Denise Vasi

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Denise Vasi
Born (1983-03-01) March 1, 1983 (age 35)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Alma mater Long Island University
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s)
Anthony Mandler (m. 2013)
Children 1

Denise Vasi (born March 1, 1983) is an American actress and fashion model from Brooklyn, New York.,[1] She attended Long Island University where she studied Business. She resides in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Vasi is best known for her role as Raquel Lancaster in Single Ladies and for Randi Hubbard[3] on ABC's All My Children, a role she played from May 29, 2008, till fall 2011.

Early years[edit]

She is the daughter of Dominican father and a half Greek, half Puerto Rican mother. She was born in Puerto Rico, lived in the Dominican Republic, signed to Ford Models[4] at the age of 12.[5] She went on to grace the pages of international campaigns for publications like ELLE, Marie Claire, and GQ Italy. Vasi appeared in numerous on-camera and print campaigns for a number of cosmetic, hair care, and fashion brands which include Olay, Bobbi Brown, Dove, Urban Decay, M·A·C, L’Oreal, Target, Doll House, American Eagle, and Republic before settling into her life as an actress.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Vasi’s television breakout role was in ABC's longstanding daytime soap opera All My Children. From 2008 to 2011, Vasi starred as Randi Hubbard, former prostitute and wife of series veteran Frankie Hubbard.

In 2009, when All My Children moved its production from New York to Los Angeles, Vasi relocated with the show. In 2012 Vasi starred as the character Ruby opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, in the Steven Soderbergh-directed feature film Magic Mike. In 2013, Vasi starred in Charles Murray’s debut indie drama Things Never Said. From 2012 to 2014, Vasi starred as the smart, savvy, businesswoman and leading lady, Raquel Lancaster, in VH1's hit, one-hour scripted series, Single Ladies.[7] The series was produced, for three seasons, by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment. Single Ladies chronicles three friends and their take on love, dating and female friendship. Additional credits for Vasi’s work include feature films The Good Guy opposite Alexis Bledel, and What's Your Number? opposite Anna Faris and Chris Evans. Her roles on television shows also include White Collar, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Protector, and How to Make It in America.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 - 2011 All My Children Randi Hubbard Soap
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sarah Baker Television series
2009 The Good Guy Suki romantic comedy film
2009 - 2011 White Collar Cindy Television series
2010 How to Make It in America Alisa comedy-drama television series
2010 When in Rome Gala Hostess Disney feature film
2011 What's Your Number? Cara romantic comedy film
2011 The Protector Guest Star Television series
2012 Magic Mike Ruby Comedy drama
2013 Things Never Said Jasmine Indie drama
2012-2014 Single Ladies Raquel Lancaster comedy-drama television series

Modeling career[edit]

During her modelling career Vasi was represented by Next Models and was featured in numerous[8] on-camera and print campaigns for cosmetics and hair care brands including:

Vasi has also been featured in campaigns for fashion labels[9] Fiorucci (Spring 2009), Doll House, American Eagle, Old Navy and UK brand Republic. She can also be found gracing the pages of the Avon catalogue as well as modeling for Frederick's of Hollywood.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Vasi resides in Los Angeles with her husband, film and commercial director Anthony Mandler,[11] and daughter, Lennox Mae.[12] The family splits their time living between New York City and Venice, Los Angeles.[13][14]

Philanthropy[edit]

Vasi's other interests include cooking, natural health, fitness and philanthropy. In her off-screen role as co-chairman of Caron Renaissance's "Save A Life Event",[15][16] she has helped raise over $800,000 for addiction recovery. Vasi is also on the Women's Leadership Council for the Zimmer Children’s Museum.[17] She has joined in their mission to guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond. She is responsible for organizing a diaper drive, totally more than 6000 diapers for a local organization that supports Los Angeles children in need.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Denise Vasi". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Denise vasi". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  3. ^ "'All My Children's' Denise Vasi Joins VH1's 'Single Ladies'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Denise Vasi". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Denise Vasi". Article Bio. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  6. ^ "At A Glance". Soap Central. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  7. ^ "'All My Children' Alum Lands Leading Role on VH1 Series". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  8. ^ "Denise Vasi". Celebrity Net Worth. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Model and Actress: Denise Vasi". Sola Rey. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  10. ^ "Denise Vasi". Listal. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  11. ^ "Denise Vasi: A Psychic Told Me I Would Meet My Husband". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  12. ^ "The moment model and actress Denise Vasi brought baby Lennox Mae Mandler into the world, her Instagram went from fierce to adorbs". essence. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  13. ^ Augustine, Afiya (February 11, 2015). "Denise Vasi Welcomes Baby Girl". Wetpaint.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Vasi, Denise (February 10, 2015). "On 2/2 Our Daughter Lennox Mae Mandler Was Born". Instagram.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Save a Life Benefit Raises $180K for Caron Renaissance". Uptown Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  16. ^ "Save A Life". New York Social Diary. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  17. ^ "Supporters". Zimmer Museum. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 

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