She was born as the elder daughter of Joseph Simmons and Valerie Vaughn, and grew up in Los Angeles, California.
A tall woman, Vanessa has got a height of 170 cm, which is about 5 feet and 6 inches tall; not a bad height for any woman.
Vanessa, who is also a designer of shoes along with her sister Angela who work for the Pastry shoe company.
Simmons is the niece of artist Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records. Her popularity climbed between 2005-2009 with her appearance in her family’s MTV reality show Run’s House. She and her sister, Angela Simmons, are designers for the shoe brand Pastry. Simmons appeared briefly on the soap opera television show Guiding Light and held a role in the film Speed Dating. In 2008, Simmons secretly entered the Miss California USA pageant. She is in Boogie Town and the ensemble film Dysfunctional Friends. Simmons became the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads in 2014. On February 13, 2014, Simmons and boyfriend, of several years, Michael Wayans, son of actor Damon Wayans, welcomed their daughter, Ava Marie Wayans.Vanessa Simmons is an American TV personality as well as an actress, who is currently hosting the show Project Runway: Threads, as well as the judge.One character seems gay and the other 2 pick on him incessantly.Towards the end the biggest player, Too Cool, sees stars after sex and realizes its the woman of his dreams.