|Born:||July 21, 1985|
|Years Active:||1995 - Present|
Vanessa Lynne-Marie Lengies is a Canadian actress and singer who is best known for starring in the drama American Dream as Roxanne Bojarski. She currently portrays the character of Sugar Motta on Glee.
Life and career
Born in the small town of Hudson, Quebec, to a German father and an Egyptian mother, Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime movie Ratz.
In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting.... In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the movie Stick It.meowFor The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show The Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled "The Vanishing". She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.
From 2009-2011 Vanessa starred in the hit show Hawthorne with Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. She played the lovable character Kelly Epson until the shows cancellation.
Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. Lengies is also co-starring in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.
In August 2011, it was revealed that Lengies would star as Sugar Motta in the 3rd season of Glee, a role she continues to play in the 4th season.
|2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Vange||TV movie|
|2000||Ratz||Marci Kornbalm||Main role|
|2005||The Perfect Man||Amy Pearl||Main role|
|2006||The Substance of Things Hoped For||Daphne||Lead role|
|2006||Stick It||Joanne Charis||Main role|
|2006||Split Decision||Ashley||TV movie|
|2007||Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project||Tessa||TV movie|
|2008||Squeegees||Annie Hackett||TV movie|
|2008||Foreign Exchange||Robyn||Lead role|
|2008||Extreme Movie||Carla||Supporting role|
|2009||This Might Hurt||Lili Birdsall||TV movie|
|2009||Archie's Final Project||Mallory||Supporting role|
|2009||Still Waiting...||Natasha||Supporting role|
|2013||Rodeo Drive Diva||Amber Green||Pre-production|
|1995-1996||The Little Lulu Show||Annie Inch (voice)||Recurring role|
|1997||Lassie||Charity||Episode: "The Manhunt"|
|1998||Radio Active||Sarah Leigh||Main Cast|
|1998||Caillou||Boy/Girl (voice)||Recurring role|
|1999-2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Vange||Main Cast|
|2000||For Better or For Worse||Elizabeth Patterson||Main Cast|
|2002-2005||American Dreams||Roxanne Bojarski||Main cast|
|2005||8 Simple Rules||Monica||Episode: "The After Party"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Caitlin Emerson||Episode: "The Vanishing"|
|2006||Monarch Cove||Sophia Preston||Main Cast|
|2007||Moonlight||Leni Hayes||Episode: "Fever"|
|2007||The Cleaner||Lolly||Episode: "Rag Dolls"|
|2009||Medium||Zoey Lehman||Episode: "Apocalypse... Now?"|
|2009-2011||HawthoRNe||Kelly Epson||Main Cast|
|2010||Accidentally on Purpose||Tracy||Episode: "Back to School"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Shea Williamson||Episode: "Reality Skills"|
|2010||Rules of Engagement||Julia||Episode: "Refusing to Budget"|
|2011||Castle||Eliza Winter||Episode: "Poof! You're Dead"|
|2011-2013 Source||Glee||Sugar Motta||Recurring role|
|2012-present||MyMusic||Loco Uno||Recurring role|
- Did several different voices on the pre-schooler's cartoon series, "Caillou" (TV) (2000).
- Was a MAJOR fan of "Popular Mechanics for Kids" (1997) before she was on it. She still is a fan.
- Speaks English, French, and Arabic.
- Loves arts and crafts and event planning.
- She is 5'3
- Favorite Harry Potter book is "The Philosopher's Stone"
- Wakes up in the morning with a Vanilla Ice Blend caffeine drink
- Grew up in a little town called Hudson, in Quebec. She graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.
- Is best friends with her "American Dreams" (2002) co-star, Brittany Snow.
- Is the third Canadian to join the cast after Cory and Jessalyn.
- She's the oldest actor to portray a New Directions girl.
- Her nicknames are Nessa, Nessy, Ness, Vanny and VL.
- She loves dogs and is in a lot of dog charities.
- She ships Brittana.
- Is aware of the Sugar from the future idea and says everyone on set including her and Heather (and Naya when she was asked during an FAQ) play around with it on set and find it really amusing.
- According to Lengies, self-diagnosis of Aspergers is part of Sugar's character. She revealed that it was hard to sing badly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.
- Her Glee contract does not include any tribute episodes, which is why she doesn't appear in Michael, Saturday Night Glee-ver, Dance With Somebody or Britney 2.0. I'ts unknown why she's absent during Prom-asaurus and The Break-Up. After The Break-Up was filmed, Vanessa's contract was updated and she can now participate in Tribute Episodes.
- She is a vegan.
- Stars in the YouTube webshow MyMusic as Loco and for that she is absent in Swan Song and Glee, Actually.
- Is set to be cast in a new ABC sitcom called Mixology for the 2013-14 season.
- She can actually sing; unlike her charater on the show, although Sugar has shown improvement.
- Starred with Mike O'Malley in the movie "The Perfect Man" in 2005.
- She is the first actress on Glee to leave the show because of a starring role on another.