Vanessa Marcil


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Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina (born October 20, 1959) and Sherry (born September 7, 1962) and her older brother Sam (born November 16, 1958). When Vanessa was 8 she ... See full bio »

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The Rock Carla Pestalozzi
(1996)
General Hospital Brenda Barrett / Brenda Barrett Corinthos
(1992-2015)
Las Vegas Sam Marquez
(2003-2008)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Gina Kincaid
(1998-2000)

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 2018 Bad Tutor (TV Movie)
Kelly
 2017 The Wrong Mother
Kaylene
 2016 The Convenient Groom (TV Movie)
Kate Lawrence
 1992-2015 General Hospital (TV Series)
Brenda Barrett / Brenda Barrett Corinthos
- Episode #1.13312 (2015) ... Brenda Barrett (credit only)
- Episode #1.12792 (2013) ... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.12791 (2013) ... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.12790 (2013) ... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.12789 (2013) ... Brenda Barrett
 2015 Queens of Drama (TV Series)
 2014 Borrowed Moments
Christine
 2014 Stranded in Paradise (TV Movie)
Tess Nelson
 2013 American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela (TV Series)
Sarah Forlenza
- Pilot ... Sarah Forlenza
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Dr. Olivia Victor
- Wahine'inoloa (2012) ... Dr. Olivia Victor
 2010 The Bannen Way
Madison
 2009 One Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Margarita Silva Santos
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Kim Marcus
- Hard Landing (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Daylight (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Voir Dire (2009) ... Kim Marcus
 2008 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series)
Josie Scotto
- Chapter Eighteen: Indecent Exposure (2008) ... Josie Scotto
- Chapter Sixteen: Thanksgiving (2008) ... Josie Scotto
- Chapter Fourteen: Let the Games Begin (2008) ... Josie Scotto
 2008 The Nanny Express (TV Movie)
Kate Hewitt
 2003-2008 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Sam Marquez
- Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 2 (2008) ... Sam Marquez
- Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 1 (2008) ... Sam Marquez
- Win, Place, Bingo (2008) ... Sam Marquez
- 2 on 2 (2008) ... Sam Marquez
- Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast (2008) ... Sam Marquez
 2004-2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Sam Marquez
- Luck Be a Lady (2005) ... Sam Marquez
- What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (2004) ... Sam Marquez
 2001-2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Det. Carmen Olivera
- Shear Stupidity (2003) ... Det. Carmen Olivera
- Johnny Got His Gold (2001) ... Det. Carmen Olivera
 2002 Storm Watch
Tess Woodward
 2001 Spin City (TV Series)
Kara
- A Shot in the Dark: Part 2 (2001) ... Kara
 1998-2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Gina Kincaid
- Doc Martin (2000) ... Gina Kincaid
- The Final Proof (2000) ... Gina Kincaid
- Fertile Ground (2000) ... Gina Kincaid
- I'm Using You 'Cause I Like You (2000) ... Gina Kincaid
- Tainted Love (2000) ... Gina Kincaid
 1999 This Space Between Us
Maggie Harty
 1999 Nice Guys Sleep Alone
Erin
 1997 976-WISH (Short)
Danielle
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Kerry Andrews
- Remote Control (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
- Hot Wire (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie)
Sydney Carpenter
 1996 General Hospital: Twist of Fate (TV Movie)
Brenda Barrett
 1996 The Rock
Carla Pestalozzi
 1995 The Undertaker (Video short)
The Groupie
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Other Works:

Hosted the NBC Fall Preview (2005) with co-host Nikki Cox See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 49 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't know any woman who doesn't have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit. I was on the show (General Hospital (1963)) for two years before they got me to wear a bathing suit and I almost had a heart attack the whole time. See more »

Trivia:

Signed on to take a regular role on NYPD Blue (1993) in that series' 9th season (2001-02) as Det. Carmen Olivera, a newly promoted officer who was being pushed aside at another precinct by sexist, racist, and just plain stupid male superiors, and who would join the 15th Precinct after impressing them on a case. However, after Marcil filmed her debut episode (which aired as the 2nd part of a ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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