Shantel VanSanten (born July 25, 1985)[1] is an American actress and model. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. On television, she played the role of Quinn James in the CW teen drama series One Tree Hill,[2] recurred as Becca Butcher in the Amazon Prime Original The Boys, and starred as Julie Swagger, the wife of lead character Bob Lee Swagger on the USA Network series Shooter. On film, she has appeared in The Final Destination, You and I, and Something Wicked.[3] From 2019 to 2022, VanSanten starred as Karen Baldwin in the Apple TV+ science fiction space drama series For All Mankind.

Shantel VanSanten
VanSanten in 2010
Born (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 38)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1999–present
(m. 2021; sep. 2023)

Early life Edit

VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent.[4][5] VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas, where she attended Incarnate Word Academy (an all-girls college prep school) in Houston and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. VanSanten started her career as a model at the age of 15 for the Page Parkes Management.

Career Edit

VanSanten in 2022

VanSanten appeared as a finalist on NBC's reality television series Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search but was eliminated in the series' first episode. In 2007, she signed onto a film adaptation of the novel t.A.T.u. Come Back. Filming took place that year in Los Angeles and Moscow. Starring alongside Mischa Barton, the film premiered in Russia on January 25, 2011, and as You and I in the United States a year later.

In 2009, VanSanten appeared as Lori Milligan in The Final Destination, the fourth installment of the eponymous horror film franchise. That same year, VanSanten was cast as a series regular on The CW television drama series One Tree Hill in the show's seventh season.[2] She portrayed photographer Quinn James and the on-screen sibling to Bethany Joy Lenz's character.[6] VanSanten's work on the series continued until the series' ninth and final season; her final appearance was in the series' 187th and final episode. BuddyTV ranked her #24 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010" list,[7] and #21 in 2011.[8]

VanSanten starred as Christine in Something Wicked, the last film to feature actress Brittany Murphy, who portrays VanSanten's sister-in-law Susan. In spring 2012, VanSanten shot Golden Christmas 3a family-oriented holiday romantic comedy directed by Michael Feifer—opposite Rob Mayes, Mark Famiglietti, Nikki DeLoach and Orson Bean. She portrayed Vera Buckley on the television series The Messengers, which was cancelled after one season. VanSanten portrayed Patty Spivot in the second season of The CW Arrowverse TV series The Flash, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. She was Detective Joe West's (Jesse L. Martin) new protégée, the only member of his new metahuman task force at the Central City Police Department besides Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and a brief love interest of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).[9][10]

From 2016 to 2018, VanSanten co-starred in the USA Network drama series Shooter, playing Julie Swagger, the wife of lead character Bob Lee Swagger.[11] She guest-starred as Amy in the final season of the CBS television Scorpion in 2017. VanSanten played the role of Rebecca Butcher in the first two seasons of the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys.[12] Since 2019, VanSanten has starred as Karen Baldwin in the Apple TV+ original science fiction space drama series For All Mankind.[13] Also in 2019, she provided the voice of the character Wraith in the video game Apex Legends. From 2022 to 2023, VanSanten recurred in the role of Special Agent Nina Chase during the fourth and fifth seasons of the CBS procedural series FBI, while series star Missy Peregrym was on maternity leave.[14]

Personal life Edit

On February 9, 2021, VanSanten became engaged to actor Victor Webster after meeting on the set of Love Blossoms in 2016.[15] They married in October 2021.[16] In January 2023, Webster filed for divorce after less than two years of marriage.[17]

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Savage Spirit Lori Direct-to-video film
2008 You and I Janie Sawyer
2008 The Open Door Opening scene daughter
2009 The Final Destination Lori Milligan
2011 In My Pocket Sophie
2011 Remembrance Rebecca Levine
2014 Something Wicked Christine Filmed in 2009
2022 American Murderer Jamie Brown [18]

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Steel Angel Kurumi Kaori Voice role (English version)
2005 Three Wise Guys Beautiful girl Television film
2009 CSI: NY Tara Habis Episode: "She's Not There"
2009–2012 One Tree Hill Quinn James Main role (seasons 7–9)[2]
2012 A Golden Christmas 3 Heather Hartly Television film
2013 Beauty & the Beast Tyler 3 episodes
2013 The Glades Jackie Episode: "Yankee Dan"
2014 Gang Related Jessica Chapel Main role
2015 The Night Shift Chloe Episode: "Eyes Look Your Last"
2015 The Messengers Vera Buckley Main role
2015–2016 The Flash Patty Spivot Recurring role (season 2)[9]
2016 Rush Hour Victoria Episode: "Familee Ties"
2016 Timeless Kate Drummond Episode: Pilot
2016–2018 Shooter Julie Swagger Main role[11]
2017 Love Blossoms Violet Chappel Television film
2018 Scorpion Amy Berkstead Episodes: "The Bunker Games", "Wave Goodbye"
2019–2020 The Boys Becca Butcher Recurring role (seasons 1–2)[12]
2019–2022 For All Mankind Karen Baldwin Main role (seasons 1–3)[13]
2022–2023 FBI Special Agent Nina Chase Recurring role (seasons 4–5)[14]
2023 Invincible TBA Voice, Season 2 [19]

Music videos Edit

Year Title Artist Role
2011 "Fragile Bird" City and Colour Distressed woman
2014 "Amy" Goodie Mob Amy Anderson

Video games Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Apex Legends Wraith (playable character) Voice

References Edit

  1. ^ Collar, Cammila (2016). "Shantel VanSanten". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (June 17, 2009). "Shantel VanSanten joins One Tree Hill". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Gingold, Michael (June 17, 2009). "Something Wicked marks the final screen appearance of actress Brittany Murphy, who co-stars with The Final Destination's Shantel VanSanten". Fangoria. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Shantel VanSanten on How She Relates to Her The Messengers Character". Young Hollywood. 2015. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Mateo, Ashley (February 16, 2010). "SELFy VIP: Shantel VanSanten". Self. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Brown, Lauren (April 23, 2010). "Five Questions with One Tree Hill's Shantel VanSanten". Seventeen. Hearst Corporation. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2010: #24 Shantel VanSanten, One Tree Hill As Quinn James". BuddyTV. December 13, 2010. Archived from the original on January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  8. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011: #21 Shantel VanSanten, One Tree Hill As Quinn James". BuddyTV. December 7, 2011. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (October 19, 2015). "The Flash's Shantel VanSanten on Barry and Patty's budding romance". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Shantel VanSanten made her debut as the quirky police officer Patty Spivot, who instantly bonded with Barry (Grant Gustin) and secured a spot on Joe's (Jesse L. Martin) anti-metahuman task force.
  10. ^ Beedle, Tim (November 3, 2015). "Love and Metahumans: Shantel VanSanten Heats up The Flash". DC Comics. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (October 13, 2015). "One Tree Hill Alum to Star Opposite Ryan Phillippe in USA's Shooter". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2022. One Tree Hill alum Shantel VanSanten has been tapped to co-star in the potential series based on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg feature film of the same name.
  12. ^ a b Gelman, Vlada (September 13, 2020). "'The Boys' Shantel VanSanten Explains Becca's 'Painful' Choice About Butcher". Yahoo!. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Porter, Rick (August 30, 2018). "Ron Moore's Apple Space Drama Adds Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 20, 2022). "FBI: Shantel VanSanten Set to Return, Recur as New Team Member". TVLine. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  15. ^ Dugan, Christina; Mauch, Ally (March 5, 2021). "Shantel VanSanten Says She's Ready to 'Begin Forever Together' with Fiancé Victor Webster". People. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  16. ^ "Victor Webster Marries Star He Met on the Set of a Hallmark Movie". October 13, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  17. ^ Wenger, Stephanie (April 10, 2023). "Victor Webster Files for Divorce from Wife Shantel VanSanten After Less Than 2 Years of Marriage". People. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  18. ^ Lang, Brent (December 10, 2020). "Paul Schneider, Shantel VanSanten, Kevin Corrigan, and Moises Arias Join 'American Murderer' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  19. ^ "Invincible Season 2: Release Date, Trailer, Cast & More". Retrieved September 11, 2023.

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