Vanessa Lynne Smith


Vanessa is an actress originally from Boston, MA. She attended the Boston Conservatory as a musical theatre major. After being invited back for her junior and senior year she decided to instead move to New York to focus more on acting. While in New York she performed in several plays and performed in the UCB NY Writer’s Lab, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.

Vanessa is a graduate of the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse NYC and iO West. She has also studied at UCB LA. Her videos “Assisted Suicide Hotline” and “Ladies First” have both been featured on the front page of Funny or Die.

She is on the iO West main stage Harold team Dinner Jacket and a new, currently untitled, DCT sketch team. She was on the short lived Harold team Picture Day, RIP. Vanessa frequently performs at iO West with her experimental two person team Professor LadyMan.

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