Conway near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Claim to Fame
Wheel of Fortune
Has Detailed Data (New)
North Myrtle Beach High School, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Full Name at Birth
Vanna Marie Rosich
TV Personality Actress (12 credits)
Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich; February 18, 1957) is an American television personality and film actress known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982.
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Herbert Stackley White Jr. (step father) (eal estate agent ), Miguel Angel Rosich (bio father)
Profile Bio Text
Personal Quote: (on her job on "Wheel") It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
Walk of Fame
Star on the Walk of Fame Television
On 20 April. At 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich; February 18, 1957) is an American television personality and film actress best known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982.
White was born in Conway, South Carolina the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich. Her father was Puerto Rican. He abandoned the family and White took the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate agent in what is now North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Actress (12 credits)
1998 Style & Substance (TV Series)
- Chelsea Gets an Opinion (1998) ... Vanna White
1993 Married with Children (TV Series)
Coco / Helen Granowinner
- The Proposition (1993) ... Coco / Helen Granowinner
1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- The Guinea Pigs (1992) ... Laurie Saunders (voice)
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
- Cyrano de Mario/Raiders of the Lost Mushroom (1989) ... Roxanne
1988 Goddess of Love (TV Movie)
1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Walking Point (1987) ... Vanna White
1986 227 (TV Series)
- The Wheel of Misfortune (1986) ... Vanna White
1982 Star of the Family (TV Series)
- The Boy Next Door (1982)
1981 Graduation Day
1981 Midnight Offerings (TV Movie)
1980 Gypsy Angels
Producer (2 credits)
2015 My Luchador (Short) (executive producer)
2014 A Chess Player (Short) (executive producer)
Thanks (1 credit)
1998 Wheel of Fortune (Video Game) (special thanks)
Self (50 credits)
1983-2015 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series)
Herself - Hostess / Herself - Clue Crew / Herself - Contestant / ...
- Veterans Week 2 (2015) ... Herself - Hostess
- Veterans Week 1 (2015) ... Herself - Hostess
- Take Me to Hawaii 5 (2015) ... Herself - Hostess
- Hawaii 4 (2015) ... Herself - Clue Crew
- Take Me to Hawaii 1 (2015) ... Herself - Hostess
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2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
- The Final Late Show with David Letterman (2015) ... Herself (uncredited)
2014 One Question Interviews (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- What Advice Does Vanna White Ask of Happy 80-year Olds? (2014) ... Herself - Guest
1989-2014 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series)
- Vanna White/Nick Cannon/Rachel Bilson (2014) ... Herself
- Episode dated 22 October 2007 (2007) ... Herself
- Episode dated 26 March 1991 (1991) ... Herself
- Episode dated 11 August 1989 (1989) ... Herself
2013 Katie (TV Series)
- Vanna White's 'Wheel of Fortune' Secrets (2013) ... Herself
2013 Marie (TV Series documentary)
- Vanna White & Johnathon Schaech (2013)
2011 The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award to Pat Sajak
2010 Wheel of Fortune (Video Game)
Herself - Co-Host
2008 Rachael Ray (TV Series)
- Episode #3.65 (2008) ... Herself
2008 American Idol (TV Series)
Herself - Audience Member
- The Top Nine Finalists Perform (2008) ... Herself - Audience Member
2007 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 October 2007 (2007) ... Herself
- Episode dated 17 August 2007 (2007) ... Herself
- Episode dated 14 August 2007 (2007) ... Herself
2006 Two Tickets to Paradise
2006 Open Access (TV Series)
- Charity Season (2006) ... Herself
2005 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Wheel of Fortune (2005) ... Herself
2003 The Wayne Brady Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 October 2003 (2003) ... Herself
2003 The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
2002 Contact: Talking to the Dead (TV Movie documentary)
2001 The King of Queens (TV Series)
- Inner Tube (2001) ... Herself
2000 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
- A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn (2000) ... Herself
1999 Howard Stern (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 February 1999 (1999) ... Herself
1999 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- George Carlin (1999) ... Herself
1999 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 January 1999 (1999) ... Herself
1998 Wheel of Fortune (Video Game)
Herself - Hostess
1998 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Donna Mills (1998) ... Herself
1996 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
- Episode #4.39 (1996) ... Herself
1996 65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Special)
1995 The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
1994 Double Dragon
1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
1994 Full House (TV Series)
- The Test (1994) ... Herself
1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
- Words Up! (1992) ... Herself
1992 American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special (TV Movie)
1982-1991 Wheel of Fortune (TV Series)
Herself - Hostess
- Episode dated 30 August 1991 (1991) ... Herself - Hostess
- Episode dated 19 March 1991 (1991) ... Herself - Hostess
- Episode dated 11 March 1991 (1991) ... Herself - Hostess
- Episode dated 14 January 1991 (1991) ... Herself - Hostess
- Episode dated 11 January 1991 (1991) ... Herself - Hostess
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1990 Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (TV Movie documentary)
1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Herself / Herself - Hostess
- God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman (1990) ... Herself
- Vowel Play (1990) ... Herself - Hostess
1990 The Howard Stern Show (TV Series)
- High School Yearbook (1990) ... Herself
1989 CBS This Morning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 July 1989 (1989) ... Herself
1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.88 (1989) ... Herself
- Episode #1.11 (1989) ... Herself
1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
- Episode #1.960 (1988) ... Herself
- Episode #1.959 (1988) ... Herself
1988 WrestleMania IV (TV Movie)
1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie)
Herself - Special Guest
1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 September 1987 (1987) ... Herself
- Episode dated 23 April 1987 (1987) ... Herself
1987 Bob Hope with His Beautiful Easter Bunnies and Other Friends (TV Special)
1986 The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Audience Member
1986 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
- The Day Garry Moved In (1986) ... Herself
1986 The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration (TV Movie documentary)
1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
- Wheel of Fortune (1986) ... Herself
1984 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Ted Knight (1984) ... Herself
1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- The Big Apple: Part 1 (1984) ... Herself
1980 The Price Is Right (TV Series)
Herself - Contestant
- Episode #8.186 (1980) ... Herself - Contestant
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2013 WWE Hall of Fame 2013 (TV Special)
2011 Pearl Jam Twenty (Documentary)
2009 WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection (Video)
2009 2009 Game Show Awards (TV Special)
2006 Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (Documentary)
1995 Married with Children (TV Series)
- My Favorite Married... (1995) ... Herself
1991 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
- Goodbye to All That (1991) ... Herself (uncredited)
Couple Profile Source
Atlanta School of Fashion
Spokesperson for SpringAir mattresses since 1986., TV commercials for Choice Hotels (1991), TV infomercial for Cybersonic2 power flosser (2003), TV commercial for Stove Top Stuffing (1986), Has a line of endorsed craft yarn called "Vanna's Choice" for knitters (2007-08).
www.nndb.com/people/380/000022314/, www.vannastyle.com/, www.biography.com/people/vanna-white-9542236, www.vannastyle.com
Wiki Bio Text
Date of Birth 18 February 1957, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Birth Name Vanna Marie Rosich
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Vanna White was born in Conway, South Carolina, not North Myrtle Beach as stated on the site. Her mother and stepfather, Herbert White raised her in North Myrtle Beach. This is shown on several other sites, including promotional sites from the cities of both Conway and North Myrtle Beach. I am 59 and had used White Realty which was run by her stepfather, Herbert White to rent beach houses all my life. Conway is inland from North Myrtle Beach by about 15 miles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caterfour
George Santo Pietro (31 December 1990 - 15 May 2002) (divorced) (2 children)
Her first car was a VW "Bug".
Takes her computer with her "wherever she goes".
Gets her Christmas shopping done VERY early in the year (Spring/Summer).
Was a cheerleader in school.
Nicknamed "Vanna Banana" in High School.
Used to list her occupation on Wheel of Fortune (1983) as "Letter Turner" (prior to the touch-sensitive game-board); now identifies herself as "TV Performer".
In 1992, she was recognized in "The Guinness Book of World Records" as "Television's Most Frequent Clapper." Averaging 720 claps per episode, she puts her hands together more than 28,800 times per season!.
Son Niko Santo Pietro (Nicholas), born 1994.
Daughter Gigi Santo Pietro (Giovanna), born 1997.
White files for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from restaurateur George Santo Pietro, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated in November. White is seeking joint custody of their two children. [May 2002]
Vanna was immortalized in a 'Weird Al' Yankovic song called "Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White" on his Even Worse Album. They later had a scene together in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).
Was one of the first four contestants on a 1980 episode of The Price Is Right (1972). She did not get out of Contestant's Row.
Niece of Greek-American actor Christopher George and Nick George.
Her blood type is AB+ (coincidentally, the same as her Wheel of Fortune (1983) co-host, Pat Sajak).
She was raised by her mother, Joan White, and her stepfather, Herbert White.
Vanna once owned two Learjet 35's.
Is of Puerto Rican, Italian and German descent.
5,000th episode of Wheel of Fortune (1983), with her and host Pat Sajak, aired Saturday, 28 February 2009.
Niece-in-law of Lynda Day George.
Personal Quotes (3)
I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.
(on her job on "Wheel") It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
I smoked some pot with the two wilder girls and came home with such an intense case of the munchies that I ate an entire meatloaf.
Biography by Nathan Southern
A native of Myrtle Beach, SC, longtime Wheel of Fortune hostess and letter-turner Vanna White attended the Atlanta School of Fashion Design and worked as a print model in the Atlanta area, then moved to Hollywood and landed bit roles in B-grade productions including Michael Crichton's Looker and the slasher outing Graduation Day (both 1981). In 1982, she was selected by Merv Griffin to co-host Wheel with Chuck Woolery successor Pat Sajak and remained with the program for decades, as did Sajak. Meanwhile, on the side, White became something of a national phenomenon and a pop-culture icon -- authoring and publishing a best-selling autobiography, emceeing her own exercise video in 1987, and landing cameo roles (often as herself) in outings including NBC's action adventure series The A-Team (in 1986) and the big-screen features Double Dragon and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (both 1994).
George Santo Pietro, child 1, child 2
Favorite TV Shows
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