From the boards of Broadway to the halls of justice, actress Vanita Harbour
finds that much of life is indeed "theater." Portraying District Attorney
Dara Jensen presents an opportunity for Ms. Harbour to access the many
skills of her professional craft. Her first airdate was March 28, 1996.
Ms. Harbour has long followed her dreams. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Vanita
knew early on that a performing career was her choice. She attended the
Cleveland School of the Arts, studying drama and dance. She earned a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and moved
immediately to New York City.
Television audiences became familiar with Ms. Harbour in August, 1990, when
she joined the cast of One Life to Live as Rika Price. She remained with the
series through August, 1991, during which time she fell in love with her
co-star, Allan Dean Moore. The couple married in 1993.
Concurrent with her role on the ABC daytime drama, Vanita was seen on
Broadway in the rousing musical, Once on This Island. She remained with the
musical production after her departure from One Life to Live and took to
the road with the national tour. Her other theatrical credits include the
lead in Nomathemba at the Steppenwolf Playhouse and Blues in the Night at
the Pasadena Playhouse and the Arizona Theatre Company, among others.
Ms. Harbour's television credits include appearances on Dream On, Living
Single, Muddling Through and Days of Our Lives.
Vanita enjoys playing the piano and beach walks with her husband. Vanita
and her husband live in Los Angeles with the newest addition to their
family, son Ezra Brendan.