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Vanessa Parise

British Columbia

Named one of “Ten Female Directors Breaking Stereotypes” by SheKnows, Vanessa Parise draws from her ethnically-mixed background to bring a unique perspective to her work. Most recently, Parise was the Co-Executive Producer/Director on the CBS hit series CHARMED. Other episodes include multiples of the Netflix series FIREFLY LANE (Katherine Heigl), CHICAGO MED, Marvel’s RUNAWAYS, THE RESIDENT, and Tim Kring’s BEYOND, receiving a Leo Nomination for Best Direction (2018). Parise directed the high-profile SIMONE BILES biopic, for which she was Nominated for Best Television Movie and Best Lead Actress by the NAACP Awards (2019) and Won a Leo Award for Best Direction (2019). She also directed the highly successful, award-winning film PERFECT HIGH (Bella Thorne). Parise turned down Harvard Medical School to jump into Hollywood as writer/director/producer/star of the MGM feature KISS THE BRIDE (with Alyssa Milano). Parise followed this as writer/director/producer/star of the indie feature JACK AND JILL VS THE WORLD (Taryn Manning). Parise’s work has likewise won Top Awards at the Hamptons Film Festival (Best Feature), Cinequest (Best Feature), Montecarlo (Best Feature, Actress, Score), SXSW, Rome, Torino, New England, Rhode Island, Sarasota, and Newport. Parise is a graduate of Harvard College (Magna Cum Laude -- Neurobiology), Circle in the Square Theater School, Second City Improv Conservatory, and Global Cinematography Institute. She's a dual citizen of the US and Canada.

Vanessa Parise
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  • The Resident

    The Resident

    Episodes: 318

    Link: IMDB

    Studio / Network: Fox

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Drama

  • Chicago Med

    Chicago Med

    Episodes: 515

    Link: IMDB

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Drama

  • Runaways

    Runaways

    Episodes: 306

    Link: IMDB

    Studio / Network: Hulu

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

  • Charmed

    Charmed

    Episodes: 4 Episodes

    Link: IMDB

    Studio / Network: CW, Warner Brothers

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Drama, Fantasy

  • The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

    The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Studio Documentary

    Genre: Biographical, Drama, Sports

  • Beyond

    Beyond

    Episodes: 204

    Link: IMDB

    Studio / Network: Freeform

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

  • Drink Slay Love

    Drink Slay Love

    Link: IMDB

    Type: TV Movie/Long Form/SVOD

    Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

  • Perfect High

    Perfect High

    Link: IMDB

    Type: TV Movie/Long Form/SVOD

    Genre: Crime, Drama

  • Kiss the Bride

    Kiss the Bride

    Link: IMDB

    Type: Studio Feature

    Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance