Vinessa Shaw is an American actress and model. She made her film debut in 1981’s Home Sweet Home. She returned to the screen about a decade later, appearing in the 1992 film Ladybugs. The following year, she gained recognition for her role as Allison in the movie Hocus Pocus. She next had roles in the films L.A. Without a Map, Eyes Wide Shut, and Wayward Son.
In the 2000s, she had performances in the movies The Weight of Water, Corky Romano, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Melinda and Melinda, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Hills Have Eyes. In the 2010s, she continued her film career with credits in Big Miracle, Side Effects, Cold in July, After the Fall, Clinical, and Family Blood. In 2014, she played Kate McPherson in 10 episodes of Ray Donovan.