Vanessa Sears was raised on Algonquin territory in Deep River, Ontario. Soulpepper 2022: King Lear. Queen Goneril. For Soulpepper 2021: Alice in Wonderland. Other Theatre: Is God Is (CanStage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel), Holiday Inn, An Octoroon, The Magician's Nephew, Grand Hotel (Shaw), Why We Tell the Story, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors (Stratford), Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz (YPT), Caroline or Change, Passing Strange (Musical Stage Co/Obsidian) Film and Television: Sappy Holiday, 14 Love Letters, Suits, Sex/Life, Y the Last Man. Other: Vanessa is a Dora, BroadwayWorld, TTCA, and Critic's Pick Award winning actor. An emerging director, Vanessa is part of Why Not Theatre's ThisGen Fellowship program. She also serves on the board of the Canadian Green Alliance.