Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil

Age
46
Birthday
Oct. 15th, 1968
Born in
Indio, California, USA
Height
5' 4

Vanessa Marcil's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Las Vegas TV Show
Las Vegas
High Incident TV Show
High Incident
The Sharon Osbourne Show TV Show
The Sharon Osbourne Show
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Bannen Way
1996 - The Rock

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Gina Kincaid
37
Josie Scotto
3
Kim Marcus
3
Sam Marquez
2
Det. Carmen Olivera
2
Dr. Olivia Victor
1
Herself - Restaurant Patron
1
Crazy Kara
1
Herself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Vanessa Marcil (born October 15, 1968), in Indio, California, USA, 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 6th grade talent show in which she won. Soon afterward, she began pursuing an acting career and starred in several theatre productions before landing the role of Brenda Barrett on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital (1963) in 1992.

She made her feature film debut in The Rock (1996) starring opposite 'Nicolas Cage' as well as starring in a made-for-television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive (1996) in 1996. She stayed with General Hospital (1963) until 1998 and then left to join the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) as Gina Kincaid, a former ice skater replacing 'Tiffani Thiessen' as the show's vixen. She met actor 'Brian Austin Green' on the show and the two had a baby together named Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green born in March of 2002.

In the fall of 2002, she made her long awaited return to General Hospital (1963) reprising her role as Brenda Barrett, garnering her a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress" in 2003. Vanessa later joined the cast of the NBC drama Las Vegas (2003) in which she stars as Sam Marquez, a casino host. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her son Kassius.


TRIVIA:
  • Attended College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, where she studied law.
  • Gave birth to son, Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, who is also the son of actor 'Brian Austin Green' (qv). Kassius was named after 'Muhammad Ali (I)' (qv) (aka Cassius Clay), of whom Brian is a fan [March 30, 2002].
  • Was offered the role of Nell Porter on _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv) but was forced to turn it down because she had already signed on to _"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990)_ (qv). The role was then given to 'Portia de Rossi' (qv).
  • She has suffered from agoraphobia.
  • Has a tattoo on her lower back of a tribal symbol representing peace and love in the universe.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Performed her own song at a 6th grade talent show and won.
  • Named on People magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People" list (2008), reportedly for being a muse to musician 'Prince (I)' (qv), who wrote his 1994 song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" about her.


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