Veronica Merrell

Veronica Jo Merrell, born August 6, 1996, was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Merrell and her identical twin, Vanessa, moved to California in June 2013 to pursue a career in acting at the age of 16. She is known for several acting roles, including the movies “Switched” and “Like a Boss.” Merrell and her sister Vanessa own a YouTube channel called “The Merrell Twins” where they entertain their ever-growing fanbase. Looking intimidatingly like her twin, Merrell has a special place in many hearts, including ours! Here’s to celebrating this star on her special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Veronica Jo Merrell- Burriss

Nickname:

Roni

Birth date:

August 6, 1996

Age:

26

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

5' 2"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$2 million

Veronica's Social Media:

Background

Veronica Merrell was born to Paul and Wendy Merrell in Kansas City, Missouri. She and her sister Vanessa had always harbored an interest in the entertainment industry but eventually realized that there weren’t a lot of opportunities for them to kickstart their dream in Missouri. They had their first commercial in 2008 for Build-A-Bear, and they first uploaded a video on YouTube in 2009. Paul, their producer, and father, moved the entire family to Los Angeles, California, to give his girls better shots at entering the entertainment industry. The girls landed a short-term deal with Disney Channel to make shorts, and surprisingly, they managed to attract quite an audience.

Merrell and her sister understood the importance of a good education, and they enrolled in California State University, Northridge in 2015. Merrell studied Screenwriting and in her freshman year, the Merrell twins joined the Better Make Room campaign aimed at inspiring students to pursue higher education. They were featured severally in the television show, “Jane the Virgin” in 2015, and also appeared in the 2016 film, “The Standoff.” Both girls became the stars of AwesomenessTV’s series, “What the Truck”, “Teen Survival Guide,” and “Food Truck Fanatics .” Over the years, and with consistent effort, the Merrell Twins can boast of over six million subscribers and over a billion views on their YouTube channel.

Merrell isn’t known to have been in a bunch of relationships in the past, but she is happily married to her heartthrob, Aaron Burriss. The two lovebirds tied the knot on December 27, 2021. Expanding their reach, the Merrell twins upload funny and lifestyle content regularly on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms, keeping us all entertained.

Career timeline

2008
Merrell Lands Her First Gig

Appearing for the first time on television, Merrell features in a Build-A-Bear commercial with her sister.

2009
The Twins Start Their YouTube Channell

The Merrell twins upload their first video, “What it’s like to be a twin,” with the help of Paul, their father, and producer.

2014
Cast in “Jane the Virgin”

Merrell and her sister are cast in recurring roles as the evil stepdaughters of Jane in the popular T.V. show.

2016
The Twins Win Shorty and Streamy Awards

At the Shorty Awards, the Merrell sisters win YouNower of the year, as well as a Streamy Award for Best Live Social Media.

2017
Nominee for Choice Female Web Star

The Merrell Twins are nominated for the Choice Female Web Star award at the Teen Choice Awards.

2018
The Merrell Twins Launch a Clothing Line

The sisters release their own clothing line, True I.M.G., designed to help people feel comfortable and confident.

2019
Nominees for Best Youtube Ensemble

Merrell and her sister are nominated for Best YouTube ensemble at the 11th Shorty Awards.

2020
The Merrell Twins Launch a Reality Show

Collaborating with Awesomeness T.V., the sisters launch a reality show “Twin my Heart” aimed at finding love for Vanessa Merrell.

Why We Love Veronica Merrell

  1. Merrell is a symbol of sticking to your guns

    As time progressed, some of the audience of the Merrell Twins tried to convince them to put in more adult material in their content so that they wouldn’t lose viewers. In response, Merrell said they didn’t have to curse or be sexual to be funny. She also stated that they felt okay being themselves.

  2. She’s a strong advocate of self-confidence

    The True I.M.G. clothing line released by the Merrell twins was aimed at helping people be more confident and comfortable in what they wear. The clothing line is actually named after the literal meaning of her name (Veronica).

  3. Merrell loves to promote positivity and kindness

    By creating their own show “Prom Knight,” Merrell and her sister take a stand against cyberbullying. They also hope to encourage goodness between people.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Merrell does not like ketchup

    Unlike her sister Vanessa, Veronica Merrell does not fancy ketchup.

  2. She almost forgot about their channel

    After uploading their first video on YouTube, the sisters didn’t bother to check back till after two years when they discovered they had gained 2,000 subscribers.

  3. Merrell was bullied as a youngster

    The Merrell twins were bullied for wanting to act, but they didn’t let any challenges faze them.

  4. Merrell was invited to the White House

    Veronica and her sister, Vanessa were invited to the White House by the then First Lady, Michelle Obama to partake in her campaign.

  5. She is older than her twin sister

    There was a forty-five-minute gap between the births of Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, due to a few health complications.

Veronica Merrell FAQs

Does Veronica Merrell have a mom?

Veronica and twin sister Vanessa are tight-knit with their mom Wendy, who was a school secretary.

Where does Veronica Merrell live?

Ever since the move, Merrell lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.

How many channels do the Merrell Twins have?

The sisters have three YouTube channels called “Merrell Twins,” “Merrell Twins Live,” and “RoniAndNessa”.

Veronica Merrell’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2022August 6Saturday
2023August 6Sunday
2024August 6Tuesday
2025August 6Wednesday
2026August 6Thursday

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