Whether followers know Vanessa Ray from Pretty Little Liars or Blue Bloods, they could know her background is stuffed with musical theater. So it’s becoming that she lately married a Four Season— not less than a Four Season adjoining.
That can be Landon Beard. Beard is just not a family identify, however he’s identified in music and theater circles as a singer supporting the famed band Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on tour. What makes the actual life love story much more attention-grabbing is that it mirrors Ray’s fictional one on Blue Bloods.
Who is Landon Beard, apart from Vanessa Ray’s husband?
Beard is generally a background participant who has taken a number of steps out to the entrance of the stage in his musical profession. He’s additionally dated a fellow singer earlier than: Lea Michele. The actress most well-known for Glee dated Beard when she starred in Spring Awakening in 2008, earlier than Glee made her fame nationwide.
In his bio for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway, Beard writes that his profession started with a Kodak industrial when he was three years outdated. His most notable gig has been with Frankie Valli, though to be clear, this isn’t the Broadway hit Jersey Boys concerning the legendary 60s band. This is for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway, that includes Valli himself.
His Playbill biography reads, “When not on the road with Mr. Valli, Landon tours with his group The Modern Gentlemen with his fellow FV singers, Brian, Brandon and Todd. Stay tuned! Thanks to his family, friends and his beautiful new wife, Vanessa!”
Vanessa Ray has sung rather a lot in her early profession
Pretty Little Liars and Blue Bloods should not identified for musical numbers, however Ray lower her enamel on musicals. Ray earned her Actors Equity card taking part in Rusty who sings “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” from Footloose. Other performances embrace originating the function of Nemo within the Finding Nemo musical at Disney World in Orlando. She additionally carried out in Hair on Broadway.
Her large break got here in 2013 when she received the function of CeCe Drake in Pretty Little Liars. She mentioned of her character, a blonde stylist, “It’s so fun to do, and what a crazy character I get to play. She’s sort of a sociopath. I think she’s so weird because she’s, like, 22 but hangs out with high-schoolers.”
After Pretty Little Lies ran its course, she joined the forged of Blue Bloods throughout its fourth season, taking part in the rookie cop Eddie Janko who hooks up with Eddie Reagan in additional methods than one. That stays her most important gig to at the present time.
Vanessa and Eddie each received married
Vanessa Ray married Landon Beard in 2015. As reported by the marriage website The Knot, the ceremony was so relaxed that “guests were given tambourines to create their own playlist of sorts, and both the bride and groom’s fathers officiated the ceremony.”
Not lengthy after that, artwork imitated life, and Ray’s character Eddie married Jamie Regan, performed by Will Estes. Eddie had been a rookie cop that Eddie was none too happy about overseeing, however the pair engaged in a dangerous relationship culminating in nuptials. Ray informed CBS that “except for the romance, there are such a lot of instances one in every of our conversations will find yourself within the story. I’ll take a look at a script and be like, We simply had this argument or We simply talked about that factor!“
Ray additionally informed CBS about her how actual life wedding ceremony deviated from the imaginary one. The two truly crossed as a result of Landon got here to the costume becoming for Blue Bloods.
She mentioned, “He really did give his two cents. It was a collaboration. Our costume person, Michael Woll, and I found one we were all happiest with. When I actually got married it was a nontraditional dress. This is the complete opposite; it’s very traditional. Mine was pale pink with a green muslin skirt and a separate fitted top. It was a very hippie-girl-in-the-trees kind of feel.”