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Shantel VanSanten
Shantel VanSanten.jpg
VanSanten in 2010
Born (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 33)
Luverne, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1999–present
Known forOne Tree Hill
The Flash
Shooter
Home townHouston, Texas, U.S.

Shantel VanSanten (born July 25, 1985[1]) 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,[2] 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.[3]

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Filmography
    • 3.1 Film
    • 3.2 Television
    • 3.3 Music videos
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life[edit]

VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent.[4][5] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[2] She portrayed the role of photographer Quinn James and the on screen sibling to Bethany Joy Lenz's character.[6] 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[7] and #21 in 2011.[8]

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).[9][10]

Since 2016 VanSanten has co-starred in the USA Network drama series Shooter, based on the film of the same name and the novel Point of Impact and the Bob Lee Swagger book series it inspired.[11] She also played Amy (ex-fiance to Tobey) in the final season of the hit TV show Scorpion in 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2011 Remembrance Rebecca Levine
2014 Something Wicked Christine Filmed in 2009

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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), 55 episodes
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"
TBA For All Mankind Karen Baldwin Upcoming TV series[12]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Fragile Bird City and Colour Distressed woman