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She has two sisters.
Jeri heard about a casting call for a comedy show named Mil Oficios (Jack of a Thousand Trades), attended the casting and was chosen to play one of the show's main characters, one of the two so-called Hermanas Terremoto (Earthquake Sisters), the other one being Sandra Arana, who had had more acting experience.
Mil Oficios became a hit on Peruvian television, giving Jeri celebrity in that country, as well as in some countries where the show was available via satellite television. She and Sandra Arana became sex symbols once the show hit the airwaves, and Jeri continued her acting career.
- "Vanessa Jerí derrochó sensualidad en debut como conductora de Mil Disculpas". Radio Programas del Perú. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2011.