Vinessa Shaw is an American actress and model. She was born to father Larry Shaw and actress mother Susan Damante Shaw. At the age of ten, Shaw gave her first formal performance in a UCLA acting camp ‘Short’. Before beginning her acting career, she did a few commercial ads and modeling jobs. Vinessa worked as a debut actress in the film “Home Sweet Home”. She played in several motion pictures since the early 1990s.
Vinessa Shaw had her most appreciated role in Disney’s 1992 “Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut”. She was awarded by COFCA Award for second place in 2008. In the same year, Shaw was also nominated for Screen Actress Guild Award. She is the member of Buddhist Association for peace. In 2008, Vinessa got married to Kristopher Gifford. As of now, there are no signs of their separation.