It’s difficult to not admire any lady who’s beautiful and brainy like Vanessa Nadal. She is an American scientist, and wait for it – a lawyer as well! She has degrees in law and engineering from some of the most renowned institutions in the U.S. Vanessa has also worked in the R and D department of some esteemed companies but is now practicing as an attorney.
In fact, a perusal of her professional profile would have you confused as to whether you are reading about one individual or two. Apart from her remarkable career achievements, Vanessa Nadal is also well known as the wife of Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The smitten Miranda never fails to acknowledge his wife when receiving an award or recognition. Let’s learn more about the beautiful Nadal…
Vanessa Nadal Bio (Education)
Vanessa Adriana Nadal was born on the 18th of August 1982 in New York City. She spent her formative years in New York and had her education at Hunter College High School. Her time at Hunter College commenced in 1994 and she obtained her diploma in 2000. While in high school, Nadal was independent-minded, opinionated, and intelligent; refusing to seek cheap popularity.
After high school, Lady Nadal proceeded to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she studied chemical engineering. She spent four years there and graduated in 2004. While at MIT, Nadal did several internships. She worked as a lab researcher at Austrian Academy of Sciences (June 2001 to August 2001), research intern at MIT (January 2002 to September 2002), and at Johnson & Johnson (June 2003 to August 2003).
When she graduated, she worked as a researcher at Johnson & Johnson for three years. Between 2004 and 2007, she worked in their unit, tasked with creating age-defying skin products. Vanessa Nadal returned to school again in 2007, this time to study law. She obtained the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2010. She also studied EU law, Spanish Law, and International Comparative Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid; this was in 2009.
Nadal commenced her legal career as an intern at various prestigious places. They include the appellate division of the Supreme Court of New York (May to June 2008), King Ramsey Perry & Howell LLP (January 2008 to August 2008), and Jones Day (May 2009 to August 2009). Upon graduating from law school, Nadal returned to the renowned New York law firm, Jones Day, as a fulltime associate between 2011 and 2016. She has worked on a variety of areas such as Environmental Rights, Intellectual Property, and Contract Law.
Parents and Nationality
Not much information is available about Nadal’s family background. Her mother’s name is not publicly available. It is also not known whether she has siblings or is an only child. We, however, do know that her father’s name is Frank Nadal. Her ethnicity is Latino while her nationality is American.
Some people do ask whether Vanessa is related to the famous tennis player, Rafael Nadal. Even, there are those who have gone ahead to assume that they share some form of relationship. If you are one of those, we are sorry to burst your bubble; they are not related.
Her Husband (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Kids
The brilliant Nadal is married to Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is an award-winning actor, composer, lyricist, and writer. He is most famous for creating the Broadway musicals, In the Heights and Hamilton. The couple first met while in high school; Nadal was two years behind Miranda. Miranda was immediately attracted to her but lacked the guts to talk to her. They both later graduated and went their separate ways. But as fate would have it, they reconnected in 2005 after the Hamilton star found her profile on Facebook.
He messaged and invited her to one of his events. She accepted and they later commenced a relationship. They remained lovers for several years before they got married in 2010 – on the 5th of September at the Belvedere Mansion, overlooking the Hudson River in Staatsburg, New York.
Nadal stunned in a beautiful, strapless, Oscar de la Renta gown. Her groom, on the other hand, wowed the crowd with a touching musical rendition to her. Vanessa Nadal and her husband have two children together. They are Sebastian (born in November 2014) and Francisco (born in February 2018).