Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992 ) is an American actress. She has appeared on the TV series [1 ] , Without a Trace , Gilmore Girls , Ghost Whisperer and Scoundrels , among others. She is currently a main character on The Young and the Restless where she stars as Switched at Birth, Bay Kennish. Her younger sister, [2 ] Laura Marano is also a successful actress, starring on . Austin & Ally
Vanessa Marano began acting professionally when she was seven years old.
According to an interview with her sister, her mother didn't want either of her children to have careers in show business, and took her to an agent that she believed was most likely to turn kids down, only to find that she was accepted. Laura, who was on the scene with her also impressed the agency. [3 ] Since then, she worked for productions at the [4 ] Stage Door Theater. Her first major roles on television have been as Jack Malone's older daughter in (she and real life sister Laura play sisters), Valerie's stepdaughter in Without a Trace and as April Nardini in The Comeback . She also played Layne Abeley in Gilmore Girls based on the books by The Clique Lisi Harrison and Samantha Combs in . Marano starred in an episode of Dear Lemon Lima alongside Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt. Marano played Eden on and Hope on The Young and the Restless . She now stars as Scoundrels Bay Kennish on the ABC Family show . Switched at Birth
Personal life [ edit ]
Vanessa Marano was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Ellen,
is the owner of [5 ] Agoura Children's Theatre. Her younger sister, [1 ] Laura, is a star on Disney Channel's . Her father is of Italian descent. Austin & Ally Besides English, Marano speaks fluent [6 ] Italian. She is attending a community college. [7 ] [1 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Easy Little Jamie
Clique, The The Clique
Layne Abeley Video
Dear Lemon Lima Samantha Combs
Your Father's Daughter Luciana
Secret Lives of Dorks, The The Secret Lives of Dorks Samantha
Senior Project Sam
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "11 Questions with "Switched at Birth" Star Vanessa Marano!". 6 June 2011 . Retrieved 14 April 2012.
^ Barney, Chuck. "Chuck Barney: 'Switched at Birth' another winner for ABC Family." San Jose Mercury News, June 29, 2011. Accessed on July 18, 2011.
^ Jeffrey Dransfeldt (2009-01-25). "Agoura Hills sisters are young stars on the rise". Ventura County Star . Retrieved 2013-02-07.
^ "Laura Marano on "The Better Show. "" . ErgMarano (Originally: " YouTube The Better Show"). 2013-11-05 . Retrieved 2014-06-20.
^ Agoura's Children's Theatre (ed.). "Improvisation".
^ Mulcahy, Jr., Kevin (2011-06-03). "Q&A: Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano". welovesoaps.net . Retrieved 5 August 2011.
^ "2011 Teen Choice Awards winners". Popcrush. August 7, 2011 . Retrieved February 25, 2013.
^ Ng, Philiana (May 22, 2013). "Teen Choice Awards: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Leads First Wave of Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved May 23, 2013.
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