Vanessa Lengies

  • Birth Name: Vanessa Lynne-Marie Lengies
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Host
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Fast Facts

  • Is multilingual, speaking English, French and some Arabic.
  • Was cohost of Popular Mechanics for Kids, along with Elisha Cuthbert from the series 24.
  • Voiced the character of Emily for nine seasons on the PBS children's show Arthur.
  • As an adult, had her first major TV role in the coming-of-age series American Dreams.
  • Was surprised to learn, during the second season of the TNT series Hawthorne, that her character was a lesbian.
  • In 2011, was cast in Glee as Sugar Motta, a tone-deaf member of the glee club with "self-diagnosed Asperger's." Her casting came three years after her friend and fellow Glee castmate Corey Monteith showed her the pilot script.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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