Shantel VanSanten

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Shantel VanSanten
Shantel VanSanten.jpg
Shantel VanSanten displaying the LG Rumor Touch.
BornShantel Yvonne VanSanten
(1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 28)
Luverne, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, model
Years active2002–present
 
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Shantel VanSanten
Shantel VanSanten.jpg
Shantel VanSanten displaying the LG Rumor Touch.
BornShantel Yvonne VanSanten
(1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 28)
Luverne, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, model
Years active2002–present

Shantel Yvonne VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) is an American model and actress. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. On television, she played the role of Quinn James in the hit CW teen drama series One Tree Hill.[1] On film, she appeared in The Final Destination, You and I, and Something Wicked.

Early life[edit]

VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent.[2] VanSanten was raised in Dallas, Texas where she attended Incarnate Word Academy (an all-girls college prep school) in Houston and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. VanSanten also started her career as a model at the age of fifteen for the Page Parkes Management.

Career[edit]

VanSanten first appeared as a finalist on NBC's reality television series Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search but was eliminated in the series' first episode. In 2007, it was announced she had signed on in a film adaption of the novel t.A.T.u. Come Back. Filming took place throughout 2007 in Los Angeles and Moscow. Starring alongside Mischa Barton, the film premiered in Russia on January 25, 2011, and in the U.S. a year later.

In 2009, VanSanten appeared as Lori Milligan in The Final Destination, the fourth installment of the eponymous horror film franchise. That same year, VanSanten was cast as a series regular on The CW television drama series One Tree Hill in the show's seventh season. She portrays the role of photographer Quinn James and the on screen sibling to Bethany Joy Lenz's character. Shantel's role on the series has continued till the series ninth and final season. Shantel's final appearance was in the series 187th and final episode One Tree Hill which premiered on April 4, 2012. BuddyTV ranked her #24 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010" list[3] and #21 in 2011.[4]

VanSanten stars as Christine in Something Wicked. The film is the last to feature the late actress Brittany Murphy, who portrays VanSanten's sister-in-law Susan. In the spring of 2012, VanSanten shot the film "Golden Christmas 3" opposite Rob Mayes, Mark Famiglietti, Nikki DeLoach and Orson Bean in a family, romantic, holiday comedy directed by Michael Feifer.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2009The Final DestinationLori MilliganFilm debut
In My PocketSophieDVD release February 5, 2013
2010RemembranceRebecca Levine
2011You and IJanie Sawyer
2012Something WickedChristinecompleted
2012A Golden Christmas 3Heather Hartly
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009CSI: NYTara HabisEpisode: "She's Not There"
2009–2012One Tree HillQuinn JamesMain cast (Seasons 7–9)
2013The GladesJackieEpisode: "Yankee Dan"
2013Gang RelatedJessica ShawMain cast
2013Beauty & the BeastTylerEpisodes: "Playing with Fire," "Date Night," "Never Turn Back"
Music videos
YearTitleArtistRole
2011Fragile BirdCity and ColourDistressed woman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 17, 2009). "Shantel VanSanten joins 'One Tree Hill'". The Hollywood Reporter. [dead link]
  2. ^ "SELF Magazine: fitness, nutrition, health and beauty advice". Self.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 

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