Mitzi Kapture, the name that once graced television screens with the kind of magnetic charm and on-screen tenacity that made her a household favorite in the ’90s, particularly for her role as Sgt. Rita Lee Lance in the sultry crime drama “Silk Stalkings.”
Along with the show, Kapture appeared in numerous popular TV series and films throughout her acting career. Then, she seemed to disappear from the public eye. Fans of the actress may be wondering — whatever happened to Mitzi Kapture?
Mitzi Gaynor Donahue, known professionally as Mitzi Kapture, was born in Yorba Linda, California, on May 2nd, 1962.
Though she was born in Yorba Linda, California, Mitzi Kapture was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents were Pat Donahue and Bobbie Donahue.
Mitzi Kapture’s early education and training details are scarce. Her initial TV appearance was as a contestant on “The $10,000 Pyramid,” winning $1,100 and a Caribbean cruise. She debuted in acting with minor roles, gaining attention in 1987 with “House II: The Second Story” and “Angel III: The Final Chapter” in 1988.
Kapture’s most notable role was as Rita Lee Lance in “Silk Stalkings” from 1991 to 1995, where she co-led with Rob Estes and contributed creatively to her character.
A couple of years later, she would join the beach drama Baywatch as the recurring character Alex Ryker from 1998 to 1999. She is introduced as a rival to Baywatch in season 9 with her own lifeguard company, Bayguard, and attempts to poach Baywatch employees. Eventually, the company ends, and she joins the Baywatch team.
Life After Acting
After finishing her role as Alex Ryker on Baywatch in the show’s 9th season in 1999, Mitzi Kapture stepped back from major acting roles to focus on raising her young daughter. She took on just a handful of minor roles in the early 2000s, including brief appearances on The Young and the Restless and the short-lived sitcom Rules of Engagement.
Kapture mentions that she made an intentional choice to step back from acting to devote time to motherhood after playing high-profile roles for over two decades on hit shows like Silk Stalkings and Baywatch. She was grateful for the opportunities she had in her acting career but wanted to focus on her personal life.
What is Mitzi Kapture doing now?
Mitzi Kapture, after a successful acting career, continues to engage with the entertainment industry through mentoring and coaching. Her interest in nutrition, sparked by personal experiences with health issues in her circle, led her to become a certified nutritionist through Cornell University.
Now, Kapture combines her nutrition expertise with life coaching, for goals like accountability, motivation, and creating balance. She aims to help people mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Her approach is tailored to each client’s unique needs and situation. She enjoys being of service and watching her clients’ lives and health improve.
Additionally, Kapture is developing a new television project that leverages her experience portraying authority figures. While she has shifted away from acting, she finds fulfillment in her coaching role and remains open to future acting opportunities, particularly with her upcoming police chief project.
Mitzi Kapture married actor Bradley Kapture in 1982. The pair had twins, and he made an appearance on Silk Stalkings. However, sometime in the 2000s, the couple divorced. Not much is known about their relationship beyond this.
Mitzi Kapture had two children with her former husband, Bradley. She has a daughter named Emerson Kapture and a daughter named Madison Kapture.
While a few social media profiles purported to belong to Mitzi Kapture, they cannot readily be verified as being hers and appear abandoned. Although It does appear that Mitzi Kapture uses a Facebook and a private Instagram account.