Vinessa Shaw Expecting First Child
Vinessa Shaw, who played Allison in the 1993 family comedy Hocus Pocus, is pregnant with her first child, she announced on social media
A little one is on the way (to run amok?) in Vinessa Shaw’s household!
Following her announcement, Shaw posted a creative sign reading “WINNIE, I SMELL … A CHILD” and “It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus” — two quotes from the film — flanking a positive pregnancy test and drawings of the three iconic Sanderson sisters, made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy.
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Shaw, 41, initially shared her baby joy via a photo of herself and husband Kristopher Gifford standing in front of a background that’s been manipulated to include a baby drawing and the words, “GREAT NEWS! I AM PREGNANT.”
“We are proud and excited to share that we are expecting a little one early next year!” the actress captioned the shot. “My hubby is a graphic designer, so I hope you appreciate his cheekiness 😉🐣💫.”
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Shaw has acted regularly since Hocus Pocus. Aside from her 10-episode stint on Ray Donovan, she’s appeared in various films (including a starring role in the 2017 thriller Clinical, streaming now on Netflix) and on TV in CSI: NY, House and more.
But Allison may remain Shaw’s most widely recognized role — and there’s no reason to completely rule out a reprisal. Although Midler shut down rumors of a a Hocus Pocus sequel in 2015, Parker later admitted she “would love” if the idea came to fruition.