Shantel VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) is an American model and actress. 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, recurred as Detective Patty Spivot in the CW show The Flash, and stars 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.
VanSanten in 2010
|Born||July 25, 1985|
Luverne, Minnesota, U.S.
|Known for||One Tree Hill|
|Home town||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent. 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 also started her career as a model at the age of fifteen for the Page Parkes Management.
VanSanten first 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, 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 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. She portrayed the role of photographer Quinn James and the on screen sibling to Bethany Joy Lenz's character. VanSanten's role 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 and #21 in 2011.
VanSanten starred as Christine in Something Wicked. The film is the last to feature the late actress Brittany Murphy, who portrays VanSanten's sister-in-law Susan. In the spring of 2012, VanSanten shot the film Golden Christmas 3 opposite Rob Mayes, Mark Famiglietti, Nikki DeLoach and Orson Bean in a family, romantic, holiday comedy directed by Michael Feifer. She portrayed Vera Buckley on the television series The Messengers, before its cancellation after one season. VanSanten portrayed Patty Spivot in the second season of The CW 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 love interest of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).
From 2016 to 2018, VanSanten co-starred in the USA Network drama series Shooter. She played Amy in the final season of the TV show Scorpion in 2017, and in 2019, she played the role of Rebecca Butcher in The Boys.
In 2019, VanSanten provided the voice of the character Wraith in the video game Apex Legends.
|2006||Savage Spirit||Lori||Direct to video|
|2008||The Open Door||Opening Scene Daughter|
|2009||The Final Destination||Lori Milligan|
|2011||You and I||Janie Sawyer|
|2011||In My Pocket||Sophie|
|2014||Something Wicked||Christine||Filmed in 2009|
|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)|
|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); 10 episodes|
|2016||Rush Hour||Victoria||Episode: "Familee Ties"|
|2016||Timeless||Kate Drummond||Episode: Pilot|
|2016–2018||Shooter||Julie Swagger||Main role|
|2017||Love Blossoms||Violet Chappel||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2018||Scorpion||Amy Berkstead||Episodes: "The Bunker Games", "Wave Goodbye"|
|2019||The Boys||Becca Butcher||3 episodes|
|2019||For All Mankind||Karen Baldwin||Upcoming series|
|2011||"Fragile Bird"||City and Colour||Distressed woman|
|2014||"Amy"||Goodie Mob||Amy Anderson|
|2019||Apex Legends||Wraith||Playable female character|
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- "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.
- Abrams, Natalie (October 19, 2015). "The Flash's Shantel VanSanten on Barry and Patty's budding romance". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. 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.
- Beedle, Tim (November 3, 2015). "Love and Metahumans: Shantel VanSanten Heats up The Flash". DC Comics. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016.
- 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 January 24, 2016.
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.
- Porter, Rick (August 30, 2018). "Ron Moore's Apple Space Drama Adds Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 30, 2018.