- 1 Who is Vanessa Ray?
- 2 Early Life and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings and Theatre
- 4 On-Screen Acting Career
- 5 Her Breakthrough and “As The World Turns”
- 6 The Early 2010s and “Pretty Little Liars”
- 7 “Blue Bloods” and Recent Years
- 8 Vanessa Ray Net Worth
- 9 Personal Life
- 10 Appearance and Body Measurements
- 11 Social Media Presence
Who is Vanessa Ray?
Vanessa Rae Liptak was born on the 24th June 1981, in Livermore, California USA, and is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Teri Ciccone in the CBS soap opera “As The World Turns” (2009-2010), playing Charlotte ‘CeCe’ Drake in the Freeform teen drama mystery thriller series “Pretty Little Liars” (2012-2017), and as Officer Edit ‘Eddie’ Janko in the CBS police procedural fictional drama series “Blue Bloods” (2013-2018).
Would you like to know more about Vanessa’s career and family life? Who is her current husband? Is she pregnant? How rich is she as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned.
Early Life and Education
Speaking about her early life, Vanessa spent her childhood alongside her brother in Vancouver, Washington State, the daughter of the late James Liptak, a musician and composer, and his wife, Valerie Liptak. When her father passed away, she was raised by her mother and her grandmother.
Both of her parents performed in theater, so she became interested in acting and music very early. Bright and talented, Vanessa played the cello with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and she was also a member of the Portland Opera Children’s Chorus. As a senior in high school, she moved with the family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she attended the Las Vegas Academy. Upon matriculation, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her career as an actress.
Career Beginnings and Theatre
Vanessa started her acting career by making appearances on stage. Thanks to her outstanding performance of the song “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”, and portraying Rusty in the musical “Footloose”, she was rewarded with the Actor’s Equity card by the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). Her next major project was the role of Nemo in “Finding Nemo: The Musical” by Robert and Kristin Lopez, at Orlando’s Disney World, and she then portrayed Olive Ostrovsky in the national tour of the music comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Moreover, Vanessa appeared on Broadway, when she was chosen to play Crissy and sing the song “Frank Mills” in the rock musical “Hair”. All of these performances steadily increased her popularity.
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On-Screen Acting Career
Vanessa’s acting career was moved to the next level when she made her debut film appearance in the role of Chris in the short title “The Sparky Chronicles: The Map” (2003), which was followed by her portrayal of Steph in another short film, “Is He…” in 2004, increasing further her net worth and popularity. She then featured as Katrina in the drama film “Finding Chance”, after which she was chosen to play Vanessa in three episodes of the web series “The Battery’s Down” (2008-2009), created by Jake Wilson.
Her Breakthrough and “As The World Turns”
Following her guest-starring as Claudia in an episode of the HBO comedy series “Bored To Death” in 2009, Vanessa won her breakthrough role of Teri Ciccone in the CBS soap opera “As The World Turns”, starring next to Colleen Zenk, Don Hastings and Kelly Menighan from 2009 to 2010. The series is known for being the third-longest daytime network soap opera, airing on American television for 54 years, so her popularity was enormously increased as well as her net worth.
Concurrently, Vanessa also starred in the recurring role of Tessa Marchetti in the FX legal thriller series “Damages”, and landed a support role in the romantic comedy film “Nice Guy Johnny”, both in 2010.
The Early 2010s and “Pretty Little Liars”
At the beginning of the decade, Vanessa guest-starred in such TV series as “White Collar”, “Nurse Jackie” and “Girls”, and during the same period portrayed Jenny Griffith in the USA Network legal drama series “Suits” (2011-2012), starring alongside Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht and Meghan Markle. When that filming ended, Vanessa was selected to play Charlotte ‘CeCe’ Drake in the Freeform teen drama mystery thriller series “Pretty Little Liars”, which lasted from 2012 to 2017, adding a considerable amount to her net worth, and earning her the 2015 Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV: Villain category.
Moreover, in 2012, she also landed the role of Adele in the drama film “Not Waving But Drowning”, starred as a random girl in Noah Baumbach’s romantic comedy film “Frances Ha”, and played Phoebe in the drama film entitled “The Last Day Of August”.
“Blue Bloods” and Recent Years
In 2013, after starring in the role of Lucy in the romantic comedy “Mutual Friends”, directed by Matthew Watts, Vanessa was chosen to portray Officer Edit ‘Eddie’ Janko in the CBS police procedural fictional drama series “Blue Bloods” (2013-2018).
In the following year, she played Suzie in the horror mystery film “Devil’s Due”, after which she featured as Haley Lusky in the comedy film “Are You Joking?”, directed by Jake Wilson. To speak further about her acting career, Vanessa also landed the role of Rachel in the musical comedy drama film “All In Time” (2015), and portrayed Ashlee in the musical fantasy comedy entitled “The Rumperbutts”, the same year, and was cast as Hannah in the Lifetime film “Best-Selling Murder” in 2016. So she is definitely in constant demand, and her net worth is certainly still rising.
Vanessa Ray Net Worth
Her career started in 2003, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Vanessa Ray is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through her successful career as a professional actress.
Regarding her personal life, Vanessa Ray has been married two times. Her first husband was actor Derek James Baynham, and they were married for six years, from 2003 to 2009, when the couple divorced due to some problems in their relationship and decided to move down separate paths. Afterwards she began dating musician Landon Beard, and they eventually tied the knot after being in a relationship for six years, at a wedding ceremony held at the Condor’s Nest Ranch in eastern San Diego County, California in June of 2015. The couple has no children yet.
She currently divides her time between her residences in New York City and Los Angeles, California, depending on work commitments.
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Appearance and Body Measurements
Speaking about her appearance, Vanessa Ray is apparently a beautiful woman with long light brown wavy hair and blue colored eyes. She also has an amazing body shape with a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and weight that is reputed to be around 128lbs (58kgs), while her vitl statistics are 34-26-35.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Vanessa Ray is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her upcoming projects, but also to share various other contents. She runs an official Instagram account, on which she has more than 630,000 followers, as well as an official Twitter account, having more than 103,000 followers.