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March 23, 1992 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Vanessa Morgan Mziray|
Vanessa Morgan (born March 23, 1992) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Beatrix "Bird" Castro in the MTV teen drama series Finding Carter, as Amanda Pierce in the Family teen sitcom The Latest Buzz, and as Sarah in the Disney Channel/Teletoon original movie My Babysitter's a Vampire and the television series of the same name. She also plays Toni Topaz in the CW series Riverdale.
As an actress
Morgan made appearances in the VH1 original movie A Diva's Christmas Carol in 2000 and an appearance in the movie Frankie & Alice in 2010. She became known in 2007 for her role of Amanda Pierce in the Family comedy series The Latest Buzz as well as performing the theme song for the series. She also played Marion Hawthorne in the 2010 Disney Channel original movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
The next year, she played Sarah in the Teletoon/Disney Channel original movie My Babysitter's a Vampire, as well in the television series of the same name. Morgan also appeared in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming. She has a recurring role in season 2 of the Disney Channel comedy series A.N.T. Farm.
In 2013, Morgan appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation for two episodes.
In 2017, Morgan was cast in the recurring role as Toni Topaz in The CW teen drama series Riverdale and joined the main cast of the fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles as Lyria for the second season on Spike.
|2000||A Diva's Christmas Carol||Young Ebony||Television movie|
|2007–2010||The Latest Buzz||Amanda Pierce||Main role; 64 episodes|
|2010||Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars||Marion Hawthorne||Television movie|
|2010||Frankie & Alice||16-Year-Old Frankie||Film; credited as Vanessa Morgan Mziray|
|2010||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Sarah||Television movie|
|2011–2012||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Sarah||Main role; 26 episodes|
|2011||Geek Charming||Hannah Mornell||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2012||A.N.T. Farm||Jeanne / Vanessa||4 episodes|
|2013||Saving Hope||Ricki Wilkins||Episode: "Why Waste Time"|
|2013||The Amazing Race Canada||Herself||Season 1 contestant|
|2014||Guilty at 17||Leigh||Television movie|
|2014–2015||Finding Carter||Beatrix "Bird"||Recurring role|
|2017–present||The Shannara Chronicles||Lyria||Main role (season 2)|
|2017–present||Riverdale||Toni Topaz||Recurring role|
- "Cast bios for Geek Charming - Vanessa Morgan "Hannah"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on October 21, 2011.
- "Vanessa Morgan on Twitter". Twitter. July 15, 2011.
- "The Celebrity Dish Twenty Minutes with Bruce McDonald and Vanessa Morgan". UrbamMoms.ca. October 5, 2010. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
- Patch, Nick (December 13, 2013). "Amazing Race Canada sisters reflect on first season". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
- Miller, Jacquie (July 24, 2017). "Ottawa actress cast in Riverdale, the hit series based on Archie comics". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Berry, Jennifer (July 26, 2017). "Meet Canadian actress and new star of 'Riverdale' Vanessa Morgan". Hello!. Retrieved August 24, 2017.