Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda Barrett Corinthos on General Hospital)

Current Character: Brenda Barrett Corinthos

Birthday: 1968-10-15

Birthplace: Born in Indio, California

Marital Status: Married to Carmine Giovanazzo

Biography

After appearing in a few plays, Vanessa landed her first big role as fan favorite Brenda Barrett on General Hospital in 1992.

She remained on GH until 1998, but also appeared in the movie "The Rock" and the TV movie "To Love Honor and Deceive" during that time.

After leaving GH, she went on to star as Gina Kincaid on the original "Beverly Hills 90201" for a couple of years and then briefly returned to GH from 2002 – 2003. This stint earned her an Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy.

Vanessa has also appeared in episodes of "Without a Trace," "Lipstick Jungle" and "NYPD Blue" among other series, including her contract role as Sam Marquez on "Las Vegas."

Venturing online, Vanessa starred in the successful action web series "The Bannen Way" in 2010.

After years of hopeful speculation from the press and her fans, Vanessa returned once again to GH in 2010.

She has one son with her former "90201" costar Brian Austin Green and is currently married to "CSI: NY" actor Carmine Giovanazzo.

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Brenda Barrett (1992 - 1998; 2002 - 2003; August 11, 2010 - July 21, 2011)
The Bannen Way - Madison (2010)
Without a Trace - Kim Marcus (2009)
Lipstick Jungle - Josie Scotto (2008)
Las Vegas - Sam Marquez - 2003 - 2008)
NYPD Blue - Det. Carmen Olivera (2004)
Beverly Hills 90201 - Gina Kincaid (1998 - 2000)
The Rock - Carla Pestalozzi (1996)
To Love, Honor and Deceive - Sydney Carpenter (1996)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Award Winner - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner - Favorite Return (2003)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner - Outstanding Lead Actress (1998)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner - Hottest Female Star (1997)