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Vanesa Tomasino


B: October 13, 1981 in San Salvador, El Salvador

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 then moved 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 provided the voice for Carolina in 105 episodes of the animated series Martha Speaks. In 2018 she returned to El Salvador to start the first acting studio for film and television: Sivar Actor’s Studio, also known as SAS El Salvador. She is the winner of the prestigious Doctoral Award to honour Nelson Mandela and given by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for her studies and publications on democracy, marginalized youth, and Street gangs in El Salvador. She teaches at York University and at El Salvador’s UCA University, and is a research assistant at Harvard University in the United States.

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 (2020)
The Hammer (2023)

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)
Noah Comprende (2015)
So Help Me Todd (2023)
Virgin River (2023)

Poster for the 2011 movie Sisters & Brothers
Poster for the 2011 movie Sisters & Brothers