Vanessa Jo Merrell is an American YouTuber, actress, musician and singer. She is the identical twin sister of Veronica Jo Merrell, who runs their channels together under the Merrell Twins name.
Vanessa Merrell was born on August 6, 1996 in Kanas City, Missouri, USA to father Paul Merrell and mother Wendy Merrell. She has an identical twin sister named Veronica who is only 45 minutes older than her. Growing up, they did everything together, went to the same school, learned to play different musical instruments, took music lessons, and so on.
Vanessa was only 5 years old when she started playing the piano and gradually developed her voice. When the twins were 16, they moved to Los Angeles to continue their careers together. Vanessa and Veronica are at college together, where Venessa is studying TV production.
Vanessa Merrell career
In 2009, Veronica and Vanessa started their YouTube channel with the help of their father Paul. Her first video entitled What It’s Like to Be a Twin was uploaded on December 21, 2011 and currently has more than 3.4 million views. Originally looking to further their music careers, the twins decided to use YouTube as a platform to showcase their musical talent. They uploaded covers, behind the scenes, and their own songs, but soon diversified into uploading challenges, comedy videos, pranks, and so on.
Her most popular video on YouTube is This Could Be You – Merrell Twins which was uploaded on September 7th, 2016 and has over 22 million views. In addition to being a YouTuber, Vanessa has also appeared on television as an actress.
From 2014 to 2016, Vanessa and Veronica were regulars in the comedy Jane the Virgin as Valeria and Victoria, respectively. In 2015 she starred in an episode of the romantic comedy series Faking It and the next year as Maya in The Standoff. In 2016, the Marrell Twins won the YouNower of the Year Shorty Awards and even the Streamy Awards.
They have also been nominated twice for Choice Female Web Star at the Teen Choice Awards. In 2017, Vanessa starred as Chrissy in an episode of Hyperlinked. They won the Lifestyle Award at the Streamy Awards in 2018 and were also nominated for Best YouTuber Ensemble at the Short Awards. On September 4, 2020, Vanessa starred in the family comedy Switched in the role of Olivia and that same year she appeared in the comedy Like a Boss as Layla.
Vanessa Merrell biography
|Real name||Vanessa Jo Merrell|
|Date of birth||Aug 6, 1996|
|Place of birth||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|profession||Actress, YouTuber, Singer|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 2” – in centimeters – 157 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 48kg – in pounds – 106 pounds|
|bra (chest) size||32B|
|shoe size||6 (USA)|
|hair colour||dark brown|
Vanessa Merrell Family
|Is she lesbian?||no|
|friend||Hootie Hurley (2019)|
|favorite movies||Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings|
|Favorite TV Shows||Duck Dynasty, The Big Bang Theory, Teen Wolf, Wonder Pets|
In 2015, Vanessa started dating Aaron Van Wormer, who appeared a couple of times on the twins’ channel. Vanessa was the one who motivated Aaron to start his own YouTube channel, but the couple recently parted ways, which she even shared with viewers through a video. She is currently dating film actor Aaron Burriss.
Vanessa Merrell net worth
The 24-year-old famous YouTuber has made her name alongside her sister Veronica. They have uploaded new types of content to entertain their viewers and are among the most famous YouTubers. As of 2020, Vanessa’s net worth is estimated to be around US$2 million, her main source of income from YouTube, various endorsements on social media and her work as an actress.
Facts About Vanessa Merrell
- She is the identical twin sister of Veronica Jo Merrell, who was born and raised in Kansas City but later moved to Los Angeles for her career.
- She is an animal lover and has a Shih-tzu named Poodle Mix
- Venessa was nominated along with her twin sister at the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards for Best Female Social Star.
- She is also active on social media platforms and has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and 376.8k followers on Twitter.
- Overall, the Merrell Twins have 5.82 million subscribers on YouTube.