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Vinessa Shaw is a Actor American born on 19 july 1976 at Los Angeles (USA)

Vinessa Shaw

Vinessa Shaw
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Birth name Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw
Nationality USA
Birth 19 july 1976 (43 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw (born July 19, 1976) is an American film actress and model. Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s and was a supporting cast member in the Showtime Drama Ray Donovan. Her breakout role was in Disney's 1993 Halloween comedy-fantasy hit film Hocus Pocus. She also was in 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 40 Days and 40 Nights as Josh Hartnett's sadistic ex-girlfriend.

Biography

Shaw attended Barnard College in New York, but dropped out to pursue acting. Shaw was attending the college when she was approached by Stanley Kubrick for her role in Eyes Wide Shut.

Shaw was raised a Buddhist. She embraced the Nichiren Buddhist philosophy during her first year attending college in 1996: "I was lonely and depressed, and I had so many questions about life. I called my dad every night crying, saying that I wanted to go home." As a core practice of Nichiren Buddhism, Shaw chants daimoku daily, and is also a facilitator of the SGI-USA lay 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. Shaw has been engaged to behind-the-scenes film artist Kristopher Gifford since 2008.

Best films

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
(Actress)
Side Effects (2013)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Vinessa Shaw (27 films)

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Actress

Clinical
Clinical (2017)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, Aaron Stanford, William Atherton, India Eisley, Nestor Serrano
Roles Dr. Jane Mathis
Rating51% 2.5557052.5557052.5557052.5557052.555705
Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw), médecin-psychiatre, est violemment agressée lors d'une de ses gardes nocturnes par une jeune patiente victime de viol, qui tente de se suicider juste après.
Electric Slide, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny, Susan Park, Patricia Arquette, Isabel Lucas, Christopher Lambert
Roles Mimi
Rating46% 2.3232852.3232852.3232852.3232852.323285
Dans les années 1980 à Los Angeles, Eddie Dodson (Sturgess), un voleur de banques, fraye avec le tout-Hollywood...
After the Fall, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett, Sam Trammell, W. Earl Brown
Roles Susan
Rating51% 2.5627252.5627252.5627252.5627252.562725
Bill Scanlon, enquêteur pour une compagnie d’assurance dans une petite ville du Sud-ouest des États-Unis, en bordure du désert, est licencié du jour au lendemain. Père de famille sans histoire – et doté par ailleurs d’un grand sens moral –, il n’en dit rien à son épouse et à ses enfants, feignant de se rendre tous les jours à son travail et évoquant même une hypothétique promotion. Il cherche désespérément un autre emploi, en vain.
Electric Slide, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert, Vinessa Shaw
Roles Mimi
Rating46% 2.3232852.3232852.3232852.3232852.323285
Eddie Dodson borrows money from the bank to finance a stylish furniture shop that doubles as a nightclub. When he is unable to pay back the loans, he turns to loan shark Roy Fortune. After his upper-class girlfriend, Charlotte, dumps him, Dodson steals an expensive vase from his friend Tina and pawns it for a starting pistol. While at a nightclub, he meets Pauline, and, after she insists he give her ride, they begin dating after bonding over their love of trendy Los Angeles punk music. Dodson confides in her that he plans to rob a bank.
Cold in July, 1h49
Directed by Jim Mickle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Nick Damici, Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell
Roles Ann Dane
Rating67% 3.3981153.3981153.3981153.3981153.398115
Ann Dane, startled by the sound of a door window breaking, wakes her husband, Richard; he accidentally shoots the intruder, Freddy Russell, a wanted felon. Richard is shaken by the experience but attempts to move on with his life. Richard visits the cemetery on the day of Freddy's burial where Freddy's father, Ben—a paroled convict—accosts Richard in his car, making a veiled reference to Richard's son, Jordan. Alarmed, Richard picks up Jordan from school and arranges for Ann to meet them at the police station. Ben follows him but the police decline Richard's request for help until the Danes' house is broken into again.
Side Effects, 1h46
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, David Costabile, Vinessa Shaw
Roles Dierdre Banks
Rating70% 3.546643.546643.546643.546643.54664
Emily Taylor's (Rooney Mara) husband Martin (Channing Tatum) is released after serving a four-year prison sentence for insider trading. Shortly afterward, Emily drives her car into a concrete wall in an apparent suicide attempt. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), her assigned psychiatrist, fears for her safety but agrees to her release from the hospital as long as she attends sessions with him on a regular basis.
Big Miracle, 1h45
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, John Krasinski, Vinessa Shaw, Stephen Root, Ted Danson
Roles Kelly Meyers
Rating65% 3.2505453.2505453.2505453.2505453.250545
In small town Alaska, Adam Carlson a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend Rachel – a Greenpeace volunteer – on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Adam names the whales Fred, Wilma, and the infant Bamm-Bamm.
Puncture
Puncture (2011)
, 1h39
Directed by Mark Kassen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Chris Evans, Vinessa Shaw, Brett Cullen, Mark Kassen, Michael Biehn, Marshall Bell
Roles Nurse Vicky Rogers
Rating68% 3.44933.44933.44933.44933.4493
Mike Weiss is a young Houston lawyer and a drug addict. Paul Danziger is his longtime friend and straight-laced law partner. They decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a healthcare and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own gain, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.
Two Lovers
Two Lovers (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov
Roles Sandra
Rating69% 3.498553.498553.498553.498553.49855
Leonard (Phoenix) is walking along a bridge over a creek in Brooklyn, when suddenly he jumps into the water in an attempted suicide. He changes his mind and quickly walks home to his parents' apartment. His mother, seeing him dripping wet, tells her husband their son has tried it again and it becomes evident that Leonard has tried to kill himself before.
Garden Party, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vinessa Shaw, Willa Holland, Jennifer Lawrence, Christopher Allport, Lisa Arturo, Fiona Dourif
Roles Sally St. Claire
Rating56% 2.8004352.8004352.8004352.8004352.800435
April a 15 ans, elle enchaîne les mauvaises passes, espérant trouver une solution qui ne se réduise pas à devoir se déshabiller. Alors qu'elle vogue dans Los Angeles, elle tombe sur un groupe de jeunes troublés luttant pour atteindre leurs rêves. April, la jeune ingénue, se retrouve donc en compagnie d'un charmant auteur-compositeur-interprète nommé Sammy, de Nathan, de Todd l'obsessionnel, et de l'intrigante agent immobilier, et dealeuse de marijuana, Sally St. Clair. Cette dernière est troublante et sexy, quiconque semble pouvoir tomber dans le toile de ses imbroglio pervers...
Stag Night
Stag Night (2008)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Kip Pardue, Breckin Meyer, Vinessa Shaw, Karl Geary, Scott Adkins, Sarah Barrand
Roles Brita
Rating49% 2.453652.453652.453652.453652.45365
Four men on a bachelor party in New York ride the subway and, along with two strippers from the club, accidentally get off at a station that closed down in the 1970s. Trapped in the tunnels beneath New York, they witness the murder of a transit cop by three transients and find themselves on the run for their lives.
3:10 to Yuma, 2h2
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Alan Tudyk
Roles Emmy Nelson
Rating76% 3.8478853.8478853.8478853.8478853.847885
In August 1884, Dan Evans (Bale) is an impoverished rancher and Civil War veteran. He owes money to Glen Hollander (Loftin) and when he fails to pay, two of Hollander's men set his barn on fire. The next morning, as Evans and his two sons drive their herd, they stumble upon outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his gang who are using Evans' cattle to block the road and ambush an armored stagecoach staffed by Pinkerton agents. As Wade loots the stage, Wade discovers Evans and his two sons watching from the hills. Acknowledging that they pose no threat to him and his gang, Wade takes their horses telling Evans that he will leave them tied up on the road to Bisbee.
The Hills Have Eyes, 1h47
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd, Robert Joy
Roles Lynn Carter
Rating63% 3.1990653.1990653.1990653.1990653.199065
A group of scientists are killed by a mutant named Pluto (Michael Bailey Smith). Later, Bob Carter (Ted Levine) and his wife, Ethel Carter (Kathleen Quinlan) are traveling from Cleveland, Ohio to San Diego, California for their silver anniversary. With them are their teenage children Bobby (Dan Byrd), and Brenda (Emilie de Ravin), eldest daughter Lynn (Vinessa Shaw), Lynn's husband Doug Bukowski (Aaron Stanford), their baby daughter Catherine (Maisie Camilleri Preziosi), and their German Shepherds, Beauty and Beast.
Melinda and Melinda, 1h39
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Radha Mitchell, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller, Amanda Peet, Chloë Sevigny
Roles Stacey
Rating64% 3.2492353.2492353.2492353.2492353.249235
The premise of the film is stated by a group of four writers conversing over dinner at the beginning of the film. The question arises: Is life naturally comic or tragic? One of the four proposes a simple story (a distraught woman knocks on a door and disrupts a dinner party) and the two prominent playwrights in the group begin telling their versions of this story, one being comic and one tragic.