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Venessa Villanueva

Venessa Villanueva is a famous American actress who rose her fame for her work in the 2011 action film, Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns. Other than this, Venessa Villanueva became accustomed to fame after marrying Chris Perez, a musician, and guitarist for Selena Y. Los Dinos, a Tijuana band. However, the end of their fairytale love story did not go as well and the couple separated afterward.

Early Life and Childhood

The exact date of birth of the actress is missing. However, her age is certainly 37 years old as of 2024. Venessa holds an American nationality and belongs to the Mexican-American ethnicity. Moreover, she follows Christianity and her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Before she was born, her parents had migrated to Mexico. She was born in the USA. She currently resides in California, United States. Regarding her educational background, she completed her studies at a local high school.

Then, she attended The University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and received her bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy. Villanueva is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.

Venessa Villanueva – Relationship Status

Venessa Villanueva is a divorcee and is not having an affair with anyone currently.  Even if she is dating someone, there is no information about it. Prior, she was a married woman. She had tied the knot with Chris Perez. The couple met in the year 1998.

John Zara, a mutual friend, introduced them. After several years of relationship, Chris married to Venessa on 26 Oct 2001. The pair also welcomed two babies together, a son Noah, and a daughter Cassie.

The couple kids are also into music and Casey plays French horn and enjoys listening to her father playing guitar.

She and Chris both take great pride in their children and care deeply for them, Even Chris posts pictures with them on Instagram. Despite their beautiful relationship, the couple wasn’t able to carry on their marital life for so long. As a result, the couple split up in 2008.

According to sources, he drank separately and that is why she filed for divorce from her husband. Other sources claim that it was difficult for him to leave the memories of his deceased wife, Selena, as well as her family, and he even commented that he wanted to dig gold.

Therefore, she is single and is enjoying her life to the fullest.


Chris Perez was first married to Selena Quintanilla, a girl who was a member of the Tejano band “Selena y Los Dinos”. Just like Vanessa, she was also a singer, or to be more precise, the lead singer of the band Chris was in.

A magazine even named her ‘the queen of Tejano music’. He was married to Selena from 1992 to 1995 when she was murdered by a friend Yolanda Saldivar. In 2012, he even wrote a book “To Selena, With Love” about their love and marriage.

There were photos of them in the book and love letters they exchanged. In an interview where the book was mentioned, he said: ‘I thought it should be honest, with dignity.

I knew there would be things that would make me feel uncomfortable, but I think I wrote the book with respect.’ He still talks to Selena’s family and makes sure that they are doing okay.

Also, he regularly posts pictures with Selena and thanks her fans for keeping her legacy alive and paying respects.

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Caption: Venessa Villanueva with her ex-husband and children (Source: BiographyPedia)

Venessa Villanueva – Career and Professional Life

Venessa Villanueva managed to find recent work in the film industry and contributed to the preparation of the two-piece. Her IMD record states that she helped create “Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns” in 2011.

All of this has happened since her divorce from her former husband, which means she is trying to branch out and use her popularity in many new ways.

She is also famous for the TV series, “Forgotten Memories” which got out in the year 2015. Her role in the film was of Gabby Valdes. Following the separation from her former husband Chris, her career took a significant step forward.

She succeeded in celebrating her popularity in her way. Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp and her favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston. Also, she likes white color and loves Italian food to eat. Her favorite place is Switzerland.

More about her career

Coming to her ex-husband’s career, in 1990, Chris and his band worked on “Ven Conmigo”, consisting of songs such as “Baila Esta Cumbia”, “Enamorada de Ti”, “Aunque No Salga el Sol” and “No Quiero Saber”.

The album ultimately received a positive response from critics and was eventually certified triple platinum. After that, he was present on albums such as “Entre a Mi Mundi”, in 1992.

The album was of 10 tracks, including “¿Qué Creias?”, “Siempre Estoy Pensando En Ti”, “Missing My Baby” and “Amame”, and was positively reviewed by critics, peaking at number one on the US Regional Mexican Albums chart.

Reportedly, at this time Chris and Selena began seeing each other as something more than just colleagues, but her father and the manager of the group disagreed with their liaison, which led to Chris leaving the band.

Nonetheless, he subsequently returned, and his relationship with Selena was accepted this time. The final album of the group – “Dreaming of You” – was out in 1995 as an homage to Selena, after she was killed by her assistant.

Pérez then went on to make a break from music, only to return and form the Chris Pérez Band, with whom he worked on albums such as “Resurrection”, dedicated to his late wife.

He also wrote a book dedicated to her, “To Selena, With Love” and he keeps in touch with Selena’s family.

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Caption: Venessa Villanueva when she was an actress (Source: Pinterest)

Venessa Villanueva – Net Worth 2024

As of 2020, Venessa Villanueva’s net worth is around USD 100,000. Her salary is unknown. However, looking at her lifestyle, she lives an aristocratic lifestyle.

Venessa Villanueva wanted to have a luxurious life and to lead an expensive lifestyle. Some sources say that for the final settlement of the property, she even wanted to take away all her property.


In 2008, the relationship between her and Chris deteriorated as the couple officially divorced. Chris was due to accusing of his wild outdoor activities behind the couple’s separation and eventually divorce.

Venessa Villanueva also claimed that Chris was fond of using too much alcohol and recreational drugs. He had never taken good care of her while he was busy with the party avoiding her.

It was also reported that she demanded all of Perez’s property and assets as part of the final property settlement. Chris was annoyed by the divorce and stated: ‘Divorce is a pain in the ass, especially when people try to start drama with you.

Fortunately, there’s peace now. She was even labeled as the Lady of Luxury by Perez’s family.

Social Media

Despite being a public figure, Venessa Villanueva isn’t active on any social media, and isn’t too keen on sharing too much with the media, as she prefers staying secretive on some subjects.

Venessa Villanueva neither uses Instagram nor Twitter and also not Facebook. All she wants is a peaceful life with her children and no public attention.

Body Measurements

Regarding Venessa Villanueva’s body measurement, she has a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Her weight is 55 kg or 121 lbs. Similarly, her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches and her bra size is 32 B.

Also, she wears a shoe size of 6 UK and she wears a dress size of 3. Moreover, she has a pair of very beautiful greyish eyes and black hair. As an actress, she is a fitness freak and she has a slim body. She likes to do yoga, hiking, and cardio as well.