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Vanessa Lee Evigan

Vanessa Lee Evigan

Mar. 18th, 1981
Born in
Burbank, California, USA

Vanessa Lee Evigan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Against the Grain TV Show
Against the Grain
Social Studies TV Show
Social Studies

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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 "My Two Dads" (1987) which stared 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 the singer of the band "After Midnight Project" and sister, actress Briana Evigan, who will be starring in the upcoming movie Step Up 2: The Streets (2008).

At the age of twelve, Vanessa got her first job guest starring on the TV show "Jack's Place" (1992), in which she was nominated for best actress in a guest star role at the Young Artist Awards. Shortly after landing the role of "Jenny Clemens" on the critically acclaimed NBC series "Against the Grain" (1993) which also starred Ben Affleck. At fifteen, Vanessa was cast as "Sara Valentine" on UPNs TV series "Social Studies" (1997). She then went on to doing a recurring role as "Brittany Hodges" on "The Young and the Restless" (1973).

Vanessa has guest-starred on many shows such as "Boy Meets World" (1993), "The Tom Arnold Show" (2000), _"Norm" (2000)_ ()qv), _"Less Than Perfect" (2000)_, "Emily's Reason Why Not" and "How I Met Your Mother" (2005). She has also starred in several independent movies and made for TV movies, as well. This holiday season she will be co-staring in the ABC Family MOW "Holiday In Handcuffs."

Along with acting, Vanessa's other two passions in life are singing and finding a cure for muscular dystrophy. After loosing a friend to MD in high school, she has become very passionate about raising awareness to a younger generation and helping to find a cure. Vanessa has been involved with the muscular dystrophy association for the last three years and started a benefit two years ago called "Night Of Spirits".

  • Was on the speech team at L.A Valley College.
  • Daughter of actor 'Greg Evigan' (qv) and 'Pamela Serpe' (qv).
  • Has been in relationship with 'Rob Bourdon' (qv), drummer of 'Linkin Park' (qv), for 7 years.
  • Graduated in 1999 from Calabasas High School.
  • Has a younger brother, 'Jason Evigan' (qv), and a younger sister, 'Briana Evigan' (qv).
  • After 7 years with 'Rob Bourdon' (qv) from 'Linkin Park' (qv), they split up in 2007.

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