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Vinessa Shaw

Actress
Female
Born Jul 19, 1976
Age 39
Hometown Los Angeles
Religion Buddhist
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight 121 lbs (54.9 kg)...
Measurements 34 D -2-35
Nationality American

Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw is an American film actress and model. Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s and has had her most memorable roles in Disney's 1993 Halloween-set film Hocus Pocus, Ladybugs (1992), Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999), the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's horror picture The Hills Have Eyes, as well as the romance film Two Lovers (2008), in which she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1976 Birth Born on July 19, 1976.
1981 4 Years Old Shaw made her film debut in a little-known-of 1981 slasher film called Home Sweet Home, which dealt with a serial killer at Thanksgiving time. … Read More

TEENAGE

1993 16 Years Old She played a considerably large role in Disney's 1993 Halloween family film Hocus Pocus alongside Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, and a young Thora Birch. … Read More

TWENTIES

1999 22 Years Old In 1999, she was cast in a small yet significant role by the legendary Stanley Kubrick in his final film Eyes Wide Shut, playing an HIV-positive prostitute who is encountered by Tom Cruise's character.
2000 23 Years Old Following her role in Eyes Wide Shut, Vinessa 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 fiesty ex-girlfriend of Josh Hartnett; and a very small role in Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda.
2006 29 Years Old 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. … Read More

THIRTIES

2008 31 Years Old In a 2008 interview, Shaw stated that director Kubrick was "very influential" to her and that he "was the first person who encouraged her to continue acting".
2009 32 Years Old She is a practicing Nichiren Buddhist, she chants Nam Myoho Renge Kyo daily, and is a facilitator of the SGI-USA Buddhist Association for Peace, Culture, and Education. Shaw mentioned her practicing of the religion in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in February 2009. … Read More
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