Shantel VanSanten

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Shantel VanSanten
Shantel VanSanten.jpg
Born (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 30)
Luverne, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Home town Houston, Texas, U.S.

Shantel Yvonne VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) 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 hit CW teen drama series One Tree Hill.[1] On film, she appeared in The Final Destination, You and I, and Something Wicked.[2]

Early life[edit]

VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and Norwegian descent.[3][4] 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.


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 in the U.S. 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.[1] She portrays the role of photographer Quinn James and the on screen sibling to Bethany Joy Lenz's character. Shantel'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[5] and #21 in 2011.[6]

Shantel VanSanten stars 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.

VanSanten portrays Patty Spivot in The CW TV series The Flash based on the DC Comics character of the same name. She is Detective West's new protégée and is the only member of his new metahuman task force at CCPD besides Cisco Ramon, and a love interest of Barry.[7]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Final Destination Lori Milligan Film debut
In My Pocket Sophie DVD release February 5, 2013
2010 Remembrance Rebecca Levine
2011 You and I Janie Sawyer
2012 A Golden Christmas 3 Heather Hartly
2014 Something Wicked Christine
Year Title Role Notes
2009 CSI: NY Tara Habis Episode: "She's Not There"
2009–12 One Tree Hill Quinn James Main cast (Seasons 7–9); 57 episodes
2013 The Glades Jackie Episode: "Yankee Dan"
Beauty & the Beast Tyler Episodes: "Playing with Fire", "Date Night", "Never Turn Back"
2014 Gang Related Jessica Chapel Main cast; 12 episodes
2015 The Messengers Vera Buckley Main cast; 13 episodes
The Night Shift Chloe Episode: "Eyes Look Your Last"
2015-present The Flash Patty Spivot Recurring role (Season 2)
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2011 Fragile Bird City and Colour Distressed woman


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