- 1 Who is Vanessa Lengies?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Vanessa Lengies Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Prominence
- 6 Continued Success
- 7 Recent and Upcoming Projects
- 8 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 9 Personal Life
Who is Vanessa Lengies?
Vanessa Brittany Lengies was born on 21 July 1985 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She’s a 36-year-old actress and voice actress, singer and dancer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Roxanne Bojarski in the NBC drama series “American Dreams” (2002-2005), playing Kelly Epson in the TNT medical drama series “Hawthorne” (2009-2011), and featuring as Sugar Motta in the Fox musical comedy-drama series “Glee” (2011-2015).
How rich is she, as of now? Vanessa Lengies Net Worth
As of early 2022, Vanessa Lengies’ net worth is estimated at over $7.5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment.
She has more than 50 television and film acting and voicing credits since she launched her career back in 1996.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Vanessa Lengies spent her early years in her hometown of Montreal, before she moved with her family to Hudson, Quebec. She was raised by a German father and an Egyptian mother, but there’s no public information about her parents’ names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds Canadian nationality, belongs to a mixed ethnic group, and is a Christian. Speaking about her education, Vanessa attended Hudson High School, from which she matriculated in 2002. She speaks English, French and some Arabic.
Vanessa Lengies started pursuing her professional acting career in 1996, when she joined the cast of the PBS Kids animated educational series “Arthur”, in which she provided her voice to Emily for the next ten years until 2006. She also lent her voice to various characters in the animated TV series “The Country Mouse And The City Mouse Adventures” from 1997 to 1999, and Abigail in the made-for-TV animated film “The Tale Of The Great Bunny” in 1998. Her first major starring role came when she was chosen to play Sarah Leigh in the YTV sitcom “Radio Active” (1998-2001), which follows a group of students who run their own radio station.
Concurrently, she was cast as Vange in the YTV horror anthology series “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” from 1999 to 2000, and had the lead role of Marci Kornbalm in the made-for-TV fantasy comedy film “Ratz” in 2000, for which performance she received a Young Hollywood Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress. From 2000 to 2001, she also did the voice-over of Elizabeth Patterson in the Teletoon animated series “For Better Or For Worse”.
Rise to Prominence
Vanessa Lengies came to prominence when she joined the main cast of the NBC drama series “American Dreams”, in which she starred in the role of Roxanne Bojarski from 2002 until the series was ended in 2005.
The series was created by Jonathan Prince, and also starred Brittany Snow, Gail O’Grady, and Tom Verica. She was praised by critics for her performance, which also brought her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress.
Following the end of the series, she went on to star as Amy Pearl in the 2005 romantic comedy film “The Perfect Man”, alongside Hilary Duff. Later that year, she played Natasha in the independent comedy-drama film “Waiting…”, in which she shared the screen with Ryan Reynolds, Justin Long, and Anna Faris, a role she would later reprise in its 2009 sequel, entitled “Still Waiting…”.
It was followed by her portrayals of Daphne in the drama film “The Substance Of Things Hoped For”, and as Joanne Charis in the teen comedy film “Stick It”, next to Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym, both released in 2006. The same year, she took the main role of Sophia Preston in the Lifetime primetime telenovela “Monarch Cove”, which ran for 14 episodes.
In 2008, Vanessa Lengies landed such roles as Robyn in the independent comedy film “Foreign Exchange”, which was directed by Danny Roth, and Carla in the satirical sex comedy film “Extreme Movie”, next to Michael Cera, Jamie Kennedy, and Ryan Pinkston. It was followed by her appearances as Mallory in David Lee Miller’s comedy-drama film “My Suicide”, and Lily Birdsall in the made-for-TV comedy film “This Might Hurt”, both in 2009.
Her next major role came when she was chosen to portray Nurse Kelly Epson in the TNT medical drama series “Hawthorne”, which was broadcast for three seasons from 2009 to 2011. She was initially a recurring character during the first season but then become a main character in the second and third seasons.
Thereafter, Vanessa landed her most prominent role to date in the Golden Globe Award-winning Fox musical comedy-drama series “Glee”, in which she starred as Sugar Motta from 2011 to 2013, when she left the series, but returned to appear in two more episodes in 2015; she shared the screen with Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, and Jane Lynch. From 2012 to 2013, she was also cast as Loco Uno in the web mockumentary sitcom “MyMusic”, broadcast on the YouTube channel MyMusicShow, and then took the main role of Kacey in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Mixology” in 2014.
Recent and Upcoming Projects
In 2015, Vanessa Lengies had such parts as Marissa in the Hulu sitcom “Resident Advisors”, and as Mel in the drama film “We Are Your Friends”, which was co-written and directed by Max Joseph. The following year, she appeared in the main role of Alexa in the Fox sci-fi crime drama series “Second Chance”; however, the series was canceled after a single season due to poor ratings. Also in 2016, she was cast as Katie Elizondo in the horror-thriller film “Happy Birthday”, after which she did the voice-over of Kordi Freemaker in the Disney XD animated series “Lego Star Wars: All-Stars” from 2016 to 2017.
In 2019, Vanessa starred in such roles as Lisa in the independent comedy-drama film “I’d Like To Be Alone Now”, next to David Fynn and Mindy Sterling, and as Alex in the thriller film “Immortal”. During the same year, she played Chelsea Simms in the Hallmark Channel fantasy comedy film “A Date By Christmas Eve”, opposite Evan Williams, and the next year she was cast as Sam Wallace in the Hallmark Channel romantic film “Heart Of The Holidays”.
Most recently, she appeared as Erica Mounir in the Disney+ buddy-cop action-comedy series “Turner & Hooch” in 2021. Regarding her upcoming projects, it’s announced that she will appear in the made-for-TV romantic film “Christmas In Toyland”, which is currently under post-production, and yet to receive a release date.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Vanessa Lengies has long light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weighs around 106lbs (46kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-31, bra size 34A, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 5 (US).
Vanessa was romantically involved with actor Jamie Waylett in 2007, however, their romance didn’t last long. While working on “Glee”, she was in a relationship with actor Kevin McHale, then in 2017, she came out publicly as bisexual and genderfluid in her own documentary series, entitled “The ‘S’ Word With Vanessa Lengies”. Her current relationship status is a mystery, but it’s believed that she’s single at the moment, and focused on her professional career.