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Vanessa Elese

Vanessa is an Emmy Award Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert most recently honored with the 2015 Variety Ensemble Award for her design work on the ever popular "Orange is the New Black." She delights in philanthropic work and is honored to be on the board of Child Crisis Center of Arizona. See full bio »

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All My Children
All My Children Makeup Department
(2006-2010)
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Makeup Department
(2010-2013)
Mad Hungry
Mad Hungry Makeup Department
(2010-2012)
Damages
Damages Makeup Department
(2007-2012)

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 2012-2014 Deadly Affairs (TV Series documentary) (personal makeup artist - 31 episodes)
- To Catch a Cheat (2014) ... (personal makeup artist: Ms. Susan Lucci)
- Three to Tango (2014) ... (personal makeup artist: Ms. Susan Lucci)
- Games People Play (2014) ... (personal makeup artist: makeup artist: ms. lucci)
- Drowned by Love (2014) ... (personal makeup artist: Ms. Susan Lucci)
- Runaway Murder (2014) ... (personal makeup artist: makeup artist: ms. lucci)
 2013-2014 Alpha House (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 21 episodes)
- The Nuptials (2014) ... (key makeup artist)
- There Will Be Water (2014) ... (key makeup artist)
- Bugged (2014) ... (key makeup artist)
- The Civility Zone (2014) ... (key makeup artist)
- The Retreat (2014) ... (key makeup artist)
 2014 My Man Is a Loser (makeup department head)
  Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (co-key makeup - 9 episodes, 2013) (co-key makeup artist - 3 episodes, 2013) (co-key makeup arttist - 1 episode, 2013)
- Fool Me Once (2013) ... (co-key makeup)
- Can't Fix Crazy (2013) ... (co-key makeup)
- Tall Men with Feelings (2013) ... (co-key makeup)
- Bora Bora Bora (2013) ... (co-key makeup)
- Fucksgiving (2013) ... (co-key makeup)
 2010-2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (makeup artist - 58 episodes)
- Vince Vaughn/Miguel (2013) ... (makeup artist)
- Melissa McCarthy/Phoenix (2013) ... (makeup artist)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (makeup artist)
- Kevin Hart/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2013) ... (makeup artist)
- Justin Bieber (2013) ... (makeup artist)
 2013 The Apprentice (TV Series) (personal makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Wolf in Charge of the Hen House (2013) ... (personal makeup artist)
 2013 The Carrie Diaries (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 5 episodes)
- Late Admissions (2012) ... (key makeup artist - uncredited)
- Clue: SI (2012) ... (key makeup artist - uncredited)
- 2,918 Miles (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- Where There's Smoke (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- Reignited (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
 2010-2012 Damages (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 32 episodes)
- But You Don't Do That Anymore (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- I Like Your Chair (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- I'm Afraid of What I'll Find (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- The Storm's Moving In (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
- I Need to Win (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
  Mad Hungry (TV Series) (makeup department head - 47 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (makeup designer - 1 episode, 2010)
- State Fair (2012) ... (makeup department head)
- Japanese Night (2012) ... (makeup department head)
- What's for Dinner: Easy BBQ (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- What's for Dinner: Classics with a Mexican Twist (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- Simple French Cooking at Home (2011) ... (makeup department head)
 2012 The Revolution (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (key makeup artist)
 2010-2011 Unique Eats (TV Series) (makeup department head - 20 episodes)
- Pubs (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- Delis (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- Asian (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- Small Plates (2011) ... (makeup department head)
- Cheese (2011) ... (makeup department head)
  The Marriage Ref (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 8 episodes, 2011) (makeup department head - 1 episode, 2011)
- Cedric the Entertainer, Rachel Dratch, Joel McHale (2011) ... (key makeup artist)
- Rachael Ray, Larry Miller, J.B. Smoove (2011) ... (key makeup artist)
- Nick Cannon, Patti Labelle, Ali Wentworth (2011) ... (key makeup artist)
- Bill Maher, Patti Labelle, Ali Wentworth (2011) ... (key makeup artist)
- Judah Friedlander, Ali Wentworth, Will.I.Am (2011) ... (key makeup artist)
  All My Children (TV Series) (makeup artist - 251 episodes, 2006 - 2010) (makeup department head - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.10429 (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.10427 (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.10426 (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.10422 (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.10421 (2010) ... (makeup artist)
  Dinner with the Band (TV Series) (makeup department head - 16 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 2009)
- Andrew W.K. (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- Lightspeed Champion (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- Au Revoir Simone (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- Theophilus London (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- My Brightest Diamond (2010) ... (makeup department head)
 2010 Hello Lonesome (makeup department head)
 2010 Seeing vs. Believing (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 2009 How I Got Lost (key hair stylist) / (key makeup artist)
 2008 Pinchos y rolos (Short) (makeup artist)
 2008/II The Women (Short) (key makeup artist)
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