Happily married to her husband, rapper and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Nadal remains one of the outstanding personalities we have in our society today. Although not many know her except as the wife of the New York City-born son of a Democratic Party consultant, Vanessa is a successful lawyer who has equally earned a widespread respect and admiration in her field. Here is what we know about the promising lawyer wife and mother of two children.
Who is Vanessa Nadal?
Vanessa Nadal is an American lawyer and former lab researcher. The New York native whose middle name is Adriana was born on August 28, 1982, to her father Frank Nadal. She was a student of the Hunter College High School where she graduated in 2000 before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to earn a degree in chemical engineering. After graduating in 2004, Vanessa, a scientist by heart decided to take a huge turn to pursue a career in law. She enrolled at Universidad Pontificia Comillas to study EU law, international comparative law in the Spanish language, as well as Spanish law. After about one year, she moved to Fordham University School of Law for her Juris Doctorate degree.
Talking about Vanessa’s career, she began in 2001 as a lab science researcher at the Australian Academy of Science. There, her main job was to examine tight junctions between epithelial and endothelial cells. However, she worked there for just three months before receiving an internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the MIT, Vanessa had her research on the interrelationship between genetic and environmental factors of type II diabetes by assessing the transcriptional profile of a cell determined via hybridization assays, among others.
In June 2003, Vanessa joined the Johnson & Johnson as a research intern. She also served as the Pharmaceutical company’s consumer products Worldwide between 2004 and 2007 but by 2008, after obtaining a degree in law, Vanessa Nadal then decided to settle in the New York City where she worked as an intern for the Supreme Court of NY Appellate Division and King Ramsey Perry & Howell, LLP. She later worked as an associate of an international law firm, Jones Day. There, she gained more experience as a lawyer as she got involved in several international, federal and state cases.
Additionally, Vanessa Nadal also handled cases that involved intellectual property, environmental litigation and breach of contracts. She left the law firm after working there for about five years. Currently, information about her job is not yet known.
Is She Married, Who is The Husband: Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Of course, Nadal is a married woman. She has been married to a Broadway Musical maestro and Tony-award-winning performer, lyricist, and composer, Lin Manuel Miranda since 2010. The couple knew each other way back since their high school years as they were famous in their fields but were at the same time, good friends. According to Miranda, he knew Vanessa as one of the most attractive ladies of her time. She “was gorgeous and I’m famously bad at talking to women I find attractive, I have a total lack of game,” he said.
The two met for the first time after their high school years when Miranda discovered Nadal’s Facebook profile and then invited her to his Freestyle Love Supreme show. They got into a relationship shortly afterwards and in 2010, they made it official at the Beldevere Mansion in Strasburg, New York, with most of their family friends and colleagues present. The wedding ceremony remains quite a memorable one as Miranda surprised his wife with his musical performance of the Fiddler on the Roof song “To Life”. The performance at the wedding has over six million views on YouTube.
Since then, the two has remained together as a couple despite their deferring careers. They also enjoy each other’s support in the success of their career. For instance, Miranda, while receiving the 2016 Tony Awards, where he won Best Original Score for Hamilton, acknowledged his wife’s support in his career success. “My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one. Our son is her most beautiful reprise,” he said.
Vanessa Nadal and her husband welcome their first child Sabastin in 2014, Three years after, in 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child. This was confirmed on February 2, 2018, as the couple announced via Twitter the birth of their second son Francisco.