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Vanessa Lengies

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Vanessa Lengies
Born (1985-07-21) July 21, 1985 (age 33)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence United States
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She appeared as Charge Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third, fourth, and sixth seasons of the Fox series Glee.

Early life[edit]

Born to a German father and an Egyptian mother in Montreal, Lengies grew up in Hudson, Quebec, where she graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.[citation needed]. She cames out as queer, gender fluid and bisexual on her own documental series “The ‘S’ word with Vanessa Lengies” in 2017. [2]

Career[edit]

Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime film Ratz.

In 2002, she was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy-drama American Dreams, playing teenager Roxanne Bojarski. The show was set in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, and Roxanne becomes one of the dancers on the American Bandstand television show hosted by Dick Clark. The series ran for three seasons, with the final episode broadcast in March 2005.

In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting…,[3] and reprised the role in the film’s 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…. In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the film Stick It.

For The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled “The Vanishing” and the NBC show Medium in the episode “Apocalypse… Now?”. She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.

Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. She also co-starred in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.[3]

She appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne from 2009 through 2011. The role was a recurring one for the first season, and Lengies became a series regular for the following two seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons of ten episodes starting each June, was not renewed for a fourth summer.[4] She appeared in the role of Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic.[citation needed]

She was cast as Kacey, a bubbly cocktail waitress, in the sitcom Mixology. However, ABC canceled Mixology after only one season.[5] Originally cast in a guest role, Lengies was upped to a main cast role on FOX’s 2016 drama Second Chance (earlier titled Lookinglass).[6]

Glee[edit]

In August 2011, Lengies was cast in the recurring role of Sugar Motta for the third season of Glee. Sugar, who is well-off, self-confident, and has a tin ear, first appeared in the season premiere on September 20, 2011.[7][8] Since then, Sugar’s singing has greatly improved, and she now performs with the main glee club, New Directions; she had her first solo line in the season’s tenth episode, “Yes/No“.[9] In 2013, Lengies visited her old high school, Hudson High School (now Westwood Senior High School) to see how much it had changed, and to speak to the Student Life and Drama students about her journey of how she got to be on the hit TV show Glee.

According to Lengies, Sugar’s self-diagnosed Aspergers is part of her character. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.[10] Sugar’s debut was praised by Salon‘s Matt Zoller Seitz, who said of the new addition to McKinley, “She’s awful. She’s also an entitled little snot… She’s a great character, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of her.”[11] Entertainment Weekly‘s Abby West praised Sugar, and with Sue otherwise occupied hoped to see more of Sugar as “a thorn in the Glee club’s side.”[12] On the other hand, TV Guide “jeered” Sugar, calling her “an off-key addition to the cast”.[13] The A.V. Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff concurred, and said of “I Am Unicorn”, “Sugar continues to be one of my least favorite new characters in ages”.[14] The Huffington Post named Sugar Motta one of the “Worst TV Characters” in 2012.[15] Respers France was entirely unimpressed with the routine. For her, Sugar’s scene following it was one of the episode’s few highlights, although she described Sugar as having “a horrible voice”.[16]

Following the end of the fourth season, Lengies announced her departure from Glee, citing frustration with not having the opportunity to act as she was hired per episode,[17] though she did return for two appearances in the sixth season.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting… Natasha
2005 The Perfect Man Amy Pearl
2006 The Substance of Things Hoped For Daphne
2006 Stick It Joanne Charis
2008 Foreign Exchange Robyn Lead role
2008 Extreme Movie Carla
2009 Archie’s Final Project Mallory
2009 Still Waiting… Natasha
2015 We Are Your Friends Mel
2016 Happy Birthday Katie Elizondo
2018 Immortal Alex Post-production
2018 I’d Like to Be Alone Now Lisa Post-production
2018 Married Young Talya Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 The Little Lulu Show Annie Inch Voice role
1996–2002 Arthur Emily Voice role
1997 Lassie Charity Episode: “The Manhunt”
1998 Radio Active Sarah Leigh Main role
1998 Caillou Boy / Girl Voice role
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Vange Main role
1999–2001 Popular Mechanics for Kids Herself Host
2000 For Better or For Worse Elizabeth Patterson Main role
2000 Ratz Marci Kornbalm TV film; Main role
Nominated — Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress
2002–05 American Dreams Roxanne Bojarski Main Role
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Sidekick
2003–05 Pet Star Herself / Judge 4 episodes
2005 8 Simple Rules Monica Episode: “The After Party
2006 Ghost Whisperer Caitlin Emerson Episode: “The Vanishing
2006 Monarch Cove Sophia Preston Main role
2006 Split Decision Ashley TV film
2007 Moonlight Leni Hayes Episode: “Fever
2007 The Cleaner Lolly Episode: “Rag Dolls
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Tessa TV film
2008 Squeegees Annie Hackett TV film
2009 Medium Zoey Lehman Episode: “Apocalypse… Now?
2009–11 Hawthorne Kelly Epson Recurring role (Season 1); main role (Seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Tracy Episode: “Back to School
2010 CSI: Miami Shea Williamson Episode: “Reality Skills
2010 Rules of Engagement Julia Episode: “Refusing to Budget
2011 Castle Eliza Winter Episode: “Poof! You’re Dead
2011–13, 2015 Glee Sugar Motta Recurring role (Seasons 3–4, 6); 26 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012–13 MyMusic Loco Uno Recurring role (Season 1); 7 episodes
2014 Mixology Kacey Main role
2014 Llama Cop Dr. Kristen Reynolds Episodes: “Bad Llieutenant”, “Dirty, Hairy”
2015 Resident Advisors Marissa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Second Chance Alexa Main role
2016 The Detour Elf Episode: “The Drop”
2016–17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Kordi Freemaker Main role
2017 The ‘S’ Word with Vanessa Lengies Herself / Host TV Mini-Series; also producer
2018 I.R.L. Catherine VanRicher Episode: “The Boredroom – “The Future Is””
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2006 We Run This Missy Elliot

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress Ratz Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee Nominated

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US CAN UK ARIA
2011 Candyman 158
Survivor/I Will Survive 51[18] 47[19] 97 78
2012 Cell Block Tango 175
“—” denotes releases that did not chart
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Vanessa Brittany Lengies, born July 21, 1985, Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, English and some Arabic. Lengies graduated from Hudson …
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Actress (48 credits)
 2018/I Immortal (post-production)
Alex
 2018 I.R.L. (TV Series)
Catherine VanRicher

The Boredroom – “The Future Is” (2018) … Catherine VanRicher
 2016-2017 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (TV Series)
Kordi / Kordi Freemaker

Return of the Return of the Jedi (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Free Fall (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Escape from Coruscant (2017) … Kordi (voice)
A Perilous Rescue (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Flight of the Arrowhead (2017) … Kordi (voice)
 2016/VI Happy Birthday
Katie Elizondo
 2016 The Detour (TV Series)
Elf

The Drop (2016) … Elf
 2016 Second Chance (TV Series)
Alexa

Gelassenheit (2016) … Alexa
Geworfenheit (2016) … Alexa
May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (2016) … Alexa
That Time in the Car (2016) … Alexa
 2015 Resident Advisors (TV Series)
Marissa

Halloween (2015) … Marissa
The Fire (2015) … Marissa
Alcohol Awareness (2015) … Marissa
Move in Day (2015) … Marissa
 2011-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Sugar Motta / Quinn Fabray

Dreams Come True (2015) … Sugar Motta
A Wedding (2015) … Sugar Motta
All or Nothing (2013) … Sugar Motta
Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) … Sugar Motta
Sadie Hawkins (2013) … Sugar Motta
 2014 Llama Cop (TV Series)
Dr. Kristen Reynolds

Bad Llieutenant (2014) … Dr. Kristen Reynolds
Dirty, Hairy (2014) … Dr. Kristen Reynolds
 2014 Mixology (TV Series)
Kacey

Closing Time (2014) … Kacey
Last Call (2014) … Kacey
Bruce & Maya (2014) … Kacey
Liv & Jim (2014) … Kacey
Dominic & Kacey (2014) … Kacey
 2012-2013 MyMusic (TV Series)
Loco Uno

The End?! (2013) … Loco Uno
Cops and Clues (2012) … Loco Uno
Diabolical Plan (2012) … Loco Uno
New Staff?! (2012) … Loco Uno
Company Picnic! (2012) … Loco Uno
 2009-2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Kelly Epson

A Shot in the Dark (2011) … Kelly Epson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2011) … Kelly Epson
Price of Admission (2011) … Kelly Epson
To Tell the Truth (2011) … Kelly Epson
Just Between Friends (2011) … Kelly Epson
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Eliza Winter

Poof, You’re Dead (2011) … Eliza Winter
 2010 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Julia

Refusing to Budget (2010) … Julia
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Shea Williamson

Reality Kills (2010) … Shea Williamson
 2010 Accidentally on Purpose (TV Series)
Tracy

Back to School (2010) … Tracy
 2009 This Might Hurt (TV Movie)
Lily Birdsall
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Zoey Lehman

Apocalypse… Now? (2009) … Zoey Lehman
 2009 Still Waiting… (Video)
Natasha
 2008 Extreme Movie
Carla
 2008 Foreign Exchange
Robyn
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Lolly

Rag Dolls (2008) … Lolly
 2008 Squeegees (TV Movie)
Annie Hackett
 2007 Moonlight (TV Series)
Leni Hayes

Fever (2007) … Leni Hayes
 2006 Monarch Cove (TV Series)
Sophia Preston

Episode #1.14 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.12 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.11 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.10 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.9 (2006) … Sophia Preston
 2006 Split Decision (TV Movie)
Ashley
 1996-2006 Arthur (TV Series)
Emily

Arthur’s Snow Biz/Bugged (2003) … Emily (voice)
Arthur, It’s Only Rock and Roll (2002) … Emily (voice)
Arthur Loses His Marbles/Friday the 13th (2001) … Emily (voice)
The Good Sport/Crushed (2001) … Emily (voice)
 2006 Stick It
Joanne Charis
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Caitlin Emerson

The Vanishing (2006) … Caitlin Emerson
 2005/I Waiting…
Natasha
 2005 The Perfect Man
Amy Pearl
 2002-2005 American Dreams (TV Series)
Roxanne Bojarski

It’s My Life (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
No Satisfaction (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
California Dreamin’ (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
Commencement (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
Starting Over (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
 2005 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Monica

The After Party (2005) … Monica
 1998-2001 Radio Active (TV Series)
Sarah Leigh

For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Role Reversal (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Culture Shock (2001) … Sarah Leigh
No Trouble Atoll (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Commercial Chaos (2001) … Sarah Leigh
 2000 Caillou (TV Series)
Boy / Girl

I’m All Better (2000) … Boy / Girl (voice)
Getting the Message (2000) … Boy / Girl (voice)
Caillou’s Neighbourhood … Boy / Girl (voice)
 2000 For Better or for Worse (TV Series)
Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’)

A Special Kind of Dad … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Learning Curve … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
There Goes My Baby … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Aaargh!! … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Family Lies … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
 1999-2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Vange

The Tale of the Night Nurse (2000) … Vange
The Tale of Many Faces (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Laser Maze (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Last Dance (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Photo Finish (2000) … Vange
 2000 Ratz (TV Movie)
Marci Kornbalm
 1997-1999 The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (TV Series)
Various

Three Mice and You’re Out (1999) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Panama Mice (1999) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Adventure on the Orient Express! (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
The Mouse-o-Taur (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Frisco Rumble (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
 1999 The Little Lulu Show (TV Series)
Annie

 1997 Lassie (TV Series)
Charity

The Manhunt … Charity

VANESSA LENGIES

Vanessa Brittany Lengies, born July 21, 1985, Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for her role on American Dreams and she had a recurring role as Sugar Motta on Glee. Lengies was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a German father and an Egyptian mother. She speaks French, English and some Arabic. Lengies graduated from Hudson … See full bio »
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Actress (46 credits)
 2016-2017 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (TV Series)
Kordi / Kordi Freemaker

Return of the Return of the Jedi (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Free Fall (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Escape from Coruscant (2017) … Kordi (voice)
A Perilous Rescue (2017) … Kordi (voice)
Flight of the Arrowhead (2017) … Kordi (voice)
 2016/VI Happy Birthday
Katie Elizondo
 2016 The Detour (TV Series)
Elf

The Drop (2016) … Elf
 2016 Second Chance (TV Series)
Alexa

Gelassenheit (2016) … Alexa
Geworfenheit (2016) … Alexa
May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (2016) … Alexa
That Time in the Car (2016) … Alexa
 2015 Resident Advisors (TV Series)
Marissa

Halloween (2015) … Marissa
The Fire (2015) … Marissa
Alcohol Awareness (2015) … Marissa
Move in Day (2015) … Marissa
 2011-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Sugar Motta / Quinn Fabray

Dreams Come True (2015) … Sugar Motta
A Wedding (2015) … Sugar Motta
All or Nothing (2013) … Sugar Motta
Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) … Sugar Motta
Sadie Hawkins (2013) … Sugar Motta
 2014 Llama Cop (TV Series)
Dr. Kristen Reynolds

Bad Llieutenant (2014) … Dr. Kristen Reynolds
Dirty, Hairy (2014) … Dr. Kristen Reynolds
 2014 Mixology (TV Series)
Kacey

Closing Time (2014) … Kacey
Last Call (2014) … Kacey
Bruce & Maya (2014) … Kacey
Liv & Jim (2014) … Kacey
Dominic & Kacey (2014) … Kacey
 2012-2013 MyMusic (TV Series)
Loco Uno

The End?! (2013) … Loco Uno
Cops and Clues (2012) … Loco Uno
Diabolical Plan (2012) … Loco Uno
New Staff?! (2012) … Loco Uno
Company Picnic! (2012) … Loco Uno
 2009-2011 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Kelly Epson

A Shot in the Dark (2011) … Kelly Epson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2011) … Kelly Epson
Price of Admission (2011) … Kelly Epson
To Tell the Truth (2011) … Kelly Epson
Just Between Friends (2011) … Kelly Epson
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Eliza Winter

Poof, You’re Dead (2011) … Eliza Winter
 2010 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Julia

Refusing to Budget (2010) … Julia
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Shea Williamson

Reality Kills (2010) … Shea Williamson
 2010 Accidentally on Purpose (TV Series)
Tracy

Back to School (2010) … Tracy
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Zoey Lehman

Apocalypse… Now? (2009) … Zoey Lehman
 2009 Still Waiting… (Video)
Natasha
 2009 This Might Hurt (TV Movie)
Lily Birdsall
 2008 Extreme Movie
Carla
 2008 Foreign Exchange
Robyn
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Lolly

Rag Dolls (2008) … Lolly
 2008 Squeegees (TV Movie)
Annie Hackett
 2007 Moonlight (TV Series)
Leni Hayes

Fever (2007) … Leni Hayes
 2006 Monarch Cove (TV Series)
Sophia Preston

Episode #1.14 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.12 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.11 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.10 (2006) … Sophia Preston
Episode #1.9 (2006) … Sophia Preston
 2006 Split Decision (TV Movie)
Ashley
 1996-2006 Arthur (TV Series)
Emily

Arthur’s Snow Biz/Bugged (2003) … Emily (voice)
Arthur, It’s Only Rock and Roll (2002) … Emily (voice)
Arthur Loses His Marbles/Friday the 13th (2001) … Emily (voice)
The Good Sport/Crushed (2001) … Emily (voice)
 2006 Stick It
Joanne Charis
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Caitlin Emerson

The Vanishing (2006) … Caitlin Emerson
 2005/I Waiting…
Natasha
 2005 The Perfect Man
Amy Pearl
 2002-2005 American Dreams (TV Series)
Roxanne Bojarski

It’s My Life (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
No Satisfaction (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
California Dreamin’ (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
Commencement (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
Starting Over (2005) … Roxanne Bojarski
 2005 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Monica

The After Party (2005) … Monica
 1998-2001 Radio Active (TV Series)
Sarah Leigh

For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Role Reversal (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Culture Shock (2001) … Sarah Leigh
No Trouble Atoll (2001) … Sarah Leigh
Commercial Chaos (2001) … Sarah Leigh
 2000 For Better or for Worse (TV Series)
Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’)

A Special Kind of Dad … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Learning Curve … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
There Goes My Baby … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Aaargh!! … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
Family Lies … Elizabeth Patterson (segment ‘The Growing Years’) (voice)
 1999-2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Vange

The Tale of the Night Nurse (2000) … Vange
The Tale of Many Faces (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Laser Maze (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Last Dance (2000) … Vange
The Tale of the Photo Finish (2000) … Vange
 2000 Ratz (TV Movie)
Marci Kornbalm
 2000 Caillou (TV Series)
Boy / Girl

I’m All Better (2000) … Boy / Girl (voice)
Getting the Message (2000) … Boy / Girl (voice)
Caillou’s Neighbourhood … Boy / Girl (voice)
 1997-1999 The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (TV Series)
Various

Three Mice and You’re Out (1999) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Panama Mice (1999) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Adventure on the Orient Express! (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
The Mouse-o-Taur (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
Frisco Rumble (1998) … Various (voice, uncredited)
 1999 The Little Lulu Show (TV Series)
Annie

 1997 Lassie (TV Series)
Charity

The Manhunt … Charity

Soundtrack (2 credits)
 2011-2015 Glee (TV Series) (performer – 16 episodes)

Dreams Come True (2015) … (performer: “I Lived” – uncredited)
A Wedding (2015) … (performer: “I’m So Excited” – uncredited)
All or Nothing (2013) … (performer: “I Love It” – uncredited)
Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) … (performer: “Diamonds Are A Girls’ Best Friend/ Material Girl”, “In Your Eyes “, “Footloose” – uncredited)
Sadie Hawkins (2013) … (performer: “Tell Him”, “Locked Out of Heaven” – uncredited)
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series) (performer: “My Boyfriend’s Back”)

Vanessa Lengies

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Vanessa Lengies

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Vanessa Lengies
Born (1985-07-21) July 21, 1985 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She appeared as Charge Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third, fourth, and sixth seasons of the Fox series Glee.

Early life[edit]

Born to a German father and an Egyptian mother in Montreal, Lengies grew up in Hudson, Quebec, where she graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime film Ratz.

In 2002, she was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy-drama American Dreams, playing teenager Roxanne Bojarski. The show was set in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, and Roxanne becomes one of the dancers on the American Bandstand television show hosted by Dick Clark. The series ran for three seasons, with the final episode broadcast in March 2005.

In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting…,[2] and reprised the role in the film’s 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…. In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the film Stick It.

For The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled “The Vanishing” and the NBC show Medium in the episode “Apocalypse… Now?”. She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.

Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. She also co-starred in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.[2]

She appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne from 2009 through 2011. The role was a recurring one for the first season, and Lengies became a series regular for the following two seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons of ten episodes starting each June, was not renewed for a fourth summer.[3] She appeared in the role of Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic.[citation needed]

She was cast as Kacey, a bubbly cocktail waitress, in the sitcom Mixology. However, ABC canceled Mixology after only one season.[4] Originally cast in a guest role, Lengies was upped to a main cast role on FOX’s 2016 drama Second Chance (earlier titled Lookinglass).[5]

Glee[edit]

In August 2011, Lengies was cast in the recurring role of Sugar Motta for the third season of Glee. Sugar, who is well-off, self-confident, and has a tin ear, first appeared in the season premiere on September 20, 2011.[6][7] Since then, Sugar’s singing has greatly improved, and she now performs with the main glee club, New Directions; she had her first solo line in the season’s tenth episode, “Yes/No“.[8] In 2013, Lengies visited her old high school, Hudson High School (now Westwood Senior High School) to see how much it had changed, and to speak to the Student Life and Drama students about her journey of how she got to be on the hit TV show Glee.

According to Lengies, Sugar’s self-diagnosed Aspergers is part of her character. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.[9] Sugar’s debut was praised by Salon‘s Matt Zoller Seitz, who said of the new addition to McKinley, “She’s awful. She’s also an entitled little snot… She’s a great character, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of her.”[10] Entertainment Weekly‘s Abby West praised Sugar, and with Sue otherwise occupied hoped to see more of Sugar as “a thorn in the Glee club’s side.”[11] On the other hand, TV Guide “jeered” Sugar, calling her “an off-key addition to the cast”.[12] The A.V. Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff concurred, and said of “I Am Unicorn”, “Sugar continues to be one of my least favorite new characters in ages”.[13] The Huffington Post named Sugar Motta one of the “Worst TV Characters” in 2012.[14] Respers France was entirely unimpressed with the routine. For her, Sugar’s scene following it was one of the episode’s few highlights, although she described Sugar as having “a horrible voice”.[15]

Following the end of the fourth season, Lengies announced her departure from Glee, citing frustration with not having the opportunity to act as she was hired per episode,[16] though she did return for an appearance in the sixth season.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting… Natasha
2005 The Perfect Man Amy Pearl
2006 The Substance of Things Hoped For Daphne
2006 Stick It Joanne Charis
2008 Foreign Exchange Robyn Lead role
2008 Extreme Movie Carla
2009 Archie’s Final Project Mallory
2009 Still Waiting… Natasha
2015 We Are Your Friends Mel
2016 Happy Birthday Katie Elizondo
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 The Little Lulu Show Annie Inch Voice role
1996–2006 Arthur Emily Voice role
1997 Lassie Charity Episode: “The Manhunt”
1998 Radio Active Sarah Leigh Main role
1998 Caillou Boy/Girl Voice role
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Vange Main role
1999–2001 Popular Mechanics for Kids Herself Host
2000 For Better or For Worse Elizabeth Patterson Main role
2000 Ratz Marci Kornbalm TV film; Main role
Nominated — Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress
2002–05 American Dreams Roxanne Bojarski Main Role
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Sidekick
2005 8 Simple Rules Monica Episode: “The After Party
2006 Ghost Whisperer Caitlin Emerson Episode: “The Vanishing
2006 Monarch Cove Sophia Preston Main role
2006 Split Decision Ashley TV film
2007 Moonlight Leni Hayes Episode: “Fever
2007 The Cleaner Lolly Episode: “Rag Dolls
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Tessa TV film
2008 Squeegees Annie Hackett TV film
2009 Medium Zoey Lehman Episode: “Apocalypse… Now?
2009–11 Hawthorne Kelly Epson Recurring role (Season 1); main role (Seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Tracy Episode: “Back to School
2010 CSI: Miami Shea Williamson Episode: “Reality Skills
2010 Rules of Engagement Julia Episode: “Refusing to Budget
2011 Castle Eliza Winter Episode: “Poof! You’re Dead
2011–13, 2015 Glee Sugar Motta Recurring role (Seasons 3–4, 6); 26 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012–13 MyMusic Loco Uno Recurring role (Season 1); 7 episodes
2014 Mixology Kacey Main role
2015 Resident Advisors Marissa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Second Chance Alexa Main role
2016 – 17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Kordi Freemaker Main role

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress Ratz Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee Nominated

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US CAN UK ARIA
2011 Candyman 158
Survivor/I Will Survive 51[17] 47[18] 97 78
2012 Cell Block Tango 175
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Vanessa Lengies

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanessa Lengies
Born (1985-07-21) July 21, 1985 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She appeared as Charge Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third, fourth, and sixth seasons of the Fox series Glee.

Early life[edit]

Born to a German father and an Egyptian mother in Montreal, Lengies grew up in Hudson, Quebec, where she graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime film Ratz.

In 2002, she was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy-drama American Dreams, playing teenager Roxanne Bojarski. The show was set in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, and Roxanne becomes one of the dancers on the American Bandstand television show hosted by Dick Clark. The series ran for three seasons, with the final episode broadcast in March 2005.

In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting…,[2] and reprised the role in the film’s 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…. In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the film Stick It.

For The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled “The Vanishing” and the NBC show Medium in the episode “Apocalypse… Now?”. She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.

Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. She also co-starred in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.[2]

She appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne from 2009 through 2011. The role was a recurring one for the first season, and Lengies became a series regular for the following two seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons of ten episodes starting each June, was not renewed for a fourth summer.[3] She appeared in the role of Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic.[citation needed]

She was cast as Kacey, a bubbly cocktail waitress, in the sitcom Mixology. However, ABC canceled Mixology after only one season.[4] Originally cast in a guest role, Lengies was upped to a main cast role on FOX’s 2016 drama Second Chance (earlier titled Lookinglass).[5]

Glee[edit]

In August 2011, Lengies was cast in the recurring role of Sugar Motta for the third season of Glee. Sugar, who is well-off, self-confident, and has a tin ear, first appeared in the season premiere on September 20, 2011.[6][7] Since then, Sugar’s singing has greatly improved, and she now performs with the main glee club, New Directions; she had her first solo line in the season’s tenth episode, “Yes/No“.[8] In 2013, Lengies visited her old high school, Hudson High School (now Westwood Senior High School) to see how much it had changed, and to speak to the Student Life and Drama students about her journey of how she got to be on the hit TV show Glee.

According to Lengies, Sugar’s self-diagnosed Aspergers is part of her character. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.[9] Sugar’s debut was praised by Salon‘s Matt Zoller Seitz, who said of the new addition to McKinley, “She’s awful. She’s also an entitled little snot… She’s a great character, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of her.”[10] Entertainment Weekly‘s Abby West praised Sugar, and with Sue otherwise occupied hoped to see more of Sugar as “a thorn in the Glee club’s side.”[11] On the other hand, TV Guide “jeered” Sugar, calling her “an off-key addition to the cast”.[12] The A.V. Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff concurred, and said of “I Am Unicorn”, “Sugar continues to be one of my least favorite new characters in ages”.[13] The Huffington Post named Sugar Motta one of the “Worst TV Characters” in 2012.[14] Respers France was entirely unimpressed with the routine. For her, Sugar’s scene following it was one of the episode’s few highlights, although she described Sugar as having “a horrible voice”.[15]

Following the end of the fourth season, Lengies announced her departure from Glee, citing frustration with not having the opportunity to act as she was hired per episode,[16] though she did return for an appearance in the sixth season.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting… Natasha
2005 The Perfect Man Amy Pearl
2006 The Substance of Things Hoped For Daphne
2006 Stick It Joanne Charis
2008 Foreign Exchange Robyn Lead role
2008 Extreme Movie Carla
2009 Archie’s Final Project Mallory
2009 Still Waiting… Natasha
2015 We Are Your Friends Mel
2016 Happy Birthday Katie Elizondo
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 The Little Lulu Show Annie Inch Voice role
1996–2006 Arthur Emily Voice role
1997 Lassie Charity Episode: “The Manhunt”
1998 Radio Active Sarah Leigh Main role
1998 Caillou Boy/Girl Voice role
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Vange Main role
1999–2001 Popular Mechanics for Kids Herself Host
2000 For Better or For Worse Elizabeth Patterson Main role
2000 Ratz Marci Kornbalm TV film; Main role
Nominated — Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress
2002–05 American Dreams Roxanne Bojarski Main Role
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Sidekick
2005 8 Simple Rules Monica Episode: “The After Party
2006 Ghost Whisperer Caitlin Emerson Episode: “The Vanishing
2006 Monarch Cove Sophia Preston Main role
2006 Split Decision Ashley TV film
2007 Moonlight Leni Hayes Episode: “Fever
2007 The Cleaner Lolly Episode: “Rag Dolls
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Tessa TV film
2008 Squeegees Annie Hackett TV film
2009 Medium Zoey Lehman Episode: “Apocalypse… Now?
2009–11 Hawthorne Kelly Epson Recurring role (Season 1); main role (Seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Tracy Episode: “Back to School
2010 CSI: Miami Shea Williamson Episode: “Reality Skills
2010 Rules of Engagement Julia Episode: “Refusing to Budget
2011 Castle Eliza Winter Episode: “Poof! You’re Dead
2011–13, 2015 Glee Sugar Motta Recurring role (Seasons 3–4, 6); 26 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012–13 MyMusic Loco Uno Recurring role (Season 1); 7 episodes
2014 Mixology Kacey Main role
2015 Resident Advisors Marissa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Second Chance Alexa Main role
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Kordi Freemaker Main role

2017

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress Ratz Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee Nominated

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US CAN UK ARIA
2011 Candyman 158
Survivor/I Will Survive 51[17] 47[18] 97 78
2012 Cell Block Tango 175
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Vanessa Lengies

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Vanessa Lengies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanessa Lengies
Born (1985-07-21) July 21, 1985 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She appeared as Charge Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third, fourth, and sixth seasons of the Fox series Glee.

Early life[edit]

Born to a German father and an Egyptian mother, Lengies grew up in a little town called Hudson, Quebec. There she graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime film Ratz.

In 2002, she was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy-drama American Dreams, playing teenager Roxanne Bojarski. The show was set in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, and Roxanne becomes one of the dancers on the American Bandstand television show hosted by Dick Clark. The series ran for three seasons, with the final episode broadcast in March 2005.

In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting…,[2] and reprised the role in the film’s 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…. In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the film Stick It.

For The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled “The Vanishing” and the NBC show Medium in the episode “Apocalypse… Now?”. She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.

Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. She also co-starred in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.[2]

She appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne from 2009 through 2011. The role was a recurring one for the first season, and Lengies became a series regular for the following two seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons of ten episodes starting each June, was not renewed for a fourth summer.[3] She appeared in the role of Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic.[citation needed]

She was cast as Kacey, a bubbly cocktail waitress, in the sitcom Mixology. However, ABC canceled Mixology after only one season.[4] Originally cast in a guest role, Lengies was upped to a main cast role on FOX’s 2016 drama Second Chance (earlier titled Lookinglass).[5]

Glee[edit]

In August 2011, Lengies was cast in the recurring role of Sugar Motta for the third season of Glee. Sugar, who is well-off, self-confident, and has a tin ear, first appeared in the season premiere on September 20, 2011.[6][7] Since then, Sugar’s singing has greatly improved, and she now performs with the main glee club, New Directions; she had her first solo line in the season’s tenth episode, “Yes/No“.[8] In 2013, Lengies visited her old high school, Hudson High School (now Westwood Senior High School) to see how much it had changed, and to speak to the Student Life and Drama students about her journey of how she got to be on the hit TV show Glee.

According to Lengies, Sugar’s self-diagnosed Aspergers is part of her character. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.[9] Sugar’s debut was praised by Salon‘s Matt Zoller Seitz, who said of the new addition to McKinley, “She’s awful. She’s also an entitled little snot… She’s a great character, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of her.”[10] Entertainment Weekly‘s Abby West praised Sugar, and with Sue otherwise occupied hoped to see more of Sugar as “a thorn in the Glee club’s side.”[11] On the other hand, TV Guide “jeered” Sugar, calling her “an off-key addition to the cast”.[12] The A.V. Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff concurred, and said of “I Am Unicorn”, “Sugar continues to be one of my least favorite new characters in ages”.[13] The Huffington Post named Sugar Motta one of the “Worst TV Characters” in 2012.[14] Respers France was entirely unimpressed with the routine. For her, Sugar’s scene following it was one of the episode’s few highlights, although she described Sugar as having “a horrible voice”.[15]

Following the end of the fourth season, Lengies announced her departure from Glee, citing frustration with not having the opportunity to act as she was hired per episode,[16] though she did return for an appearance in the sixth season.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting… Natasha
2005 The Perfect Man Amy Pearl
2006 The Substance of Things Hoped For Daphne
2006 Stick It Joanne Charis
2008 Foreign Exchange Robyn Lead role
2008 Extreme Movie Carla
2009 Archie’s Final Project Mallory
2009 Still Waiting… Natasha
2015 We Are Your Friends Mel
2016 Happy Birthday Katie Elizondo
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 The Little Lulu Show Annie Inch Voice role
1996–2006 Arthur Emily Voice role
1997 Lassie Charity Episode: “The Manhunt”
1998 Radio Active Sarah Leigh Main role
1998 Caillou Boy/Girl Voice role
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Vange Main role
2000 For Better or For Worse Elizabeth Patterson Main role
2000 Ratz Marci Kornbalm TV film; Main role
Nominated — Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress
2002–05 American Dreams Roxanne Bojarski Main Role
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Sidekick
2005 8 Simple Rules Monica Episode: “The After Party
2006 Ghost Whisperer Caitlin Emerson Episode: “The Vanishing
2006 Monarch Cove Sophia Preston Main role
2006 Split Decision Ashley TV film
2007 Moonlight Leni Hayes Episode: “Fever
2007 The Cleaner Lolly Episode: “Rag Dolls
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Tessa TV film
2008 Squeegees Annie Hackett TV film
2009 Medium Zoey Lehman Episode: “Apocalypse… Now?
2009–11 Hawthorne Kelly Epson Recurring role (Season 1); main role (Seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Tracy Episode: “Back to School
2010 CSI: Miami Shea Williamson Episode: “Reality Skills
2010 Rules of Engagement Julia Episode: “Refusing to Budget
2011 Castle Eliza Winter Episode: “Poof! You’re Dead
2011–13, 2015 Glee Sugar Motta Recurring role (Seasons 3–4, 6); 26 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012–13 MyMusic Loco Uno Recurring role (Season 1); 7 episodes
2014 Mixology Kacey Main role
2015 Resident Advisors Marissa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Second Chance Alexa Main role
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Kordi Freemaker Main role

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress Ratz Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee Nominated

Discography[edit]

Main article: Glee discography

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US CAN UK ARIA
2011 Candyman 158
Survivor/I Will Survive 51[17] 47[18] 97 78
2012 Cell Block Tango 175
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Vanessa Lengies

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Vanessa Lengies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanessa Lengies
Born (1985-07-21) July 21, 1985 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Vanessa Lengies (born July 21, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for starring in the drama American Dreams as Roxanne Bojarski. She appeared as Charge Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama HawthoRNe, and has appeared in the recurring role of Sugar Motta in the third, fourth, and sixth seasons of the Fox series Glee.

Early life[edit]

Born to a German father and an Egyptian mother, Lengies grew up in a little town called Hudson, Quebec. There she graduated from Hudson High School in 2002.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lengies got her start in Canadian television on shows such as Sponk!, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Radio Active, and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her voice was lent to Emily on the PBS animated series Arthur. In 2000, she had the lead role in the Showtime film Ratz.

In 2002, she was cast as a series regular in the NBC comedy-drama American Dreams, playing teenager Roxanne Bojarski. The show was set in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s, and Roxanne becomes one of the dancers on the American Bandstand television show hosted by Dick Clark. The series ran for three seasons, with the final episode broadcast in March 2005.

In August 2005, she co-starred with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the comedy The Perfect Man. She also plays a supporting role as the jailbait hostess, Natasha, in the 2005 American film Waiting…,[2] and reprised the role in the film’s 2009 sequel, Still Waiting…. In 2006, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as a gymnast in the film Stick It.

For The Grudge 2, the role of Vanessa was originally written for Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film My Suicide; the part still bears her name. She has also appeared in CBS show Ghost Whisperer in an episode titled “The Vanishing” and the NBC show Medium in the episode “Apocalypse… Now?”. She made another appearance in an episode of the short-lived CBS show Moonlight.

Lengies was seen as Sophia in the Lifetime original drama series Monarch Cove. She also co-starred in the ABC online comedy, Squeegees.[2]

She appeared as Nurse Kelly Epson on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne from 2009 through 2011. The role was a recurring one for the first season, and Lengies became a series regular for the following two seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons of ten episodes starting each June, was not renewed for a fourth summer.[3] She appeared in the role of Loco Uno in an online mockumentary and sitcom called MyMusic.[citation needed]

She was cast as Kacey, a bubbly cocktail waitress, in the sitcom Mixology. However, ABC canceled Mixology after only one season.[4] Originally cast in a guest role, Lengies was upped to a main cast role on FOX’s 2016 drama Second Chance (earlier titled Lookinglass).[5]

Glee[edit]

In August 2011, Lengies was cast in the recurring role of Sugar Motta for the third season of Glee. Sugar, who is well-off, self-confident, and has a tin ear, first appeared in the season premiere on September 20, 2011.[6][7] Since then, Sugar’s singing has greatly improved, and she now performs with the main glee club, New Directions; she had her first solo line in the season’s tenth episode, “Yes/No“.[8] In 2013, Lengies visited her old high school, Hudson High School (now Westwood Senior High School) to see how much it had changed, and to speak to the Student Life and Drama students about her journey of how she got to be on the hit TV show Glee.

According to Lengies, Sugar’s self-diagnosed Aspergers is part of her character. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment.[9] Sugar’s debut was praised by Salon‘s Matt Zoller Seitz, who said of the new addition to McKinley, “She’s awful. She’s also an entitled little snot… She’s a great character, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of her.”[10] Entertainment Weekly‘s Abby West praised Sugar, and with Sue otherwise occupied hoped to see more of Sugar as “a thorn in the Glee club’s side.”[11] On the other hand, TV Guide “jeered” Sugar, calling her “an off-key addition to the cast”.[12] The A.V. Club‘s Todd VanDerWerff concurred, and said of “I Am Unicorn”, “Sugar continues to be one of my least favorite new characters in ages”.[13] The Huffington Post named Sugar Motta one of the “Worst TV Characters” in 2012.[14] Respers France was entirely unimpressed with the routine. For her, Sugar’s scene following it was one of the episode’s few highlights, although she described Sugar as having “a horrible voice”.[15]

Following the end of the fourth season, Lengies announced her departure from Glee, citing frustration with not having the opportunity to act as she was hired per episode,[16] though she did return for an appearance in the sixth season.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting… Natasha
2005 The Perfect Man Amy Pearl
2006 The Substance of Things Hoped For Daphne
2006 Stick It Joanne Charis
2008 Foreign Exchange Robyn Lead role
2008 Extreme Movie Carla
2009 Archie’s Final Project Mallory
2009 Still Waiting… Natasha
2015 We Are Your Friends Mel
2016 Happy Birthday Katie Elizondo
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 The Little Lulu Show Annie Inch Voice role
1996–2006 Arthur Emily Voice role
1997 Lassie Charity Episode: “The Manhunt”
1998 Radio Active Sarah Leigh Main role
1998 Caillou Boy/Girl Voice role
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Vange Main role
2000 For Better or For Worse Elizabeth Patterson Main role
2000 Ratz Marci Kornbalm TV film; Main role
Nominated — Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress
2002–05 American Dreams Roxanne Bojarski Main Role
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated — Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Sidekick
2005 8 Simple Rules Monica Episode: “The After Party
2006 Ghost Whisperer Caitlin Emerson Episode: “The Vanishing
2006 Monarch Cove Sophia Preston Main role
2006 Split Decision Ashley TV film
2007 Moonlight Leni Hayes Episode: “Fever
2007 The Cleaner Lolly Episode: “Rag Dolls
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Tessa TV film
2008 Squeegees Annie Hackett TV film
2009 Medium Zoey Lehman Episode: “Apocalypse… Now?
2009–11 Hawthorne Kelly Epson Recurring role (Season 1); main role (Seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Tracy Episode: “Back to School
2010 CSI: Miami Shea Williamson Episode: “Reality Skills
2010 Rules of Engagement Julia Episode: “Refusing to Budget
2011 Castle Eliza Winter Episode: “Poof! You’re Dead
2011–13, 2015 Glee Sugar Motta Recurring role (Seasons 3–4, 6); 26 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2012–13 MyMusic Loco Uno Recurring role (Season 1); 7 episodes
2014 Mixology Kacey Main role
2015 Resident Advisors Marissa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2016 Second Chance Alexa Main role
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Kordi Freemaker Main role

2017 I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW  LISA

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) – Leading Young Actress Ratz Nominated
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee Nominated

Discography[edit]

Main article: Glee discography

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US CAN UK ARIA
2011 Candyman 158
Survivor/I Will Survive 51[17] 47[18] 97 78
2012 Cell Block Tango 175
“—” denotes releases that did not chart