Shantel VanSanten

Shantel VanSanten

Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1985
Age38 years 8 months 29 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthLuverne, Minnesota, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
Professions Model , Actress
Birth Name Shantel Yvonne VanSanten
Other Name Shantel Van Santen

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Languages Dutch , English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height173 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Weight55 KG
121 lbs
Shoe Size11
Dress Size2
Figure Measurements 34-25-35
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32B
Family Information
Sister Jessye Kellogg
Grandfathers Dewey Dooyema (Maternal)
Peter Van Santen (Paternal)
Brother In-Law Zac Kellogg
Grandmothers Doris Evon Henrietta Sundem (Maternal)
Nellie Van Hemert (Paternal)
Aunt Diane Staeffler (Godmother)
Sister In-Law Hannah Van Santen
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Incarnate Word Academy
Alma MaterTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Victor Webster (2017; Actor; co-star in Love Blossom)
Michael Johnson (2008; Athlete; Ex; broke up in 2008)
Jon Fletcher (2014; Actor; Ex; co-star on The Messengers)
James Lafferty (Ex; actor)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Savage Sprit(2006)
Years Active 1999
Debut (TV) Steel Angel Kurumi (voiced the character Kaori)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesShooting
Badminton
Wakeboarding
Flag football
Water skiing
Softball
Frisbee
Kneeboarding
Running
Slalom skiing
Favorite Food Sushi
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite Sportvolleyball (she played it)
Favorite Perfume YSL PARIS
Favorite CuisineMexican
LikesBooks
Favorite Brands Ruby Woo (Lipstick by MAC)
Bumble and Bumble (Hair Product)
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileShantel VanSanten Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileShantel VanSanten Instagram Profile
Contact
Managers Page Parkes Management (Modeling)
Leverage Management
More Information
Friends Robert Buckley (costar in One Tree Hill (2003))
Bethany Joy Lenz
Inspirations Kate Hudson (Fashion Icon)
Heidi Klum (Fashion Icon)
Rachel Bilson (Fashion Icon)
Net worth$3 Million

Biography

Shantel VanSanten is an American TV & movie actress & Model. As a model she has been featured in magazines like Seventeen & Teen Vogue. 

She is known for her roles of Julie Swagger (in Shooter), Patty Spivot(The Flash), Vera Buckley(The messengers), Jessica Chapel(Gang Related), Quinn James(One Tree Hill), Lori(The Final Destination).

Childhood- Family

Shantel VanSanten was born on 25th July 1985 in Luverne, Minnesota, United States. She was brought up in Spring, Houston, Texas, United States.

Siblings: She has two younger siblings, one brother and a sister. Brother is the youngest. Her sister Jessye is married to Zac Kellogg. Her brother is married to Hannah Van Santen. [3]

Shantel VanSanten with her mother

[Shantel VanSanten with her mother]

She wanted to be a Nun as a kid, her mother however always thought Shantel would make a great actress.

Shantel VanSanten with her Dad

[Shantel VanSanten with her Dad]

Shantel is of Dutch & Norwegian descent. 75% Dutch, 25% Norwegian. Surname "VanSanten" comes from Holland. Her grandfathers had settled in Minnesota, they were diary farmers; other set of grandfathers raised cows and pigs for meat.

Education

  • Incarnate Word Academy: She attended all-girls Roman Catholic prep school located in Downtown Houston, Texas
  • Texas Christian University: She graduated from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas

 

Marriage

Victor Webster

Shantel VanSanten and Victor Webster

[Shantel VanSanten and Victor Webster]

Shantel first met Canadian actor Victor Webster (known for his works in "Motherland: Fort Salem", "Continuum", "Mutant X", "Days of Our Lives") on the sets of the TV Movie Love Blossoms(2016), They in fact played the lead roles of Violet Chappel and Dec Granger in the movie. 

The two got engaged on 9th February 2021, and eventually got married in October 2021. In January 2023, Victor filed for divorce.

 

Trivia & Facts

  • Modeling career: Shantel started modeling at the age of 15, she worked with Page Parkes Management. Her modeling career continued till she was 20.
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search: Shantel was part of the reality TV show by NBC in January 2005, Shantel was eliminated in the first week, other participants on the show were- Adaora Akubilo, Stella Diaz. Stacey Klimek, Shannon Hughes, Alicia Hall were the finalists of the show and Alician Hall was the winner at the end of week 5
  • Drawing Hope International: a women empowerment group which deals with rehabilitation of troubled women and empowerment through hope, beauty and coming out. She is part of this movement for a long time.
  • Buddy TV's 100 Sexiest Women: Shantel was on the list at #24 in 2010 and #21 in 2011
  • Team True Beauty: She has been the part of the team which stresses on the inner beauty of women and helps women deal with body image issue struggles. She was asked for an interview by the team and she felt immediately drawn and joined it.
  • She wanted to be a Writer, became an actress accidentally. She studied Journalism at college.
  • Fitness mantra: She works out 5 times a week with her personal training sessions and mix of Pilates
  • She loves decorating, she designed her house furniture, clothes and stuff.
  • 4 people she would want to meet: Anne Frank, Marilyn Monroe, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein
  • She has appeared in commercials for- Clean & Clear, Abercrombie & Fitch, Christian Audigier, Dillard's, Foley's.
  • She played Christine in Brittany Murphy's last movie Something Wicked(2013) as Brittany's sister
  • She is totally afraid of horror movies, she got into the 'The Final Destination' movie to get her fear of it.
  • Bestfriend: Her childhood friend Lauren Carson is still her BFF, the two often go out to events and vacations.
  • Fragile Bird: She was in the City & Colour Music video
  • She participated in track and field events a school girl.
  • She is friends with her One Tree Hill(2003) costar Bethany Joy Lenz, Shantel played her older sistser in the series, in real life Shantel is 4 years younger to Bethany. Shantel was in the labor room when Bethany gave birth to her daughter Maria. [6]
  • Her favorite breakfast items: Greek yogurt and Granola
  • She was against Twitter for a while, she thought sharing your boring life is absurd, she later discovered twitter can be used as a platform to reach people and inspire them with positivity.
  • Women's Health Magazine: She is the member of the magazine, it is world's largest fitness magazine
  • She has performed many stunts herself for the movie The Final Destination (2009).
  • (Around 2024) She has a pet dog named Nova. [4]

 

Philanthrophy

  • Lung Force association: Shantel is associated with the group which helps fight lung cancer. Her grandmother Doris Evon Henrietta Sundem died of lung cancer in 2014. [5]
  • "Fight for Air- Climb": She promoted fundraising for the non-profit organization that helps people fight lung cancer. [2]
  • American Lung Association: She ipropmotes American Lung Association, it fights lung related diseases.

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2022 American Murderer Jamie Brown  
2017 Love Blossoms Violet Chappel TV Movie
2014 Something Wicked Christine   
2014 CeeLo Green Featuring the Goodie Mob: AMY   Short film
2012 A Golden Christmas 3  Heather Hartly  TV Movie 
2011 In My Pocket  Sophie   
2011 Remembrance  Rebecca Levine   
2011 You and I  Janie   
2009 The Final Destination Lori  
2008 The Open Door Daughter   
2007 Spellbound  Hot Date  TV Movie 
2006 Savage Spirit  Lori  Direct to Video 
2004 Three Wise Guys Beautiful Girl  TV Movie

 

TV Series

Year Movie Character Notes
2023  FBI: Most Wanted Special Agent Nina Chase  1 episode
2022-2023 FBI Special Agent Nina Chase  13 episodes
2019–2023 For All Mankind Karen Baldwin 31 episodes
2023  FBI: International Special Agent Nina Chase  1 episode
2019–2022 Apex Legends: Stories from the Outlands Wraith/ Voidwalker (voice)   2 episodes
2019–2020 The Boys Becca Butcher 9 episodes
2016–2018 Shooter Julie Swagger 31 episodes
2018  Scorpion Amy Berkstead  2 episodes
2016  Timeless Kate Drummond 1 episode
2016  Rush Hour Victoria  1 episode
2015–2016 The Flash Patty Spivot 10 episodes
2015 The Messengers Vera Buckley  13 episodes
2015  The Night Shift Chloe  1 episode
2014  Gang Related Jessica Chapel 13 episodes
2013 The Glades Jackie  1 episode
2013  Beauty and the Beast  Tyler  3 episodes
2009–2012 One Tree Hill  Quinn James Fletcher 57 episodes
2009  CSI: NY Tara Habis  1 episode
1999 Steel Angel Kurumi  Kaori (voice)   

 

Video Games

Year Game Character Notes
2019 Apex Legends Wraith (voice)   

Awards

Year Award Title Notes
2021

Pena de Prata

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series- Nomination

For All Mankind Shared with Joel Kinnaman,  Sarah Jones, Michael Dorman,  Jodi Balfour, Wrenn Schmidt,  Sonya Walger
       

 

Quotes

  • Surviving means you have strength, intentions & purpose in your life, doesn't mean anybody took anything away from you, what matters is what you do with your life.
  • Survivor is someone who has persevered, some who has prospered after the hardships.
  • What you do with your life, how you live, the kindness you show, people you inspire, the love you give is what defines your life and gives you purpose, no on can ever take that away from you.
  • We define our lives by what kind of person we are, how we live it.
  • Some times we need to stop judging and start focusing on good things we do.
  • It is a challenge to stay true to yourself when you are constantly being rejected, when compared to others.
  • When you focus on the fact that you are unique in the entire world, that there is only one you, nobody is ever going go be like you it will keep you grounded. Surround yourself with people who are supportive of you.
  • Sharing stories helps girls come out with their own stories and that helps more people feel that they are not alone.
  • We are better than we know, perhaps if we can be made to see it for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for this.
  • My family would never let me be a vegetarian
  • The minute you feel secure about yourself and own the fact your dreams are honest true, other things fix themselves. [6]
  • I always wanted to write, acting kind of found me.
  • You have to be ambitious in this industry. There are so many auditions you go on before you ever get a job.
  • She likes science and has been to NASA center being a Houston native.
  • My Christmas presents every year were pair of Wooden shoes (talking about her Dutch and Norwegian background)
  • I'm so nervous, the first time I had to speak I threw up the whole day before, I was really shaking.
  • My style is dependent on my moods, so I feel like it's all over the place.
  • I am happiest when I'm sitting on my parent's couch, with the fireplace on and talking to my family. [6]
  • 99% of the world has flaws. (about people being judgmental of others)
  • Gaze in wonder at the awe inspiring world around you. Stop for a moment and just be present
  • I always take time at the end of the year in reflection for what was, as I prepare to move
  • You are strong, resilient and you can overcome and empower yourself. I believe in you
  • I will always send love & light when tragedy happens. Prayers are needed but gun laws MUST change (About Texas is shooting)
  • Whether you pushed me or pulled me, drained me or fueled me, loved me or left me, hurt me or helped me, you were a part of my growth. I want to say Thank You.
  • Love begins with the experience of being understood in highly supportive and uncommon ways.
  • I will no longer feel guilt for other people's actions or shame for their violations. Too long you all had the power... not anymore. #MeToo
  • I'm a Texas girl so I've been shooting guns since I opened my eyes and I'm competing at everything
  • Allow yourself to let go of any stories that steal joy from you.
  • I would want to travel the world and write about it. To be a famous writer. [6]
  • If you believe in yourself, somebody will find you that believes in you just as much, if not more. [6]

 

Sources

  1. Shantel VanSanten on wikipedia
  2. Fight for Air- Climb
  3. Aunt Shantel on duty
  4. Dogmama Shantel
  5. Climbing for Grandmother Doris
  6. IMDB Bio
  7.  

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