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Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo 411

BIRTHPLACE: October 15
YEARS ON SHOW: 1992-'98, 2002-'03, 2010-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married Carmine Giovinazzo on July 11, 2010; Corey Feldman, August 6, 1989-January 1, 1993 (divorced)
CHILDREN: Son, Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, with Brian Austin Green; born March 30, 2002

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo was born in Indio, CA, and grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and three older siblings. She started acting when she was 8 years old and won a talent show in sixth grade after performing an original song. After studying law at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif., she pursued an acting career and secured several starring roles in theatrical productions. In 1992, she landed the role of Brenda on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Vanessa stayed on GH for six years, while also appearing on other television shows and in films. Her film debut came in playing the wife of Nicolas Cage's character in 1996's The Rock. She returned to GH in 2002, and after she left the soap the next year, more diverse roles awaited, on shows such as CROSSING JORDAN, WITHOUT A TRACE, ONE HOT SUMMER, and a lead on LAS VEGAS.

Vanessa currently resides in Los Angeles with her son, Kassius, and spouse Carmine Giovinazzo (Danny, CSI: NY).

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