Shanica Knowles

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Shanica Knowles
Born (1990-11-17) November 17, 1990 (age 28)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2004–present

Shanica Channell Knowles (born November 17, 1990) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles in Surviving Compton, Jump In!, and Hannah Montana. Despite numerous reports and sharing the last name, she has stated that she is unaware of any relation to singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.[1]


Her first major appearance on television was as Vanessa in Unfabulous. She was later in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Jump In! as Shauna Keaton, alongside Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. In 2007, she played a small role in Super Sweet 16: The Movie. She played Amber Addison on the Disney Channel television show Hannah Montana. Most recently she starred as Tichina Arnold in the Lifetime biopic Surviving Compton.[2][3]

She appears as recurring character, Simone Burch, on long-running CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless and will co-star in Freeform's Life-Size 2 in December 2018 opposite Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa.[4]


Television roles
Year Show Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Vanessa/Cheerleader #2 Episodes: "The Grey Area", "The Last Day of 7th Grade", "The Perfect Couple"
2006–2011 Hannah Montana Amber Addison Recurring role, 15 episodes
2007 Jump In! Shauna Keaton Disney Channel Original Movie
2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie Sierra Television film
2011 Harry's Law Shonda Episode: "Bangers in the House"
2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett Ella Unknown episode
2011 Awkward. Michelle Episodes: Pilot, "The Scarlet Eye", "The Way We Weren't"
2011 Pretty Tough Pickle Unknown episode
2011 Melissa & Joey Sandra Episode: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
2012 Sassy Pants Amber Film
2013 Suburgatory Amanda Episode: "Body Talk"
2013 Real Husbands of Hollywood Rondayvu Episode: "Frauditions"
2015 Megachurch Murder Hanna Spears Television film
2016 Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, and Michel'le Tichina Arnold Television film
2018 The Time Capsule Jane Television film
2018 The Young and the Restless Simone Burch Recurring role
2018 Babysitter's Nightmare Kaci Television movie
2018 When It Comes Around Lisa Film
2018 Life-Size 2 Tahlia Film


  1. ^ Shanica Knowles; Beyoncé Knowles (September 30, 2014). "Shanica Knowles Interview @ K.I.S. Foundation 11th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge" (Interview). Interviewed by Emile Ennis, Jr. Los Angeles: Chasing LA. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
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  4. ^ Petski, Denise (July 9, 2018). "Francia Raisa To Co-Star Opposite Tyra Banks In 'Life Size 2' On Freeform". Deadline.

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