Pre Emmerdale careerEdit
Michelle Hardwick was born on the 26th February 1976 (other sources say 1977). She started appearing in TV in 1995 after drama school. She had notable roles in Heartbeat, The Royal, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.
Michelle landed the role of Vanessa Woodfield in 2012 and first appeared later that year.
Michelle has been in Emmerdale for over 3 years as of 2016 playing Vanessa.