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Country of Residence
Language Proficiency
English, Conversational Mandarin
Swimming, Snorkelling, Cycling, Pole-dancing (Beginners), Muay Thai (Beginners), Inline Skating, Bowling, Ice Skating, Badminton



Born and bred in Singapore, 27-year-old Vanessa graduated in 2011 from Nanyang Technological University where she majored in English Literature and minored in Drama and Performance.

She discovered her love for theatre when she joined Singapore Repertory Theatre's Young Company in 2010, training under Daniel Jenkins for 2 years. Her theatre credits include: Love & Other Oddities (Theatre Lab Productions), Grimm Tales (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Ai Si (Little Red Shop), Off Centre and Fat Pig (Yellow Chair Productions) and ABCD: FourPlays (Theatreworks and Vertical Submarine).

Vanessa has since branched out into other mediums of entertainment, including digital media. She has two webseries under her belt, a guest role in award-winning dramedy What Do Men Want (Bananamana Films, 2014), and a lead role in Get Social (2013) opposite fellow FLY Entertainment actor George Young.

She has guest-starred in local TV dramas including In Cold Blood, Code of Law, Spouse for House, and Rules of Tham, before landing a recurring role in two seasons of Zero Calling as lecturer-turned-vigilante Beverly Leong.

In 2014, she landed a recurring role in the first season of Marco Polo (Netflix, The Weinstein Company), in which she acted opposite Australian actor Remy Hii, and internationally-renowned veteran actress Joan Chen. In 2015, she landed her first lead role in Lion Moms (Mediacorp), in which she acted opposite Hong Kong TVB actress Bernice Liu and Suria star Nurul Aini.

Vanessa made her silver screen debut in 2013 with Ken Kwek’s Sex.Violence.Family Values, in which she played a teenage pole-dancer in the final of 3 short films, The Bouncer.

An accomplished TV presenter, Vanessa co-presented the first season of local singing competition The Final 1 (Mediacorp, 2014), and two years of The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SuperSports Arena, 2012 and 2013). She also had a brief but enriching position as a co-anchor on Fox Sports Asia. She enjoys hosting LIVE events as well, and counts Volkswagen, Sephora, La Senza and WTA among brands she has worked with.

Vanessa has also worked on numerous television commercials and print advertisements, and she looks forward to more opportunities internationally.

Currently, she is working on two telemovies to be released in 2016: The Love Machine and Baby Bumps.

Vanessa is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.