Vanessa Marano Biography, Age, Laura Marano, Movies, Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy And Singing

Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress best known as Vanessa Marano. She was born on October 31st, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter to Ellen.

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Vanessa Marano Biography

Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress best known as Vanessa Marano. She was born on October 31st, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter to Ellen. She has a younger sister, Laura Marano who is also an actress. She began her career very early, at age 7.

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Vanessa Marano Age

She was born on October 31st, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. She is 26 years old as of 2018.

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She has a younger sister, Laura Marano who is also an actress.

Vanessa Marano Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $ 15 million.

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Vanessa Marano Movies And TV Shows

TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
2002–2009 Without a Trace Hanna Malone Recurring role; 12 episodes
2004 Grounded for Life Lexie Episode: “Tombstone Blues”
2004 The Brooke Ellison Story Young Brooke Ellison TV movie
2005 Six Feet Under Tate Pasquese 2 episodes
2005 The Comeback Franchesca Recurring role, 12 episodes
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Gina Episode: “Malcolm Defends Reese”
2005–2007 Gilmore Girls April Nardini Recurring role; 13 episodes
2006 Boys Life Sheila Movie
2007 Hell on Earth Shelly TV movie
2008 Man of Your Dreams Maia TV movie
2008 Miss Guided Kelly Episode: “Homecoming”
2008 The Closer Theresa Monroe Episode: “Problem Child”
2008 Ghost Whisperer Alise Jones Episode: “Ghost in the Machine”
2008–2010 The Young and the Restless Eden Baldwin Regular role; 59 episodes
2009 Trust Me Haley McGuire Recurring role; 5 episodes
2009–2011 Dexter Rebecca Mitchell Recurring role; 6 episodes
2010 Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot Bailey Davidson Unsold pilot movie
2010 Past Life Susan Charne Episode: “Dead Man Talking”
2010 Medium Jennifer Whitten Episodes: “There Will Be Blood.. Type A”, “There Will Be Blood… Type B”
2010 Scoundrels Hope West Main role; 8 episodes
2010 Parenthood Holly Episode: “Date Night”
2010 Marry Me Imogen Hicks TV miniseries
2011 Private Practice Casey Episode: “The Hardest Part”
2011 Love Bites Becky Lerner Episode: “Too Much Information”
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Samantha Cafferty Episode: “CSI Down”
2011–2017 Switched at Birth Bay Kennish Main role; 104 episodes
2012 Grey’s Anatomy Holly Wheeler Episode: “The Girl with No Name”
2012 Boys Are Stupid, Girls Are Mean Narrator 9 episodes
2013 Restless Virgins Emily TV movie
2013 Perception Riley Episode: “Toxic”
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Natalie Lane Episode: “The Recruits”
2016 Outcast Sherry Episode: “The Road Before Us”
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life April Nardini Episode: “Summer”
2017 Silicon Valley Stanford University student Episodes: “Intellectual Property”, “Teambuilding Exercise”
2018 Station 19 Molly Episode: “Not Your Hero”
2018- present Dead Girls Detective Agency Nancy Graves Main Cast


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Easy Little Jamie Uncredited
2003 Finding Nemo Additional voices
2008 The Clique Layne Abeley Direct-to-DVD film
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Samantha Combs
2012 Your Father’s Daughter Luciana Short film
2013 The Secret Lives of Dorks Samantha
2014 Senior Project Samantha “Sam” Willow
2018 Daphne & Velma Carol
TBA Saving Zoë Zoë Post-production

Vanessa Marano Gilmore Girls

She was April Nardini in the episode, Summer. Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centres around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory.

Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter’s life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom.

First episode date: 5 October 2000
Final episode date: 15 May 2007
Theme song: Where You Lead
Production location: Burbank

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She played the role of Holly Wheeler in the episode, The Girl with No Name. The medical drama series focuses on a group of young doctors at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the young doctors and the show’s namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon.

Grey struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them – Webber and Meredith’s mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.

First episode date: 27 March 2005
Theme song: Cosy in the Rocket
Spin-offs: Station 19, Private Practice
Networks: American Broadcasting Company, ABC News

Vanessa Marano Switched At Birth

She played the main role of Bay Kennish in 104 episodes of this TV series. Bay Kennish is a teenager who grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Fellow teen Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age, was raised by a single mother in a working-class neighborhood.

One day in her high-school chemistry class, Bay discovers that her blood type doesn’t match either of her parents’. Official tests confirm that Bay is not her parents’ birth child. When the Kennish family meets Daphne and her mom, Regina, they realize that the girls were switched at birth.

The news prompts the Kennishes to allow Regina — who is experiencing financial difficulties — Daphne and Daphne’s grandmother to live in their guest house. The two polar-opposite families struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls, who try to keep their footing in both the world they know and the new one into which they are thrown.

First episode date: 6 June 2011
Final episode date: 11 April 2017
Network: Freeform
Writers: Lizzy Weiss

Vanessa Marano Dexter

She had a recurring role for 6 episodes portraying Rebecca Mitchell. Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he’s a serial killer — but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices.

His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his “skills.” It’s a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.

Theme song: Dexter Main Title
No. of episodes: 96 (list of episodes)
Networks: Showtime, CBS

Vanessa Marano Parenthood

She portrayed Holly in the episode, Date Night. The four grown Braverman siblings — Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia — share the joys, heartaches and headaches of parenthood in their California hometown.

As their parents deal with life and marital issues, the four lean on one another while tackling the challenges of modern family life in an updated reimagining of the 1989 film by the same name.

No. of episodes: 103 (list of episodes)
Production location: Berkeley
Composer(s): Jon Ehrlich & Jason Derlatka
Theme songs: Forever Young, When We Were Young

Vanessa Marano Young And The Restless

She had a recurring role for 59 episodes where she played the character role of Eden Baldwin. The Newmans and the Abbotts represent Genoa City’s upper class. Powerful businessman Victor Newman runs Newman Enterprises and has never stopped loving his former flame and wife, Nikki Reed Newman.

Jack Abbott and his sister, Ashley, are closely connected with the Newman family, both personally and professionally. The battle supreme in Genoa City has been going on for years between Katherine Chancellor and Jill Foster Abbott. The Winters family, Williams family and recent newcomers round out the socially and ethnically diverse town.

Theme song: Nadia’s Theme
No. of episodes: 11,000 (as of September 1, 2016)
Production location(s): CBS Television City; Los Angeles, California

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Don’t Worry, Gilmore Girls Fans: Vanessa Marano Hates April Nardini Just as Much as You Do


April Nardini: It’s the one name that will send Gilmore Girls fans into a tailspin.

The 12-year-old girl who arrived in Stars Hollow in season six and promptly broke Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) up after it was revealed she was the diner owner’s daughter is pretty much universally reviled by fans of the beloved series, and with news of Netflix’s planned revival still all any self-respecting TV fan can think about, the fear that a grown-up April might be around to muck things up again is very real.

While we have no intel on whether she’ll be involved or not, we can report that April herself, Vanessa Marano, hears your hate loud and clear. And get this: She agrees.

“That poor, poor 12-year-old fictional character was hated, which I get,” Marano, who now stars on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, tells E! News. “I kind of hated April Nardini, too, as a fan of the show. She broke up Luke and Lorelai!”

Despite all the ill will towards April, Marano admits she’s hoping she’ll get the chance to return to Stars Hollow, though. “I have no information on it right now,” she says. “I really hope they’re bringing my character back because I’m such a fan of the Gilmore Girls that…I just want to be able to nerd out more.”

Marano’s found herself in the unique position of being the common thread in a pair of series revivals, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I mean, between The Comeback coming back last year and Gilmore Girls coming back, I feel like my career as a 12-year-old is being revived,” she tells us with a laugh. (Marano appeared as Franchesca, Valerie Cherish’s step-daughter, in the HBO comedy’s first season, though she didn’t reprise her role in the revival last year.)

What are your thoughts on April, Gilmore Girls fans? Should she be involved in the revival? Or are you hoping she’s nowhere to be found? Sound off in the comments below!