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Minnillo, Vanessa 1980–

Minnillo, Vanessa 1980–

(Vanessa J. Minnillo)


Born November 9, 1980, in Pampanga, Philippines; daughter of Vince (a U.S. Air Force Aircrew member) and Helen (maiden name, Berecero) Minnillo. Avocational Interests: Surfing.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Miss Teen USA, winner and Miss Congeniality, 1998; finalist for E! Entertainment Television's Wild On search for next host. Also worked at a State Farm Insurance office.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Vanessa J. Minnillo) Host, Street Pace, Fox Sports Net, 2000–2001.

Host, Beat Seekers (also known as Beat Seekers and MTV Hits), MTV, 2002.

Host, Morning After, MTV, 2003.

Model, Let's Make a Deal, 2003.

Herself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request Live with Carson Daly), MTV, 2003–.

Host, High School Stories, MTV, 2004.

Hostess, MTV Prom Date, MTV, 2004.

Host, Never Before Scene, 2004.

Reporter/contributor, Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T., ET Weekend, Entertainment This Week, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2005–.

Also appeared as host, National Cheerleading Championships, ESPN.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Host, Top of the Pops, The WB, 2001.

Malia, The Break, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Winner, The 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1998.

Herself, The 48th Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1999.

Herself, The 1999 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1999.

Host, Miss Teen USA: Behind the Scenes, 1999.

Backstage correspondent, The 50th Annual Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 2001.

Judge, Miss Teen USA, NBC, 2003.

MTV's New Year's Eve 2004, MTV, 2003.

Host, MTV's First Ever Reality Awards, MTV, 2004.

Host (fashion segment), Ladies of the Vmas, MTV, 2004.

Host, The 2nd Annual TRL Awards, MTV, 2004.

Host, Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies, MTV, 2004.

Host, 2 Punk Rock 4 This: The Real World San Diego Reunion, MTV, 2004.

Host, The Shady National Convention, MTV, 2004.

Cohost, The Miss Teen USA Pageant, NBC, 2004.

Cohost, The Greatest Commercials: Super Bowl vs. the World, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Host, "Miss Teen USA 1999," E! Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Amanda Wexler, The Bold and the Beautiful, 2001.

Hot girl, "Dances with Malcolm," City Guys, NBC, 2001.

Cheerleader, "Oh, Baby!," That's Life, CBS, 2001.

Sexy student, "The Prom Episode: Part 2," Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2002.

Cohost, Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 2003, 2004.

Herself, Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, "Ashlee Goes Platinum," The Ashlee Simpson Show, 2004.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Cohost, The View, ABC, 2005.

Host, "The Final Three," The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliot, 2005.

Also appeared in Wild On!, E! Entertainment Television.



American Cheerleader, June, 2004.

Daily Variety, April 19, 2005.

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