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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameVinessa Elizabeth Shaw
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She has been married to Kristopher Gifford since 2017. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Kristopher Gifford (2017 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (14)

Daughter of Susan Damante, with whom she appeared in Coyote Summer (1996).
Is also a model.
Attended Pitzer College, but never graduated.
Vinessa is named after her grandfather, Vincent.
Auditioned for the part of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York (2002).
Ranked #66 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World". [2002]
Sister of Natalie Shaw.
Vinessa's paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent. The surname "Shaw" was originally "Schwartz". Vinessa's maternal grandfather was of Italian descent, with his family being from Calabria and Naples, Italy. Vinessa's other ancestry is Irish, German, English, 1/16th Spanish/Mexican, Swedish, Dutch, and French.
Grew up in Topanga Canyon in California.
Niece of Vicki Damante.
Cousin of Giavanna Whited.
Has a son, Jack Hiroki Gifford (b. February 20, 2018 three weeks past his due date), with her husband Kristopher Gifford.
In 2017 she married her boyfriend of 9 years Kristopher Gifford.
Born on the same date as Benedict Cumberbatch.

Personal Quotes (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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