Vanessa Nicole Marano
Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992) is an American actress. She has appeared on the TV series Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Scoundrels and The Young and the Restless, among others. She is currently a main character on Switched at Birth, where she stars as Bay Kennish.
Vanessa Marano was born October 31, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. Her younger sister Laura, is also an actress, while her mother, Ellen, is the owner of Agoura Children's Theatre. Besides English she also speaks Italian. She is attending a community college.
Vanessa Marano began acting professionally when she was two years old. Since then, she worked for productions at the Stage Door Theater. Her biggest roles on television have been as Jack Malone's older daughter in Without a Trace (she and real life sister Laura play sisters), Valerie's stepdaughter in The Comeback and as April Nardini in Gilmore Girls. She also played Layne Abeley in The Clique based on the books by Lisi Harrison and Samantha Combs in Dear Lemon Lima. Marano starred in an episode of Ghost Whisperer alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt. Marano played Eden on The Young and the Restless and Hope on Scoundrels. She now stars as Bay Kennish on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.
I don't have to fight to prove that I'm right. I don't have to be forgiven. Stop all your whining; go get a plan. Accept what you can't change; change what you can.