Gossip Girl Casts Vanessa’s Mom

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Actress Gina Torres will play Gabriela Abrams, a “free spirit, a former Brooklynite who lives off the grid in Vermont and has definite opinions about things, especially concerning her daughter," according to TV Guide. We still don't know who her father is, but we suggest it be handled with this short piece of exposition: "Vanessa's father never wanted anything to do with us. He was a man of loose morals, a playboy hell-bent on starting his own media blog." [TV Guide]