Veronica and Vanessa Merrell at the 2018 Global Education and Skills Forum
|Born||Veronica Jo Merrell|
Vanessa Jo Merrell
August 6, 1996
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||YouTube personalities, actresses, musicians|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (157 cm)|
|Subscribers||4 million subscribers|
|Total views||774 million views|
Veronica Jo Merrell and Vanessa Jo Merrell (born August 6, 1996), known as the Merrell Twins, are identical twin American YouTubers, actresses, and musicians.
The Merrell Twins are identical twin sisters born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 6, 1996. Veronica "Roni" is 45 minutes older than Vanessa "Nessa". They grew up in Kansas City before moving to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 16 to pursue a career in acting. They also had a very short time with Disney Channel.
The Merrell Twins started making YouTube videos in 2009. Their videos are produced and edited by their father, Paul Merrell. They have appeared in AwesomenessTV videos and had recurring roles on the television show Jane the Virgin. They appeared in the 2016 film The Standoff. At the 8th Shorty Awards, they won for YouNower of the Year.
They won a Streamy Award for Best Live Social Media in 2016. In 2018, they were nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, Choice Female Web Star and Choice YouTuber. They won the 2018 Streamy Award in the Lifestyle category. In July 2018, the Merrell Twins released their clothing line, and since Veronica’s name means true image, they decided to name it True IMG. Every piece of clothing has a hidden butterfly symbol on it, because Vanessa’s name means butterfly.
- This filmography is of the twins as a duo.
|Year(s)||Title||Veronica's role||Vanessa's role||Notes|
|2014–2016||Jane the Virgin||Victoria||Valeria||5 episodes|
|2015||Faking It||Willa||Ella||Episode: "Prom Scare"|
|2016||The Standoff||Mia||Maya||Direct-to-video film|
|2017||Hyperlinked||Missy||Chrissy||Episode: "The Interview"|
|2020||Like A Boss||Zaylee||Lux||Post-Production|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Shorty Awards||YouNower of the Year||Won|||
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Female Web Star||Nominated|
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Female Web Star||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Youtuber||Nominated|||
- Gomez, Patrick. "5 Things to Know About Jane the Virgin and YouTube's Merrell Twins". People. December 13, 2015.
- Spangler, Todd. "Vanessa & Veronica Merrell: Twins Win Social Fans and Angle for TV Show". Variety. June 21, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- Gavilanes, Grace. "Shorty Award Nominees The Merrell Twins on Their Lives as Famous YouTubers: 'It's Made Us More Confident'". People. April 11, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- "ABOUT MERRELL TWINS. Shortyawards.com. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
- Spangler, Todd (5 October 2016). "Streamy Awards 2016: Full Winners List". Variety. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- Johnson, Zack (August 12, 2018). "Teen Choice Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "Kids and Family – Streamy Awards 2018: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
- "Merrell Twins – The Shorty Awards". Shortyawards.com. Retrieved 2019-02-12.