Vanessa grew up in Southern California and moved to New York City in 2009. A few years later while working behind a bar in Hells Kitchen she met her husband. They now have two little girls and live in a small town in New Jersey just outside of the city. 
Her desire to be a working actor became undeniable shortly after the birth of her first child. SO with the support and encouragement of her husband she brushed off the rust got her butt back into classes and made the decision not to put it off any longer. She has been auditioning and working for the last 5 years. 
Vanessa has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 2010 and AEA since 2019. 



AAG Talent Management 

Deborah Dotoli

500 7th Avenue - 8th Floor 

New York, NY  10018




Stefanie Field Talent & Entertainment 

Stefanie Field

109 Miln Street

Cranford, New Jersey 07016

(908) 276 1031 Office

(908) 721 0283 Fax

Emerging Talent 

Albert Bramante

Agent- Emerging Talent LLC
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New York, NY 10018
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