‘Hocus Pocus’ Actress Vinessa Shaw

American actress cum model Vinessa Shaw rose to stardom following her role in Disney’s 1993 Halloween comedy-fantasy film Hocus Pocus. The California origin actress was notably cast in the film Ladybugs and L.A. Without a Map. Moreover, she appeared as Kate McPherson in the Showtime crime drama series Ray Donovan.

Daughter Of Actress Susan Damante

Vinessa Shaw was born Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw on July 19, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, United States. As of writing this article, she is 45 years old. She stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

She is the daughter of Larry Shaw, a psychologist and retired professor, and Susan Damante, an actress. The American actress has a sister named Natalie Shaw, an actress. 

For her education, the actress attended Barnard College and later Pitzer College, but never graduated. Although she made her film debut in the 1981 film Home Sweet Home, Shaw already had acting experience at the age of 10 in a UCLA acting camp short.

Vinessa holds American citizenship and is of Jewish, Italian, German, Irish, English, Mexican, and Swedish descent.

Net Worth In 2021 – What Are Her TV Shows And Films Roles?

The 45-year-old actress has earned a decent sum of wealth from her decade-long successful acting career. Her net worth, as of September 2021, is allegedly $500 thousand.

In the USA, the average actor salary is $58,256, but the range typically falls between $48,006 and $71,128. So she might be earning in a similar or above range.

Hocus Pocus star Vinessa Shaw is worth $500k
Source: Instagram @vinessaofficial

Besides, she also sums up between $235.5 and $392.5 per sponsor post from her Instagram @vinessaofficial, with more than 46 thousand followers.

Shaw made her film debut, appearing in the slasher film Home Sweet Home in 1981. She then starred in the film Ladybugs (box office $14.8 million and budget $20 million) in 1992.

She landed her big break as Allison Watts in the fantasy comedy film Hocus Pocus (grossed $44.9 million and producing cost $28 million) in 1993. Similarly, she was cast in the comedy-drama film L.A. Without a Map in 1998.

Ladybugs actress has guest appeared in numerous TV series like Fallen Angles, Murder, She Wrote, and New York Undercover. In 2012, she acted as Kelly Meyers in the drama film Big Miracle (worldwide collection $24.7 million and budget $40 million). 

Some of her other films and television series include Come Out and Play, Side Effects, Cold in July, The ’70s, Bereft, House, and CSI: NY.

Furthermore, Hocus Pocus star appeared as Kate McPherson in the Showtime crime drama television series Ray Donovan in 2014.

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Who Is Her Husband? Blessed With A Sons

‘L.A. Without a Map’ actress is happily married to Kristopher Gifford, who is a graphic designer in the film industry.

He notably worked in the popular TV series Bosch and Ray Donavan, and the films Deepwater Horizon, Fantastic Four, and Space Jame: A New Legacy.

Vinessa Shaw with her husband, Kristopher Gifford
Source: Instagram @vinessaofficial

The couple tied the knot in 2017 in the presence of their close ones. Vinessa and Kristopher first met and starting dating in 2007, followed by their engagement in 2008.

The pair became parents of their baby son, Jack Gifford, on February 20, 2018. The family of three currently lives a blissful life.

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