- Date of Birth:
- June 24, 1981
- 5' 4"
Vanessa Ray (born Vanessa Ray Liptak on June 24, 1981 in Livermore, California) is an American actress. Vanessa grew up in Vancouver, Washington and her parents were both involved in the theater. Vanessa would follow into the family business, performing Rusty in the musical version of Footloose and originating the role of Nemo in the Disney World stage adaptation of Finding Nemo. Vanessa appeared on Broadway by joining the cast of a production of Hair. In 2003, she made her on-screen debut in a short feature, The Sparky Chronicles: The Map. She also had appearances in the movies Finding Chance, Nice Guy Johnny and on the television shows Bored to Death and The Battery’s Down. In 2009, she joined the cast of the long-running daytime soap opera, As The World Turns. She appeared in 49 episodes as Teri Ciccone, before leaving the show in 2010. Vanessa appeared on a handful of other shows, like Suits, Girls, and Nurse Jackie before she landed the role of CeCe Drake in Pretty Little Liars in 2012. In 2013, Vanessa joined the cast of the CBS cop drama, Blue Bloods.
Best Known For:
Vanessa Ray is best known as an actress with roles on As The World Turns, Blue Bloods and Pretty Little Liars.
Vanessa married actor Derek James Baynham in Jan. 2003. They were featured in the first season of the HGTV series, Marriage Under Construction, which covered their purchase, renovation and sale of a house in Toronto. She and James reportedly divorced in 2008. In March 2015, Vanessa announced on Instagram and Twitter that she was engaged to Landon Beard. The two were married in June 2015 at the Condor’s Nest Ranch in San Diego County, California.