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Vanessa Marano


Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials. Marano is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke", in the highly popular show, Gilmore Girls (2000) and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth Bay Kennish / Daphne Sorrento
(2011-2017)
The Young and the Restless
(2008-2010)
The Brooke Ellison Story
The Brooke Ellison Story Young Brooke Ellison
(2004)
Restless Virgins
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Outcast (TV Series)
Sherry
- The Road Before Us (2016) ... Sherry
 2014 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Natalie
- The Recruits (2014) ... Natalie
 2012-2013 Boys Are Stupid, Girls Are Mean (TV Series)
Narrator
- Swallow (2013) ... Narrator
- Bikini (2013) ... Narrator
- Landscaping (2013) ... Narrator
- Things I Do Do (2013) ... Narrator
- Just Like a Baby Seal (2012) ... Narrator
 2013 Love Somebody (Short)
Kit
 2013 Perception (TV Series)
Riley
- Toxic (2013) ... Riley
 2013 Restless Virgins (TV Movie)
Emily
 2012 Your Father's Daughter (Short)
Luciana
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Samantha Cafferty
- CSI Down (2011) ... Samantha Cafferty
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Becky Lerner
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Casey
- The Hardest Part (2011) ... Casey
 2010 Marry Me (TV Mini-Series)
Imogen Hicks
- Part 2 (2010) ... Imogen Hicks
- Part 1 (2010) ... Imogen Hicks
 2010 Parenthood (TV Series)
Holly
- Date Night (2010) ... Holly
 2010 Medium (TV Series)
Jennifer Whitten
- There Will Be Blood... Type B (2010) ... Jennifer Whitten
- There Will Be Blood... Type A (2010) ... Jennifer Whitten
 2010 Past Life (TV Series)
Susan Charne
- Dead Man Talking (2010) ... Susan Charne
 2002-2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Hanna Malone
- Undertow (2009) ... Hanna Malone
- True (2009) ... Hanna Malone
- Voir Dire (2009) ... Hanna Malone
- Chameleon (2009) ... Hanna Malone
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series)
Haley
- Odd Man Out (2009) ... Haley
- What's the Rush? (2009) ... Haley
- Au Courant (2009) ... Haley
- Before and After (2009) ... Haley
 2008 Man of Your Dreams (TV Movie)
Maia
 2008 The Clique (Video)
Layne Abeley
 2008 The Closer (TV Series)
Theresa Monroe
 2008 Miss Guided (TV Series)
Kelly
- Homecoming (2008) ... Kelly
 2007 Hell on Earth (TV Movie)
Shelly
 2006 Boys Life (TV Series)
Sheila
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Gina
- Malcolm Defends Reese (2005) ... Gina
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Tate Pasquese
- The Silence (2005) ... Tate Pasquese
- Time Flies (2005) ... Tate Pasquese
 2004 Grounded for Life (TV Series)
Lexie
- Tombstone Blues (2004) ... Lexie
 2003 Easy
Little Jamie (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (19 credits)

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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

Who doesn't love a 'Lifetime' movie? I think that they know their audience so well. See more »

Trivia:

She and her real-life sister, Laura Marano, played on-screen sisters in recurring roles on Without a Trace (2002). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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