• Vanessa Ferlito is an American actress born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1980.
• She was raised by her mother and stepfather, who owned a hairstyle studio.
• She started her career as a child model and moved into acting in 2001.
• She is known for roles in "Spider-Man 2," "CSI: New York," and "NCIS: New Orleans."
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $6 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

FactIs a vegetarian.

Who’s Vanessa Ferlito?

Vanessa Ferlito was born on the 28th December 1980, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, of American and part-Italian ancestry, and is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Louise in the film “Spider-Man 2”, playing Aiden Burn in the TV series “CSI: New York” and as Tammy Gregorio in the TV series “NCIS: New Orleans”.

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Early Life and Education

Vanessa Ferlito spent her childhood in her hometown. When she was only two years old, her father passed away from a heroin overdose, so she was raised by her mother and stepfather, who were the owners of a hairstyle studio in Brooklyn. Information about her education is unknown in the media; however, she probably finished an elementary school.

Before Fame

Prior to becoming an actress, Vanessa worked as a child model. She was a member of the Wilhelmina model agency, which led her to work as a New York City “club kid” during the 1990s. Thanks to her appearance, Vanessa hosted a number of parties, and was also covered by New York Magazine, before starting to collaborate with Jack Bauer and Co.

Career Beginnings

Speaking about Vanessa’s acting career, it began when she made her debut appearance in an episode of the TV series “The Sopranos” in 2001, which was followed by starring in the role of Jordan Nash in the 2002 film “On Line”, and portraying Lindsay Jamison in Spike Lee’s film “25th Hour” in the same year.

Rise to Fame

Vanessa’s breakthrough role came in 2003, when she featured as Lizette Sanchez in the TV drama “Undefeated”, for which she was nominated for an NAACP award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a TV movie. During the same year, she was chosen to play Claudia Hernandez in the TV series “24” (2003-2004), and when filming ended, Vanessa was selected to appear as Aiden Burn in another TV series, entitled “CSI: New York” (2004-2006). Parallel with that, she featured in the role of Louise in the 2004 film “Spider-Man 2”, and as Vicki in the film “Shadowboxer” (2005). She went on to portray Arlene in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Death Proof”, and before the end of the decade, she was also cast as Cassie in the film “Julie & Julia”, starring along with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, and as Audrey in the film entitled “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, directed by Oliver Stone. Vanessa’s next major role came in 2012, when she starred in the role of Sylvia in the film “Stand Up Guys”, starring alongside Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, so her net worth was rising consistently.

The Star of “Graceland” and “NCIS: New Orleans”

In 2013, Vanessa was chosen to portray Agent Catherine ‘Charlie’ DeMarco in the TV series “Graceland”, which lasted until 2015. Most recently, she was selected to appear in the role of FBI Special Agent Tammy Gregorio in the third season of the TV series “NCIS: New Orleans” (2016-present).

Do You Know How Rich Vanessa Ferlito Is?

Vanessa Ferlito’s career started in 2001, and since then she has been an active member of the entertainment industry, which has added a considerable amount to her net worth. Thus, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Vanessa’s net worth is over $6 million as of early 2018.

Life Behind the Scene and Affairs

When it comes to speak about her personal life, Vanessa Ferlito is the single mother of a son, refusing  to reveal anything about the father of her child. In 2013, she was spotted kissing in public with Hollywood actor and director Quentin Tarantino, while he was in a relationship with another actress, Uma Thurman. She lives with her son in Los Angeles, California.

Vanessa is known as a vegan, and she is active as a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization.

Height, Weight, Tattoos

Vanessa is not a very tall actress, at 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm), and weighs only 52 kg. She is known as a huge fan of tattoos, having nine on her body, including a star on her left wrist, an apple on her right wrist, the date of birth of her son on her arm, etc.

Social Media Presence

Regarding her activity across social media sites, Vanessa is not known to be active on any of the major sites.

General Info

Full NameVanessa Ferlito
Height1.68 m


ChildrenVince Ferlito


MoviesDeath Proof, Grindhouse, Man of the House, Spider-Man 2, Shadowboxer, Nothing like the Holidays, Stand Up Guys, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Madea Goes to Jail, Julie & Julia, 25th Hour, All Mistakes Buried, The Tollbooth, Undefeated, On_Line, Descent, The Aftermath, Drift
TV ShowsGraceland, CSI: NY, NCIS: New Orleans

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1Is a vegetarian.
2First child, a son born September 21, 2007.
3She is of Italian descent.
4Grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Parents have a shop in Brooklyn.




NCIS: New Orleans2016-2017TV SeriesTammy Gregorio / Tammy Gregorio
Drew2016TV MovieGeorge Fayne
Graceland2013-2015TV SeriesCatherine 'Charlie' DeMarco
All Mistakes Buried2015Franki
Graceland Insider2014TV SeriesCharlie DeMarco (2014)
Stand Up Guys2012Sylvia
Cooper and Stone2011TV MovieAngela Stone
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010Audrey
Julie & Julia2009Cassie
Madea Goes to Jail2009Donna
Nothing Like the Holidays2008Roxanna Rodriguez
Death Proof2007Arlene
Descent2007Bodega Girl
Grindhouse2007Butterfly (segment "Death Proof")
CSI: NY2004-2006TV SeriesAiden Burn
Drift2006TV MovieGeorgia Fields
Man of the House2005/IHeather
The Tollbooth2004Gina
Spider-Man 22004Louise
CSI: Miami2004TV SeriesAiden Burn
The Sopranos2001-2004TV SeriesTina Francesco Tina
242003-2004TV SeriesClaudia Hernandez
Undefeated2003TV MovieLizette Sanchez
Law & Order2003TV SeriesTina Montoya
25th Hour2002Lindsay Jamison
Third Watch2002TV SeriesVal
On_Line2002Jordan Nash


Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

CSI: NY2006TV SeriesAiden Burn


Nominated Awards

2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic SpecialUndefeated (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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