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Vanessa Ashley Rousso (born February 5, 1983) is an American attorney and professional poker player, DJ, and television personality. Born in White Plains, New York, Rousso holds dual citizenship with the United States and France. Rousso was a member of Team PokerStars from 2006 to 2015, with the online name Lady Maverick, and was a spokesman for GoDaddy.com from 2009 to 2013. She has earned money as a professional poker player since 2005,

Between 2005 and 2011, Rousso finished in the money in numerous live poker events and accumulated nearly $3.5 million, but has been less active since, earning just $83,000 in live tournaments between 2012 and 2017. She has placed in the money seventeen times at the World Series of Poker. In 2007, she won over $700,000 with a second-place finish in the main event of the World Championship of Online Poker. As of October 2019, Rousso ranks among the top ten women in poker history in terms of all-time money winnings.

Rousso has been a pro-gambling campaigner and activist. She has appeared on television in several cash or charity poker competitions, and finished in third place as a contestant on the 2015 season of Big Brother.

Personal life

In 2015, at the wrap party for Big Brother, Rousso announced her engagement to her long-term girlfriend Melissa Ouellet.