Vanessa Merrell Biography

Vanessa Jo Merrell is an American YouTuber, actress, musician, and singer. She is the identical twin sister of Veronica Jo Merrell who runs their channels together under the name Merrell Twins.

Early life

Vanessa Merrell was born on August 6, 1996, in Kanas City, Missouri, the United States to father Paul Merrell and mother Wendy Merrell. She has an identical twin sister named Veronica who is just 45 minutes older than her. Growing up they did everything together, went to the same school institution, learned to play various musical instruments, took music lessons, and so on. Vanessa was only 5 years old when she started to play piano and gradually developed her vocals. By the time the twins were 16, they shifted to Los Angeles to pursue their careers together. Vanessa and Veronica are in college together, where Venessa is studying TV production.

Vanessa Merrell Career

In 2009, Veronica and Vanessa Merrell started their YouTube channel with the help of their father Paul. Their first video was titled What It’s Like to Be a Twin which was uploaded on December 21, 2011, and has currently more than 3.4 million views. Initially, the twins wanted to advance their music careers and decided to use YouTube as a platform to showcase their musical talent. They uploaded covers, behind the scenes, and their own songs but soon diversified into uploading challenges, comedy videos, pranks, and so on. Their most popular video on YouTube is This Could Be You- Merrell Twins which was uploaded on September 7, 2016, and has over 22 million views. Apart from being a YouTuber, Vanessa has also appeared on television as an actress.

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From 2014 to 2016 Vanessa and Veronica were regularly seen in comedy-drama Jane the Virgin as Valeria and Victoria respectively. In 2015 she was seen in an episode of the romantic comedy series Faking It and the next year as Maya in The Standoff. In 2016 the Marrell Twins won YouNower of the YearShorty Awards and even Streamy Awards. They were also nominated for Choice Female Web Star at Teen Choice Awards consequently two times. In 2017 Vanessa was featured in an episode of Hyperlinked as Chrissy. They won the Lifestyle award at Streamy Awards in 2018 and were also nominated for the Best YouTuber Ensemble at Short Awards. On September 4, 2020, Vanessa was seen playing the role of Olivia in the family-comedy drama film Switched and the same year appeared in the comedy film Like a Boss as Layla.

Vanessa Merrell Biography

Real Name Vanessa Jo Merrell
Birth Date August 6, 1996
Age (as of 2022) 25 Years
Birth Place Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress, YouTuber, Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 2” – in Centimetres – 157 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 48 kg  –  in Pounds –  106 lbs
Body Measurements 33-24-34
Bra (Breast) Size 32B
Waist Size 24
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Slim


Father Paul Merrell
Mother Wendy Merrell
Sister Veronica Merrell
Brother None



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Boyfriend Hootie Hurley (2019)
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Personal life

In 2015, Vanessa started dating Aaron Van Wormer who has featured on the twin’s channel a couple of times. Vanessa was the one who motivated Aaron to start his own YouTube channel but recently the couple separated their ways which she even announced to the viewers through a video. Currently, she is dating film actor Aaron Burriss.

Vanessa Merrell Net worth

The 25-year-old famous YouTuber has made quite the name along with her sister Veronica. They have been uploading new types of content to keep their viewers entertained and are among the most famous YouTubers. As of 2020, Vanessa’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, her primary source of income from YouTube, various endorsements through social media, and being an actress.


  • She is the identical twin sister of Veronica Jo Merrell, who was born and brought up in Kansas City but later moved to Los Angeles for their career.
  • She is an animal lover and has a Shih-Tzu named Poodle Mix
  • Venessa was nominated at the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favourite Female Social Star in 2020 along with her twin sister.
  • She is also active on social media platforms and has 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 449.8k Followers on Twitter.
  • Overall, the Merrell Twins have 6.1 million subscribers on YouTube.

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