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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina and Sherry and her older brother Sam. When Vanessa was 8 she started acting in plays and even performed her own song at a sixth-grade ... See full bio »
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 2015 Queens of Drama (TV Series)
 2014 Borrowed Moments
 2014 Stranded in Paradise (TV Movie)
Tess Nelson
 2013 American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela (TV Series) (announced)
Sarah Forlenza
- Pilot ... Sarah Forlenza
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Dr. Olivia Victor
- Wahine'inoloa (2012) ... Dr. Olivia Victor
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Kim Marcus
- Hard Landing (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Daylight (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Voir Dire (2009) ... Kim Marcus
 2008 The Nanny Express (TV Movie)
Kate Hewitt
 2002 Storm Watch
Tess Woodward
 2001 Spin City (TV Series)
Crazy Kara
- A Shot in the Dark: Part 2 (2001) ... Crazy Kara
 1999 This Space Between Us
Maggie Harty
 1999 Nice Guys Sleep Alone
 1997 976-WISH (Short)
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Kerry Andrews
- Remote Control (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
- Hot Wire (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie)
Sydney Carpenter
 1995 The Undertaker (Video short)
The Groupie
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Other Works:

Hostess of an infomercial for the DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula) skin care system. Also appearing is Cynthia Sass. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

"Acting probably saved my life. It gave me a home and a safe place to let out all of my emotions and have it be OK." - in having it be an outlet. See more »


She remarked on Today (1952), 5 November 2004 that she is the great granddaughter of French mime Marcel Marceau, though she never met him. See more »

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