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Vanessa Aspillaga

 
Date Of Birth:
September 16, 1984 (38)
Birth Place:
Miami, Florida, USA
Bio:
Born in Miami and raised on Miami Beach, Ms. Aspillaga moved to New York City at 17. Her first professional job as an actor was playing "Marie" in the film "Mr. Wonderful" directed by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella. Concurrently, she auditioned, and was accepted, into The LAB (Latino Actors' ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: September 16, 1984 (38)

Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA

Bio:
Born in Miami and raised on Miami Beach, Ms. Aspillaga moved to New York City at 17. Her first professional job as an actor was playing "Marie" in the film "Mr. Wonderful" directed by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella. Concurrently, she auditioned, and was accepted, into The LAB (Latino Actors' ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2019
Luisa
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2019
MTV DJ
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Kathy
  [New York]
Signature Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016
Daphne
  [Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Esperanza / Saviana / Angelica / Marie-Clair / Sibyl
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Darling
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Matilde
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Dinah
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Audrey
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Marela

Photos

Mojada
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew

Vanessa Aspillaga
Alex Hernandez
 Photo

Mojada Written by Luis Alfaro Directed by Chay Yew Vanessa Aspillaga Alex Hernandez Ada Maris Benjamin Luis McCraken Socorro Santiago Sabina Zuniga Varela CREATIVE TEAM Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado Costume Design Haydee Zelideth Lighting Design David

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Date:
07/04/2019
Mojada
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew

Vanessa Aspillaga
Alex Hernandez
 Photo

Mojada Written by Luis Alfaro Directed by Chay Yew Vanessa Aspillaga Alex Hernandez Ada Maris Benjamin Luis McCraken Socorro Santiago Sabina Zuniga Varela CREATIVE TEAM Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado Costume Design Haydee Zelideth Lighting Design David

From: 
Date:
07/04/2019
Mojada
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew

Vanessa Aspillaga
Alex Hernandez
 Photo

Mojada Written by Luis Alfaro Directed by Chay Yew Vanessa Aspillaga Alex Hernandez Ada Maris Benjamin Luis McCraken Socorro Santiago Sabina Zuniga Varela CREATIVE TEAM Scenic Design Arnulfo Maldonado Costume Design Haydee Zelideth Lighting Design David

From: 
Date:
07/04/2019
Vanessa Aspillaga and Sabina Zuniga Varela Photo

Vanessa Aspillaga and Sabina Zuniga Varela

From: 
Date:
06/17/2019
Vanessa Aspillaga Photo

Vanessa Aspillaga

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Date:
01/23/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2019
Luisa

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2019
MTV DJ

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Kathy

  [New York]
Signature Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016
Daphne

  [Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Esperanza / Saviana / Angelica / Marie-Clair / Sibyl

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Darling

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Matilde

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Dinah

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Audrey

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Marela

Vanessa Aspillaga Biography

Born in Miami and raised on Miami Beach, Ms. Aspillaga moved to New York City at 17. Her first professional job as an actor was playing "Marie" in the film "Mr. Wonderful" directed by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella. Concurrently, she auditioned, and was accepted, into The LAB (Latino Actors' Base) now known as the seminal LAByrinth Theater Company.

In 2003, she made her Broadway debut in the role of "Marela" alongside Jimmy Smits in the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Anna in the Tropics" written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Emily Mann. In 2006 she played the role of "Matilde" alongside Jill Clayburgh and Blair Brown in Sarah Ruhl's Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Clean House" at Lincoln Center Theater. She returned to Lincoln Center Theater in 2013 performing several characters, including a woman speaking Urdu, alongside Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalf, in "Domesticated" written by Bruce Norris and directed by Anna Shapiro.

She has had the pleasure of acting on such stages as: The Public Theater's New York Shakespeare Festival at the Delacorte, Brooklyn Academy of Music, INTAR, New York Theatre Workshop, The Women's Project, La MaMa Etc., HERE, and Theater for the New City, to name a few.

She earned her Actors' Equity Association card doing "Voir Dire" written by Joe Sutton and directed by Doug Hughes at Seattle Repertory. She is proud to have cut her teeth as an actor by working at many distinguished regional theaters including: McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, and New York Stage and Film.

She has been acted in numerous films and television shows. For more information about her film and television work look her up on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039665/

Vanessa Aspillaga Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Vanessa Aspillaga, Amy and the Orphans

Vanessa Aspillaga News

Lindsey Ferrentino Will Adapt Her Play AMY AND THE ORPHANS for Netflix Photo Lindsey Ferrentino Will Adapt Her Play AMY AND THE ORPHANS for Netflix
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 16, 2021

Jamie Brewer won the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her work in 'Amy and the Orphans,' which follows estranged siblings Maggie and Jake, who are adults by the time their elderly father dies, but still wish a ‚Äúgrown up‚ÄĚ could sort it out.

HB Studio Presents Free Readings Of Jose Rivera's MARICELA DE LA LUZ LIGHTS UP THE WO Photo HB Studio Presents Free Readings Of Jose Rivera's MARICELA DE LA LUZ LIGHTS UP THE WORLD
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

José Rivera's wild and fanciful holiday play Maricela De La Luz Lights the World, directed by David Deblinger, co-founder of the Labyrinth Theater Company and HB faculty member, follows the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from weather catastrophe.  

HB STUDIO To Shine Light On Urgency Of Climate Change With Two Upcoming Events Photo HB STUDIO To Shine Light On Urgency Of Climate Change With Two Upcoming Events
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2019

This fall HB STUDIO is shining its spotlight on the urgency of climate change with two upcoming events:  the American Scoreboard performances of verbatim readings of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change for two performances only on Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21 at 7pm; and a staged reading of playwright José Rivera's fanciful Maricela De La Luz Lights the World, directed by David Debinger, on Friday, December 6 at 7pm and Saturday, December 7 at 2pm.  All performances, which are free of charge, take place at HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street.  Reservations can be made at hbstudio.eventbrite.com. 

BWW Review: Luis Alfaro's MOJADA Adapts An Ancient Text Into A Contemporary Refugee S Photo BWW Review: Luis Alfaro's MOJADA Adapts An Ancient Text Into A Contemporary Refugee Story
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2019

In Alfaro's take on Euripides' MEDEA, titled Mojada, the varying attitudes towards assimilation within a family of Mexican refugees who lack documentation lead to a devastating conflict.

Photo Flash: First Look at Luis Alfaro's MOJADA at The Public Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Luis Alfaro's MOJADA at The Public
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns to The Public with MOJADA, the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. See production photographs!

The Public Theater Begins Performances For New York Premiere Of MOJADA Photo The Public Theater Begins Performances For New York Premiere Of MOJADA
by Rebecca Russo - Jun 25, 2019

 The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the New York premiere of MOJADA on Tuesday, July 2 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in The Public's LuEsther Hall. Written by MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and directed by Obie Award-winning directorChay Yew, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself. MOJADA will run through Sunday, August 11, with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MOJADA at The Public Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MOJADA at The Public
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

Check out all new rehearsal photos from the New York premiere of MOJADA, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew. Performances begin on Tuesday, July 2 and run through Sunday, August 11 at The Public with an official press opening on Wednesday, July 17.

Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth Photo Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

The June 2019 So-fi festival announces that it will be presenting works at The Clemente's Los Kabayitos and Flamboyan Theaters (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey) and Westbeth (463 West Street between Bethune and West 12th St) June 6th-23rd 2019.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/23/2019
by - Mar 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/23/2019.

Daphne Rubin Vega, Grace McLean, and More Will Lead Reading of STAND Photo Daphne Rubin Vega, Grace McLean, and More Will Lead Reading of STAND
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019

New Dramatists presents alumna reading of OBIE-winner Caridad Svich's new play STAND starring Daphne Rubin Vega (Rent and Miss You Like Hell), Grace McLean (Alice by Heart and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Vanessa Aspillaga (Daphne's Dive, and Amy and the Orphans) and Cindy De La Cruz (Stupid F-ing Bird, Arden Theatre) on March 28, 2019 at 3 PM at New Dramatists in New York City under the direction of Adrian Alexander Alea (Dreaming in Cuban, The Drama League).

Vanessa Aspillaga Videos

BWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jam VideoBWW TV: Go Behind the Camera at Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photo Shoot with Jamie Brewer and More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced the complete cast of the world-premiere production Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone), with direction by eight-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast at the show's official photo shoot!

VIDEO: Ana Villafane, Sergio Trujillo and More Talk Value in R.Evolucion Latina's 'Faces of Broadway,' Episode 2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

R. Evolucion Latina continues to celebrate and inspire with the motto 'Dare to go Beyond.' In this second episode of 'Faces of Broadway' they explore the question of being valuable. See what Broadway Artists had to say as they explored their relationship to their art and their humanity in the video below!

VIDEO: R.Evolucion Latina Highlights Latinx Performers in FACES OF BROADWAY Series - Episode 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

R.Evolucion Latina has just released the first episode of its new video series 'Faces of Broadway,' featuring current and past performers, choreographers, and musicians from the New York stage. RL's series highlights the stories, backgrounds and heritage of latino performers - artists that are revolutionizing the industry with the passion and commitment to stand together for change. Click below to check it out!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Goldblum & More in Lincoln Center Theater's DOMESTICATED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2013

DOMESTICATED will play at the Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Domesticated, a new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The cast features Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Jeff Goldblum, Lizbeth MacKay, Emily Meade, Laurie Metcalf, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman, Aleque Reid and Misha Seo. Domesticated will run through Sunday, January 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). Opening night is Monday, November 4. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!


Vanessa Aspillaga Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Vanessa Aspillaga been in?
Vanessa Aspillaga has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Vanessa Aspillaga been in?
Vanessa Aspillaga has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Vanessa Aspillaga been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Amy and the Orphans .