors Episode: "The Doctors: Bonus Features/The Great Food Debate"
2017–2019 Summer House 3 episodes
2019 Lights Out with David Spade Panelist and Secret Standup; 2 episodes
2019 Ex-Housewife Episode: "Episode #1.2"
2019 Basically Stassi Bravo digital series; 4 episodes
As actress
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Koening Television film

Published works edit

  • Schroeder, Stassi. Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook. New York: Gallery Books, 2019.
  • Schroeder, Stassi. Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom. New York: Gallery Book, 2022.

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