Dead Girl's Diary

Vinessa Shaw

"Every guy seems nice when you first meet them. Then they start talking, and it's all over."


The sexy seductress, MADDY, will be portrayed by VINESSA SHAW, an exciting and versatile performer whose talent and tremendous screen presence has earned her the reputation of being one of Hollywood's most compelling young actors. Her blossoming career has already led her to work with Steven Soderbergh, Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen.

Vinessa stars alongside Aaron Stanford in the re-make of Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES for director Alexandre Aja (HIGH TENSION), which will be released March 2006 by Fox Searchlight.

Co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in Woody Allen's romantic comedy MELINDA AND MELINDA for Fox Searchlight, Vinessa played an apparently together investment banker who loses her sanity while dating Ferrell's character.

Vinessa starred in the Showtime independent feature BEREFT, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was an official selection at the AFI Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle Film Festivals. She portrayed 'Molly,' a seemingly apathetic, defiant young woman who is dealing with her own depression over the untimely death of her young husband. Based on her riveting performance in the film, Vinessa was chosen as a Rising Star at the Hamptons Film Festival.

Garnering considerable attention for her performance, Vinessa was the young prostitute 'Domino' who entices Tom Cruise in Stanley Kubrick's EYES WIDE SHUT. Working with Kubrick on his last film was a professionally inspiring and personally life-altering experience for the young actress.

Vinessa co-starred with Sean Penn as a naive 1871 Norwegian immigrant for director Kathryn Bigelow in the Lions Gate's drama THE WEIGHT OF WATER. In the Miramax romantic comedy 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS, Vinessa played Josh Hartnett's ex-girlfriend who schemes to seduce him into breaking his vow of celibacy.

Other film credits include lead roles in WAYWARD SON with Harry Connick, Jr., FATHERS AND SONS, CORKY ROMANO and L.A. WITHOUT A MAP. Television credits include starring roles in the highly rated NBC miniseries THE 70's for producer Denise Di Novi and the Steven Soderbergh directed episode of Showtime's film noir anthology series FALLEN ANGELS.

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