Vanessa Marie Bryant (previously Laine; born Vanessa Urbieta Cornejo; May 5, 1982) is a businesswoman, philanthropist and model best known for her marriage to basketball player Kobe Bryant.

They founded the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation in 2007 to provide scholarships to minority college students worldwide.

Bryant leads the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation to support child athletes who are in need.

She is the president and chief executive officer of Granity Studios and a member of the board of directors of Bodyarmor SuperDrink.

Bryant was born on May 5, 1982, in Los Angeles, California. She is of Mexican descent.

Her parents divorced when she was a baby. After her parents' divorce, her biological father moved to Baja California.

In August 1999, Bryant and her friend Rowena Ireifej attended a hip-hop concert at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

Bryant later appeared in music videos for artists including Krayzie Bone and Snoop Dogg. Her mother chaperoned her on the shoots.

In November 1999, Bryant met her future husband Kobe Bryant on the set of the music video for the song "G'd Up.