What can you tell me about the actress who played April on TV’s Gilmore Girls? I think she’s got a lot of potential.
—Esther Adams, Oak Grove, Ky.
Vanessa Marano, 18, was born in Los Angeles and began her acting career on stage and in TV commercials. Her resume also includes recurring television roles in Dexter, Without A Trace and The Young and the Restless. In the new ABC Family dramatic series Switched at Birth, which debuts June 6 at 9 p.m. ET, she stars as one of two teenage girls who discover they’ve each been raised by the “wrong” family after a mistake at the hospital.