As a stage and screen actor, Stacey Oristano graduated from College in London, England at Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama. After graduation she was seen in the West End production of Steel Magnolias (as Annelle). She then moved to New York City where she toured with Cabaret (as Sally Bowles). Regionally she has performed in Urinetown (as Hope Cladwell); The Spitfire Grill (as Percy Talbot); The Wild Party (as Queenie); and numerous others. She is also a seasoned concert vocalist, having sung in concerts in London, New York, and Dallas. While in New York, Stacey was seen on Chappelle's Show and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.
For her best known role, she starred as stripper Mindy Riggins on the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights throughout the series entire run. Initially a minor recurring role, as the series progressed the character was interwoven into the show's storylines, especially in the last two seasons.
She currently stars in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Bunheads as Truly Stone, the unhinged Sparkles clothing boutique owner and close friend to Fanny & Michelle.