Marcil, Vanessa 1969–

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MARCIL, Vanessa 1969


Original name, Vanessa Ortiz; born October 15, 1969, in Indio, CA; raised in Palm Desert, CA; daughter of Peter (a contractor) and Patricia (an herbalist; maiden name, Marcil) Ortiz; married Corey Feldman (an actor), 1989 (divorced, 1991); children: (with actor Brian Austin Green) Kassius Lijah. Education: Attended College of the Desert. Avocational Interests: Volunteering at rehabilitation centers.

Addresses: Agent Adena Chawke, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials, including one for Head and Shoulders shampoo.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding female newcomer, 1994, and hottest soap couple (with Maurice Benard), 1995, Soap Opera Digest awards, hottest female star, 1997, and outstanding lead actress, 1998, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a daytime drama series, 1997 and 1998, and Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2003, all for General Hospital.


Television Appearances; Series:

Brenda Barrett, General Hospital, ABC, 19921998, and 20022003.

Host, a recurring role, ABC in Concert (also known as In Concert ), ABC, 19951998.

Gina Kincaid, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 19982000.

Sara Pezzini, Witchblade, TNT, beginning 1999.

Samantha Jane, Las Vegas, NBC, beginning 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sydney Carpenter, To Love, Honor and Deceive (also known as The Protected Wife ), ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Brenda Barrett, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

ABC Soaps' Most Unforgettable Love Stories, ABC, 1998.

Sex with Cindy Crawford, ABC, 1998.

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Herself and Gina Kincaid, Beverly Hills 90210: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1994.

Kerry Andrews, "Hot Wire," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Kerry Andrews, "Remote Control," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Brenda Barrett, "08.25.00Friday," General Hospital, ABC, 2000.

Brenda Barrett, "08.28.00Monday," General Hospital, ABC, 2000.

Crazy Kara, "A Shot in the Dark: Part 1," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Detective Carmen Olivera, "Johnny Got His Gold," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Emma Ryder, L.A. Med, ABC, 1997.

Sara Pezzini, Witchblade, TNT, 1999.

Samantha Jane, Las Vegas, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1993.

Presenter, The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Carla Pestalozzi, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Danielle, 976WISH, David Bertman Productions, 1997.

Maggie Harty, This Space between Us, Atmosphere Entertainment, 1998.

Erin, Nice Guys Sleep Alone, Asylum Entertainment, 1999.

Tess Woodward, Storm Watch (also known as Code Hunter and Virtual Storm ), Velocity Home Entertainment, 2002.

Girls Will Be Girls, Cheshire Smile Productions, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Los Angeles, 1992.

Southern Rapture, Los Angeles, 1993.

Starfire, Los Angeles, 1999.

Appeared in productions of Fools, The Miracle Worker, Pygmalion, and Sweet Bird of Youth; also appeared in productions of the Circle Theatre Acting Company, Indio, CA.



Appeared in the music video "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," by Prince, 1994.



ABC Soaps in Depth, September 3, 2002, pp. 2834.

Bikini, September, 1999, pp. 5859.

Entertainment Weekly, February 17, 1995, p. 50; June 13, 1998, p. 16; May 4, 1999.

FHM, September, 2000, pp. 10610.

People Weekly, May 8, 1995, p. 144; June 17, 1996, pp. 17879.

Soap Opera Digest, May 20, 1997, pp. 2831.

TV Guide, February 1, 2003, p. 42.