Vanessa Morgan

Vanessa Morgan

Highest Rated: 56% Pimp (2018)

Lowest Rated: 56% Pimp (2018)

Birthday: Mar 23, 1992

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian actress Vanessa Morgan graduated from juvenile roles on kid-friendly programming in her native country like "My Babysitter's a Vampire" (Teletoon, 2011-2012) to more mature fare in the United States, including sexually ambigious characters on "The Shannara Chronicles" (MTV, 2016-) and "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017- ). Born March 23, 1992 in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Morgan was discovered at the age of nine while singing at a festival in California, and began her public career in television commercials, as well as national pageants like Junior Miss America competition, which she won in 1999. She made her screen debut the following year in the VH1 TV-movie "A Diva's Christmas Carol" (2000), playing an adolescent version of star Vanessa L. Williams' miserly pop star, and landed her first major role in 2007 as a teenaged fashionista in the Canadian teen series "The Latest Buzz" (Family, 2007-2010). After graduating from Colonel By Secondary School in 2010, Morgan worked more steadily in Canadian TV, playing the antagonist to Jennifer Stone's aspiring amateur agent in "Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars" (Disney Channel, 2010) and a teenaged bloodsucker in "My Babysitter's a Vampire" (Teletoon, 2010). She reprised her role for a subsequent series of the same name for Teletoon in 2011 and 2012, pausing briefly to appear with her sister, Celina, as a competitor on the debut season of "The Amazing Race Canada" (CTV, 2013- ), before returning to Canadian TV with guest appearances on popular teen series like "Degrassi" (CTV/MTV Canada, 2001-2015) and a recurring role as a shy teen on "Finding Hope" (MTV, 2014-2015). Morgan's breakout year came in 2017 with major recurring roles in two high-profile series: on MTV's fantasy drama "The Shannara Chronicles," she was cast as Lyria, a mysterious young woman with a romantic connection to Ivana Baquero's heroine, Eretria, while on "Riverdale," she was tapped to play bisexual teen Toni Topaz. The character, who was positioned to drive a wedge between Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart), was not welcomed by some of the show's more ardent fans, as Morgan reported receiving negative response and even apparent death threats over her character's potential arc.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 96% Pimp Destiny (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 36% Guilty at 17 Leigh (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 56% Geek Charming Hannah (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 72% My Babysitter's a Vampire Sarah (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 59% A Diva's Christmas Carol Young Ebony (Character) - 2000

TV

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86% 56% Riverdale Toni (Character),
Toni Topaz (Guest Star)
2017-2021
79% 81% The Shannara Chronicles Lyria (Character) 2017
72% No Score Yet The Amazing Race Canada Contestant 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 81% Saving Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse's Girl Sarah (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Latest Buzz Amanda Pierce (Character) 2007-2010

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