Shantel VanSanten

A blond beauty hailing from Minnesota, Shantel VanSanten modeled for various magazines before making the transition to acting. By the mid-2000s, she had guest-starred on a television series and landed nameless roles in ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1985

Filmography

Actor (15)

Shooter 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Rush Hour 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Flash 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Timeless 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Messengers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Shift 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gang Related 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

In My Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Something Wicked 2014 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Tree Hill 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

You and I 2011 (Movie)

Janie Sawyer (Actor)

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Final Destination 2009 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Biography

A blond beauty hailing from Minnesota, Shantel VanSanten modeled for various magazines before making the transition to acting. By the mid-2000s, she had guest-starred on a television series and landed nameless roles in two made-for-TV movies. In '09, however, her career received a boost from several projects. She appeared in an episode of the popular crime procedural "CSI: NY" as well as the horror movie "The Final Destination," which was an impressive box office hit given the lack of name stars. In "The Final Destination," the fourth installment of the lucrative horror franchise, VanSanten played Lori Milligan, one of a group of friends who narrowly escapes death after her boyfriend has a psychic vision. Her character spends the movie trying not to be gouged, eviscerated, or exploded by the various traps that Death sends their way in order to finish the job. Last but not least, '09 brought VanSanten the starring role of Quinn James on the teen-oriented drama "One Tree Hill." Through the 2011 season of the show, her character is best-known for being shot, and then trying to arrange the murder of her attacker. During the early '10s, VanSanten played another stalking victim in the thriller "Something Wicked," and also starred in the drama "You and I" as an American lesbian battling loneliness amidst the Moscow club scene.

Milestones

2016

Was a recurring character on the action series "Shooter"

2016

Landed a guest starring role on the action series "Rush Hour"

2015

Joined the cast of the superhero series "The Flash"

2009

Played Quinn James Fletcher on "One Tree Hill"

2009

Nabbed a starring role in the horror movie "The Final Destination"

1999

Landed her first screen role on the TV series "Steel Angel Kurumi"

Bonus Trivia

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Is of Dutch and Norwegian heritage.

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Prior to become a film and television actress, VanSanten was a highly sought after model.

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"Despite my mother saying I have been destined to be an actress my whole life, I remember being the kid who grew up not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I went from thinking I wanted to be a nun at one point, to going to college for journalism! I was involved in the arts and theater from early on, but it wasn't until I took an acting class when I was 17 that I realized how passionate I felt about it." - from Seventeen, April 23, 2010

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"In this industry, you have to be ambitious. There are so many auditions you go on before you ever get a job. You have to be determined and have an ambition that cushions you through even the darkest and lowest moments." - from www.dccomics.com, November 3, 2015

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