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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
1 Cousin of Giavanna Whited.
2 Niece of Vicki Damante.
3 Grew up in Topanga Canyon in California.
4 Vinessa'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.
5 Engaged to behind-the-scenes film artist Kristopher Gifford. [February 2008]
6 Sister of Natalie Shaw.
7 Ranked #66 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World". [2002]
8 Auditioned for the part of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York (2002).
9 Vinessa is named after her grandfather, Vincent.
10 Attended Pitzer College, but never graduated.
11 Is also a model.
12 Daughter of Susan Damante, with whom she appeared in Coyote Summer (1996).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hocus Pocus 1993 Allison
Country Estates 1993 TV Movie Heather Calhoun
Ladybugs 1992 Kimberly Mullen
The Torkelsons 1992 TV Series Meredith Reed
Long Road Home 1991 TV Movie Clara Tarpin
Home Sweet Home 1981 Angel
Clinical 2017 post-production Dr. Jane Mathis
Bereave 2015 Penelope
Ray Donovan 2014 TV Series Kate McPherson
Electric Slide 2014 Mimi
Those Who Kill 2014 TV Series Angela Early
After the Fall 2014 Susan Scanlon
Cold in July 2014 Ann
Siren 2013/II Leigh
Dark Around the Stars 2013 Terry
Side Effects 2013/I Dierdre Banks
Vegas 2012-2013 TV Series Laura Savino
Come Out and Play 2012/I Beth
Big Miracle 2012 Kelly Meyers
CSI: NY 2012 TV Series Jennifer Walsh
Leave 2011 Amy
Puncture 2011 Nurse Vicky Rogers
House M.D. 2010 TV Series Dr. Kelly Benedict
Birthday Suit 2009 Short
Stag Night 2008 Brita
Garden Party 2008 Sally St. Claire
Two Lovers 2008 Sandra Cohen
Badland 2007 Nora Rice
3:10 to Yuma 2007 Emma Nelson
The Hills Have Eyes 2006 Lynn Carter
World of Trouble 2005 TV Movie
Fathers and Sons 2005 TV Movie Nell
Bereft 2004 Molly
Melinda and Melinda 2004 Stacey
40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 Nicole
Corky Romano 2001 Agent Kate Russo
The Weight of Water 2000 Anethe Christenson
The '70s 2000 TV Movie Eileen Wells
Wayward Son 1999 Cordelia
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Domino
L.A. Without a Map 1998 Barbara
Coyote Summer 1996 Callie Carpenter
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Teen Covergirl
Murder, She Wrote 1994 TV Series Gloria Bryce
McKenna 1994 TV Series Cassidy McKenna (pilot only)
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Jeannie Streeter

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossing the Bar 2016 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2013 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
Surviving the Hills: Making of 'The Hills Have Eyes' 2006 Video documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Herself
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
Movie Magic 1994 TV Series documentary Herself / Allison

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Two Lovers (2008)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Christian Bale
· Russell Crowe
· Peter Fonda
· Gretchen Mol
· Dallas Roberts
· Ben Foster
· Alan Tudyk
· Logan Lerman
1995 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Drama Series McKenna (1994)
1995 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance by a Youth Actress - TV Guest Star Murder, She Wrote (1984)
1994 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy Hocus Pocus (1993)
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series Great Scott! (1992)
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture Ladybugs (1992) · Jonathan Brandis
· Crystal Cooke
· Jennifer Frances Lee
· Vanessa Monique Rossel
· Johna Stewart-Bowden
· Jandi Swanson
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture Ladybugs (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Peter Fonda
· Russell Crowe
· Ben Foster
· Christian Bale


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#Quote
1 I 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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