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Vanessa Marcil


Birth name:

Sally Vanessa Ortiz




Indio, California, USA



Race or Ethnicity:


Sexual orientation:





United States

Executive summary:

Gina Kinkaid on Beverly Hills 90210


5' 4" (1.63 m)


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Vanessa Marcil - Biography


Vanessa Marcil (born October 15, 1968) is an American actress known for her roles in the soap opera General Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210 and the television series Las Vegas.

Marcil, the youngest of four children, was born Sally Vanessa Ortiz in Indio, California, the daughter of Patricia (née Marcil), an herbalist, and Peter Ortiz, a contractor and self-made millionaire. Her parents are separated. Marcil's father is Mexican and her mother is an American of French, Italian and Portuguese ancestry.

Marcil acted in a number of theatre productions before landing the role of Brenda Barrett on the soap opera General Hospital in 1992. She garnered three Daytime Emmy Award nominations (1997, 1998 and 2003) for her portrayal, winning in 2003 as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In February 1998, she was named Outstanding Lead Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards.
In 1994, she was cast in the Prince music video, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", and made People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful list the next year. She made her feature film debut in the 1996 film The Rock, in which she appeared opposite Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris
After six years on General Hospital, she left the show in 1998 (returning briefly in '02) to star in the made-for-television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive, and had a recurring guest role on the police drama High Incident produced by Steven Spielberg. Marcil joined the cast of Beverly Hills 90210 in November 1998 as Gina Kincaid and remained with the show for one-and-a-half seasons. In 1999, she starred in two independent films: Nice Guys Sleep Alone with Sean O'Bryan and This Space Between Us with Jeremy Sisto.
In 2001, Marcil was awarded the Sojourn Service Award and has supported Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their children by hosting charity events and making appearances on Wheel of Fortune, playing for funds for the organization. Through her fundraising efforts, she hopes to increase awareness of domestic violence and inspire battered woman to take control of their lives.
Marcil formerly starred in the NBC television series Las Vegas as Samantha Jane "Sam" Marquez. She has been featured in several Men's magazines, including Stuff, FHM, and Maxim. She was named #19 on Maxim's Hot 100 of 2005 list and was featured on the cover of the issue that included the list, as well as #92 in the 2006 FHM Hot 100 list.
In fall of 2008, Marcil guest starred on Lipstick Jungle, playing Shane's new talent manager. As of November 2008, she hosts and is the head judge of Lifetime's reality television show, Blush: The Search For the Next Great Makeup Artist.

Marcil was married to Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993. She was engaged to General Hospital co-star Tyler Christopher, but the two never married. She dated former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green from 1999 until early 2003. They have a son, Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, born on March 30, 2002.
In 2005, Marcil began dating screenwriter and director Ben Younger.


Vanessa Marcil - Personal Quotes


"Because of my crazy work schedule, I have become something of a master at changing my clothes while driving. The men driving next to me love it." - on driving to work while changing clothes.

"Acting probably saved my life. It gave me a home and a safe place to let out all of my emotions and have it be OK." - in having it be an outlet.

"I don't know any woman who doesn't have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit. I was on the show ("General Hospital" (1963)) for two years before they got me to wear a bathing suit and I almost had a heart attack the whole time".


Vanessa Marcil - Filmography


The Bannen Way (2010) .... Madison
One Hot Summer (2009) (TV) .... Margarita Silva Santos
"Without a Trace" .... Kim Marcus (3 episodes, 2009)
... aka W.A.T (USA: short title)
- Hard Landing (2009) TV episode .... Kim Marcus
- Daylight (2009) TV episode .... Kim Marcus
- Voir Dire (2009) TV episode .... Kim Marcus
"Lipstick Jungle" .... Josie Scotto (3 episodes, 2008)
- Chapter Eighteen: Indecent Exposure (2008) TV episode .... Josie Scotto
- Chapter Sixteen: Thanksgiving (2008) TV episode .... Josie Scotto
- Chapter Fourteen: Let the Games Begin (2008) TV episode .... Josie Scotto
The Nanny Express (2008) (TV) .... Kate Hewitt
"Las Vegas" .... Sam Marquez (106 episodes, 2003-2008)
- Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 1 (2008) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
- Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 2 (2008) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
- Win, Place, Bingo (2008) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
- 2 on 2 (2008) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
- Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast (2008) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
(101 more)
"Crossing Jordan" .... Sam Marquez (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
- Luck Be a Lady (2005) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
- What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (2004) TV episode .... Sam Marquez
"NYPD Blue" .... Det. Carmen Olivera (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
- Shear Stupidity (2003) TV episode .... Det. Carmen Olivera
- Johnny Got His Gold (2001) TV episode .... Det. Carmen Olivera
"General Hospital" .... Brenda Barrett / ... (166 episodes, 1992-2003)
- Episode #1.10216 (2003) TV episode .... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.10215 (2003) TV episode .... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.10214 (2003) TV episode .... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.10213 (2003) TV episode .... Brenda Barrett
- Episode #1.10212 (2003) TV episode .... Brenda Barrett
(161 more)
Storm Watch (2002) .... Tess Woodward
... aka Code Hunter (UK) (USA: video title)
... aka Virtual Storm (UK: DVD title) (USA: alternative title)
"Spin City" .... Crazy Kara (1 episode, 2001)
- A Shot in the Dark: Part 2 (2001) TV episode .... Crazy Kara
"Beverly Hills, 90210" .... Gina Kincaid (37 episodes, 1998-2000)
... aka Class of Beverly Hills (USA: teaser title)
- Doc Martin (2000) TV episode .... Gina Kincaid
- The Final Proof (2000) TV episode .... Gina Kincaid
- Fertile Ground (2000) TV episode .... Gina Kincaid
- I'm Using You 'Cause I Like You (2000) TV episode .... Gina Kincaid
- Tainted Love (2000) TV episode .... Gina Kincaid
(32 more)
This Space Between Us (1999) .... Maggie Harty
Nice Guys Sleep Alone (1999) .... Erin
"High Incident" .... Kerry Andrews (2 episodes, 1997)
- Remote Control (1997) TV episode .... Kerry Andrews
- Hot Wire (1997) TV episode .... Kerry Andrews
976-WISH (1997) .... Danielle
To Love, Honor and Deceive (1996) (TV) .... Sydney Carpenter
... aka The Protected Wife
The Rock (1996) .... Carla Pestalozzi
The Undertaker (1995) (V)


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