|Date of Birth||18 March 1981, Burbank, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Vanessa Lee Evigan|
|Height||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Vanessa got her start on the small screen at only eight years old, when she was an extra on the TV show MyTwo Dads, which starred her father, Greg Evigan. Vanessa knew then she wanted to be an actress, but it wasn't until she was 11 that her parents allowed her to get into the business. Her mother, Pamela Serpe Evigan, who was a dancer on Broadway, and her father, Greg Evigan, had strong feelings about her getting into the business too young. Vanessa is the oldest of three children: her brother, Jason Evigan, who is a singer songwriter best known for his number one hit "Heart Attack" he wrote and produced for Demi Lovato, and her sister, actress Briana Evigan, who is best known as Andie from Step Up 2 The Streets.
At the age of twelve, Vanessa got her first job when she guest starred on the TV show Jacks Place, in which she was nominated for best actress in a guest star role at the Young Artist Awards. Shortly after, she landed the role of "Jenny Clemens" on the critically acclaimed NBC series Against The Grain, which also starred Ben Affleck. At fifteen, Vanessa was cast as "Sara Valentine" on UPN's TV series Social Studies.. She then went on to play "Brittany Hodges" on The Young and The Restless.
Vanessa has guest starred on many shows such as Boy Meets World, The Tom Show, Norm, Less Than Perfect, Emily's Reasons Why Not, In Plain Sight, and How I Met Your Mother. She has starred in several independent movies and made for-TV movies as well. And she costarred in ABC's '25 Days Of Christmas' Family Movie Holiday In Handcuffs. You can watch Vanessa in Zombie Hamlet which was just released January of 2014 where she stars opposite Jason Mewes, June Lockhart, Shelley Long, and John Amos.
Vanessa is currently developing a TV show with her father and sister which she co-wrote, produced, and stars in and their productions company Evigan Entertainment has several other projects in the works.
Along with acting, Vanessa has several other passions in life: Vanessa has always had a passion for fashion and jewelry. She started making jewelry as a hobby and it caught on. The jewelry line is called Vanessalee Jewelry. You can find her creations in stores and online. Vanessa has also started a movement called "LuvtheinnerU. LuvtheinnerU is a movement to help people see that love starts within. Spreading the word that if we can learn to love ourselves, we can change our entire life! Finally one of Vanessa's greatest passions is finding a cure for muscular dystrophy. After losing a friend to the disease in high school, she has become passionate about raising the younger generation's awareness and helping find a cure. Vanessa has been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the past several years and started a benefit some years ago called "Night of Spirits."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kristi Kane