Glee character: Sugar Motta
Full name: Vanessa Lynne-Marie Lengies
Date of birth: July 21, 1985
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Currently residing in: Los Angeles
After getting her start in the Canadian TV show Are You Afraid of the Dark, Vanessa made her way to the US, landing the part of Roxanne Bojarski in the 2002 drama series, American Dreams. She starred alongside Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the 2005 film The Perfect Man, and played a gymnast in the 2005 movie, Stick It.
Before landing her role as vocally-challenged choir singer Sugar Motta on Glee, Vanessa played nurse Kelly Epson in the Jada Pinkett Smith medical drama HawthorRNe.
Random factoid: Vanessa is half-Egyptian and half-German.