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Meet Vanessa Baden - Former "Gullah Gullah" Child Actress From Nickelodeon

Published Wed Mar 17 2021 By Aashika
Meet Vanessa Baden - Former "Gullah Gullah" Child Actress From Nickelodeon

Vanessa Baden is a well-known person of Hollywood who has worked as an actress, writer, director, and producer. She is known for appearing in the film "Secrets of the Magic City" in the character Tracey. 

On 8th September 1985, she was born in Manhattan Beach, California, United States. The actress passed her childhood in Satellite Beach, Florida. She was a model in print ads. 

Let's look at some information to know more about Baden. 

Is Baden Married Woman?

Yes, Baden is married to her long-term boyfriend, RJ Kelly. The couple dated for several years and decided to exchange the vows which were held on 24th August 2013. Since then, they have been living a happy married life with their son. 

The two never miss a chance to show love, in fact on the social page, they usually share pictures and videos with lovable captions.   

A picture of Vanessa Baden with her husband RJ Kelly and son Ryder James Kelly. 
Image Source: Instagram 

Does Actress Have Children?

The child actress of 'Gullah Gullah Island' is now the mother of one child. She gave birth to a son, Ryder James Kelly on 17th November 2015. He is raising by his parents as a happy child. Her son is often featured on her Instagram account. 

Ryder is currently learning music with his daddy which shows that he will be following in his father's footsteps in the future.

Vanessa Baden shared the picture of her son where he is playing guitar. 
Image Source: Instagram 

How Much Net Worth Does Baden Have?

Vanessa Baden has an estimated net worth of $1 million which she earned through her successful career in Hollywood. In 1994, she steps into the entertainment industry by making her debut in the television series "My Brother and Me" as Janey. 

Her career break when the actress portrayed the role of Vanessa in the Nickelodeon children's tv series, "Gullah Gullah Island". After that, the star appeared in many series and films such as "Kenan & Kel", "Rosewood", "Figure It Out", "Franchise", and so on. 

Awards and Nomination

In 2019, she received Daytime Emmy Award for her outstanding performance in Digital Daytime Drama Series "Giants".  Also, for the same award, she broke the record by being 11 times nominated in the category Outstanding Writing for the same series. 

Vanessa Baden spotted with Daytime Emmy Award.
Image Source: Pinterest 


Aside from working in the industry, Mrs. Kelly has an active member in social works. She is an Ambassador for the "RuJohn Foundation". The actress has led several campaigns for "The Trayvon Martin Foundation", "Community Coalition South LA". Also some political campaigns such as the "Ndoum Presidental Campaign", "Obama for America '08".  

Upcoming Project

The actress will launch her easy collection, "Far Away from Close to Home: A Black Millennial Woman in Progress". It will be published in May 2021 by Three Rooms Press.

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