Vanessa Caulfield
Vanessa caulfield
Biographical Information
Name Vanessa Caulfield
Real Name
Full Name Vanessa Caulfield
Nicknames Mom[1]
Known Aliases
Cause of Death
Family Ryan Caulfield (husband), Max Caulfield (daughter)
Physical Description
Blood Type
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Career Information
Out-of-Universe information
First Appearance "Episode 1: Chrysalis"
Last Appearance
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Vanessa Caulfield[1] is the wife of Ryan Caulfield and the mother of Max Caulfield.


Pre-Game Events

The Caulfields lived in Arcadia Bay for a time, raising their daughter, Max. In 2008, Max's parents decided to move to Seattle. While in Seattle, Max and her parents grew accustomed to the sights of the city. They took Max to the Space Needle, a landmark of the city. Max thought her parents behaved a too much like "tourists" for her as wanted to stick out as little as possible.

Five years after settling into Seattle, their daughter was accepted into Blackwell Academy[2], a private school back in Arcadia Bay. Mrs. Caulfield and her husband wept with joy as they celebrated with Max. Vanessa experienced some difficulty in helping Max pack her belongings before finally seeing her off from Seattle.[3][4]

September 21, 2013, Max received text messages from her father and mother, reminiscing on the day she was born and wishing her a happy birthday.


When Max decided to report Nathan Prescott, a Blackwell Student who threatened Chloe Price, her childhood friend, with a gun, the school principal, Ray Wells, contacted Max's mother.[1]

Concerned, Vanessa Caulfield contacted Max with a text. She explained that Wells told her that Max was spreading lies about a "well-to-do student". She wanted Max to call her so they could talk about the situation more.[1]