Oct. 31st, 1992
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992) is an American actress. She has appeared on the TV series Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Scoundrels and The Young and the Restless, among others. She is currently a main character on Switched at Birth, where she stars as Bay Kennish. Her younger sister, 'Laura Marano' is also a successful actor, starring on Austin And Ally.
Vanessa Marano was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Ellen, is the owner of Agoura Children's Theatre. Her father is of Italian descent. Besides English, Marano speaks fluent Italian. She is attending a community college.
Vanessa Marano began acting professionally when she was seven years old. Since then, she worked for productions at the Stage Door Theater. Her first major roles on television have been as Jack Malone's older daughter in Without a Trace (she and real life sister Laura play sisters), Valerie's stepdaughter in The Comeback and as April Nardini in Gilmore Girls. She also played Layne Abeley in The Clique based on the books by 'Lisi Harrison' and Samantha Combs in Dear Lemon Lima. Marano starred in an episode of Ghost Whisperer alongside 'Jennifer Love Hewitt'. Marano played Eden on The Young and the Restless and Hope on Scoundrels.