Vanessa Jean Simmons
August 5, 1983
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actress, TV Host|
Simmons is the oldest daughter of Joseph Simmons and Valerie Vaughn. She is the older sister to Angela Simmons, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons Jr, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons III, Russell "Russy" Simmons II, Victoria Anne Simmons and Miley Justine Simmons. She is the niece of artist Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records.
Simmons found popularity between 2005-2009 with her family's MTV reality show Run's House. She and her sister, Angela Simmons, are designers for the shoe brand Pastry. Simmons appeared briefly on the soap opera television show Guiding Light and held a role in the film Speed Dating. In 2008 she secretly entered the Miss California USA pageant. She is in Boogie Town and the ensemble film Dysfunctional Friends. She also starred in the 2014 web series, Mixed. Simmons became the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads in 2014.
|2013||Hollywood Chaos||Alexis Burns|
|2013||What Would You Do For Love||Piper||Television Movie|
|2012||From This Day Forward||Corinne||Television Movie|
|2011||Talking with the Taxman About Poetry||Tricia|
|2011||Worst. Prom. Ever.||Hanna||Television Movie|
|2016-2018||Growing Up Hip Hop||Herself||Main cast|
|2014||Project Runway: Threads (TV Series)||Herself||Main cast; 8 episodes|
|2014||Steve Harvey (TV Series)||Herself||Episode: Steve Is Dressed as a Ringmaster, Spooky Circus/Funeral Director/Halloween Party/Ghost Hunters|
|2014||Project Runway (TV Series)||Herself - Host, Threads||Episode: Finale, Part 2|
|2014||The Meredith Vieira Show (TV Series)||Herself||Episode: Kristin Davis/"Parenthood" Star Monica Potter/My Hubby's a Hot Mess Makeovers with "Run's House" Star Vanessa Simmons|
|2014||The Insider (TV_series) (TV Series)||Herself - Hostess, Project Runway: Threads||Episode: October 20, 2014|
|2014||David Tutera's CELEBrations (TV Series)||Herself|
|2013||Exhale (TV Series)||Herself||Episode: Beauty & Style|
|2008-2013||Fashion News Live (TV Series)||Herself||Episodes: 5.20, 8.44, 11.31|
|2012||Cupcake Wars (TV Series)||Herself - Co-Owner, Pastry Shoes||Episode: Cupcake Couture|
|2011||Anderson Live (TV Series)||Herself - Guest||Episode: Are Parents Playing Favorites?|
|2010||Running Russell Simmons (TV Series)||Herself||Episode: You Only Live Once|
|2010||The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series)||Herself||Episode: October 26, 2010|
|2009||The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series)||Herself|
|2009||2009 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)||Herself|
|2005-2009||Run's House (TV Series documentary)||Herself||Main cast; 50 episodes|
|2009||Daddy's Girls (TV Series)||Herself||Main cast; 7 episodes|
|2008||2008 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)||Herself|
|2008||Drama in the Hills: US Weekly Presents the Top 10 Most Memorable Moments Ever (TV Movie)||Herself|
|2007||21st Annual Soul Train Awards (TV Special)||Herself|
|2007||Guiding Light (TV series)||Lola||Episodes: 1.15282, 1.15268, 1.15249, 1.15240|
- "Love Pastry". Love Pastry.
- "Vanessa Simmons Secretly Enters Miss California Pageant". MTV Remote Control Blog.
- "Vanessa Simmons Stars in New Comedy Web Series Titled 'Mixed!'". Black America Web. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Vanessa Simmons Talks 'Project Runway,' Fashion Faux Pas And Prioritizing Motherhood". Vibe. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Vanessa Simmons, Boyfriend Mike Wayans Welcome Daughter Ava Marie Jean". US Magazine.