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Does Bay Kennish Have Any Tattoos On 'Switched at Birth'? Vanessa Marano Spills!

Does Bay Kennish Have Any Tattoos On 'Switched at Birth'? Vanessa Marano Spills!

Vanessa Marano plays multi-talented artist Bay Kennish in Switched At Birth.

She’s so talented but instead of showing her art in galleries, she’s going in a different direction.

“She’s a tattoo artist at the moment. For this season, that’s the area we’re going to see her in now. We’re going to see a lot of Bay in the Kansas City tattoo scene,” Vanessa revealed of Bay’s new line of work.

When we asked if she thought Bay had any herself, she told us: “It would be really difficult for a tattoo artist not to have any tattoos…

“However, we didn’t see any tattoos on her last season at all. So, if she has one, it would have to be in an area that you don’t see.”

“You’ll just have to tune in to see about those tattoos she may or may not have,” Vanessa teased. “If she got a tattoo in an unseen place, she would’ve gotten that in China, I think. I’m not saying it happened, but I’m not saying it didn’t either.”

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.

Vanessa Marano: Bay & Daphne Will Be Very Different Aunts To Baby Carlton in 'Switched at Birth's Final Season

Vanessa Marano: Bay & Daphne Will Be Very Different Aunts To Baby Carlton in 'Switched at Birth's Final Season

Let’s call it like it is here — Vanessa Marano and her Switched At Birth character Bay, would be the most awesome aunts ever!

The actress chatted with JJJ on how the family dynamic has changed in the new season, since there’s now a baby on the set.

“I think Bay will be a wacky aunt, eventually,” Vanessa told us. “She’s going to be the fun, crazy aunt to baby Carlton. Daphne is the one who’s going to be ‘you can’t have that much sugar’ and Bay will come in and say ‘Yea, you can’.”


“We get to see baby Carlton this season, which is amazing because I love babies. I love having them on set.”

She added about the feel on the set: “I think I’m the only one who loves having them on set. Usually, they cry and make things difficult and they’re holding up production and it’s crazy. But I still love them. I’m a big fan of playing peek-a-boo with them.”

See, best fake aunt ever!

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.

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Vanessa Marano Previews 'Switched At Birth' Season Five Storylines (Exclusive)

Vanessa Marano Previews 'Switched At Birth' Season Five Storylines (Exclusive)

We’re down to just a few weeks left until the final season premiere of Switched At Birth.

Star Vanessa Marano met up with JJJ to discuss what fans will be seeing in the final 10 episodes and what they won’t be seeing.

“Every year we have a main plot that ends up affecting everyone and informs a lot of the season,” she explains. “We do a special episode every season – whether it be the all ASL episode or the What If episode – and last season, the storyline was about Bay’s assault.”

For this season, she was mum on what topic would be the center, however, Vanessa did dish on all the characters we’ll see come into the spotlight.

“We’re diving into a new storyline this season that will affect everyone and will also affect a lot of our supporting characters, as well as our main cast. Our supporting characters have a lot on their plates this season…which is going to be so great to see because we have amazing guest actors and it’s nice to give them a juicy storyline, which is happening this season.”

One character you WILL see back? Tank, played by Max Adler.

“I can’t tell you how he’s coming back, but we will seeing the face of Tank on this upcoming season,” she teased.

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.

'Switched At Birth's Vanessa Marano Recalls Her First Impression of 'Swister' Katie Leclerc

'Switched At Birth's Vanessa Marano Recalls Her First Impression of 'Swister' Katie Leclerc

If you’ve been following Switched at Birth and its’ cast since the start, then you know that stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc are insanely close.

So close, that in event of a zombie apocalypse, Vanessa would be with Katie over everyone else: “I know the one who’s going to survive is Katie. Katie is very prepared for a zombie apocalypse.”

JJJ spoke with Vanessa about bonding with the cast during the first season of the hit Freeform show, and she did us a solid, remembering her first impression of just about everyone!

“We all get along really well. I have a very specific memory of us shooting in the Kennish house and it wasn’t a set yet,” Vanessa recalls. “It was a real house we were shooting in we had to be upstairs in the attic, which was our ‘holding area’.”

“The first thing [I remember] was Katie teaching us all a dirty sign. That was our first bonding experience (laughs).”

She continues, “I remember Constance [Marie], D.W. [Moffett] and Lea [Thompson] all trading stories about Jimmy Burrows, the director because they had all worked with him before that. We all just got along so well.”

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Vanessa Marano on 'Switched at Birth's Final Season: 'Bay & Daphne Come Home & Stay Home'

Vanessa Marano on 'Switched at Birth's Final Season: 'Bay & Daphne Come Home & Stay Home'

It kind of sounds like Bay and Daphne might be grounded…in some sort of way.

When Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano spoke to JJJ recently, she opened up about the phone call that calls them home, which we’ll see in the premiere episode on January 31st.

“I want everyone to keep in mind that when we shot that ending scene, we – myself and Katie – had no idea what the phone call was,” she clarifies about the end of season four.

“We shot that scene not knowing pretty much anything – of what the phone call was, of how they got to China, no information whatsoever and we were very confused.”

Vanessa added, “Now we actually know that information…I can tell you that us being in China has nothing to do with the phone call that we received. I can tell you that we do come home. Bay and Daphne are back in Kansas City this season. The phone call forces them to come home and stay home.”

What else will we see in the premiere episode? “Bay is actually speaking more Chinese this season,” she tells us. “I’m not happy about it, but you know, it’s Switched At Birth and there are just so many languages on this show.”

FYI: Vanessa, wearing Imagine Vince Camuto heels, is also pictured at the Disney/ABC TCA Party at the Langham Hotel on Tuesday night (January 10) in Pasadena, Calif.

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Laura Marano & Vanessa Marano Color Coordinate For HBO's Golden Globes Party

Laura Marano & Vanessa Marano Color Coordinate For HBO's Golden Globes Party

Laura Marano and her older sister Vanessa are the most stylish sisters we’ve ever known!

The two actresses stepped out for HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on Sunday night (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

It looks like Vanessa and Laura color-coordinated their looks too — and JJJ loves it! They look so good.

While at the party, Vanessa ran into her Switched at Birth TV mom, Lea Thompson. Check out the pic below!

Mother and daughter reunited! #switchedatbirth @leakthompson @vanessamarano

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FYI: Laura wore a Rita Vinieris gown, Judith Leiber bag, Manolo Blahnik heelsm a Noudar choker and rings, Kat Florence cuff, and Borgioni ear cuff. Vanessa wore a Fouad Sarkis Couture gown with a Vince Camuto bag, Yves Saint Laurent shoes, Forevermark jewels and Mattia Cielo choker.

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11 Times that Laura Marano & Vanessa Marano Were #SisterGoals in 2016

11 Times that Laura Marano & Vanessa Marano Were #SisterGoals in 2016

Laura Marano and Vanessa Marano give meaning to the phrase “dream team.”

They’re like the Von Trapps, but instead of riding bikes through the woods donning curtains, they pose in designer gowns, support one another’s dreams and goals, and take adorable selfies — all while being stunning, ambitious and totally inspirational.

The Austin & Ally star and her sis, who stars on Switched At Birth, had a fun year together!

Here are some of our favorite #Lauressa moments:

1. When they posted #throwbackthursday pics with the rest of us:

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2. When they casually took pictures with Grace Vanderwaal, the America’s Got Talent winner:

With #AGT winner @gracevanderwaal at #JingleBall! ?? @z100newyork @iheartradio

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VIDEO: Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Thank The Fans In 'Switched at Birth's New Season Promo

VIDEO: Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Thank The Fans In 'Switched at Birth's New Season Promo

The new promo for Switched at Birth‘s final season is here!

The brand-new visual doesn’t have any new scenes to reveal, but it’s still giving us all the feels because of Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano‘s sisterhood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics from Switched At Birth

Lucas Grabeel, Marlee Matlin, D.W. Moffatt, Constance Marie and Lea Thompson also appear in the vid, thanking fans for giving them five seasons full of drama and family.

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.


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