Vinessa Shaw

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Vinessa Shaw was born on July 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw. She is an actress and director, known for Hocus Pocus (1993), 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She has been married to Kristopher Gifford since 2017. They have one child. See full bio »

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Hocus Pocus Allison
3:10 to Yuma Emma Nelson


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 2021 12 Mighty Orphans
Juanita Russell
 2021 The Blazing World
Alice Winter
 2018 Family Blood
 2017 Sensum (Short)
Lisa Mitchell
 2017 Clinical
Dr. Jane Mathis
 2015 Bereave
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Kate McPherson
- The Captain (2014) ... Kate McPherson
- Rodef (2014) ... Kate McPherson
- Volcheck (2014) ... Kate McPherson
- Snowflake (2014) ... Kate McPherson
- Sunny (2014) ... Kate McPherson
 2014 Electric Slide
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series)
Angela Early
- Sunday (2014) ... Angela Early
- Rocking the Boat (2014) ... Angela Early
- The Way Home (2014) ... Angela Early
 2014 After the Fall
Susan Scanlon
 2014 Cold in July
 2013/II Siren
 2013 Dark Around the Stars
 2013/I Side Effects
Dierdre Banks
 2012-2013 Vegas (TV Series)
Laura Savino
- From This Day Forward (2013) ... Laura Savino
- Paiutes (2013) ... Laura Savino
- Estinto (2012) ... Laura Savino
- Exposure (2012) ... Laura Savino
- Bad Seeds (2012) ... Laura Savino
 2012/I Come Out and Play
 2012 Big Miracle
Kelly Meyers
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Jennifer Walsh
- Clean Sweep (2012) ... Jennifer Walsh
 2011 Leave
 2011 Puncture
Nurse Vicky Rogers
 2010 House (TV Series)
Dr. Kelly Benedict
- Massage Therapy (2010) ... Dr. Kelly Benedict
 2008 Stag Night
 2008 Garden Party
Sally St. Claire
 2008 Two Lovers
Sandra Cohen
 2007 Badland
Nora Rice
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Emma Nelson
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes
 2005 World of Trouble (TV Movie)
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
 2004 Bereft
 2004 Melinda and Melinda
Stacey Fox
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights
 2001 Corky Romano
Agent Kate Russo
 2000 The Weight of Water
Anethe Christenson
 2000 The '70s (TV Series)
Eileen Wells
 1999 Wayward Son
 1999 Eyes Wide Shut
 1998 L.A. Without a Map
 1996 Coyote Summer
Callie Carpenter
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Teen Covergirl
- Young, Beautiful and Dead (1995) ... Teen Covergirl
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gloria Bryce
- Murder by Twos (1994) ... Gloria Bryce
 1994 McKenna (TV Series)
Cassidy McKenna (pilot only)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Jeannie Streeter
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Jeannie Streeter
 1993 Hocus Pocus
 1993 Country Estates (TV Movie)
Heather Calhoun
 1992 Great Scott! (TV Series)
- Pyrrhic Lyric (1992) ... Carolyn
- Pilot (1992) ... Carolyn
 1992 Ladybugs
Kimberly Mullen
 1992 The Torkelsons (TV Series)
Meredith Reed
- Swear Not by the Moon (1992) ... Meredith Reed
 1991 Long Road Home (TV Movie)
Clara Tarpin
 1981 Home Sweet Home
Angel Bradley
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5' 8" (1.73 m)


Kristopher Gifford  (1 child)


Gifford, Jack Hiroki


Shaw, Larry | Damante, Susan


Natalie Shaw (sibling)

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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))


Has a son, Jack Hiroki Gifford (b. February 20, 2018 three weeks past his due date), with her husband Kristopher Gifford. See more »

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