Nina Lisandrello

as Tess Vargas

In The CW’s new drama, Beauty and The Beast, Nina Lisandrello plays Tess Vargas, a police detective partnered with Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk). The two women make a good team and have become close friends while working on countless homicide cases.

Born in New York, Lisandrello has appeared on numerous television shows including Nurse Jackie, Law and Order, Mercy and Conviction. She also recently starred in the films The Bleeding House, Pre and The Best and the Brightest, alongside Neil Patrick Harris.

Hometown: New York, NY
Birthday: July 1
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