Who is Shantel VanSanten?
Shantel VanSanten is an American actress and model who has been featured in many popular magazines like ‘Seventeen’ and ‘Teen Vogue.’ On television, she is known for playing Quinn James in CW’s teen drama ‘One Tree Hill’ and Julie Swagger in USA Network’s ‘Shooter’. She has also been moderately active on the big screen, most notably appearing in ‘You and I’, ‘Something Wicked’ and ‘The Final Destination’. VanSanten attended an all-girls college preparatory school and later graduated from Texas Christian University before eventually kicking off her career as a model at the age of 15. With time, she ventured into acting as well. Since then, she has attained much success in all her endeavors, both as a model and an actress. She has also done voice work and voiced the character of Wraith in the popular battle-royale game, ‘Apex Legends.’ Currently, she is in a relationship with English film and television actor Jon Fletcher.
Shantel VanSanten began her career as a model at the age of 15 when she signed with the Page Parkes Management. She then appeared on television in NBC’s reality show ‘Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search’. In 2008, she had a small role in the Australian horror film ‘The Open Door’. The following year, she began playing Quinn James in the drama series ‘One Tree Hill’ and also starred as Lori Milligan in ‘The Final Destination’. Also known as ‘Final Destination 4,’ the 3D supernatural horror film is the highest-grossing film in the ‘Final Destination’ series as for now.
In 2011, VanSanten featured in ‘You and I’, a drama film about a teenage girl who moves from a rural town in Russia to Moscow, unaware that meeting her internet girlfriend will result in a string of adventures. She next did a television film titled ‘A Golden Christmas 3’. Following a recurring role in the series ‘Beauty & the Beast’, the actress joined the cast of the action drama series ‘Gang Related’ as Jessica Chapel in 2014. That year, she also starred as Christine in the independent psychological horror ‘Something Wicked’ alongside Brittany Murphy, John Robinson and Julian Morris.
From 2015 to 2016, VanSanten portrayed the character of Patty Spivot in the superhero TV series ‘The Flash’. During this time, she also had a main role in The CW's short-lived series 'The Messengers'. From 2016 to 2018, she was seen playing Julie Swagger in ‘Shooter’, a drama series based on Stephen Hunter’s novel ‘Point of Impact’. In 2019, the actress served as a voice artist for the popular video game ‘Apex Legends,’ in which she voiced the character of Wraith.
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Family & Personal Life
Shantel VanSanten was born on July 25, 1985 in Luverne, Minnesota, USA, and raised in Spring, Texas alongside two siblings. She attended an all-girls college preparatory school called Incarnate Word Academy in Houston and later graduated from Texas Christian University.
Talking about her love life, the actress was in a relationship with actor Michael Johnson in 2008. Following her breakup with him, she began dating actor James Lafferty. Their relationship lasted a year. In 2016, VanSanten started dating British film and television actor Jon Fletcher.