Actress & Model
Vanessa Vanderpuye is a British-Ghanaian Actress & Model. After studying for a degree in Criminal Justice, she decided to pursue her dream of acting and began training at Identity School of Acting.
She made her TV debut as Shakira, a Series Regular on the Sky Atlantic Comedy-Drama Venus vs Mars before going on to shoot multi-award winning comedy Web Series - Dreaming Whilst Black - which led to two nominations for Best Actress at the Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards.
Vanessa now plays a Series Regular as Arjana Pike in the second season of Sky’s hit drama Bulletproof opposite Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters.
Outside of acting, Vanessa is an accomplished model. Having been scouted at an early age by a photographer in London, she overcame a lot of rejection from a number of high profile agencies due to her athletic body type. However, determined to succeed and change the narrative, she began working as a freelance model and secured work internationally for a huge variety of companies including Pantene, IT Cosmetics, Colgate, Adidas, Orange and Samsung.
Catch Vanessa in Bulletproof on Sky & Now TV! U.S viewers, out 17th June on The CW Network