Vanessa Simmons Biography
Vanessa Simmons (Vanessa Jean Simmons) is an American actress, TV personality and businesswoman born on 5th August 1983 in United States of America. She is a known for he appearance on MTV reality show ‘Run’s House alongside her family. She is a co-founder of Pastry Footwear, with her sister Angela Simmons.
She found fame in 2005 after appearing on her family’s MTV reality show Run’s House. Together with her sister, Angela, they are designers for the show brand Pastry. She appeared briefly on the soap opera Guiding Light and in the film Sped Dating.
In 2007 Vanessa alongside her sister founded Pastry Footwear as part of Run Athletics. The shoe’s firat collection is called Cake and features shoes that look like versions of strawberry shortcake, red velvet cake, and more. The shoe company sold over $15 million in 2007.
She entered in the Miss California USA pageant secretly in 2008. She is in Boogie Town and the ensemble film Dysfunctional Friends. She also starred in the 2014 web series, Mixed. Simmons became the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads in 2014.
Vanessa Simmons Age
Vanessa was born on 5th August 1983 (35 years as of 2018)
Vanessa Simmons Family
Vanessa Simmons Parents
Vanessa is the daughter of Valerie Vaughn and Joseph Simmons. Her father is known Joseph Simmons, is a rap icon and the co-founder of the legendary hip hop group, Run-DMC and is popularly known as Rev Run. Her parents later divorced later and her father remarried.
Vanessa Simmons Mother
Her mother is Valerie Vaughn, a teacher by profession. She has worked at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). She married Joseph Ward Simmons ‘Rev. Run’ in 1983 but they divorced in 1992 after Simmons was accused of raping a 22 year old fan after a show in 1989. The case was later dismissed due to lack of evidence and Simmons was exonerated of all the charges but they never got back together as Simmons confessed to sleeping with her. Valerie later remarried to Alfonzy Vaughn III in 2012.
Vanessa Simmons Siblings
Vanessa has six siblings: Angela Simmons, Diggy Simmons, Russell Simmons II, Victoria Anne Simmons, Joseph Simmons Jr., Miley Simmons
Vanessa Simmons Husband | Vanessa Simmons Baby Father
Vanessa is not married but is in a long term relationship with Mike Wayans, the son of Damon Wayans, Sr. and Lisa Thorner. His father Damon Wayans is a comedian known for the sketch series In Living Color and films like Major Payne and The Last Boy Scout.
Vanessa Simmons Daughter
Vanessa and her boyfriend Mike Wayans welcomed their daughter Ava Marie Jean Wayans on 4th January 2014.
Vanessa Simmons Clothing Line
She co-founded her clothing line Bad Butterfly together with Candice Cuoco. The collection hosts looks ranging from bright floral and sexy to structured black leather looks rocked by finger wave clad.
The line also has corseted tops cinched in waists and chockers that read ‘choke me’ wrapped around the neck.
Vanessa Simmons Net Worth
Vanessa has an estimated net worth of $ 8 million.
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