Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton
Real Name/Full Name Vanessa Lee Carton
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Vanessa Carlton
Birth Place: Milford, Pennsylvania, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 August 1980
Age/How Old: 43 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 126 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father –Edmund Carlton
Mother –Heidi Lee
Siblings: Gwen, Edmund
School: School of American Ballet
College: Columbia University
Religion:sC N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: John McCauley
Kids/Children Name: Sidney
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Born in Milford, Vanessa is an American musician who has been in the industry professionally since 2001. She loved music as a kid and used to sing in school. After school, she chooses to pursue music as a career and performed in clubs and bars as she continued with her high school education. After signing with A&M Records, she released her first album, “Be Not Noboby’ which was released in 2002.

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Biography and Early Life

Vanessa Lee was born on 16th August 1980 in Milford, Pennsylvania in the United States. Her father Edmund Carlton is a pilot while her mother Heidi Lee is a pianist and teaches music in schools. She is the eldest of her parents’ three children with Gwen being her younger sister and Edmund her younger brother.

The three were raised together and developed a strong bond growing up. Her dad is of Jewish origin with her mother being of Russian-Jewish descent. With Vanessa getting interested in music since her young age, her mother took it upon herself to coach her daughter.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Vanessa Carlton in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Vanessa Carlton’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 16 August 1980. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 126 lbs in Pound and 57kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and her hair color is Dark Brown.


As a kid, Vanessa developed a love for ballet which led to her joining the School of American Ballet at the tender age of 14. After completion of her ballet course, she started performing in clubs in the community. This led to her confidence in singing growing. She later relocated to New York where she joined Columbia University for further studies. With music taking center stage in her life, she dropped out of university after only one year to concentrate on her music career.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

With speculations and rumors starting to pop up about her sexual life, Vanessa came out to reveal she is bisexual on 19th June 2010 and she has no regrets. In the early 2000s, Vanessa was rumored to be dating John Meyer, but their relationship didn’t last long. Later she got into a relationship with Stephan Jenkins and to avoid paparazzi and media scrutiny, they decided to relocate to San Francisco. Just like her relationship with Mayer, they ended the relationship amicably.

Vanessa later met John McCauley and the two started dating. On October 2013, she announced they were expecting their first child. The pregnancy was difficult was ectopic which led to her suffering a raptured tube causing internal bleeding. This resulted to her losing her right fallopian tube. After the setback, she married McCauley on 27th December 2013 with her best friend Stevie Nicks officiating the ceremony. On 13th January 2015, she gave birth to her firstborn daughter Sidney.

Is Vanessa Carlton Lesbian?

Vanessa came out openly as bisexual in 2010 claiming she was happy of her sexual orientation. Though she is bisexual, there’s no record of her being in a relationship with women.

Professional Career

After meeting Peter Zizzo, she recorded a demo with him which led to her being signed by A&M Records and immediately began recording her first album. The album took longer to be recorded which made Vanessa grow frustrated. Upon the intervention on the record’s president Ron Flair, the album, “Be Not Noboby” was released in early 2002 and became an instant hit. The album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

In November 2004, she released her second album, Haronium which was produced by her ex-boyfriend Stephan Jenkin. In total, she has six albums to her name with the latest Love is art being released in 2020. In early 2021, she revealed to her fans she will be re-releasing the album later in the year with additional songs.


With the recording of her first album becoming a struggle, the album was released becoming a hit across the United States. The album got three Grammy Awards nominations one for Song of the Year, then Record of the Year, and Best Instrumental-Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist. Her debut single,”A Thousand Miles” topped at number six as the most-played song of the year.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vanessa Carlton in 2024

Vanessa Carlton Net Worth
Vanessa Carlton Net Worth

With her rise to stardom coming with her first album, Vanessa has made a fortune through her music career. Her first album sold two million copies and more all over the world. As of 2024, Vanessa has a net worth of $12 million. With no signs of her slowing down, her fortune is expected to increase as the year progresses.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She wanted to become a ballet dancer before settling on music
  • She battled depression and anorexia as a teenager
  • She started writing her first single, “A Thousand Miles” when she was sixteen

In 2005, Vanessa decided to compete in the New York City Marathon where she pledged to donate all her pledge money to an NGO, “Musicians on Call” which is involved in entertaining patients at their bedsides.


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