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.
Vanessa holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. She later studied acting with the late 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, Twin Peaks, and General Hospital. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Edward Scissorhands, and LA Story are some of her most beloved movies. The State (and it’s extensions) is her favorite comedy group. Current TV obsession: Schitt’s Creek.