Vanessa Nicole Marano is an American actress who is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke" in the highly popular show Gilmore Girls (2000) and for the role of "Francesca", the daughter of the Emmy Award-winning Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback (2005).
Vanessa was nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star – Female in 2011 and Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama in 2013.
Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater at the age of seven, appearing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California.Her younger sister Laura is also an actress. However, her mother did not support neither her or Laura to step in entertainment world.
Recently, She has received invitation for appearing in television movies and had recurring roles in such series as Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Scoundrels and The Young and the Restless.