Vanessa is a stage, film, and TV actor most widely known for her musical role as The Witch in Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London and on the First US National Tour (produced by NETworks).  

Vanessa studied acting with William Esper at the William Esper Studio in NYC and improv comedy at UCB Theatre.

She has a habit of playing tough-willed women like werewolf hunter, Leann, on the Adult Swim series, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter and rock star, Farrah, in Michael Eisner's TV series, The All-For-Nots. The fictional band also played on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Vanessa formed her own glitter rock band, WIFEY, shortly after.  Their theatrical live shows have been compared to those of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blondie, and David Bowie. Check out for music and videos.

Vanessa is a long-time supporter of animal rights and a cruelty-free life-style.  Her her all-time favorite TV shows include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, Twin Peaks, and House of Cards.  The Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast gets her through each Monday.

She finds storytelling to be her best way to connect to the good in people and is always itching to find the next character with a great story to tell.