Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Jean Simmons is an American TV host, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, best known for co-founding Pastry and starring in Growing Up Hip-Hop. Here, you will know her net worth, salary, age, height, weight, husband, and all the recent news.

Vanessa Simmons was born on August 5, 1983. She grew up with her four siblings in Laie, Hawaii, USA. Her mother is Valerie Vaughn and her father is Joseph Simmons. Her father is one of the founding members of Run-D.M.C. Russell Simmons, the CEO of Rush Communications, is her uncle. In 1984, he co-founded Def Jam with Rick Rubin.

Simmons’ tv debut was in 2005 when she appeared with her family on the MTV reality show “Run House”. She then had a brief career as a model, which helped her rank 82nd on Maxim Magazine’s “Hot List” in 2006. Then next year, she earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from St. John’s University. The same year, Vanessa and her sister, Angela Simmons founded Pastry.

In 2014, Simmons became the host and judge of “Project Runway: Threads”, a reality show featuring young fashion designers. Simmons debuted her clothing line, Bad Butterfly, at LA Fashion Week in 2017. That year, she was also seen in three episodes of Hip-Hop Squares. She also starred in 34 episodes of the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop from 2017 to 2019. The star was as well cast for the web drama “Monogamy” in 2018. Most recently, she portrayed Sonya in the romance film “Never and Again”. It premiered on July 1, 2020.

Vanessa Simmons Personal Details:

Full Name Vanessa Jean Simmons
Birthdate August 5, 1983
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.70 m)
Age 38
Birthplace Laie, Hawaii, United States
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Net Worth $9 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Father name Joseph Simmons
Mother name Valerie Vaughn
Salary N/A
Twitter Handle @NessaSimmons
Instagram Handle @vanessajsimmons
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On August 5, 1983, Simmons was born in Laie, Hawaii. Currently, she is 38 years old.


Simmons has a height of 5 ft 6 in (1.70 m). In 2020, she took a 30 days fitness challenge. She also shared her uncomfortable experience of weight gain on Instagram.


Simmons is currently dating American actor and comedian, Michael Wayans. He is the son of popular tv-film satire actor, Damon Wayans. Michael himself is currently working as a scriptwriter and has a net worth of $2.5 million. The pair share a daughter named Ava Marie Wayans.

Vanessa Simmons’ Net Worth and Salary:

Simmons has a net worth of $9 million in 2022. She earned most of her net worth from her salary as an actress, model, and shoe designer. She owns a designer footwear brand named “Pastry” with her sister. In its founding year, the brand sold over $15 million worth of shoes. Currently, the sale amount has passed $75 million. She has also appeared in various tv reality shows from time to time. In addition, the model works as an online sponsor for Impressive Vanity Co. and Yummy Hair Extensions.

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