The network noted that Vanessa has also changed her name and will now go by Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo.
Vanessa’s first episode back on the ABC soap will occur on August 11.
Vanessa Marcil has been in the movie world since 1992, the year she became known for playing the role of Brenda Barrett Corinthos in the ABC soap opera General Hospital, which would ultimately become the biggest break of her career.
General Hospital which debuted in 1968 and continues to run, holds the Guinness World record for the longest running soap opera in American television.
She reprised the role for the next 6 years until 1998 when she left for other gigs, among them TV movie, To Love, Honor and Deceive and Steven Spielberg’s police drama High Incident.
While on GH, Marcil also had other endeavors including appearing in two of Prince’s music videos, and her debut feature film appearance in The Rock (1996) alongside stars like Nicolas Cage.
Interestingly, while pursuing her acting passion, Marcil studied law at College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.
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The return saw her win the 2003 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress”, an award she had previously been nominated for, twice.
Marcil left GH for the second time in 2003 when she joined NBC drama Las Vegas as Sam Marquez.
Vanessa was born as Sally Vanessa Ortiz on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, United States of America.
She was born as the youngest of 4 children to herbalist, Patricia Marcil Ortiz and contractor, Peter Ortiz.
An occasional big screen actor, her film credits include The Rock (1996) and Storm Watch (2002).