With a playwright dad, he became interested in theater early on. Once in college, he majored in political science…for one semester.He divided his time in high school between the drama department and soccer, which he played not only in the U. Then he dropped out of college and joined an acting program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut.Over the years, Marcil has constructed a public persona that is quite close to her personality in real life.She is an actress of stage, the small screen and film who has worked hard to get to where she is today, starring as one of the most popular characters on one of the highest-rated daytime soap operas. Marcil has portrayed many strong women characters throughout her acting career. Marcil has experienced many ups and downs in her personal life, she has finally found happiness with her eight-year-old son and new husband.
Talent, beauty, and generosity are three of the top traits that come to mind when one thinks of Vanessa Marcil.
In 1998, after six years on General Hospital, she left the show to star in the made-for-television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive, and had a recurring guest role on the police drama High Incident, produced by Steven Spielberg.
In November 1998, Marcil joined the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast as Gina Kincaid and remained with the show for one-and-a-half seasons.
Possessing a visage that inspired rock songs and was once likened to that of a young Elizabeth Taylor, Vanessa Marcil first captivated television audiences as dramatic temptress, Brenda Barrett, on the award-winning ...
Read more » Possessing a visage that inspired rock songs and was once likened to that of a young Elizabeth Taylor, Vanessa Marcil first captivated television audiences as dramatic temptress, Brenda Barrett, on the award-winning daytime soap opera, "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ).
Marcil’s family still lives in Indio, although her parents have separated.
On the show in 2004, Marcil noted that she is the great-granddaughter of French mime Marcel Marceau.
The soap veteran now has a second notch in his belt; because of legal difficulties, he is now portraying the role of Franco instead of Todd.
The 46-year-old actor is best known for the role of Todd.
In 1994, she was cast in the Prince music video, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", and made People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful list the next year.
She made her feature film debut in the film The Rock (1996), in which she appeared opposite Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, and Ed Harris.