Vanessa Nadal is an American lawyer, scientist and wife of the famous actor, singer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Early life, education
Vanessa Adriana Nadal was born on 18 August 1982 in New York City, US. She has a brother and her family is from Latino ethnicity. Vanessa finished Hunter College High school in 2000. During her school days she was active in the tennis and swim girl’s teams, as well as writing in the school newspaper “What’s what”. Vanessa was also president of the “Hunter Latin Organization”. She continued her educations at the Massachusetts Technical University where she received a degree in chemical engineering in 2004.
(Today was nonstop so I'm late to the party but) CONGRATULATIONS to @freestylelove ! Ahhhh you're on Broadway!!! The raves are all true. Love to all of you. And especially my boo. pic.twitter.com/yKd6dHFdj6
— Vanessa A M Nadal (@VAMNit) October 3, 2019
While studying, Vanessa did couple of internships in Austrian Academy of Sciences as lab research, at the Massachusetts University and “Johnson&Johnson” company. In 2007, Vanessa decided to study law and three years later she received the highest law degree in the country, a Juris Doctorate at the Fordham University School of law. Vanessa also spent some time in Madrid at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas where she studied Spanish, EU and International law. She did also internships in law, first at Supreme Court of New York, than in “King Ramsey Perry&Howell LLP” and Jones Day.
Vanessa Nadal’s first job after graduation was a research in “Johnson&Johnson” where she worked for three years.
She left the company to study law school. After she finished it, got employed in Jones Day where she worked from 2011 to 2016, as a fulltime associate in different areas like contract law, environmental rights and intellectual property.
Vanessa and her husband attended the same college, but they didn’t meet there. Miranda had a crush on her since college, but he made the first approach on Facebook and started a chat. He invited her to one of his performs “Freestyle Love Supreme”. She was impressed by his performance. They exchanged their phone numbers thanks to a mutual friend and began a relationship. After a couple of years dating they got married on 5 September 2010 at Belvedere Mansion in New York. The bride was wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown. The groom organized a special surprise for her.
He, friends and family members were practicing a dance for a month before the wedding and they performed on the big day. Also, Miranda sang the song “To Life” for her from the “Fiddler on the roof”. 22piece Orchestra performed at the reception and a lot of Broadway actors sang at the wedding.
In 2014 the couple got a son, Sebastian. Four years later they got another son, Francisco. The second pregnancy was revealed on the red carpet of “London Evening Standard Theatre Awards”. Vanessa shared a photo of the baby on her Twitter account, proudly announcing that the second child has arrived. In a 2010 interview for The New York Times, Vanessa explained her relationship with Miranda: “He gets me in a way that no one else does. I’m a scientist at heart.
I try very hard not to let my emotions cloud my judgments and he’ll see through that and see what I’m really feeling.” In the same interview Miranda said: “Every once in a while, someone on the subway will holler at me. Otherwise, life is normal. Vanessa’s had people hollering at her all her life.” The couple has the same favorite video game “Grand Theft Auto”, which they played at the beginning of their relationship.
Husband Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on 16 January 1980 in New York City US. His father is a clinical psychologist and his mother is a former advisor of the New York City mayor Ed Koch and Democratic Party consultant. He has an older sister. As children, they were one month each year in Puerto Rico, at their grandparent’s house.
Miranda finished Hunter College Elementary and High school and continued his education at Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 2002. He started writing musicals during the days as a student, like “In the Heights” in 1999. The show was very successful so in 2008 was performed on Broadway and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards. It won four, among for Best Original Score and Best musical. It also won the Grammy Awards for Best Theatre Musical Album. Miranda was nominated at Tony Awards for Best actor in a musical. The show had 1.185 performances.
Miranda wrote music for commercials, was an English teacher and also a columnist for Manhattan Times.
In 2007 he appeared in an episode in “The Sopranos”, in an episode of “Modern Family” series in 2011 and in an episode of “How I met your mother” in 2013. He founded the hip hop theatre group “Freestyle Love Supreme” that performed on comedy festivals. Last year the group debuted on Broadway with the same title show. In 2014 Miranda won an Emmy Award for the song “Bigger!”. Meanwhile he has written a lot of songs and lyrics for musicals.
He was fascinated of the Alexander Hamilton since 2008, who was an American lawyer, politician and economist. So his work ended with “Hamilton” in 2015 that got positive critics and started to play on Broadway. Hamilton earned a lot of awards: Tony Award for Best musical, Miranda won Tony Awards for Best book of a musical and Best original score, the cast won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
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Miranda even won Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After the great success the cast members performed in the White House for the president Obama. Miranda collaborated with Disney in many projects since 2013. It started with the music for the animated movie “Moana”, for the Star Wars:The Force Awakens, he appeared in the TV animated series “Duck Tales” and the Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker.
A film adaptation of “In the Heights” will be released this year, with Miranda playing a role in it. He will compose 11 songs for the animated film “Vivo” that is expected to be released in 2021. He will be directing the musical “Tick Tick…Boom!” that is announced for 2021 on Netflix.
Miranda helped a lot after the Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. His song “Almost like praying” helped Hispanic Federation to raise $22 million for disaster relief. He played in “Hamilton” for the same purpose at Puerto Rico. His family donated $1 million for reconstruction of the University of Puerto Rico where the musical was planned to be performed. Miranda has received honorary degrees from few universities: Yeshiva University in 2009, Wesleyan University in 2015 and University in Pennsylvania in 2016.
He wrote two books. The first one in 2016 with Jeremy McCarter “Hamilton:The Revolution” and in 2018 with Johnny Sun “GMorning! GNight!:Little Pip Talks for Me&You.”
Vanessa is 5ft 4ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 127 lbs (58 kg). She has brown hair and brown eyes. Her vital statistics are not known at the moment.
Vanessa Nadal has a very successful career, as well as her husband. At the beginning of 2020 Miranda’s net worth is valued $50 million. He earned 3% of each “Hamilton” performance, so until 2017 he already had $12,7 million. He also earns from his roles, music, commercials etc.