Vanessa Lachey

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Vanessa Lachey
Birth name Vanessa Joy Minnillo
Born November 9, 1980 in Phillipines
Notable Shows Total Request Live
Entertainment Tonight
True Beauty



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Dads (2013) Camilla Whittemore 2013–2014 1
Truth Be Told Tracy 2015 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
That's Life (2000)
(credited as Vanessa Minnillo)
Cheerleader 2x09 - Oh, Baby December 7, 2001
How I Met Your Mother
(credited as Vanessa Minnillo)
Ashlee 3x12 - No Tomorrow March 17, 2008
(credited as Vanessa Minnillo)
Grace Chandler 6x11 - Second Chances December 16, 2009
30 Rock
(credited as Vanessa Minnillo)
Carmen Chao 5x13 - ¡Qué Sorpresa! February 3, 2011
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
(credited as Vanessa Minnillo)
Susan 1x17 - Powa Maka Moana February 14, 2011

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Teen Choice Awards

(1 Nomination)


  • Miss Teen USA 1998
  • Married to Nick Lachey since 2011; they have three children: sons Camden (born in 2016) & Phoenix (born in 2016), and daughter Brooklyn (born in 2015)
  • Has an adoptive older brother, Vincent
  • Is of Italian, Irish and Filipino descent
  • Her family moved frequently due to her father being in the Air Force; lived in Washington, California, Nevada, Florida, Germany and Japan
  • Attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School where she was a cheerleader
  • Attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School in San Bernadino, California for a year
  • Was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA