Despite his twin brother Shawn Ashmore being the more famous of the two - thanks to Shawn playing Iceman in the "X-Men" film franchise - actor Aaron Ashmore, nonetheless, established himself as a promising talent, as well. Born in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada one minute before his younger brother, Ashmore took a liking to performing at an early age, though sibling Shawn took it far more seriously from the outset. Both brothers were doing commercials for Canadian television all through their adolescence while attending Turner Fenton High School in Brampton. After graduation, Ashmore applied to several colleges and universities, but was denied admission, giving him the green light to pursue acting fulltime. To make ends meet while going on auditions, he sold clothes and skateboards, and even became a sous chef.