Vanessa Born grew up in Granite Bay, California. Born July 21st, 1992(the year of the monkey). She was raised by Bill Von-Bjorn a UK/Dutchcomputer programmer in the Silicon Valley and Marielle Von-Bjorn aNative American care-giver for the elderly. (Although her biologicalfather, identity is NON-Disclosed, he's rumored to have been a Diplomatof Italian descent from San Francisco.
) Born proudly proclaims she was,"raised by a television. "Which is where Born started her career at age 12, appearing on a myriadof shows such as: "All of Us," "Eve," "One on One," "CSI NY,"and"Hannah Montana. " Which led to recurring work on Nick Cannon's MTVShow, "Short Circutz. " NBC and Aaron Sorkin took notice and cast heropposite Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford as Laci on "Studio 60 onthe Sunset Strip. " Born attributes Sorkin for, "growing her up" and"knowing why each punctuation means everything.
" Which was a greatthing as Born then went to HBO next, working with George Clooney andGrant Heslov in an "Unscripted;" pilot about the NBA. This was deja vu,as Born was an NBA cheerleader for a time with the Sacramento Kings PRONBA Dance team. Cheer & Dance have aided Born a lot in her career,especially while staring alongside Christina Milian in "Bring It OnFight To The Finish," playing Gloria. It was on this film Born realizedher passion for film, she quotes, "it just feels different having tolive with a character for 3-6 months, rather than popping in on a TVshow for a week. " Born began working in Indy films as a result.
Born'stireless efforts for bringing awareness to LGBTQIA films grew, beingnominated 3 years at OUTFEST Film Festival, here in Los Angeles. Yet itwas METHODFEST that gave Born her first award for Best Actress. Missingthe laughter of television, and being reached out to by writer AlysonFouse, on Twitter. Born got brought back to television by HARPO in theTV Show, "Herlarious," staring Wanda Sikes. That led up to the dealmade by SHOWTIME (a sponsor of OUTFEST), Where Born played opposite JonVoight in the series season 2 premiere of "Ray Donovan," playingJazmin.
So what's next???Born is headed to the BAFTA Nomination here in Los Angeles for for thefilm "South Arcadia St. " Directed by Melanie D'Andrea and is proud thefilm world is embracing her once again!.
|1||Bring It On: Fight to the Finish||2009||as Gloria|
|2||High School Musical Dance-Along||2006||as Dancer|
|3||Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal||2012||as Other cast|
|4||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||2007||as Girl|
|5||Apples and Oranges||2012||as Transgender|
|6||Edmond||2005||as Kissing Girl in Elevator|
|7||Faded Dreams||2007||as Jessie|
|9||Jillian Sometimes||2011||as Layla|
|10||Katrina||2007||as Store Manager|
|11||Mr. Fix It||2006||as Pretty Latina|
|12||No Boundaries||2012||as Rayne|
|13||Oh Snap! Im Trapped in the House with a Crazy Lunatic Serial Killer!||2008||as Casey|
|14||Over the Line||2006||as Girl at Wallace's|
|15||Precious Meadows||2008||as Camilla Gomez|
|17||South Arcadia St.||2014||as Ms. Ramirez|
|18||Straight Boys||2006||as Lori|
|19||The Lockdown Club||2007||as Maricella|
|20||The Lonely Italian||2015||as Vanessa|
|21||The Unbreaking Point||2009||as Lorie|
|24||What Is Momo?||2015||as JMNN Reporter Gloria|
|25||Whats Your Sign||2013||as Kelly|
|26||2 for Flinching||2013||as Dancer #2|
|27||All of Us||2003||as Delicious|
|28||Burning Bridges||2013||as Naomi the Casting Director|
|29||Cheers 2 That!||2014||as Guest-Herself|
|30||CSI: NY||2004||as Nurse|
|33||Film Permit Police||2015||as Rough Dancer 1|
|34||Hannah Montana||2006||as Carmen|
|35||My Olde Roommate||2014||as Karen Van Gibbons|
|36||One on One||2001||as Girl #1|
|37||Ray Donovan||2013||as Jazmin|
|38||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||2006||as Laci|
|39||The Young & Rebellious||2011||as Melody|
|40||Upstairs Girls||2008||as Taryn|