Vanessa Lee Evigan
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Vanessa Lee Evigan (born March 18, 1981) is an American actress. She is the daughter of actor Greg Evigan and model and actress Pamela Serpe. She is also the sister of actress Briana Evigan and singer-songwriter Jason Evigan.
Evigan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she got her start on the small screen at only eight years old when she was an extra on the NBC comedy series My Two Dads, which starred her father, Greg Evigan. Evigan knew then she wanted to be an actress but it wasn't until she was 11 that her parents allowed her to get into the business. She is the oldest of three children; her brother Jason is the singer of the rock band After Midnight Project, and her sister is actress Briana Evigan, who starred in the movie Step Up 2: The Streets.
At the age of 12, Evigan got her first job guest starring on the ABC drama series Jack's Place. Shortly after, she landed the role of Jenny Clemens on the critically acclaimed NBC drama series Against the Grain which also starred Ben Affleck. At age 15, Evigan was cast as Sara Valentine in the UPN comedy series Social Studies. She then obtained a recurring role as Brittany Hodges in the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Evigan has guest starred on many shows, such as Boy Meets World, Norm, Less Than Perfect, Emily's Reasons Why Not and How I Met Your Mother. She has also starred in several independent movies and made-for-TV movies. In December 2007, Evigan starred in the ABC Family Original Movie Holiday in Handcuffs.
Along with her acting career, Evigan's other two passions in life are singing and finding a cure for muscular dystrophy. After losing a friend to muscular dystrophy in high school, she began raising awareness of the condition. She has been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the last three years,[when?] and started a benefit two years ago[when?] called "Night of Spirits".
In 2001, Evigan appeared in the vocal group Nuance on the PlayStation 2 video game Unison: Rebels of Rhythm & Dance. The group consisted of Evigan, Brianna Hayes and Rachel Riggs playing the characters of Cela, Chilly and Trill, respectively. They were described as "an up-and-coming unsigned R&B/pop group". Their vocal coach was Seth Riggs and they were managed by Larry Rudolph.
- Jack's Place - Forever and Ever (1993)
- Against the Grain (1993)
- Social Studies (1997)
- Boy Meets World - If You Can't Be with the One You Love... (1998)
- Earthquake in New York (1998)
- The Young and the Restless (1999–2000)
- Norm - Norm vs. Youth: Part 1 (2000)
- Less Than Perfect - Rules (2003)
- McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
- How I Met Your Mother - Okay Awesome (2005)
- Emily's Reasons Why Not - Why Not to Hire a Cute Male Assistant (2006)
- Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
- In Plain Sight - Drag Me to Hell (2012)
- Zombie Hamlet (2012)
- A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
- I Know Where Lizzie Is (2016)
- Mel (1998)
- Whatever It Takes (2000)
- Time of Fear (2002)
- Sorority Boys (2002)
- Net Games (2003)
- Quiet Kill (2004)
- Farce of the Penguins (2007) (voice)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
- In My Sleep (2009)
- Project Solitude (2009)
- Christmas Mail (2010)
- Blood Ransom (2014)