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Shaw, Vinessa 1976-

Shaw, Vinessa 1976-

PERSONAL

Full name, Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw; born July 19, 1976, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Larry (a psychologist) and Susan (an actress; maiden name, Damante) Shaw. Education: Attended Barnard College, New York, NY.

Addresses:

Agent—William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—The Collective, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 W, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Megan Moss, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career:

Actress. Elite Models, became a model, c. 1989; appeared in commercials, including an advertisement for Calvin Klein eyeglasses, 2000. Performed with folk singer Peter Alsop as a child.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nominations (with others), best young actress costarring in a motion picture and outstanding young ensemble in a motion picture, both 1993, for Ladybugs; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress recurring in a television series, 1993, for Great Scott; Young Artist Award nomination, best leading youth actress in a motion picture comedy, 1994, for Hocus Pocus; Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actress in a drama series, 1995, for McKenna; Young Artist Award nomination, best guest-starring television performance by a youth actress, 1995, for Murder, She Wrote.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Angel, Home Sweet Home (also known as Slasher in the House), 1981.

Kimberly Mullen, Ladybugs, Paramount, 1992.

Allison, Hocus Pocus, Buena Vista, 1993.

Callie Carpenter, Coyote Summer, Leucadia Film Corp., 1996.

Barbara, L.A. Without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. and Los Angeles Without a Map), United Media, 1998.

Domino, Eyes Wide Shut (also known as EWS), Warner Bros., 1999.

Cordelia, Wayward Son, Arthur Kananack and Associates, 1999.

Anethe Christenson, The Weight of Water (also known as Le poids de l'eau), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Agent Kate Russo, Corky Romano (also known as Corky Romano: "Special" Agent), Buena Vista, 2001.

Nicole, 40 Days and 40 Nights (also known as 40 jours et 40 nuits), Miramax, 2002.

Stacey Fox, Melinda and Melinda, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Lynn Carter Bukowski, The Hills Have Eyes, Fox Searchlight, 2006.

Sally, Garden Party, Lookout Films, 2007.

Emmy Roberts, 3:10 to Yuma, Lions Gate Films, 2007.

Nora, Badlands, Badland Corp., 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Clara Tarpin, Long Road Home, NBC, 1991.

Molly, Bereft, 2004.

Nell, Fathers and Sons, Showtime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Heather Calhoun, Country Estates, ABC, 1993.

Cassidy McKenna, McKenna, ABC, 1994.

World of Trouble, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Meredith Reed, "Swear Not by the Moon," The Torkelsons, 1992.

Jeannie Streeter, "The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Gloria Bryce, "Murder by Twos," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Krista McCauley, "Young, Beautiful, and Dead," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Other:

Carolyn Cole, a recurring role, Great Scott (series), Fox, 1992.

Narrator, Jackie: Behind the Myth (special), PBS, 1999.

Eileen Wells, The 70s (miniseries), NBC, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Gallows Humor, Laurelgrove Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Surviving the Hills: Making of "The Hills Have Eyes," Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

In Style, July, 1999.

Premiere, September, 2001, p. 19.

Us Weekly, May 8, 2000, p. 16.

Vogue, July, 1998, p. 51.

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