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Inside 'General Hospital' Star Vinessa Antoine's Career and Motherhood

Olawale Ogunjimi
Nov 01, 2020
06:00 A.M.
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A sneak peek into Vinessa Antoine's life suggests she's a Jack of most trades. The young mother is a real example of a woman with cross-industry experience.


Known for her love for tackling injustice, police brutality, and gender discrimination, Vinessa Antoine was shattered by the murder of Breonna Taylor.

The stunning star took to Instagram to post a black and white picture, looking awesomely fierce as she encouraged Black women to fight for Black men. She also mentioned the need to deliberate on uplifting the black community in her caption.

Vinessa Antoine arrives at the 40th Anniversary of the Soap Opera Digest at The Argyle on February 24, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


The young mother stated that she wanted love and support for her fellow Black women, and through that, they can have a voice that would also help support the Black men.

While she worked from home, the activist seemed to have stirred a lot of motivation in women as a fan commented in adoration:

"..You always handled yourself with dignity even though you weren't seen or heard while on that show. I support you and all Black women.."


The acting star kick-started her career as a dancer at the age of 19 before joining Ailey Dance American Theatre, New York. She dived into a lot of theatre projects before settling into television.

Initially, the "General Hospital" actress was engaged in a lot of acting classes before she stumbled upon an audition for the movie series, "Diggstown."

Antoine harnessed more skills when she embarked on diverse activities that turned out to mark her as a variety of talents.


The judge, Floyd Kane, admitted they had auditioned close to 50 actresses but still didn't see that spark until they met Antoine. Her role as Marcie Diggs in the movie "Diggstown" saw her act as a corporate lawyer who didn't judge based on skin color, class, or gender. There were also wedding plans in play for the character.

The actress confessed she had had her fair share of relationship struggles. The constant clashes made the father of her children leave and never return, but what seemed like a setback only helped the young mother realize her love for cooking. After coming to terms with her husband going, she asked her sons:

"Do you guys want pancakes or waffles?"


The single mother stated that cooking was her escape from feeling anger and sadness. She indicated that their father called now and then, but she was totally on her own.

The food lover started venturing into new recipes which motivated her to begin a cooking website. She admits she's not perfect, but she enjoys each step as it comes.

The mother of two harnessed more skills when she embarked on diverse activities that turned out to mark her as multi-talented down to being a chauffeur.

The successful mother enjoys every moment of motherhood. In her own right, she has experienced success in all aspects and her children are proud.