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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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Dear Lemon Lima Samantha Combs
(2009)
Switched at Birth Bay Kennish / Daphne Sorrento
(2011-2017)
Dexter Rebecca Mitchell
(2009-2011)
Without a Trace Hanna Malone
(2002-2009)

Filmography

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 2019 Dot (TV Movie) (filming)
Milla Hart
 2018 Confessional (post-production)
Noelle
 2018 Bad Boy (TV Series)
Vanessa
- Bad Boy & the Gilmore Girl (2018) ... Vanessa
 2018 The Dead Girls Detective Agency (TV Series)
Nancy Graves
- Burial (2018) ... Nancy Graves
- No Strings Attached (2018) ... Nancy Graves
- Borough Bound (2018) ... Nancy Graves
- Radio Waves (2018) ... Nancy Graves
- Unsolved Murders (2018) ... Nancy Graves
 2018 Station 19 (TV Series)
Molly
- No Recovery (2018) ... Molly
- Not Your Hero (2018) ... Molly
 2018 Daphne & Velma (Video)
Carol
 2017 Silicon Valley (TV Series)
Stanford Student
- Teambuilding Exercise (2017) ... Stanford Student
- Intellectual Property (2017) ... Stanford Student
 2011-2017 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Bay Kennish / Daphne Sorrento
- Long Live Love (2017) ... Bay Kennish
- The Wolf Is Waiting (2017) ... Bay Kennish
- Left in Charge (2017) ... Bay Kennish
- Memory (The Heart) (2017) ... Bay Kennish
- Four Ages in Life (2017) ... Bay Kennish
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
April
- Summer (2016) ... April
 2016 Outcast (TV Series)
Sherry
- The Road Before Us (2016) ... Sherry
 2014 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Natalie
- The Recruits (2014) ... Natalie
 2014 Senior Project
Sam
 2013 The Secret Lives of Dorks
Samantha
 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
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Holly Wheeler
- The Girl with No Name (2012) ... Holly Wheeler
 2009-2011 Dexter (TV Series)
Rebecca Mitchell
- Nebraska (2011) ... Rebecca Mitchell (uncredited)
- The Getaway (2009) ... Rebecca Mitchell
- Hungry Man (2009) ... Rebecca Mitchell
- Road Kill (2009) ... Rebecca Mitchell
- If I Had a Hammer (2009) ... Rebecca Mitchell
 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Samantha Cafferty
- CSI Down (2011) ... Samantha Cafferty
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Becky Lerner
- Too Much Information (2011) ... Becky Lerner
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Casey
- The Hardest Part (2011) ... Casey
 2010 The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot (TV Movie)
Bailey Davidson
 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 Scoundrels (TV Series)
Hope West
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (2010) ... Hope West
- That's the Way the Money Goes (2010) ... Hope West
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together (2010) ... Hope West
- Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full (2010) ... Hope West
- Where Have You Been, Charming Billy? (2010) ... Hope West
 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
 2008-2010 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Eden Gerick
- Episode #1.9320 (2010) ... Eden Gerick
- Episode #1.9318 (2010) ... Eden Gerick
- Episode #1.9313 (2010) ... Eden Gerick
- Episode #1.9312 (2010) ... Eden Gerick
- Episode #1.9311 (2010) ... Eden Gerick
 2009 Dear Lemon Lima
Samantha Combs
 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
- Malone v. Malone (2004) ... Hanna Malone
 2009 Trust Me (TV Series)
Haley
- The More Things Change (2009) ... 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 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Alise Jones
- Ghost in the Machine (2008) ... Alise Jones
 2008 The Closer (TV Series)
Theresa Monroe
- Problem Child (2008) ... Theresa Monroe
 2008 Miss Guided (TV Series)
Kelly
- Homecoming (2008) ... Kelly
 2007 Hell on Earth (TV Movie)
Shelly
 2005-2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
April Nardini
- Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) ... April Nardini
- Hay Bale Maze (2007) ... April Nardini
- Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore? (2007) ... April Nardini
- Santa's Secret Stuff (2007) ... April Nardini
- Knit, People, Knit! (2006) ... April Nardini
 2006 Boys Life (TV Series)
Sheila
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Gina
- Malcolm Defends Reese (2005) ... Gina
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series)
Franchesca
- Valerie Does Another Classic Leno (2005) ... Franchesca
- Valerie Shines Under Stress (2005) ... Franchesca (credit only)
- Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) ... Franchesca (credit only)
- Valerie Gets a Magazine Cover (2005) ... Franchesca (credit only)
- Valerie Hangs with the Cool Kids (2005) ... Franchesca
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Tate Pasquese
- The Silence (2005) ... Tate Pasquese
- Time Flies (2005) ... Tate Pasquese
 2004 The Brooke Ellison Story (TV Movie)
Young Brooke Ellison
 2004 Grounded for Life (TV Series)
Lexie
- Tombstone Blues (2004) ... Lexie
 2003 Easy
Little Jamie (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)

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

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Vanessa is the older sister of Laura Marano who is also an actress. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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