Shelby Rabara Biography

Shelby Rabara is a Filipino-American actress as well as dancer. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Shelby Rabara
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 5, 1983

Nationality: Filipino, American

Famous: Actresses Filipino Women

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Shelby Ann Narito Rabara

Born Country: United States

Born in: Orange County, California, United States

Famous as: Actress, Dancer


Spouse/Ex-: Harry Shum Jr. (m. 2015)

U.S. State: California

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education: University of California, Los Angeles

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Shelby Rabara, born as Shelby Ann Narito Rabara, is a Filipino-American actress as well as dancer. She has appeared in a number of television dramas, films and commercials. She is perhaps best known for voicing Peridot in the Cartoon Network series titled ‘Steven Universe’ as well as for playing the role of Mia in the drama ‘Awkward’. Rabara has also appeared as a lead in the YouTube Red original ‘Me and My Grandma’. Her other TV performances came in the shows ‘Grounded for Life’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Greek’, ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Community, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘Viva Laughlin’. The Filipino-American actress has also contributed to big screen. She has acted in several movies, the popular ones being ‘Spring Breakdown’, ‘17 Again’, ‘Dance Flick’, ‘Fame’, ‘The LXD: The Uprising Begins’ and ‘The LXD: Rise of the Drifts’. Rabara, who is a social-media person, loves connecting with her fans. This is the reason she is active on social networking websites like Instagram and Twitter.

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  • Shelby Rabara first appeared in an episode of the 2005 drama series ‘Grounded for Life’. She then guest-starred in the series ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Greek’, ‘Viva Laughlin’ and ‘My Name is Earl’. Then in 2009, she acted in the movies ‘Spring Breakdown’, ‘17 Again’, ‘Dance Flick’ and ‘Fame’. The same year, the actress got featured in an episode of ‘House M.D.’ and ‘Community’ respectively. She also acted in the drama ‘Glee’ that year.
  • After this, Rabara played the role of Bella in the series ‘The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers’ in 2010. She also appeared in the flick ‘The LXD: The Uprising Begins’ the same year. Then after starring in the film ‘The LXD: Rise of the Drifts’, the Filipino-American artist guest-starred in the dramas ‘Bunheads’ and ‘Dr. Ken’ in 2015.
  • She also began voicing Peridot for the cartoon network series ‘Steven Universe’ that year. Soon after this, Rabara appeared in a recurring role in the drama ‘Awkward’ as well as in a guest role in ‘2 Broke Girls’. In 2017, she was cast as Heidi in the YouTube Red original ‘Me and My Grandma’.
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Personal Life
  • Shelby Ann Narito Rabara was born on October 5, 1983, in Orange County, California, USA. She was raised by her single mother along with her two siblings. She is of Filipino descent. Rabara studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated from there with a degree in world arts and cultures.
  • Coming to the actress’ love life, she started dating Chinese American actor/dancer Harry Shum Jr. in the year 2007. The couple got engaged while on a vacation in Hawaii in October 2013 and got married in Costa Rica two years later. Rabara’s fans can get to know more about their favourite star by following her on Twitter and Instagram.

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