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Vanessa Ray Liptak was born on June 24th 1981 in Livermore, California. Ray earned her Actor's Equity card while performing the role of Rusty and singing "Let's Hear It For the Boy" in the musical Footloose. She originated the role of Nemo in Robert and Kristin Lopez's Finding Nemo: The Musical at Orlando's Disney World. Ray played the character Olive Ostrovsky in the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She joined the Broadway cast of Hair in its final year as Crissy, and sang the song "Frank Mills". She made her on-screen debut as Chris in the youth-oriented video short feature, The Sparky Chronicles: The Map (2003). Since 2012, Ray has appeared as CeCe Drake, a "beyond-charismatic twenty-something blonde stylist at a boutique that has one heel in the present, one in the past" in the TV series Pretty Little Liars. Ray was announced to start filming again for PLL, Ray spoke about returning saying "It's so fun to do, and what a crazy character I get to play. She's sort of a sociopath. I think she's so weird because she's, like, 22 but hangs out with high-schoolers. It's like, 'Hey, girl! Get a life!'” In 2013, Ray joined the Season 4 cast of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods as Officer Edit "Eddie" Janko. Ray lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City. She married actor Derek James Baynham on January 8, 2003. In 2007, the first season of the HGTV series Marriage Under Construction covered their purchase, renovation, and eventual sale of a house in Toronto. Some time later, the couple divorced. In March 2015, Vanessa announced on Instagram and Twitter that she was engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Landon Beard. On June 14, 2015, they got married at the picturesque Condor's Nest Ranch in eastern San Diego County, California.