Eddie Janko from Blue Bloods is finally beginning to make developments in her personal life. She finally married James Reagan (Will Estes), and now she may be becoming a mother too, but what about her real-life actress who portrays her. Yes, we are exploring Vanessa Ray’s married life. Who is her husband? Does she have any children? Let us find out, looking through her entire wiki and bio.
Also, have a look at Vanessa Ray’s net worth and career in detail.
Who is Blue Bloods Cast Vanessa Ray?
Vanessa Ray is an American actress and singer most famous for her TV roles like officer Eddie Janko in the CBS police drama series ‘Blue Bloods‘ and CeCe Drake in the teen drama ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
She also has many others, small and big TV roles under her belt, which we will learn about eventually. Vanessa Ray is a singer because her initial background was appearing in theatre, primarily musicals, before her TV acting career took off.
Blue Bloods is arguably Vanessa Ray’s staple project of her career, and the second place will be Pretty Little Liars. She plays the recurring role of CeCe, aka Charlotte DeLaurentis, a “blonde stylist at a boutique with one heel in the present, one in the past” from 2012 to the end of the 7 season series in 2017.
We also spoke about her theatre career, which began with the musical ‘Footloose‘ where she played Rusty’s role and even sang in the ‘Let’s hear it for the Boys‘ song. It was also the same project where she earned her Actor’s Equity Association card.
Vanessa Ray’s Former Married Life & Husband.
Vanessa Ray was in a marriage with former husband Derek James Baynham from January 8, 2003, to 2009. Her ex-husband, Derek, is a TV personality most notable for being the host of HGTV’s ‘Design to Win.’
The former married couple bought and renovated a house in Toronto, which was the subject of HGTV’s first season of ‘Marriage Under Construction.’ Unlike their Toronto home, the couple couldn’t fix up their marriage.
Vanessa is married to Husband Landon Beard.
Vanessa Ray is married to her loving husband, Landon Beard, since June 14 of 2015. They were engaged in January of the year but took their sweet time to reveal their engagement to the rest of the world, which was only a couple of months later in March. The story of both their engagement and wedding will give you major marriage and relationship goals.
How Did They Meet; Their Engagement.
Vanessa Ray met her current husband, Landon Beard, shortly after her divorce in 2009 at a rehearsal. The two hit it off and began dating shortly after. It took a good 6 years of dating for Landon to know that Vanessa was the one.
So, he planned out a perfect engagement for his girlfriend. He took her on a cold but yet romantic walk in Pier 84 of the Hudson River, one of their best spots. After walking, Landon went down on one knee, revealing the ring and popping the question.
Vanessa Ray, of course, said yes but not without a bunch of follow-up questions. She asked him if he took her parents and her brother’s permission but most importantly, her best friend, Kelly Sullivan.
Landon then pointed her to a tourist who was clicking the pictures of the couple’s romantic moment, revealing that Kelly was in a wig and disguise. Landon had flown her best friend to witness their engagement. Now, that isn’t the gosh-darned romantic thing we’ve seen; then we don’t know what is.
They got married a few months after in June in a traditional-indie wedding. The entire ceremony took off with the couple having a sin-along with all the guests that all had their shakers and tambourines.
It was both the bride and the groom’s fathers as well who were officiating the wedding. Vanessa Ray couldn’t be a more beautiful bride, especially wearing two different dresses by Shareen and Carol Hannah.
Her husband to be, Landon Beard, was in a Dolce & Gabbana shirt and his father’s tie he has since 1981. The wedding guests also got to chow on tacos and tamales while sipping wine at the Glen Lyon & Borjón wineries.
By the way, the guest list was full of stars like her PLL co-star, Sasha Pieterse, and actors David Hill and Kim Matula. Of course, her best friend and soap actress Kelly was also there.
They also got to see teepees and get floral crowns made by gypsies. We still have not gotten over the picturesque images from their wedding. They are now happily married, recently even celebrating their 5th anniversary by a visit to a snowy wonderland somewhere.
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Happy anniversary, Don. This was a really good one. Even in the past few months I’ve just realized more and more ways to love you and accept love from you. You’re a smart, tinkering, weirdo who would do literally ANYTHING for the people in your life. Thank you for keeping our life wonderful. I love you, duh. #therewillbetacos
Who is Vanessa Ray Husband, Landon Beard?
Vanessa Ray’s husband, Landon Beard, is also a fellow singer like Vanessa. What is more impressive is that he sings backup for the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. No, we do not mean that he plays for the Broadway production of Jersey Boys but the actual freaking, FRANKIE VALLIE, AND THE FOUR SEASONS.
Landon Bear also previously was dating another singer and actress, Lea Michele. The two became an item while Lea was starring in ‘Spiral Awakening‘ in 2008. Like Vanessa, Lea has since long found international fame after appearing in the musical drama series ‘Glee.’
Landon Beard was born on May 25, 1979, in San Diego, California. He began his career at just 3 years of age, appearing in a Kodak commercial. When he is not on tour or performing with the 60s legendary band, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, Beard rocks it out with his own band, The Modern Gentlemen.
Before this, Landon Bear was part of the band called Harbor Party that also played at his wedding and Craig Pilo of the Four Seasons.
Vanessa Ray Net Worth.
Vanessa Ray’s grand net worth could be predicted from the beginning of her career when she was killing it in her theatrical career with continuous big plays and musicals. She played Nemo’s role in Finding Nemo: The Musical by Kristin Lopez live at Disney World, Orlando.
She was also the character of Olive Ostrovsky in the musical comedy ‘The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee.’
Ray also joined the cast of the Broadway production of ‘Hair’ in its last year, playing Crissy’s role and singing the song, ‘Frank Mills.’ Vanessa Ray achieved all this success, and she was barely in her 20s through all of it. She made her screen debut with the 2003 movie ‘The Sparky Chronicles: The Map.’
She has since become a part of multiple films since. Some of the notable ones were namely ‘Nice Guy Johnny‘ in 2010, ‘Not Waving but Drowning,’ and ‘The Last Day of August‘ in 2012, ‘Mutual Friends‘ in 2013.
Her more recent films were ‘All in Time,’ ‘The Rumperbutts,’ and ‘Serialized.’ However, at the end of the day, Vanessa was more notable as a TV actor. We already spoke about her stint with PLL.
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Her debut came in the TV show ‘The Battery’s Down’ following it up with a guest appearance in ‘Bored to Death.’ She was also a regular Teri Ciccone character in the soap opera ‘As the World Turns’ from 2009 to 2010.
She has held recurring roles in the thriller series ‘Damages’ and legal drama ‘Suits.’ Ray joined the Blue Bloods cast in 2013 in its season 4 and has been one of the leading cast members since.
Vanessa Ray’s Measurements and Body Features.
Vanessa Ray’s beauty blinds us every day since we first set eyes on her. It is time to find out her measurements and body features that make her so attractive. Vanessa Ray stands at the height of 5 feet, 4 inches, or 1.63 meters.
Furthermore, she weighs only 58kgs or 128 pounds. Her body measurements measure at 34-26-35. The 39-year-old has a shoe size of an 8, dress size of a 4, and a bra size of 34C.
Age and birthday.
Vanessa Ray is 39 years old as she was born on July 24, 1981. She was born in Livermore, California but grew up alongside her sibling brother in Vancouver, Washington.
They were born to their late father, James Litvak, who was a musician by profession. Vanessa’s mother’s name is Valerie Litvak, who raised her with Vanessa’s grandmother’s help after her father passed away.
Both her parents were also theatre performers, which was influential to her to choose the same career. She and her family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, when she was in her senior year at high school. So, she went to Las Vegas Academy for the remainder of her education.
Wiki Bio and Facts.
- Vanessa Ray currently travels between Los Angeles and New York between her home and work.
- Vanessa Ray knows how to play the cello, which she learned as a child and used to play with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and she was also a member of the Portland Opera Children’s Chorus.
- Ray is close friends with co-star and on-screen husband Will Estes from Blue Bloods. She says that it was not awkward the first times they would kiss because they did not know each other well enough. However, now that they’re great friends, it is kind of weird.
- The 37-year-old is active in social media platforms like Instagram (607k followers) and Twitter (94k followers).