Born in Montreal, VANESSA LENGIES (Joanne Charis) has been acting since she
uttered her first words. Her fresh face and poignant portrayals throughout her career has made
her a serious contender in Hollywood.
Lengies film debut was on Showtime Network's "Ratz", in which she was nominated for a
Young Artist Award. Acting professionally since childhood, Lengies has been seen on screen
on a variety of hit shows such as Arthur, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Radio Active.
Audiences will also remember her as co-host with ElishaCuthbert on the hugely successful
Popular Mechanics for Kids.
Lengies was truly announced to the world in 2002 when she was cast as "Roxanne
Bojarski" on NBC's major hit American Dreams, which portrayed Philadelphia in the era of
American Bandstand. Lengies critically acclaimed Bojarski won the hearts of audiences across
America and made her a household name.
Most recently seen in audience favorites The Perfect Man, also starring Hilary Duff and
Heather Locklear, and as Natasha in the box office surprise hit Waiting, with Ryan Reynolds
and Justin long, Lengies ascension continues on the big screen with her upcoming starring role
in Touchstone Pictures' and Spyglass Entertainment's 2006 release of Stick It, which portrays
the life, rewards and disappointments of competitive gymnasts She will also be reprising her
role as the voice of Emily on the upcoming release of Arthur's Missing Pal set for release early
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Lengies enjoys all things art as well as outdoor life.
Though born and raised in Montreal, her culturally diverse background of Egyptian and German
have given her a love for travel and education, but she will always call Montreal home.
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