Shawn Ashmore

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Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore SDCC 2014.jpg
BornShawn Robert Ashmore
(1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 34)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Dana Wasdin (m. 2012)
RelativesAaron Ashmore (brother)
 
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Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore SDCC 2014.jpg
BornShawn Robert Ashmore
(1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 34)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Dana Wasdin (m. 2012)
RelativesAaron Ashmore (brother)

Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979)[1] is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following, and Bobby Drake / Iceman in the X-Men film series. He is the identical twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.

Early life[edit]

Ashmore was born in Richmond, British Columbia,[1] the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. He was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Turner Fenton Secondary School, and Earnscliffe Senior Public School. His twin brother, Aaron Ashmore, is also an actor. Aaron and Shawn have played twins in several movies, but have also pursued roles independently. Aaron is slightly taller than Shawn and, according to Aaron, Shawn often gets cast as the nice guy while Aaron himself is cast as the bully.[2]

Career[edit]

Ashmore in January 2010

One of Ashmore's notable roles was as Iceman in X-Men and its sequels X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Ashmore also reprised his role as Iceman in the animated series The Super Hero Squad Show, as well as voicing the role for "X-Men: The Official Game".

Ashmore starred as Cadet Major Brad Rigby in Cadet Kelly, a Disney Channel original film which aired in 2002 and he also guest-starred as Eric Summers in two episodes of Smallville, a series on which his brother was later cast in the role of Jimmy Olsen. Ashmore also had starring roles on Animorphs as Jake Berenson and In a Heartbeat as Tyler Connell.

In December 2004, Ashmore was cast in the lead role in the SciFi Channel mini series Legend of Earthsea, based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. He played the role of Ged, a young wizard-in-training, who takes advice from a Magus (Danny Glover) and falls in love with Tenar (Kristin Kreuk), the protege of the High Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan (Isabella Rossellini). In 2005, Ashmore starred in a CTV TV movie about Terry Fox's historic run across Canada, which aired in September of that year. In 2008, he starred as one of the leads in the 2008 horror film The Ruins. Ashmore was cast in Adam Green's 2010 dramatic thriller Frozen as Joe Lynch.

Ashmore also starred in the apocalyptic siege warfare film The Day with Dominic Monaghan, Michael Eklund, Shannyn Sossamon, and Ashley Bell. Ashmore currently stars in the television drama series The Following, starring Kevin Bacon. He reprised his role as Iceman in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Personal life[edit]

On July 27, 2012, Ashmore married film executive Dana Renee Wasdin, whom he met while filming Frozen.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Married to ItStudent in Pageant
1998Hairy Bird, TheThe Hairy BirdPhotographerAKA, All I Wanna Do
2000X-MenBobby Drake / Iceman
2001Wolf GirlBeau
2002Past PresentCollege KidShort film
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Award for Best Actor
2002Cadet KellyCadet Major Brad RigbyDisney Channel Original Movie
2003X2Bobby Drake / IcemanMTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Anna Paquin)
Nominated — Saturn Award for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future (Male)
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Paquin)
2004My Brother's KeeperTwin Double (uncredited)
2005UnderclassmanRob Donovan
3 NeedlesDenys, the Porn Actor
Quiet, TheThe QuietConnor
2006X-Men: The Last StandBobby Drake / Iceman
2008SolsticeChristian
Ruins, TheThe RuinsEric
2010FrozenJoe Lynch
Hatchet IIFisherman #1 (uncredited)
Mother's DayGeorge Barnum
2011Day, TheThe DayAdam
2012Mariachi GringoEdward
Already GoneJude MulveyShort film
Breaking the GirlEric
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastBobby Drake / Iceman

Television[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Katts and DogEpisode: "Mistaken Identity"
1992Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury TheaterCharlieEpisode: "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties"
1993Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian SpencerYoung Brian 'Spinner' SpencerTV movie
1994GuitarmanWaylon TibbinsTV movie
Nominated — Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
1995Long Island FeverDonnyTV movie
1997Flash ForwardGordEpisode: "Mudpack"
Promise the MoonLeviatus BennettTV movie
Any Mother's SonBillyTV movie
Melanie DarrowDavid AbbottTV movie
Fast TrackYoung ChandlerEpisode: "Combustions"
1998–1999AnimorphsJake Berenson26 episodes
1999Deep in the CityTylerEpisode: "Departures"
Real Kids, Real AdventuresAaron HallEpisode: "Mountain Lion"
At the Mercy of a StrangerDannyTV movie
Dear America: The Winter of Red SnowBen ValentineTV short
2000Earth: Final ConflictMaxEpisode: "Sanctuary"
Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett JacksonChetEpisode: "What You Wish For"
2000–2001In a HeartbeatTyler Connell21 episodes
2001Big House, TheThe Big HouseTrevor BrewsterTV movie
BlackoutFirst SonTV movie
Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsMorris ShottwellEpisode: "Lion's Den"
Wolf GirlBeauTV movie
2002AcesTV movie
Cadet KellyBradTV movie
2002–2004SmallvilleEric SummersEpisode: "Leech"
Episode: "Asylum"
2004EarthseaGedTV miniseries
Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Feature Length Drama
2005TerryTerry FoxTV movie
Nominated — Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2009DivertedMike StivenTV movie
Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad ShowIceman (voice)Episode: "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High!"
2010Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad ShowIceman (voice)Episode: "The Ice Melt Cometh!"
Bloodletting & Miraculous CuresFitzTV miniseries
FringeJoshua RoseEpisode: "Amber 31422"
2013–presentFollowing, TheThe FollowingAgent Mike WestonMain cast

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006X-Men: The Official GameIceman (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shawn Ashmore". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Star". 
  3. ^ "Shawn Ashmore is married". People (magazine). August 29, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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