Hello!  I'm Vanessa, an actor and writer living in New York City. I'm crazy about sketch comedy and storytelling and the land of make believe, and I'm currently finishing up a graphic novel.  I'm a member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. You can find a longer bio at the bottom of this page, but be sure to click the What's New tab to find out what's, ya know, new. Thanks for the visit! 



Originally from Oklahoma City, Vanessa Shealy completed her MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia before moving to the Big Apple, where she is a writer and actor. Vanessa’s full length plays include Tea in the Afternoon,  American Drum Circle, and One, Two, Whatever you do... Her short plays include "A Captive Audience," "Cataracts," and a short solo play, "Naked." Her plays have been published, workshopped, or produced by UP Theater Company, Estrogenius Festival, The Abingdon Theater, The Actors Studio, Emerging Artists Theater, Sola Voce Festival, Queens Theater in the Park, South Street Theater, FringeNYC, Project Y, OnTheRoadRep, IndieTheatreNow, and ESPA/Primary Stages. A television spec scripts of hers have been selected by the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship for a script review at the American Black Film Festival, by the Fan Fiction Festival, and selected as a ScriptapoloozaTV finalist. Her original comedic short film, "Whistle & Snap" screened at six film festivals, including the Montreal Black Film Festival, and she was a contributing writer and performer for several NYC live sketch comedy shows. Vanessa was a co-producer of the feature length documentary, Souled Out Comedy, which won the Audience Choice award at The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. She is also a performer who has appeared onstage in over 30 professional productions, in independent films, on television and in national commercials. She is the co-creator and writer of the comic book series Couri Vine.

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