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Vanessa Ray, born in Livermore, California and raised in Portland, Oregon, is an American television, film and stage actress. She is known for her role as Teri Ciccone in the final season of the soap opera As the World Turns, and more recently for her regular role as Jenny on the USA Network legal drama Suits. She has made multiple appearances in other television series, including Tessa Marchetti in Damages and Maggie Sheldon in White Collar.
Vanessa earned her Actor's Equity card while performing the role of Rusty and singing "Let's Hear It For the Boy" in the musical Footloose. She originated the role of Nemo in Robert and Kristin Lopez's Finding Nemo, the Musical at Orlando's Disney World. Vanessa embodied the character of Olive Ostrovsky in the National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She joined the Broadway cast of Hair in its final year as Crissy, and sang her heart out in the "Frank Mills Song".
She made her on-screen debut as Chris in the youth-oriented video short feature, The Sparky Chronicles: The Map in 2003.
|2008-2009||The Battery's Down||Vanessa||3 Episodes|
|2009||Bored to Death||Claudia||Episode: "The Case of the Missing Screenplay"|
|2009-2010||As the World Turns||Teri Ciccone||Recurring role (49 episodes)|
|2010||Damages||Tessa Marchetti||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2011||White Collar||Maggie 'Rocker' Sheldon||Episode: "What Happens in Burma"|
|2011||Nurse Jackie||Mrs. Donovan||Episode: "Have You Met Ms. Jones?"|
|2011-2012||Suits||Jenny Griffith||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|2012||Girls||Heather Travis||Episode: "The Return"|
|2012||The Right Not to Know||Earthy Chick||TV miniseries|
|2012-present||Pretty Little Liars||Cece Drake||Recurring role|
|2013||The Mentalist||Cayce Robbins||Episode: "Red Lacquer Nail Polish"|
|2003||The Sparky Chronicles: The Map||Chris||Video short|
|2004||Is He...||Steph||Short film|
|2010||Nice Guy Johnny||Best Friend|
|2011||Trust Me||Girlfriend||Video short|
|2012||Not Waving But Drowning||Adele|
|2012||The Last Day of August||Phoebe|