Vinessa Shaw Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Child, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows, Hocus Pocus

Vinessa Shaw Bio

Vinessa Shaw who is known as Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw by birth name is an American film actress and model. She was born on July 19, 1976 Los Angeles, California, U.S.Shaw was cast in a supporting role in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999), after which she decided to pursue acting into her adulthood.

Subsequent roles include in the comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), and the 2006 remake of Wes Craven’s horror film The Hills Have Eyes. She was a supporting cast member in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan, and stars as Dr. Jane Mathis in the 2017 horror thriller Clinical.

She began her career as a child actor, and had her break-out role in Disney’s 1993 Halloween comedy-fantasy hit film Hocus Pocus.

Vinessa Shaw Age

She is 42 years old as of 2019, having been born on July 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, U.S, where she grew while building her career and talent as a teenager.

Vinessa Shaw Height and Weight

She stands tall at an American height of 5 feet 6 inche which is almost to the American standard height for women actors, while her body weight is estimated to be 143 pounds.

Vinessa Shaw Education

Having been born in Los Angeles, she begun her elementary studies in the same city before joining Barnard College where she decided to pursue acting as a professional career and while there,Shaw was cast in a supporting role in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

Vinessa Shaw Family

She was born in Los Angeles, California to actress Susan Damante who has starred in various films and television programs and Larry Shaw is a psychologist and former adjunct professor of psychology at Antioch University. Details about her siblings has not yet been published on the media.

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Vinessa Shaw Husband

She has been in a romantic relationship with Kristopher Gifford since 2007, which they later decided to tie the knot of marriage in 2017.But before many famous men have dated Vinessa.

Vinessa Shaw Child

After a long labor with many complications, she was blessed with a bouncing baby boy whom they named him Jack Hiroki Gifford.

Vinessa Shaw Net Worth

Vinessa being an American actress and model she has an exclusive and spendious lifestyle having grown in wealth and fame after her enrollment into the film industry. She currently has a net worth of $500 thousand. Her annual salary is still under review for this year.

Vinessa Shaw Career

Shaw had made her film debut in a little-known-of 1981 slasher film called Home Sweet Home, which dealt with a serial killer targeting a family at Thanksgiving time.

Shaw completed roles in various independent films for the remainder of the 1990s.

Following her role in Eyes Wide Shut, Shaw played parts in a handful of films including the independent 2000 mystery-drama The Weight of Water with Sarah Polley and Sean Penn; the slapstick comedy Corky Romano alongside Chris Kattan; the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, playing the feisty ex-girlfriend of Josh Hartnett’s character; and a very small role in Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda.

More low budget and independent films consumed Shaw’s time until 2006, where she returned to the big screen in Alexandre Aja’s remake of Wes Craven’s exploitation-horror film The Hills Have Eyes, playing a young mother on a camping trip with her family who is attacked by bloodthirsty mutants in the New Mexico desert.

Director Aja had wanted to cast her in the film after seeing her performance in Eyes Wide Shut.

Asked why she wanted to act in a horror film, Shaw responded “Well, I guess I could be good in it since I’m so frightened of those kinds of concepts. But this one in particular really attracted me because of the filmmakers. I really thought that they had a great stance on it. Like it’s very different, very heartfelt, and heartbreaking because of the characters involved. So that’s kind of what made the difference. It was more of an actor’s piece, if you can believe that, in a horror movie.” Shaw was featured on the official one sheet promotion poster for the film, which was a box-office success.

Shaw was in the 2007 remake of the classic Western film 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, the indie drama film Garden Party, as well having a leading role in Two Lovers alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Vinessa Shaw Movies

  • Hocus Pocus
  • Two Lovers 2008
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Corky Romano
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Side Effects 2013
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Puncture 2011
  • Cold in July
  • Ladybugs 1992
  • Garden Party 2008
  • Big Miracle
  • Come Out and Play 2012
  • Family Blood
  • Clinical 2017
  • Stag Night 2008
  • The Weight of Water 2000
  • Melinda and Melinda
  • Badland 2007
  • L.A. Without a Map
  • Bereft (film)
  • Coyote Summer
  • Electric Slide 2014
  • Siren 2013
  • Dark Around The Stars
  • After the Fall 2014
  • Fathers and Sons 2005
  • The ’70s 2000
  • Wayward Son 1999
  • Bereave
  • Home Sweet Home 1981
  • Sensum
  • Leave 2010
  • Crossing the Bar 2016
  • The Game

Vinessa Shaw TV Shows

  • Ray Donovan
  • CSI: NY
  • House
  • Fathers and Sons
  • World of Trouble
  • Bereft
  • The ’70s
  • New York Undercover
  • McKenna
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Fallen Angels
  • Country Estates
  • The Torkelsons
  • Great Scott!
  • Long Road Home

Vinessa Shaw Hocus Pocus

When Hocus Pocus was released, she was in college at the age of 17 and considering leaving acting when she was approached by Stanley Kubrick to appear in 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut.

She played an HIV-positive prostitute named Domino, and later said Kubrick encouraged her to keep acting. Since then she’s starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix in Two Lovers, and was on the poster for the movie The Hills Have Eyes. Most recently she appeared on the Showtime show Ray Donovan.

Vinessa Shaw hills have eyes

The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven’s 1977 film of the same name. The film follows a family that is targeted by a group of cannibalistic mutants after their car breaks down in the desert.