Shantel VanSanten

Active - 2006 - 2013  |   Born - Jul 25, 1985 in Minnesota, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Horror

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Shantel VanSanten began her acting career with a series of TV movie roles in 2005's Three Wise Guys, 2006's Savage Spirit, and 2007's Spellbound. After a few big-screen movie roles in In My Pocket and The Open Door, VanSantel was cast in a starring role in the 2009 horror film The Final Destination. That same year, VanSanten joined the cast of the hit CW series One Tree Hill as Quinn James.

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  • Grew up in Texas.
  • Is a former model and was a contestant on the reality show Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search.
  • Never envisioned herself working on a TV series prior to auditioning for the role of Alexis on One Tree Hill. Was eventually cast as Quinn James in 2009.
  • Does not enjoy watching scary movies and hadn't seen any of the Final Destination films prior to accepting a role in the fourth installment of The Final Destination (2009).
  • Got to do several of her own stunts in The Final Destination (2009).