Shantel VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent. VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas. Shantel attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She began her career as a model when she was just 15; she got further exposure when she joined the NBC reality series Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search, where she was eliminated on the very 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.
VanSanten pursued an acting career in 2008, when she appeared in a few movies. In 2009, she starred in the horror flick The Final Destination; the same year, she joined the cast of the CW’s One Tree Hill as Quinn James, the free-spirited sister of Bethany Joy Galeotti’s Haley. In 2014, she joined the cast of the TV series Gang Related, as well as The Messengers.
Height: 5’8″ / 173 cm
Weight: 125 lbs / 57 kg
Shoe size: 9
Dress size: 2
Bra size: 32B
Measurements: 34-24-35/ 86-61-89 cm
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Name: Shantel Yvonne VanSanten
Date of Birth: 25 July, 1985
Place of Birth: Luverne, Minnesota, USA
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Education: Texas Christian University
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- Shantel is in a long-term relationship with Robert Buckley
- James Lafferty (2009-2010)
- Michael Johnson (2008-2009)
Awards and Honors: –
Hobbies and Interests: Books, volleyball, running, jet-skiing
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Mexican,Sushi
Favorite Music: City and Colour
Favorite Actress: Kate Hudson
Favorite Perfume: YSL PARIS
Favorite Sports: Volleyball
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite TV Show: Lost
- She co-starred in the 2013 thriller Something Wicked with Julian Morris.
- She is known for film roles in You and I.
- She had her first acting role at age 14, in the 1999 television series Steel Angel Kurumi.
- On the series One Tree Hill, she played Quinn James. She received fame for her supporting role on the show from 2009 to 2012.
- Is a former model and was a contestant on the reality show Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search.
- Shares her birthday with One Tree Hill Co-star James Lafferty.
- Close friends with One Tree Hill costars Robert Buckley and Bethany Joy Lenz.
- Among the sports Shantel is skilled at are volleyball, knee-and-wakeboarding, track and field, water-, slalom-, and jet-skiing, Frisbee, flag football, softball, badminton, sprinting, and running.
- She appeared in national TV commercials for Kiwi and PHRMA. Shantel also did commercials for Sam’s Town Casino and Academy among others.
- Among the products/clients she has modeled for are Abercrombie & Fitch, Academy, Christian Audigier/ Ed Hardy, Clean & Clear, Dillard’s, and Foley’s.
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