Shauna Macdonald

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This article is about the Scottish actress. For the Canadian actress, see Shauna MacDonald.
Shauna Macdonald
Born (1981-02-21) 21 February 1981 (age 34)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Shauna Macdonald (born 21 February 1981) is a Scottish television and film actress.


Shauna Macdonald was born in Malaysia and shortly after moved back to her family's native Edinburgh, Scotland, before moving to Glasgow to train at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She and her husband, the actor Cal MacAninch,[1] have three daughters, Jesi-Lilas, Ava-Red Amahle[2] ("Amahle" means "beautiful" in Zulu).[2] and Ever Eden-Rose.

She is a keen marathon runner.[3]

Television career[edit]

She has appeared in various British TV series, most notably as Sam Buxton in Spooks.

Film career[edit]

She portrayed Sarah in the horror film The Descent and its sequel.[4]





Date Title Role Director Station
11 June 2004 Soft Fall the Sounds of Eden Vari Gaynor Macfarlane BBC Radio 4 Friday Play
18 August 2011 Rightfully Mine[5] Amy Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play


  • Pal Joey – Waitress (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow)
  • Victory – Devonshire/Pyle (The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh)
  • A View From A Bridge – Catherine (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse)
  • Realism – ? (National Theatre of Scotland)
  • Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off – Mary, Queen of Scots/Marian (The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh/Dundee Rep)


  1. ^ "A Lap With Cal MacAninch". Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "A quick chat with Wild at Heart's Cal Macaninch". What's on TV. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Lap With Shauna Macdonald". Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Exclusive: Shauna MacDonald Talks The Descent Part 2
  5. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Rightfully Mine

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