Vanessa Leinani

Vanessa Leinani

Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Voice Actor and Voice Artist

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About Vanessa

Vanessa Leinani is an American actress, singer, and songwriter from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. She is known for her portrayal as Folger's coffee heiress, Abigail Folger, in the Charles Manson episode on season 2 of the popular television series, Murder Made Me Famous, which broadcasts on the REEL channel (U.S.), CITVAsia (Asia) and REALLY TV (U.K.).
Vanessa is also known for her portrayal as Drifter in the vengeance-themed web series Drifter: Broken Road for which she won an Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama) award at LA WEBFEST and received a Best Actress In A Web Series nomination at the NYC Web Fest for the second season, Drifter: Lonesome Highway.
Currently, Vanessa looks forward to the upcoming release of the modern western film Tumbleweed where she portrays charming bad girl and grifter, Victoria.
Vanessa also looks forward to the upcoming release of the horror film Darkness Reigns where she portrays the role of Daniel's Publicist, starring: Zachary Mooren (Aquarius); Linara Washington (NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, Masters of Sex, Killing Them Softly), and Casper Van Dien (Alita: Battle Angel, Starship Troopers, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Beverly Hills 90210).
Vanessa co-starred in episodes of a sketch comedy series called Krabkake by FOX-KRBK's The Mystery Hour host and creator of the viral Instagram Husband video, Jeff Houghton. Vanessa can also be seen in the role of the wickedly intelligent Detective Jade in the SAG-AFTRA web series Bail Out with a cast of notable actors: Dennis O'Neill (Dragonball Z, In Plain Sight, Walker: Texas Ranger); Terry Kiser (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Golden Girls, Carol & Company, Weekend at Bernie's); Burton Gilliam (Blazing Saddles, Back to the Future III, Honeymoon In Vegas); Marshall R. Teague (Armageddon, Babylon 5, Road House); Nick Mancuso (Under Siege, Stingray, Ticket to Heaven); Nellie Sciutto (Shutter Island, The Departed, The Aviator); Al Dias (Scandal Made Me Famous, The Good Guys, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D) and more.
Vanessa returned to the world of theater for a brief stint as Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; resident loud mouthed hot-head, Bernice, in Le Wilhelm's contemporary comedic one-act play: The Junior Chamber of Commerce and Their Wives Discuss: Great Literature, High School Basketball, Sex and Other Things directed by actor/director George Cron.

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Credits

  • Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed (2019)
    Film by Bermuda Dunes Productions/Stephen Robert Reynolds (Crime, Drama and Western) Victoria Tumbleweed provides commentary on a way of life in a small Texas town that is in transition. The world outside of it is quickly pouring in and the fight between the immovable object and the unstoppable force sparks when two women come to town. One, the wandering wind, a stranger who loves nothing more than stirring up trouble and watching the results. The other, returns to her home more a stranger than family who tries to take root but fights the urge to stay. The people who make up the town have both good and honorable and greed and opportunist. Tumbleweed is a look under the microscope of a smaller and more intimate setting which still has all the ingredients there are for people - conflict, strife and heart and soul. As a result, the focus rests on one overall family's struggle to make sense or plead ignorance to what is right and what is wrong. Visuals of older structures, traditions, dust and shadow add to the uncertainty that looms over the town and its people; the uncertainty of their livelihood as well as their morals and finding that in 1997 at least, that the world outside has come in and one must make peace with it or battle it to the very end or something in between. —Stephen R. Reynolds

  • Darkness Reigns

    Darkness Reigns (2018)
    Film Actress

  • Above Ground

    Above Ground (2017)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Bad Beat

    Bad Beat (2016)
    Film Actress

  • Murder Made Me Famous

    Murder Made Me Famous (2016)
    TV Series Actress

  • Dating Fails

    Dating Fails (2015)
    Film Composer

  • The War Within

    The War Within (2014)
    Film Actress

  • Drifter: Lonesome Highway

    Drifter: Lonesome Highway (2014)
    TV Series Actress

  • Bail Out

    Bail Out (2013 - 2014)
    TV Series Actress

  • M15F1T5

    M15F1T5 (2013)
    Film Actress

  • Drifter: Broken Road

    Drifter: Broken Road (2012)
    Film Actress

  • 180

    180 (2011)
    Film Actress

  • Deadline

    Deadline (2008)
    Film Actress

  • Bloodwine

    Bloodwine (2008)
    Film Actress

  • The Sisters Four

    The Sisters Four (2008)
    Video Actress

  • Nelly the Executioner

    Nelly the Executioner (2007)
    Film Actress

  • Everything

    Everything
    Film Actress

Awards

  • L.A. WebFest - Outstanding Lead Actress: Drama/Horror

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