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Vinessa Shaw

Biography

She starred within the horror film The Hillsides Have Eye, and appeared within a love movie Two Fans. In 1999, she performed a job in movie director Stanley Kubrick’s film Eye Wide Shut. She modeled and do some commercial function before showing up in her initial feature film. She performed Allison within the Disney film Hocus Pocus. She got involved to Kristopher Gifford in 2008. Her sister Natalie can be an celebrity. She made an appearance in Two Fans with Gywneth Paltrow.

Quick Facts


Full Name Vinessa Shaw
Date Of Birth July 19, 1976
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.72 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Barnard College
Nationality American
Parents Susan Damante, Larry Shaw
Siblings Natalie Shaw
Partner Kristopher Gifford, Kristopher Gifford
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies Hocus Pocus, The Hills Have Eyes, Two Lovers, Eyes Wide Shut, 3:10 to Yuma, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Side Effects, Cold in July, Corky Romano, Come Out And Play, Puncture, Big Miracle, Ladybugs, The Weight of Water, Stag Night, After the Fall, Melinda and Melinda, Garden Party, L.A. Without a Map, Coyote Summer, Bereft, Clinical, Electric Slide, Wayward Son, Bereave, Dark Around The Stars, Fathers and Sons, Siren, Home Sweet Home, Badland, The 70's, Leave, Crossing the Bar, The Game
TV Shows The '70s, McKenna
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Cousin of Giavanna Whited.
2Niece of Vicki Damante.
3Grew up in Topanga Canyon in California.
4Vinessa's paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent. The surname "Shaw" was originally "Schwartz". Vinessa's paternal grandmother had German, Irish, English, and Mexican ancestry. Vinessa's maternal grandfather was of Italian descent, with his family being from Calabria and Naples, Italy. Vinessa's maternal grandmother was of Swedish and Irish ancestry.
5Engaged to behind-the-scenes film artist Kristopher Gifford. [February 2008]
6Sister of Natalie Shaw.
7Ranked #66 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World". [2002]
8Auditioned for the part of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York (2002).
9Vinessa is named after her grandfather, Vincent.
10Attended Pitzer College, but never graduated.
11Is also a model.
12Daughter of Susan Damante, with whom she appeared in Coyote Summer (1996).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hocus Pocus1993Allison
Country Estates1993TV MovieHeather Calhoun
Ladybugs1992Kimberly Mullen
The Torkelsons1992TV SeriesMeredith Reed
Long Road Home1991TV MovieClara Tarpin
Home Sweet Home1981Angel
Clinical2017post-productionDr. Jane Mathis
Bereave2015Penelope
Ray Donovan2014TV SeriesKate McPherson
Electric Slide2014Mimi
Those Who Kill2014TV SeriesAngela Early
After the Fall2014Susan Scanlon
Cold in July2014Ann
Siren2013/IILeigh
Dark Around the Stars2013Terry
Side Effects2013/IDierdre Banks
Vegas2012-2013TV SeriesLaura Savino
Come Out and Play2012/IBeth
Big Miracle2012Kelly Meyers
CSI: NY2012TV SeriesJennifer Walsh
Leave2011Amy
Puncture2011Nurse Vicky Rogers
House M.D.2010TV SeriesDr. Kelly Benedict
Birthday Suit2009Short
Stag Night2008Brita
Garden Party2008Sally St. Claire
Two Lovers2008Sandra Cohen
Badland2007Nora Rice
3:10 to Yuma2007Emma Nelson
The Hills Have Eyes2006Lynn Carter
World of Trouble2005TV Movie
Fathers and Sons2005TV MovieNell
Bereft2004Molly
Melinda and Melinda2004Stacey
40 Days and 40 Nights2002Nicole
Corky Romano2001Agent Kate Russo
The Weight of Water2000Anethe Christenson
The '70s2000TV MovieEileen Wells
Wayward Son1999Cordelia
Eyes Wide Shut1999Domino
L.A. Without a Map1998Barbara
Coyote Summer1996Callie Carpenter
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesTeen Covergirl
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesGloria Bryce
McKenna1994TV SeriesCassidy McKenna (pilot only)
Fallen Angels1993TV SeriesJeannie Streeter

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossing the Bar2016Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Surviving the Hills: Making of 'The Hills Have Eyes'2006Video documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHerself
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Movie Magic1994TV Series documentaryHerself / Allison

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressTwo Lovers (2008)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture3:10 to Yuma (2007)· Christian Bale
· Russell Crowe
· Peter Fonda
· Gretchen Mol
· Dallas Roberts
· Ben Foster
· Alan Tudyk
· Logan Lerman
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Youth Actress in a Drama SeriesMcKenna (1994)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Youth Actress - TV Guest StarMurder, She Wrote (1984)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture ComedyHocus Pocus (1993)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Recurring in a Television SeriesGreat Scott! (1992)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureLadybugs (1992)· Jonathan Brandis
· Crystal Cooke
· Jennifer Frances Lee
· Vanessa Monique Rossel
· Johna Stewart-Bowden
· Jandi Swanson
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion PictureLadybugs (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Ensemble3:10 to Yuma (2007)· Peter Fonda
· Russell Crowe
· Ben Foster
· Christian Bale


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#Quote
1I would never see this movie because I'm frightened of horror movies. Ever since I was a kid, my friends who always wanted to see them would mortify me by showing me clips from a movie, and I would have to run in the other room, call my parents, and go home -- that kind of thing. (on her film The Hills Have Eyes (2006))


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