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 her training.
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 from the second season onwards of Sky’s hit drama Bulletproof alongside 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.
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, Max Factor, L'Orèal, IT Cosmetics, Colgate, Adidas and Samsung.
Catch Vanessa in Bulletproof South Africa now on SkyTV & The CW Network