Vanderbilt grew up in Cripple Creek, Colorado, a small mountain town on the backside of Pikes Peak. She has a younger brother and sister. From a very early age she was involved with school and community theatre as well as organized school sports including cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, track and baseball. After graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Before settling into a career as an actress, Vanderbilt attended Make Up Designory in Burbank, California. A trade school specializing in film and television beauty, character, and SFX make-up.
She’s a known geek and enjoys comics, video games, costuming, fantasy books, Star Wars and all things Sci-fi.
Vanderbilt landed her first on-camera role in Hatchet in 2005. She played the deformed ‘Young Victor Crowley’, a part she was given because of her expertise with make-up. She has co-starred with Joel David Moore from Avatar in 2006s Spiral, and Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers in the 2010 Official Sundance Film Festival selection, Frozen. In 2010, she reprised her role in Hatchet 2 and acted in Milo Ventimiglias web-series Ultradome.
In 2013, you will find Vanderbilt playing ‘Pandora’ in the indie horror movie The Pandora Experiment, revisiting the swamps in Hatchet 3, guest starring on the horror-centric television series Holliston, and kicking ass in the web series Grayson: Earth One.
Both Team Unicorn and Danger Maiden Productions are currently in production on many other projects that will debut in 2013.