Veronica and Vanessa are identical twins who were born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. They moved to Los Angeles, California when they were 16 years old. Veronica and Vanessa are actresses, musicians, singers, and song writers. Vanessa plays the piano, bass guitar, and cello. Veronica plays the piano, guitar, and violin.
Veronica and Vanessa are known for their work on the CW Network's Jane the Virgin (2014, 2015, 2016), MTV's Faking It (2015), The Standoff movie (2016), many videos on Awesomeness TV's YouTube channel, and videos on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel for Double Dare DIY Challenges. Veronica and Vanessa together are known as the Merrell Twins and have three YouTube channels as "MerrellTwins", "More Merrell", and "Merrell Twins Live".Their YouTube Channel, Merrell Twins, has more than 4.3 million subscribers and more than 830 million views total. They post videos showcasing their range in both comedy and music such as original comedy sketches, original music videos, popular song covers, original funny songs, and challenges. The Merrell Twins won a Shorty Award for YouNower of the Year in 2016, received a second Shorty Award 2019 nomination for the category of Best YouTube Ensemble, have won two Streamy Awards for Best Live show in 2016 and for Lifestyle in 2018, were nominated for a Teen Choice Award 2017 for Choice Female Web Star, and nominated for two Teen Choice Awards 2018 for Choice YouTuber and Choice Female Web Star for the second year in a row. In July 2018, Veronica and Vanessa launched a clothing line called TRUE IMG, a passion they've had since very young. Veronica and Vanessa believe education is very important and that education leads to success in life. Although they have very busy schedules with filming, writing, producing, attending meetings and auditions, they are choosing to continue their education. They currently attend a university in the Los Angeles area where Veronica is studying Screen Writing and Vanessa is studying Television Production.