Vanessa Lachey Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Vanessa Lachey?

Vanessa Joy Minnillo Lachey is a famous American actress, beauty pageant titleholder, fashion model, and television host. In 1998, she was named Miss Teen USA. Lachey has been a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV. She has also starred in two network sitcoms and has hosted the various competition and reality shows through the 2010s and 2020s. Additionally, she holds the lead role in the CBS spinoff NCIS: Hawai’i which premiered in September 2021.

Vanessa Lachey career

1998-2020: Beauty pageants and television hosting

Vanessa was crowned as Miss South Carolina Teen USA and continued to win the title of Miss Teen USA in 1998. She was the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina and the first from South Carolina to be named the pageant’s Miss Congeniality. Lachey was a host on MTV’s The Morning After (2003) and Total Request Live (2003-2007). In 2005, she became a New York City Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. She also hosted Miss Teen USA 2004 and Miss Universe 2007 beauty pageants. Minnillo was later featured in print and web-based advertising for Bongo Jeans’ Spring/Summer 2007 collection after leaving MTV and Entertainment Tonight.

Vanessa released a makeup line with Flirt! Cosmetics debuted in August 2007 at Kohl’s department stores. Maxim magazine rated her at No. 15 in its annual Hot 100 issue in May 2006. She has then been featured on the covers of many magazines including Vegas, Maxim, Parents, Shape, People, and Lucky. Minnillo was a finalist in the E! competition to take the place of Brooke Burke as host of Wild On! She later also hosted ABC’s television series True Beauty, which premiered on January 5, 2009. It followed 10 contestants who competed for $100,000 and to be featured in People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people issue. The series was produced by Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks. It was later renewed by ABC for a second season, which ran from May 31, 2010, to July 19, 2010. In December 2011, Vanessa became a co-host of ABC’s game show Wipeout.

How old is Vanessa Lachey?

Vanessa Joy Minnillo Lachey is aged 41 as of 2021, having been born on November 9, 1980, in Angeles City, Phillippines. She shares her birthday with famous people including Carl Sagan, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Jericho, Lou Ferrigno, Eric Dane, French Montana, Delta Goodrem, and Bille August, among others.

Vanessa Lachey Family

Who are Vanessa Lachey’s parents?

Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born to Vincent Charles Minnillo and Helen Ramos Bercero at the 13th Air Force Regional Medical Center at Clark Air Base in Angeles City. Her mother is from Manila, Philippines, while her father is an American citizen from Cleveland, Ohio, of Italian and Irish descent.

The family, including a two year older adopted brother, moved frequently due to her father’s service in the Air Force. In 1983, her parents separated and were divorced in 1986, and her mother left the family when she was aged 9. Later they remarried and Vanessa and her brother moved to Turkey with their mother and new stepfather. Later in the wake of Operation Desert Shield in 1991, they went back to their father’s home, finally settling in Charleston, South Carolina. They lived there onwards with her father and stepmother Donna.

Does Vanessa Lachey have siblings?

Lachey was the only child of her parents but has one adopted brother, who is two years older than her. Her brother Vincent Jr. has grown together with her moving from Turkey to the U.S. where they then grew up with their father.

Vanessa Lachey Education

Minnillo attended eight schools in nine years in different places including Washington, California, Florida, Nevada, Japan, and Germany. After coming back to the USA, she attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School, where she was a cheerleader. Lachey additionally attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School in Bernardino, California, for one year.

Vanessa Lachey Husband

Minnillo started a relationship with singer Nick Lachey in 2006, following her appearing in the music video for his track ”What’s Left of Me”. They got engaged in November 2010 and then married on July 15, 2011, at Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. The couple currently resides in Hawaii with their children where they bought Jenni Rivera’s house for $4.15 million, after selling theirs in Encino, California.

Vanessa Lachey Children

Vanessa Lachey

Minnillo and her hubby Nick have three children together, two sons and one daughter. The couple gave birth to Camden John Lachey in 2012, Brooklyn Elizabeth Lachey in 2015, and Phoenix Robert Lachey in 2016.

Vanessa Lachey Height

With her sexy, curvaceous, and stunningly beautiful body, Lachey stands at an impressive height of 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) and weighs around 54 kg (119 lbs).

Film roles

Early in her career, Lachey had small acting roles in many TV shows, such as That’s Life, City Girls, 30 Rock, The Bold and the Beautiful, Hawaii Five-O, Psych, and Maybe It’s Me. She played Ashlee in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, in the episode ”No Tomorrow”, in 2008. Lachey played Amy in the parody movie Disaster Movie (2008) together with Kim KardashianMatt Lanter, and Carmen Electra. The movie was panned by critics but was a moderate box office success grossing almost $35 million against a budget of $20 million. Minnillo and Kardashian shared scenes again, on CBS’s police procedural television series CSI: NY in 2009.

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Vanessa had a guest role as Carmen Chao in NBC’s sitcom 30 Rock in 2011. She then portrayed Tracy in NBC’s sitcom Truth Be Told (2015) which revolved around two diverse couples, who are best friends and neighbors. On December 25, 2015, the series ended following one season. Lachey was revealed on September 6, 2017, as one of the celebrities who will take part in the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, competing against her husband, Nick. She was then paired with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, while Chmerkovskiy’s wife Peta Murgatroyd, was paired with Nick. Vanessa and Maksim were the seventh couples to be eliminated from the competition, completing in joint seventh place on October 30.

2021-present: NCIS: Hawai’i and book

It was announced that Vanessa was the first to be cast as a series regular in CBS’s police procedural TV series NCIS: Hawai’i on April 30, 2021. She joined the cast in her first leading series role as Jane Tennant, the first female Special Agent in charge of NCIS: Pearl. This series is a spin-off of the long-running series NCIS and will be the fourth series in the NCIS franchise. On June 16, 2021, filming for the series started on the North Shore of Oahu. The series later debuted on September 20, 2021.

Lachey revealed on July 14, 2021, that her first book called Life from scratch: Family Traditions That Start with You would be launched on November 16, 2021, by HarperCollins. The cookbook was written by heer and Dina Gachman and consists of cooking recipes, parenting tips, birthday and date night ideas, and personal stories. She shared in the book how not having a relationship with her mother has impacted her approach to certain things. Due to this, she had to use her own imagination to create celebrations and milestone markers that would become annual rituals for the family.

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Vanessa Lachey Net Worth

American actress, TV personality, beauty pageant titleholder, model, and TV host, Lachey has been active from 1985 to the present. She has won several beauty titles, appeared in various films, hosted various shows, and modeled for various magazines throughout her career. Vanessa has been able to gather an accumulative net worth of approximately $25 million as of 2022.


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