Vanessa has been acting professionally for over 15 years, and has a busy and versatile career covering film, television, stage and voice work. She has been a member of The Court’s improvisational comedy troupe, The Court Jesters, since 2005.
On screen Vanessa has appeared in Hope and Wire; Kaitangata Twitch; What Now; several national advertising campaigns and as a host or presenter for several CTV programmes including Covered (2014-15);City Life (2012) and Good Living (2007-2008).
As a regular participant in the 48 Hours filmmaking competition, Vanessa has featured in five films chosen as Grand National finalists and was awarded “Best Actress” in the 2012 Christchurch competition. Her voice can be heard on numerous local and international radio stations, videos and films, as well as welcoming visitors to Auckland Airport.
Vanessa recently produced and directed her first feature documentary, East to East.
- 2016 - The Streaker - Linda
- 2005 - - Improviser