Vanessa Marano

Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress. She has starred in movies and had recurring roles on Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Scoundrels, and The Young and the Restless.

Finding Nemo (2003)

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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Reeve
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  John Slattery  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Vanessa Marano

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Reeve
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  John Slattery  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Vanessa Marano

The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)

In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), who he is determined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Gaelan Connell  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Beau Mirchoff  •  Riley Voelkel

In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), who he is determined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Gaelan Connell  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Beau Mirchoff  •  Riley Voelkel

Easy (2003)

Quirky Jamie Harris is a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal men. Unfortunately, there's the immense problem of her self-imposed 90-day moratorium on sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Weinstock
CAST:  Marguerite Moreau  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Naveen Andrews  •  Emily Deschanel

Quirky Jamie Harris is a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal men. Unfortunately, there's the immense problem of her self-imposed 90-day moratorium on sex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Weinstock
CAST:  Marguerite Moreau  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Naveen Andrews  •  Emily Deschanel

Dear Lemon Lima (2009)

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzi Yoonessi
CAST:  Savanah Wiltfong  •  Shayne Topp  •  Eleanor Hutchins  •  Kari Nissena

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzi Yoonessi
CAST:  Savanah Wiltfong  •  Shayne Topp  •  Eleanor Hutchins  •  Kari Nissena

The Clique (2008)

A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Elizabeth McLaughlin  •  Ellen Marlow  •  Sophie Anna Everhard  •  Samantha Boscarino

A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Elizabeth McLaughlin  •  Ellen Marlow  •  Sophie Anna Everhard  •  Samantha Boscarino

Restless Virgins (2013)

A highly fictionalized dramatization of the sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school Milton Academy in the 2004-05 school year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Lapeyre
CAST:  Daniel Bacon  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Max Lloyd-Jones  •  Jeffrey Ballard

A highly fictionalized dramatization of the sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school Milton Academy in the 2004-05 school year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Lapeyre
CAST:  Daniel Bacon  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Max Lloyd-Jones  •  Jeffrey Ballard

Senior Project (2015)

Peter Hammer moves to Kennedy high school in an upscale neighborhood and meets the microcosm of school on the first day. Arty Samantha, Queen Bee Natalia, New Age Spencer, and hanger-on Andy. They're all anxious to graduate from Kennedy, but their uptight teacher ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadine Truong
CAST:  Ryan Potter  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Sterling Beaumon  •  Meaghan Jette Martin

Peter Hammer moves to Kennedy high school in an upscale neighborhood and meets the microcosm of school on the first day. Arty Samantha, Queen Bee Natalia, New Age Spencer, and hanger-on Andy. They're all anxious to graduate from Kennedy, but their uptight teacher ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadine Truong
CAST:  Ryan Potter  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Sterling Beaumon  •  Meaghan Jette Martin

Daphne & Velma (2018)

Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online - until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma's school, Ridge ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzi Yoonessi
CAST:  Sarah Jeffery  •  Sarah Gilman  •  Courtney Dietz  •  Daniel Salyers

Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online - until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma's school, Ridge ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suzi Yoonessi
CAST:  Sarah Jeffery  •  Sarah Gilman  •  Courtney Dietz  •  Daniel Salyers

Saving Zoë (2019)

Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey G. Hunt
CAST:  Laura Marano  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Chris Tavarez  •  Giorgia Whigham

Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey G. Hunt
CAST:  Laura Marano  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Chris Tavarez  •  Giorgia Whigham

Confessional (2019)

After two mysterious deaths at a college on the same night, seven students somehow connected receive invitations to a confessional booth hidden on the campus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad T. Gottfred
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Paris Berelc  •  Brandon Larracuente  •  Jake Short

After two mysterious deaths at a college on the same night, seven students somehow connected receive invitations to a confessional booth hidden on the campus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad T. Gottfred
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Paris Berelc  •  Brandon Larracuente  •  Jake Short

This Is the Year (2021)

A nebbish high school senior and his best friends embarks on a road trip to attend the greatest music festival of the year in a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Henrie
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Lorenzo James Henrie  •  Jake Short  •  Alyssa Jirrels

A nebbish high school senior and his best friends embarks on a road trip to attend the greatest music festival of the year in a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Henrie
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Lorenzo James Henrie  •  Jake Short  •  Alyssa Jirrels

How to Deter a Robber (2021)

In a desolate town in Northern Wisconsin, a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend face off against a pair of amateur burglars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Bissell
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Leah Lewis  •  Chris Mulkey  •  Gabrielle Carteris

In a desolate town in Northern Wisconsin, a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend face off against a pair of amateur burglars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Bissell
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Leah Lewis  •  Chris Mulkey  •  Gabrielle Carteris

This Game's Called Murder (2021)

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A modern, dark-humored tale of greed, romance, and lost innocence in consumer-crazed, alienated society that functions as a harsh critique of society today without taking itself too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Sherman
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Judson Mills

A modern, dark-humored tale of greed, romance, and lost innocence in consumer-crazed, alienated society that functions as a harsh critique of society today without taking itself too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Sherman
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Vanessa Marano  •  Judson Mills

One Delicious Christmas (2022)

Follows Abby, who inherited the property of Haven Restaurant and Inn, but being unable to manage both, she must team up with with hot shot chef Preston Weaver to "shake up" the holiday menu and get an investment from a restaurant mogul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacey N. Harding
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Alex Mallari Jr.  •  Elana Dunkleman  •  Bobby Flay

Follows Abby, who inherited the property of Haven Restaurant and Inn, but being unable to manage both, she must team up with with hot shot chef Preston Weaver to "shake up" the holiday menu and get an investment from a restaurant mogul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacey N. Harding
CAST:  Vanessa Marano  •  Alex Mallari Jr.  •  Elana Dunkleman  •  Bobby Flay