Born: August 5, 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Vanessa Jean Simmons is an American TV personality. Her family is featured in the MTV reality show Run's House. She was recently the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads.
Simmons is the oldest daughter of Joseph Simmons and Valerie Vaughn. She is the older sister to Angela Simmons, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons Jr, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons III, Russell "Russy" Simmons II, Victoria Anne Simmons and Miley Justine Simmons. She is the niece of artist Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records.
Simmons found popularity between 2005-2009 with 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 she secretly entered the Miss California USA pageant. She is in Boogie Town and the ensemble film Dysfunctional Friends. She also starred in the 2014 web series, Mixed. Simmons became the host and judge of Project Runway: Threads in 2014.
She attended St John's University.
On February 13, 2014, Simmons and boyfriend, of several years, Michael Wayans, son of actor Damon Wayans, welcomed their daughter, Ava Marie Wayans. Source.