Vanessa Lachey Net Worth, Early Life, Education and Acting career

Published Date   10th Nov. 2017, 15:38 pm  Update Date: November 12th, 2017  12:56 pm
Vanessa Lachey Net Worth, Early Life, Education and Acting career
Quick Info
Birth Name: Vanessa Joy Minnillo
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $10 million
Qualification: Attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School,

American actress, television host, beauty queen, model and American television personality, Vanessa Lachey has an estimated net worth of $10 million. She is most well known for her work as a New York-based correspondent on “Entertainment Tonight”. She is also the host of MTV’s “Total Request Live”. Vanessa Lachey has a remarkable acting career because of her engagement in various movies and television series.


Vanessa Lachey made her acting career by appearing in a number of movies, including Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Disaster Movie and many more. She also participated in cheer leading and volunteer work for various charities. She was named the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina.

Early Life and Education

Born on May 13, 2009 in Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, Vanessa Joy Minnillo, grew up as an army brat, living in Germany, Japan, Washington, Nevada, and California before her family settled in South Carolina. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and is an American national. Her father, Vincent Charles Minnillo, is an American of Italian and Irish descent, and her mother, Helen Ramos Bercero, is of Philippines descent. Her family adopted a two years older brother. However, Vanessa’s parents separated in 1983 and were divorced in 1986.

She joined eight different schools in nine years. After the wake of Operation Desert Shield in 1991, she settled with her father and step mother, Donna. Later, she attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School. She joined cheer leading and also attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, in San Bernardino, for one year.

Professional Life and Acting Career

Vanessa was crowned the Miss South Carolina Teen USA and Miss Teen USA in 1998. She became the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina. In 2003, she began working as a host of Total Request Live on MTV. Later, she worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in 2005 after quitting her job as a host in MTV’s Total Request Live. In 2007, she co-hosted Miss Universe after successfully hosting Miss Teen USA in 2004. From 2009 to 2010, she hosted True Beauty.

She then embarked into acting career and played the role of Camilla in the series Dads. In 2015, she appeared as Tracy Cooper in the series Truth to be Told. Later, she was seen in the movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as Julie Angel in 2007. She also appeared as Amy in Disaster Movie in 2008. She also was featured in Nick Lachney’s music video of What’s Left of Me.

Personal and Social Life

Vanessa and baseball player, Derek Jeter, were in a relationship until 2005. Then, she started dating singer Nick Lachey in 2006 after they met each other for the music video of “What’s Left of Me”. In October 2009, Nick confirmed that the pair were back together and became engaged in November 2010. Vanessa and Nick married on July 15, 2011. They have three children; a daughter and two sons.

Vanessa Lachey with family

Vanessa has actively been involved in various charity and volunteering activities. She has been supporting the Operation Smile Charity for the health improvement of helpless children all over the world.

Rumors and Controversies

Throughout Vanessa’s acting career , she had also been in spotlight through few rumors and controversies. In 2009, there were rumors that Vanessa was in an affair with actor Topher Grace. Another rumor came up stating that Vanessa  was in the same-sex relationship with actress Lindsay Lohan in her past. Vanessa also faced many controversies for her show Dads in 2013. The criticism was based on crass sexism on the show.

Body Measurements

Vanessa is 5′ 7″ (1.7 m) tall and weighs 54 kg. Her body size is 34-23-34 and her bra size is 32B. She wears a size 2 dress and has dark brown eyes and hair.

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