Shenae Grimes

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Shenae Grimes
Shenae Grimes 2012.jpg
Grimes in 2012
Born(1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesShenae Grimes-Beech
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Josh Beech (m. 2013)
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Shenae Grimes
Shenae Grimes 2012.jpg
Grimes in 2012
Born(1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesShenae Grimes-Beech
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Josh Beech (m. 2013)

Shenae Grimes-Beech[1] (/ʃəˈn/; née Grimes; born October 24, 1989) is a Canadian actress, she portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was also a recurring guest star on the series Naturally, Sadie, and had a cameo role in the horror film Scream 4.

Early life[edit]

Grimes was born in Toronto, Ontario. She has three siblings Aiden, Liam and Maya. She attended Forest Hill Public School for elementary school. She attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, along with her Degrassi co-star, Aubrey Graham (Drake). She interned at Toronto's Fashion Television as part of her high school education.[2] Grimes attended City Academy, a private school for her last two years of high school.


Beginning with a recurring role in 2004, Grimes became a lead character on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2006, playing the role of Darcy Edwards. In 2008, Grimes left the series and Canada after being cast as Annie Wilson in 90210, the CW's spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210.

She also appeared in Picture This with Ashley Tisdale and with her former Degrassi: The Next Generation co-star Lauren Collins, and then in True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet alongside singer JoJo.

In 2009, Grimes was named one of the world's most beautiful people, without makeup, by People magazine.[3] She also appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace's single "All You Did Was Save My Life".[4]

Grimes appears in the 2010 silent fashion short film Unzipped.[5] She wrote and directed a 2010 music video for her song "Myself and I", which features an appearance by her 90210 co-star Ryan Eggold.[6] She also participated in YouTuber Freddie Wong's video "Gun Size Matters".[7] She made a cameo in the horror film Scream 4, released in April 2011.[8]

In 2011, she traveled to Japan with her 90210 costars AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Stroup to attend the Asia Girls Explosion (AGE) in Tokyo, after filming 90210's third season finale.[9] Grimes was caught up in Japan due to the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. According to the actress, she was at Buddha's temple at the time when the earthquakes first occurred.[10] Consequently, she started a campaign called "Spread The Heart" with the aim of supporting Japan by victim relief after the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. Many celebrities joined the campaign which later became a big movement.[11]

In May 2011, during her 90210 hiatus, she took a six-week internship at Teen Vogue in New York City. She stated that working as an editor for a fashion magazine has always been her dream.[12]

In the fall of 2011, she directed a music video for Megan and Liz's original song "Are You Happy Now?" to raise awareness about anti-bullying, in partnership with

Personal life[edit]

Grimes is an atheist.[13] She has cited Natalie Portman as her inspiration and also admires Johnny Depp.[14]

Grimes began dating British model and musician Josh Beech in March 2012. In December 2012, after nine months of dating, Grimes announced that she and Beech were engaged.[15] They were married on May 10, 2013 in Ashford, Kent, England.[16][17]


Grimes at the 2009 Paley Festival in Beverly Hills, California
2005Shania: A Life in Eight AlbumsEilleen Twain 13–16 yearsTelevision film
2008Picture ThisCayenneTelevision film
2008True Confessions of a Hollywood StarletMarissa DahlTelevision film
2008Cross Road, TheThe Cross RoadBridget
2009Dead Like Me: Life After DeathJennifer HardickDirect-to-video
2010Gun Size MattersHerselfShort film
2011Scream 4Trudie HarroldCameo appearance
2013Empire StateEleni
2014SoulmatesEva BraunShort film
2004–08Degrassi: The Next GenerationDarcy EdwardsRecurring (seasons 4–5); main cast (seasons 6–7); guest star (season 8); 40 episodes
2005BiographyTeenage Shania TwainEpisode: "Shania Twain"
2005Kevin HillKatie LassmanEpisode: "Sacrificial Lambs"
2005–07Naturally, SadieArden Alcott15 episodes
200672 Hours: True CrimeTeenage girlEpisode "Lust"
2007Latest Buzz, TheThe Latest BuzzRebecca HarperUnaired pilot episode
2008–1390210Annie WilsonMain cast; 114 episodes
2009Overruled!AbbyUncredited; episode: "Style Conscience"
2010Hills, TheThe HillsHerselfEpisode: "Between a Rocker and a Hard Place"
2012Punk'dHerselfEpisode: "Tyler the Creator"
2012America's Next Top ModelHerselfEpisode: "The Girl Who Cries Home"
2012Britain & Ireland's Next Top ModelHerselfCycle 8, episode 12
2014A Hazing Secret[18]Megan HarrisLMN TV movie
Music videos
2009"All You Did Was Save My Life"Our Lady PeaceShot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
As a music video director
2010"Myself and I"Shenae GrimesGrimes' directorial, singing and songwriting debut
2011"Are You Happy Now?"Megan & Liz

Awards and nominations[edit]

2006Young Artist AwardBest Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)[19]Degrassi: The Next GenerationNominated(Shared with: Dalmar Abuzeid, John Bregar, Deanna Casaluce, Daniel Clark, Lauren Collins, Ryan Cooley, Marc Donato, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber, Aubrey Graham, Jake Goldsbie, Jamie Johnston, Shane Kippel, Andrea Lewis, Mike Lobel, Miriam McDonald, Melissa McIntyre, Daniel Morrison, Adamo Ruggiero, Cassie Steele and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer)
2007Gemini AwardBest Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series[20]Degrassi: The Next GenerationWon
2008Monaco International Film FestivalBest Ensemble Cast[21]The Cross RoadWon(Shared with: Tommy Lioutas, Garen Boyajian, Bruce Gooch and Sean O'Neill)
2010Teen Choice AwardChoice TV: Female Scene Stealer[22]90210Nominated


  1. ^ "Shenae Grimes-Beech, brand ambassador of Annabelle Cosmetics!". February 4, 2014. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Shenae Grimes: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Stars Without Makeup". People. May 11, 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ Shenae Grimes hooks up with OLP in the Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  5. ^ "Shenae Grimes Unzipped Fashion Film on FashionTelevision". August 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ She can do it all! 90210's Shenae Grimes writes, sings AND directs music video - Mail Online. August 12, 2010.
  7. ^ Gun Size Matters YouTube video created September 22, 2010
  8. ^ Reiher, Andrea (August 27, 2010). "Scream 4: Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale definitely in for a fright". zap2it. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  9. ^ "'90210' Stars Walk At The Asia Girls Explosion". lcronin09. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  10. ^ "Shenae Grimes Talks Being in Japan During Earthquake, Starting Relief Campaign (VIDEO)". Aimee Deeken. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Shenae Grimetragic: Spread The Heart". the joey parker movement. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  12. ^ Fisher, Kelly (May 26, 2011). "'90210' Star Shenae Grimes: Grateful for 'Amazing' Teen Vogue Internship". PopEaster. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  13. ^ "'90210's' Shenae Grimes sometimes begs for spare change on the street - Zap2it". 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  14. ^ "INTERVIEW: Shenae Grimes". Miss O & Friends. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  15. ^ "90210's Shenae Grimes is engaged". E! News. December 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  16. ^ Grimes, Shenae (May 10, 2013). "Twitter / shenaegrimes : I now pronounce us Mr. and ...". Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 13, 2013). "Shenae Grimes Wedding: New Pictures and Exclusive Details!". US Weekly. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
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  19. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations/Special Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  20. ^ "Canadian Awards Database - Geminis". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  21. ^ "Award Winners, Angel Film Awards 2008 - Monaco International Film Festival". Monaco International Film Festival. December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  22. ^ Talarico, Brittany (June 28, 2010). "Teen Choice Awards 2010: ‘Twilight’ Leads with 9 Noms; ‘Glee’ & Bieber Trail Close Behind". Ok Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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