Vanessa Zima

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Vanessa Zima
Born (1986-12-17) December 17, 1986 (age 28)
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Relatives Madeline Zima (sister)
Yvonne Zima (sister)

Vanessa Jane Zima (born December 17, 1986) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Zima was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, the daughter of Dennis and Marie. Her surname means "winter" in Polish and comes from her maternal grandfather, who was of Polish descent.[1]


Zima has appeared in films such as The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), Ulee's Gold (1997), Wicked (1998), and The (2000). She has also appeared in television series such as Murder One, Family Law, Judging Amy, House, and Scandal.

Personal life[edit]

Zima has an older sister, Madeline, and a younger sister, Yvonne, both of whom are actresses.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Baby-Sitters Club, TheThe Baby-Sitters Club Rosie Wilder
1997 Ulee's Gold Penny Jackson
1998 Rose Sisters, TheThe Rose Sisters
1998 Wicked Inger Christianson
2000, TheThe Kelly Tyler
2001 Zoe Zoe
2004 Cavedweller Amanda Windsor
2006 Far Side of Jericho, TheThe Far Side of Jericho Greta Van Dam
2011 Absent, TheThe Absent Amy Jones
2011 Destruction Party Emily Short film
2013 Manson Girls Katie Krenwinkel


Year Title Role Notes
1995–1996 Murder One Elizabeth Hoffman 9 episodes
1997 Crisis Center Jenny Maxfield Episode: "It's a Family Affair"
1997 Visitor, TheThe Visitor Melissa Episode: "Remember"
2000 Family Law Marie Cameron Episode: "One Mistake"
2004 Judging Amy Katie Hadlock Episode: "Werewolves of Hartford"
2008 House Becca Episode: "Joy"
2012 Scandal Jill Episode: "The Other Woman"

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 1998, Zima was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Supporting Young Actress for Ulee's Gold (1997).


  1. ^ "Interview: Californication's Madeline Zima is 'Haute'". Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2007. Madeline Zima: "[...] my grandfather on my mom's side was Polish. It means 'winter.' Zima comes from that; it's my mother's maiden name." 

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