Vanessa Lachey

Television personality, Television host, Entertainment correspondent
Blessed with stunning good looks, Philippines-born Vanessa Minnillo also possessed an abundance of personality, charisma and ambition from an early age. After winning the 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant, Lachey picked up ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1980 in Clark Air Force Base in Angeles City, Pampanga, PH

Filmography

Actor (32)

Truth Be Told 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dads 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainment Tonight 1981 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Oscar Countdown 2006 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

That's Life 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Road to Stardom With Missy Elliott 2003 - 2005, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

True Beauty 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Wipeout 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Disaster Movie 2008 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

Johnny's Wedding Date (Actor)

MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Universe 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The 56th Annual Miss USA Pageant 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year of Music 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The 4th Annual TRL Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Ladies of the VMAs 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

MTV's First Ever Reality Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

MTV's New Year's Eve 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's Prom Date 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2004 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Let's Make a Deal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Miss USA Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blessed with stunning good looks, Philippines-born Vanessa Minnillo also possessed an abundance of personality, charisma and ambition from an early age. After winning the 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant, Lachey picked up hosting work on the Fox Sports cable channel as well as a recurring role on the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ), prior to breaking out as Carson Daly's replacement as the host of "Total Request Live" (MTV, 1998-2008) in 2003. As her popularity soared, Minnillo could be seen providing correspondence work on "Entertainment Tonight" (syndicated, 1981- ), as well as gracing the covers of magazines like Maxim and Shape. In the wake of a well-publicized relationship with New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, Lachey began a relationship with her future husband, Nick Lachey, himself recently divorced from pop princess Jessica Simpson. Post-"TRL" and "ET," Lachey occupied herself with occasional acting jobs in such feature films as the comic book adaptation "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2008) and on hit shows like "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ) and "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ). In 2011, the newly married Lachey took on her husband's surname as well as co-hosting duties on the popular obstacle course competition series, "Wipeout" (ABC, 2008- ). Charming and attractive, Lachey remained a pop culture staple for years.

Relationships

Helen Berecero

Mother
Filipino Married Vanessa's father while he was stationed in the Philippines Divorced 1986 Left Vanessa and her brother in her father's care c. 1990; has had no contact with either children since

Derek Jeter Actor

Companion
Dated November 2003-06

Nick Lachey Actor

Husband
Began dating 2006 Split June 2009 Reconciled as of September 2009 Announced engagement November 2010 Married July 15, 2011

Camden Lachey

Son
Born Sept. 12, 2012; father, Nick Lachey

Vince Minnillo

Father
Italian and Irish descent Married Vanessa's mother while based in the Philippines Divorced 1986 Remarried; raised Vanessa and her brother

Donna Minnillo

Step-Mother

Vincent Minnillo

Brother
Adopted brother; two years older

EDUCATION

Bishop England High School

Charleston , South Carolina
Was an honor student and head cheerleader

Milestones

2011

Replaced Jill Wagner as the host of ABC's game show, "Wipeout"

2009

Hosted the ABC reality competition "True Beauty"

2008

Played the female lead in the comedy spoof "Disaster Movie"

2007

Made theatrical debut in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"

2007

Named as the new face of Bongo Jeans’ Spring/Summer advertising campaign

2006

Featured in Nick Lachey's music video for "What's Left of Me"

2005

Was the New York-based correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (CBS)

2004

Hosted several MTV specials, such as "MTV Prom Date"

2003

Co-hosted MTV's "Total Request Live"

2002

Finalists in E!'s competition to find a replacement for "Wild On" hostess Brooke Burke (lost out to Cindy Taylor)

2001

Had a recurring role on the "Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS) as Amanda Wexler

1998

Won the Miss South Carolina Teen USA and the Miss Teen USA pageants

Moved to Los Angeles

Began hosting for FOX Sports Net and ESPN

Bonus Trivia

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In May 2006, Maxim magazine listed Minnillo as No. 15 in its "Hot 100" issue.

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