"I Was a Make-A-Wish Kid": SNL's Star Vanessa Bayer Reveals Her Childhood Battle with Cancer!

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"I Was a Make-A-Wish Kid": SNL's Star Vanessa Bayer Reveals Her Childhood Battle with Cancer!

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1981-11-14
  • Age 39 Years 2 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Orange, Ohio, United States
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Name Vanessa Polster Bayer
  • Zodiac Sign Scorpio
  • Ethnicity/Race Ashkenazi Jewish
  • Father Todd Bayer
  • Mother Carolyn Bayer
  • Brother/s Jonah Bayer
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Boyfriend Not Known
  • Net Worth $1 Million (Estimated)
  • Career 2009-present
  • High School Orange High School
  • College University of Pennsylvania
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'6" (168 cm)
  • Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 8 (US)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Eye Color Brownish Black
  • Lesbian No

Everyone goes through a lot of ups and downs in his or her life, but what matters is that life goes on and you only live once.

Millions have survived struggles and still managed to live their lives. And people battling with cancer fight every day so that they could live one more day of their lives. SNL star Vanessa Bayer has a similar kind of story for her fans.

Battle With Cancer: Make-A-Wish Kid

Vanessa was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 15. Though the Ohio native struggled with the disease for a long time, she was always confident and optimistic about the outcome of the treatment.

The Ibiza actress also became a Make-a-wish kid and had her wish of a trip to Hawaii with her family come true. She even thanks her struggles (fight with Leukemia) for what she has become now.

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Vanessa and her family smile outwardly for a photo (Photo: People.com)

Vanessa always had a motivating family and a friend circle which helped her during her battle with cancer. She was "not scared" during her cancer battle as her  father and friends would make the funniest jokes based on her cancer and in an interview with People on 30 November 2016, she stated,

“My dad is a really funny guy, and we would make jokes about my leukemia. When my friends would come over, we would joke about it too. It’s sort of messed up out of context, but it put everybody at ease. Being sick is the reason I went into comedy.”

And after cracking jokes on her disease, her interest in the comedy genre started to make a fuss. So, the Trainwreck actress often credits her sickness for the incredible comic timing she possesses.

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Dating Santa Baby Co-star Off Screen?; Pregnant Rumors

Seen as Ryan Gosling’s wife in a skit titled Santa Baby, Vanessa did her job brilliantly on screen. The pair looked perfect in the skit: they cuddled over the enthusiasm and got overwhelmed by the idea of meeting Santa Claus.

However, in real life there is no such fire between them, Bayer has neutral feelings for Ryan, even though the actor is everyone's dream boy.

Since Ryan is very much loyal to his wife Eva Mendes and shares two children, Esmeralda Amada Gosling and Amada Lee Gosling, the rumor of the co-actors' romance sound completely inappropriate.

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The 37-year-old actress amazed her fans when her pictures flaunting a big belly swirled around the internet. Viewers started making the fuss that she was pregnant. But in fact, her big belly was not a baby bump but was instead for some acting job. 

Fans get confused with Vanessa' big belly to baby bump (Photo: Mike O'Brien's Twitter)  

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Bayer said she had no time for dating or a boyfriend since her work and career kept herself too busy.

Moreover, since there are no records of Bayer engaged with any guy so far, perhaps Bayer is also trying to keep her love life confidential.

Further, after her interview with Cosmopolitan, it can be deduced that she is too busy working and maintaining her stardom. So, it's apparent that Bayer is not dating anyone apparently. She even stated,

"I moved to New York, and that's kind of a different dating scene, and my schedule with SNL is really busy, so it can be challenging to make time for dating. But I've also met so many fun and cool people that, in some ways, that's been a helpful thing for dating. I think it's changed for the better."

Since she was busy with her work with Saturday Night Live  (SNL) from the year 2010, she went through many ups and downs into her career.

Career: Exit And Return To SNL; Net Worth

Since she described her career plays the major role in keeping her busy, she bid the painful goodbye to the show, Saturday Night Live, after seven years of being the regular cast in 2017.

She got her first Emmy-Nomination from the show and regarded the show as the home and the cast member as her family members. But she gave a heart-ache when she disclosed that she is done with the show. 

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She did seven seasons with the show and in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, she stated that she felt that it was time for someone else to do her job.

But after a year in 2018, she again surprised the audience, this time with the delightful news, with her return to SNL.  She is the longest-running female cast member in the show.

Being a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2010 and acting in a lot of small roles in various films and series like Trainwreck, Carrie Pilby, Office Christmas Party and Despicable Me 2, Vanessa Bayer owns a net worth is of $1 million.