Actress Vanessa Marano Popping Up on CSI

Actress Vanessa Marano, who is one of the cast of the popular ABC Family series Switched at Birth, will be popping up in a “harrowing role” on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

She will play Samantha, the estranged daughter of an ex-con named Frank (to be played by actor Johnny Messner). Frank learns that Samantha is a street gang groupie and sets out on a one-man mission to get his little girl back.

While TV viewers known Marano as artist teen Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth, she has also appeared in the short-lived series Scoundrels and made guest appearances on Medium, Without a Trace, Dexter, Gilmore Girls and The Young and the Restless as well as the telefilm Marry Me.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be back for its 12th season on CBS starting on September 21 at 10/9c.