Vinessa Shaw

Actor, Model, Singer
An appealing fair-haired player who got her start as a teen model, Vinessa Shaw has been a working actress since 1991 but her breakthrough role came eight years later when she played affable prostitute Domino in Stanley ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

After the Fall 2014 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Cold in July 2014 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Leave 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ray Donovan 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Siren 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stars 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Those Who Kill 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Come Out and Play 2013 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Side Effects 2013 (Movie)

Dierdre Banks (Actor)

Vegas 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

Kelly Meyers (Actor)

CSI: New York 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Puncture 2011 (Movie)

Vicky Rogers (Actor)

House 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stag Night 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

Sandra Cohen (Actor)

Garden Party 2008 (Movie)

Sally St. Claire (Actor)

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

Emma Nelson (Actor)

Badland 2007 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

The Hills Have Eyes 2006 (Movie)

Lynn Carter Bukowski (Actor)

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Stacey (Actor)

Bereft 2003 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

Anethe Christenson (Actor)

Corky Romano 2001 (Movie)

Agent Kate Russo (Actor)

The 70s 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

Domino (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Wayward Son 1998 (Movie)

Cordelia (Actor)

New York Undercover 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coyote Summer 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

McKenna 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Estates 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Scott! 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hocus Pocus 1993 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

Ladybugs 1992 (Movie)

Kimberly Mullen (Actor)

Walls & Bridges 1991 (Movie)

Carol Batton (Actor)

The Game 1990 (Movie)

Silvia Yearwood (Actor)

Jackie: Behind the Myth (TV Show)

Narrator

Long Road Home (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An appealing fair-haired player who got her start as a teen model, Vinessa Shaw has been a working actress since 1991 but her breakthrough role came eight years later when she played affable prostitute Domino in Stanley Kubrick's final effort "Eyes Wide Shut". A versatile performer, she convincingly portrayed characters that ranged from the angelic to the vampy and had a natural ease in front of the camera that aided her child acting career which has matured into a confident, compelling presence as an adult. A California native, Shaw was immersed in show business at an early age, with her mother and sister both working as actresses. She made her acting debut at age ten in the UCLA graduate film "My Day at Camp", and the following year, when next door neighbor and folk singer Peter Alsop needed a voice to accompany his, he looked no further than Shaw, who recorded and toured with him as part of the Karamazoff Brothers Circus. A career in modeling followed this, and landed Shaw on the covers of such magazines as Seventeen and British Vogue.

Relationships

Jonathan Brandis Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Ladybugs" (1992) no longer together

Oliver Hudson Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1999 no longer together

Larry Shaw

Father

Susan Shaw

Mother

EDUCATION

Barnard College

New York , New York
Left freshman year to take a role in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999)

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Drew Barrymore in "Big Miracle," a drama centered on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle

2011

Cast opposite Chris Evans in the legal drama "Puncture"

2010

Guest starred on an episode of Fox's "House M.D."

2009

Teamed with director James Gray and Joaquin Phoenix for "Two Lovers"

2008

Played a hustling realtor in the "Garden Party"

2007

Co-starred in James Mangold's Western "3:10 to Yuma"

2006

Co-starred in a remake of the Wes Craven thriller "The Hills Have Eyes"

2005

Cast in Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda"

2001

Featured as Josh Hartnett's ex-girlfriend in the comedy "40 Days and 40 Nights"

2000

Co-starred with Sean Penn and Sarah Polley in Kathryn Bigelow's "Weight of Water"

2000

Played a suburban golden girl turned on to the feminist movement in the NBC miniseries "The '70s"

1999

Cast in breakthrough role as prostitute Domino in Stanley Kubrick's final film "Eyes Wide Shut"

1999

Featured in the quirky independent feature "L.A. Without a Map"

1996

Starred in the coming-of-age drama "Coyote Summer"

1995

Delivered a memorable guest turn on Fox's "New York Undercover" as a young model who was the victim of a disfiguring attack

1994

Cast in the pilot/premiere of ABC's "McKenna" (although she subsequently was replaced by Jennifer Love Hewitt)

1993

Had a supporting role in the supernatural children's comedy "Hocus Pocus"

1993

Acted on the Showtime anthology series "Fallen Angels"

1992

First supporting role, playing Jonathan Brandis' love interest in "Ladybugs"

1992

Landed a recurring role as Tobey Maguire's love interest on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Great Scott!"

1991

Appeared in the NBC TV-movie "Long Road Home"

1989

Signed with Elite Models at age 13

1988

Made television commercial debut at age 12

1987

Recorded and toured with folk singer Peter Alsop at age 11

1986

Made acting debut at age 10 in the UCLA graduate film "My Day at Camp"

Raised in Los Angeles, CA

Modeled for Seventeen Magazine, British Vogue and French Elle

Bonus Trivia

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"I've been doing this for 10 years now. It takes a while to really get your momentum." – Shaw to Us Weekly, May 8, 2000

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