Portraying District Attorney Dara Jensen presents Vanita Harbour with the opportunity to access the many skills of her professional craft. Her first airdate was March 28, 1996. Vanita has long followed her dreams. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she knew early on in her life that a career in performing was her choice. Vanita 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 then moved to New York City.
Television audiences first knew Ms. Harbour in August 1990, when she joined the cast of One Life to Live as Rika Price. She remained with the show through August 1991, during which time she met and fell in love with co-star, Allan Dean Moore. The couple wed in 1993.
While working on the ABC daytime drama, Vanita was seen on Broadway in the wonderful and rousing musical, Once on This Island. She remained with the musical production after she left One Life to Live and went on the road with the national tour. Some other theatrical credits include the lead in Nomathemba at the Steppenwolf Playhouse and Blues in the Night at the renowned Pasadena Playhouse and the Arizona Theatre Company. Some of Vanita's television credits include appearances on shows such as Dream On, Living Single, Muddling Through and another daytime drama, Days of our Lives. She has also appeared in episodes of other primetime series such as The Hughleys, Gideon's Crossing, and ER.
Vanita and her husband live in Los Angeles with the newest addition to their family, son Ezra Brendan. Things that Vanita enjoys are playing the piano, walks on the beach with her husband and playing with her son.