Vanna White

TV hostess, Actor, Model
Every now and then a celebrity appears upon the American show business scene analysis knows not of. It is more often than not a woman whose notoriety, publicity or appearance seems inexplicably to grasp public ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1957 in Conway, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Wheel of Fortune 1974 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Contact: Talking to the Dead 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1992 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanna White: Game Show Goddess 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Merv Griffin: Master of the Game 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Style & Substance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to the American Red Cross 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Dragon 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Full House 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gypsy Angels 1994 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Words Up! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Mario Bros. Super Show 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goddess of Love 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Totally Minnie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Graduation Day 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Looker 1981 (Movie)

Reston Girl (Actor)

Game Show Biz (TV Show)

Actor

Meet the Munceys (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Every now and then a celebrity appears upon the American show business scene analysis knows not of. It is more often than not a woman whose notoriety, publicity or appearance seems inexplicably to grasp public imagination and go click. What results is a faddish fascination with a person as product, pop phenomenon, fast food sensation, human hula hoop. Vanna White is such a person.

Relationships

John Gibson

Companion
appeared on "The Young and the Restless" died in a plane crash in 1986

Michael Kaye

Companion
engaged July 8, 2004

Giovanna Pietro

Daughter
born on July 1, 1997

Nicholas Pietro

Son
born on June 10, 1994

George Pietro

Husband
born c. 1946 married December 31, 1990 first met c. 1983 at a friend's house has grown son who worked in production on TV's "Northern Exposure" separated in 2001 officially divorced in June 2002

Gordy Watson

Companion
15 years White's senior relationship lasted four years

EDUCATION

Atlanta School of Fashion

Milestones

1991

Signed a five-year contract as spokesmodel for Chicago's Spring Air Mattress company

1991

Placed third in a "TV Guide" poll of the most beautiful women on TV; placed first in the "most attractive figure" category

1990

Appeared as herself on "L.A. Law"

1988

First starring role in a TV movie, "Goddess of Love"

1982

Acted as hostess and letter turner on TV game show, "Wheel of Fortune"

1981

Made feature debut in "Looker"; also appeared in "Graduation Day" and "The Burning"

1980

Moved to Los Angeles

1978

Came in fourth runner-up in Miss Georgia Universe Beauty Pageant (date approximate)

Became a model in national advertising by 1978

Appeared as a contestant on the TV game show, "The Price Is Right"; did not make it out of contestant's row

Appeared on TV game show "Pot of Gold"

Parents divorced before her first birthday; father moved to New York, mother to Miami; White was raised by grandparents

Signed with Atlanta Models and Talents and appeared in an industrial film, local commercials, print and catalog work

Bonus Trivia

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Named after mother's middle name "Marie" and grandmother's godchild "Vana" (extra "n" added by White's mother).

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