Vanessa Dorman

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Vanessa Dorman was born on February 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vanessa Brit Dorman. She is an actress, known for Sunset Beach (1997), Fighting Words (2007) and The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000). See full bio »

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Known For

Sunset Beach Caitlin Richards / Caitlin Richards Deschanel
Fighting Words Shelly Lancaster
Nash Bridges Angie Stark / Bonnie


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 2010 Retrograde (Short)
 2009 Morning People (Short)
 2007 Fighting Words
Shelly Lancaster
 2003 Party Animals (Short)
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Sally Storkley
- Death Is in the Air (2001) ... Sally Storkley
 2000-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Angie Stark / Bonnie
- Cat Fight (2001) ... Angie Stark
- The Messenger (2000) ... Bonnie
 2001 Seven Days (TV Series)
Sarah Mitchell
- Kansas (2001) ... Sarah Mitchell
 2001 Lying in Wait
 2000 Damned If You Do (Short)
 2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV Mini-Series)
Amy Love
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Amy Love
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Amy Love
 1999 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Belinda McGovern
- Escape from Witch Island (1999) ... Belinda McGovern
- Like a Virgin (1999) ... Belinda McGovern
 1999 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
- A Clockwork Florida Orange (1999) ... Kimberly
 1999 Suits
 1997-1998 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Caitlin Richards / Caitlin Richards Deschanel
- Episode #1.364 (1998) ... Caitlin Richards Deschanel
- Episode #1.363 (1998) ... Caitlin Richards Deschanel
- Episode #1.362 (1998) ... Caitlin Richards Deschanel
- Episode #1.361 (1998) ... Caitlin Richards Deschanel
- Episode #1.352 (1998) ... Caitlin Richards Deschanel
 1996 All My Children (TV Series)
- Episode dated 3 May 1996 (1996) ... Camille

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Other Works:

(April to May 1996) She acted in Irving Berlin's musical, "Call Me Madam," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Leslie Uggams, Mark Baker, Neal Benari, Jonathan Hadley and Nancy Johnston in the cast. Charles Repole was director. Daniel Stewart was choreographer. Jim Coleman was musical director. Michael ... See more »

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1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

"I wore something that sparkled so my Mom could spot me on television"
  • An excited Vanessa talking about her first appearance at an awards
ceremony. See more »


Originally, she was to portray the character of 'Tiffany Thorne' in Sunset Beach (1997) but she got the role of Kayla Richards instead (the character name Kayla was changed to Caitlin before filming began). See more »

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