- Full Name Vanessa Ferlito
- Occupation Model & Actress
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Dec 28, 1977
- Age 44 Years, 8 Months
- Net Worth Not disclosed
Vanessa Ferlito | BiographyFormer Wilhelmina Model
Ferlito has not made any public announcement regarding her child's father or her husband. However, several major media outlets have reported her dating famous director Quentin Tarantino. She has worked under him in several projects, including the 2007 film 'Grindhouse.' Moreover, in 2014, dailymail.co.uk spotted them on a dinner date which fueled their dating reports. However, neither of them confirmed any rumors publicly.
Vanessa Ferlito is a renowned American television and film actress. She has gained global fame as Tammy Gregorio in the CBS crime drama series NCIS: New Orleans.
Who is Vanessa Ferlito?
Ferlito is an actress born on 28 December 1977 in New York, USA. Reportedly, her biological father died due to a drug overdose when she was only two years old. After which, her mother remarried and raised her with her stepfather in Brooklyn. Her mother worked two jobs, and her grandmother also helped raise her.
Before stepping into acting, Vanessa was a Wilhelmina model in her teens. Eventually, she debuted in 2001 as a guest role in The Sopranos (2001-2004 TV series) on HBO. The debut followed her appearance with a supporting role in the 2002 thriller On_Line. Later she appeared opposite Tommy Lee Jones as Heather in Man of the House (2005 Movie). Ferlito's other notable movies include Death of Proof (2007 Movie), Grind House (2007 Movie), Nothing Like the Holidays (2008 movie), etc.
Besides films, Ferlito is also a known face of Television. She portrayed the character of a forensic investigator Aiden Burn on CSI: NY (2004-2006 TV Series). Additionally, she also has a significant part in Undefeated (2011 TV movie), Graceland Insider (2014 TV series), Graceland (2013-2015 TV series), NCIS: New Orleans (2016-2021 TV series), etc.
'NCIS: New Orleans'
NCIS: New Orleans is a CBS crime drama series that aired its season 1 pilot episode on 23 September 2014. In its seven years run from 2012 to May 2021, CBS aired seven seasons with 155 episodes. The series has received six award nominations under different categories. It was nominated for the People's Choice Award in the category of 'Favorite New TV Drama' in 2015. Moreover, it won the 'Reframe Stamp' for being the most popular 'Top 200 TV Title' in 2020-2021.
Ferlito landed a place in the CBS series in 2016. She has portrayed the character of the lesbian FBI agent, Tammy Gregorio. Tammy entered the show as a substitute for the show's much-loved cast Agent Brody. She appeared in 108 episodes of the show before it finally concluded in May 2021.
Husband & Child
Ferlito has kept most details of her private life undercover. However, she has a son named Venice, born in September 2007. She went back to work when Vince was just three months old as a single mother. “I am a single mother. I have to work, and I am really grateful to have work,” she said in a 2015 interview with mom.com.
She also revealed that she took Vince along with her to film and television shootings. Further explaining, Ferlito said they would be in two different states simultaneously, which is incredibly difficult for her son. As a result, Vince is constantly attempting to make new friends.
“But we are together, and I think it’s teaching him a good work ethic,” she added.
Ferlito has not made any public announcement regarding her child's father or her husband. However, several major media outlets have reported her dating famous director Quentin Tarantino. She has worked under him in several projects, including the 2007 film Grindhouse. Moreover, in 2014, dailymail.co.uk spotted them on a dinner date which fueled their dating reports. However, neither of them confirmed any rumors publicly.
As of 2022, it is still unclear if the NCIS actress is married to her husband or not.
There have been several rumors circulating on the internet about Ferlito's sexuality. The gay rumors began after her character Tammy in the CBS series NCIS: New Orleans came out as a lesbian. However, it is just baseless speculation formed by the show viewers and media. Ferlito debunked all rumors with a statement where she said that her TV life is not a translation of who she really is.
Nose Surgery Rumors
There have been rumors that Ferlito has had plastic surgery to improve the shape of her nose and lips. The fans speculated that the shape of her nose has now changed compared to her initial days as an actress.
However, the actress hasn't confirmed or denied all speculations concerning plastic surgery.