Vanessa Morgan Canadian actress and singer, known for being cast as Lyria in the fantasy drama TV series, The Shannara Chronicles and having played the role of Beatrix in MTVs teen drama series, Finding Carter.
Born Name Vanessa Morgan Mziray
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000 to present
Born March 23, 1992, 28, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign Aries
Height 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm
Bra size 32B
Genre Theme song, soundtrack
Siblings Celina Mziray (Older Sister). She has another older sibling.
On her mothers side, she has Scottish ancestry, whereas, on her fathers side, she is of East African descent.
Vanessa Morgan got her high school education from Colonel By Secondary School in Ottawa and graduated in 2010.
Vanessa Morgan Mziray (born March 23, 1992) known professionally as Vanessa Morgan, is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Beatrix “Bird” Castro in the MTV teen drama series Finding Carter, as Amanda Pierce in the Family teen comedy series The Latest Buzz, and as Sarah in the Disney Channel/Teletoon film My Babysitter’s a Vampire and the television series of the same name. She plays Toni Topaz in The CW teen drama series Riverdale.
Morgan was born in Ottawa, Ontario. Her mother is Scottish and her father is Tanzanian. Morgan began singing at the age of six. She sang at community events and telethons, performed for Childhelp, and was a regular guest entertainer for the College of the Desert scholarship foundation. She was spotted by a Hollywood agent in 1999 and earned a scholarship at a Hollywood acting academy.
In 1999, Morgan won the Junior Miss America pageant and won first place vocalist at the National Date Festival.
In 2000, she won first place in the African-American Vocal Competition.
In her early life, she was a member of the competitive NTA tennis program at the Ottawa Athletic Club. Morgan graduated from Colonel By Secondary School in 2010 and studied philosophy at Queen’s University.
She also played Marion Hawthorne in the 2010 Disney Channel film Harriet the Spy Blog Wars.
Morgan also appeared in the 2011 Disney Channel film Geek Charming.
She had a recurring role in season 2 of the Disney Channel comedy series A.N.T. Farm for four episodes.
In 2013, Morgan appeared on Degrassi The Next Generation for two episodes.
In 2017, she joined the main cast of the fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles as Lyria for the second season on Spike.
Morgan was then cast in the recurring role of Toni Topaz in The CW teen drama series Riverdale.
On May 2, 2018, it was announced that Morgan would be a series regular for the show’s third season.
Vanessa Morgan is represented by The Characters Talent Agency.
As a Singer
She has performed the theme song of the comedy TV series, The Latest Buzz.
In 2000, she made her first TV movie appearance in a minor role in A Diva Christmas Carol.
Her first feature film appearance was in the 2011 biography drama movie, Frankie & Alice, which had Halle Berry in a leading role.
First TV Show
From 2007 to 2010, Vanessa played Amanda Pierce in the Canadian sitcom, The Latest Buzz.
Vanessa regularly hits the gym to keep her curvaceous figure in tip-top shape. She is also fond of indulging in outdoor physical activities for an added workout like hiking and jogging.
She also likes to indulge in famous LA weather while swimming.
Vanessa Morgan Favorite Things
Olympics Sport â€“ Gymnastics
Celebrity Crush â€“ Justin Bieber
iPod Songs The Thrill (By Wiz Khalifa), Teenage Bad Girl (By X Girl)
Instant Mood Lifter Having Chai Latteâ€™s from Starbucks while watching The Millionaire Matchmaker
Songs Merry Go Round (By Kacey Musgraves), Springsteen (By Eric Church)
Vanessa Morgan Facts
She loves singing and even started taking singing lessons at the age of 5. And, it was singing that got her into acting as she was discovered by an agent during her local singing performance.
She has performed Canadian national anthem at several events including Ottawa Senators hockey game.
In 1999, she managed to be crowned Junior Miss America. She was 7 years old at that time.
In 2013, she competed in the first season of TV competition, The Amazing Race Canada with her sister. They managed to come 3rd in the grueling race competition.
In May 2015, she became United States green cardholder.
She has got a pet dog named, Yoshi.