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After twelve years based in NYC doing theatre in NY, London, and regionally throughout the US, Vanessa moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to act in film and television. Jumping back and forth from LA to New York and stopping to see her parents and childhood friends in Pittsburgh, she continues to work in all mediums.

She formed the glitterrock band, WIFEY, in 2012. www.wifeyglitterrock.com 

She is currently writing a new series called REMARKABLE WOMEN with her writing partner, co-star, and fellow Pittsburgher, Alexandra Lenihan. The show is set to debut in 2019.

New Musical project, DRAMA CULT, with Christopher Pappas of Elle Belle is a throwback to her singer-songwriter foundation but with a fantastical, 80s prom twist. Debut album available in 2019.

Vanessa holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. She later studied acting with William Esper at the William Esper Studio in NYC and improv comedy at the UCB Theatre in New York and Los Angeles.

Vanessa is a long-time supporter of animal rights and a cruelty-free lifestyle. Her taste in entertainment was formed by 90s TV including but not limited to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wonder Years, (the original) Roseanne, Twin Peaks, and General Hospital. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Edward Scissorhands are two of her most beloved movies. Stella is her favorite comedy group, and the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast gets her through each Monday. Current TV obsession: Schitt’s Creek.