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Shane West

Published : Jan 28 2016 | Modified : Mar 26 2016

Shane West is an American actor and musician. He is basically into Punk rock music and he is also a song writer. He has appeared in various movies and TV Shows. His birthplace is Louisiana. His father, Don Snaith was born in Jamaica and is a drug store owner. His mother, Leah Catherine is a descendent from Cajun French and works as a lawyer. His parents also were musicians and had their own punk bands. He has two sisters, Simone and Marli Ann. Marli Ann is his half-sister. His parents came out of their married life and went ahead with a divorce when he was just 4 years old. He got his interest in punk music from his parents. He grew up with punk music by listening to Blonde, The Jam, The clash, etc. His mother decided to move to Compton in California when he was 10 years old for a better job with him and his sister Simone. They also moved later to Norwalk in California. Shane moved to Los Angeles at the age of sixteen to fulfil his dream of pursuing his career in acting. He faced a lot of difficulties and his struggle went on for two years. He spent these two years living at his manager’s house.

He finally got his first television break in 1995 in Season 4 of Picket Fences. He was seen in various TV shows during 1998. He also made his debut in theatre during that year in the role of Mark Tapper for play “The Cider House Rules”. He got his major break in the year 1999 in TV series “Once and Again” for the role of Eli Sammler. He was part of the series for three seasons. He made his debut on the big screen in the same year for film “Liberty Heights”. He won Teen Choice Award for playing the role of Landon Carter in the movie “A Walk to Remember” in the year 2002. He also appeared in other movies like “The League of Extraordinary gentleman” and “What we Do Is Secret”. In the League of Extraordinary gentleman, he played the adult version of Tom Sawyer. In “What We Do is Secret”, he played the role of “Darby Crash”, who was a member of a punk band. The other band members were extremely happy with his performance. They re- made the band with him in place of Crash. He also received the award for Rising Star in Film Festival in Philadelphia for the same movie.  He was also seen in the role of Michael Bishop in the drama “Nikita” from the year 2010 to 2013. He was the main singer for the band Jonny was. He was part of the band for around 8 years.

There is not much information available about his personal life and his wife/girlfriend (if any). There were also rumors about him being gay, but those were put to rest when there was news about him dating one of his co-actress. He also has a site which is dedicated to his fans where he interacts with his fans. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

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