Canadian-born Shenae Grimes established herself as an actress midway through high school, and quickly racked up a long series of teen and young adult roles in prime-time dramas. Grimes is perhaps best known for her ongoing performance as Darcy Edwards on the adolescent soaper Degrassi: The Next Generation -- a spin-off of the legendary Degrassi High. In-between production stints on that series, Grimes interned at Fashion Television (an experience chronicled in the media); she also made a much-publicized guest appearance on Canada's version of MTV Live, and visibly shocked the program's emcees by agreeing to go on a date with on-camera intern Paul Lemieux (which, conveniently, was shown in detail on a subsequent episode). While still doing Degrassi, Grimes was then tapped for one of the principal roles on the CW network's 90210, a spin-off of the original Beverly Hills 90210 about the sudsy intrigues of a middle-class family that moves to Southern California, where the father takes the job of high-school principal; Grimes signed on to play Annie Mills, one of the family's daughters. In 2011 she appeared in the horror sequel Scream 4.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Appeared in a Whoopi Goldberg-produced pilot for Nickelodeon.
- Joined Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2004 as Darcy Edwards.
- Interned at Toronto's Fashion Television as part of her high-school education.
- Has a tattoo on the side of her ribcage that says "Myself."