Born in St. Louis and raised in Chicago, this mother of two has over a decade of experience captivating fans around the world with her one of a kind storytelling talent. Whether you see her on stage, television or hear her memorable voice on the radio, Vanessa is on a mission to empower her audience to overcome their struggles while laughing at hers. These can be hilarious tales describing her unique experiences in co-parenting, or stories about being the middle child in a large family or revealing anecdotes on the battle of being a strong, successful black woman. Her energy excites, her relatability comforts, and her exhilarating presence fills every room she visits with smiles and laughter.
Her television credits include appearances on Last Call (BounceTV), Comedy Knock Outs (TruTV), Tales (BET), and a recurring role on BounceTV’s Mann and Wife. Vanessa’s hilarious and bold stand-up comedy has been showcased on many shows such as Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (TruTV), HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, 1st Amendment Standup (STARZ) and Mike Epps Live at Club Nokia. As a writer she has worked on Raven’s Home (Disney), The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), Triumph Awards (Bounce TV), 106 & Park and The Mo’Nique Show (BET). Her film roles include Barber Shop 2: Back in Business and Kim Field’s Holiday Love: The Rebirth. Her quick wit and sharp humor are featured when she guests hosts on entertainment shows like DishNation (FOX). Currently, Ms. Fraction hosts a fun niche podcast, ComedyDogz, that is dedicated to comedians and their dogs. Vanessa, aka “Action Fraction” has also dedicated her life to training and empowering women. Fueled by an unfortunate physical attack by a fellow comedian. Vanessa became a certified self-defense instructor and teaches a class, Kicks & Comedy to strengthen women in learning self-defense and lift their spirits by infusing comedy.
A stand-up comedian, actor, writer and television personality who is equally smart, hilarious and a delight to watch both onstage and onscreen. To “sum” it all up Vanessa Fraction equals One Very Funny Lady!