Vanesa Maria Tomasino Rodríguez was born and grew up El Salvador, Central America. When she was 12 she moved to Paris and became interested in acting. She returned home a year later and appeared on stage primarily in musicals like “Oliver Twist”, “Fiddler on the roof” and “The Sound of Music”. In 2000, she graduated from high school with honours along with the award for student of the year.She thenmoved to Vancouver to starther career as an actress. While studying acting shealso took a course in broadcasting and co-hosted a radio show in 2001. In 2002 shehad her own show on CFBT ‘The Beat 94.5 FM’ in Vancouver but gave it up later that year to concentrate on her acting career. She has provided the voice for Carolina in over 30 episodes of the animated series Martha Speaks since 2008.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Cantata for the King (TV-2005) Crazy Late (2005) Edison (2005) A Little Thing Called Murder (TV-2006) Civic Duty (2006) A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (TV-2006) White Noise 2: The Light (2007) Vice (2007) American Venus (2007) Vice (2008) The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Little Lost Girl: The Delimar Vera Story (TV-2008) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (TV-2008) The Farm (TV-2009) Living out Loud (TV-2009) What Goes Up (2009) Case 39 (2009)
One Angry Juror (TV-2010) Sisters & Brothers (2011) Chupacabra vs. the Alamo (TV-2013) Mr. Miracle (TV-2014) Jalón (2018)
TV Series – Cast: Sabrina’s Secret Life (voice, 2003) Fallen (2007) Masters of Science Fiction (2007, mini-series) Martha Speaks (voice, 2008, 2010-2016)
Heroes Reborn (2015, mini-series)
TV Series – Guest appearances: Da Vinci’s Inquest (2004) Smallville (2006) Godiva’s (2006) The Virgin of Akron, Ohio (2007) The L Word (2007) About a Girl (2007) Masters of Science Fiction (2007) Robson Arms (2008) Defying Gravity (2009)