Vanessa Morgan Canadian actress is Best Known For Being cast as Lyria in the fantasy drama TV series, The Shannara Chronicles. Having played the role of Beatrix in the MTV teen drama series, Finding Carter.
Born Name Vanessa Morgan Mziray
Nick Name Vanessa
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000–present
Born: March 23, 1992, 27 years and 4 months, 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
Vanessa Morgan got her high school education from Colonel By Secondary School in Ottawa and graduated in 2010.
Siblings – Celina Mziray (Older Sister). She has another older sibling.
Vanessa Morgan is represented by The Characters Talent Agency.
On her mother side, she has Scottish ancestry, whereas, on her father side, she is of East African descent.
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 original film My Babysitter a Vampire and the television series of the same name. She currently plays Toni Topaz on The CW teen drama series Riverdale.
Morgan was born in Ottawa, Ontario. Her father is East African and her mother is Scottish. Morgan won the Junior Miss America 1999 pageant and graduated from Colonel By Secondary School in 2010. She studied philosophy at Queen University.
As an actress
Morgan made appearances in the VH1 original film A Diva Christmas Carol in 2000 and an appearance in the movie Frankie and Alice in 2010. She became known in 2007 for her role of Amanda Pierce in the Family comedy series The Latest Buzz as well as performing the theme song for the series. She also played Marion Hawthorne in the 2010 Disney Channel original movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
The following year, Morgan played Sarah in the Teletoon/Disney Channel original film My Babysitter a Vampire, as well in the television series of the same name. Morgan also appeared in the 2011 Disney Channel original film Geek Charming. She had a recurring role in season 2 of the Disney Channel comedy series A.N.T. Farm.
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 third season.
Morgan also competed in the first season of The Amazing Race Canada with her sister, Celina Mziray. They finished the race in third place.
Vanessa Morgan hasn’t endorsed any brand.
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 2011 biography drama movie, Frankie and 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 famous LA weather while swimming.
Vanessa Morgan Favorite Things
Food – Cake
Olympics Sport – Gymnastics
Celebrity Crush – Justin Bieber
Color – Pink
Place – Greece
iPod Songs – The Thrill (By Wiz Khalifa), Teenage Bad Girl (By X Girl)
Instant Mood Lifter – Having Chai Latte 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 card holder.
She has got a pet dog named, Yoshi.