|Shane West Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1978|
Shane West is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and voice actor who is known for playing Eli Sammler in the ABC family drama series Once and Again, Michael in The CW action thriller drama series Nikita, John Alden in the supernatural horror series Salem, and Dr. Ray Barnett in the NBC medical drama series ER.
Shannon Bruce Snaith
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Voice Actor
- Father – Don Snaith (Drugstore Owner, Musician, Had a Punk Band)
- Mother – Leah Catherine (née Launey) (Lawyer, Musician, Had a Punk Band)
- Siblings – Simone (Younger Sister), Marli Ann (Younger Half-Sister)
- Others – Walter Arthur Parcell Snaith (Paternal Grandfather), Marjorie Isobel/Isabel Ruth DeFonseca/Fonseca (Paternal Grandmother), John Glynn/Glenn Launey (Maternal Grandfather), Leah Jacqueline “Jackie” Ardoin (Maternal Grandmother)
Shane West has been signed with Paradigm Talent Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $3 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shane West has dated –
- Rachael Leigh Cook (1997-1999) – He began dating actor and model Rachael Leigh Cook towards the end of the summer of 1997 and they made their relationship public in September 1997. The duo reportedly parted ways in November 1999.
- Monica Keena (2001) – He was romantically involved with actor Monica Keena from January 2001 to October 2001.
- Dina Meyer (2001-2002) – In 2001, Shane started going out with actor Dina Meyer but the couple eventually called it quits the following year in March.
- Audrey Marie Anderson (2001-2002)
- Jenna Dewan (2003-2005) – He dated actor and dancer Jenna Dewan from June 2003 to February 2005.
- C.C. Sheffield (2006) – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with actor C.C. Sheffield in August 2006.
- Sherrie Rose (2008-2009) – Shane West and actor Sherrie Rose were an item between 2008 and 2009.
- Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – He reportedly hooked up with actor Evan Rachel Wood in June 2009.
- Alicia Zacharkiewicz (2009-2010) – He had a short-term romance with Polish model Alicia Zacharkiewicz from December 2009 to April 2010.
- Jesica Ahlberg (2014) – It is RUMORed that he hooked up with actor Jesica Ahlberg in 2014.
- Jessica Lee Buchanan (2018-2019) – In June 2018, Shane West started going out with South African model Jessica Lee Buchanan. The relationship ended in February 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White, Black, and Hispanic)
Shane West is of English, Sephardi Jewish, African, and distant Scottish descent on his father’s side and has Cajun (French), distant Spanish, English, and Irish roots on his mother’s side.
Shane West Facts
- In 1982, his parents divorced when he was just 4 years old.
- Growing up, his parents had a major influence on him and he grew up listening to the Clash, the Jam, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and the Kinks.
- When Shane West was 10 years old, he shifted to Compton, California with his sister Simone and their mother as she was looking for a better job. They later relocated to Norwalk, California.
- For some time, he went by his middle name “Bruce” because he was embarrassed by his feminine first name “Shannon”. In high school, he changed his name to “Shane West” when he started acting.
- Alongside Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah, Shane West co-starred as Landon Carter in the 2002 coming-of-age romantic drama film A Walk to Remember.
- His performance in the show Nikita won him the Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actor: Action” in 2011.
- Shane West supports the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers football teams.
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