Shenae Grimes

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Shenae Grimes
Shenae Grimes 2009.jpg
Grimes in April 2009
Born (1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names Shenae Grimes-Beech
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Josh Beech (m. 2013)

Shenae Grimes-Beech[1] (/ʃəˈn/; née Grimes; born October 24, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was also a recurring guest star on the series Naturally, Sadie, and had a cameo role in the horror film Scream 4.

Early life[edit]

Grimes was born in Toronto, Ontario. She has three siblings, Aiden, Liam and Maya. She attended Forest Hill Public School for elementary school. She attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, along with her Degrassi co-star, Aubrey Graham (Drake). She interned at Toronto's Fashion Television as part of her high school education.[2] Grimes attended City Academy, a private school for her last two years of high school.


Beginning with a recurring role in 2004, Grimes became a lead character on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2006, playing the role of Darcy Edwards. In 2008, Grimes left the series and Canada after being cast as Annie Wilson in 90210, the CW's spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210.

She also appeared in Picture This with Ashley Tisdale and with her former Degrassi: The Next Generation co-star Lauren Collins, and then in True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet alongside singer JoJo.

In 2009, Grimes was named one of the world's most beautiful people, without makeup, by People magazine.[3] She also appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace's single "All You Did Was Save My Life".[4]

Grimes appears in the 2010 silent fashion short film Unzipped.[5] She wrote and directed a 2010 music video for her song "Myself and I", which features an appearance by her 90210 co-star Ryan Eggold.[6] She also participated in YouTuber Freddie Wong's video "Gun Size Matters".[7] She made a cameo in the horror film Scream 4, released in April 2011.[8]

In 2011, she traveled to Japan with her 90210 costars AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Stroup to attend the Asia Girls Explosion (AGE) in Tokyo, after filming 90210's third season finale.[9] Grimes was caught up in Japan due to the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. According to the actress, she was at Buddha's temple at the time when the earthquakes first occurred.[10] Consequently, she started a campaign called "Spread The Heart" with the aim of supporting Japan by victim relief after the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. Many celebrities joined the campaign which later became a big movement.[11]

In May 2011, during her 90210 hiatus, she took a six-week internship at Teen Vogue in New York City. She stated that working as an editor for a fashion magazine has always been her dream.[12]

In the fall of 2011, she directed a music video for Megan and Liz's original song "Are You Happy Now?" to raise awareness about anti-bullying, in partnership with

In 2013, Grimes starred in the film Sugar about a runaway girl living on the streets of Venice, Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Grimes began dating British model and musician Josh Beech in March 2012. In December 2012, after nine months of dating, Grimes announced that she and Beech were engaged.[13] They were married on May 10, 2013 in Ashford, Kent, England.[14][15]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Cross Road, TheThe Cross Road Bridget
2009 Dead Like Me: Life After Death Jennifer Hardick Direct-to-video
2010 Gun Size Matters Herself Short film
2011 Scream 4 Trudie Cameo appearance
2013 Empire State Eleni
2013 Sugar Sugar
2014 The Hazing Secret Megan Harris
Year Title Role Notes
2004–08 Degrassi: The Next Generation Darcy Edwards Recurring role (seasons 4–5); main role (seasons 6–7); 40 episodes
2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Eilleen Twain 13–16 years Television film
2005 Biography Teenage Shania Twain Episode: "Shania Twain"
2005 Kevin Hill Katie Lassman Episode: "Sacrificial Lambs"
2005–07 Naturally, Sadie Arden Alcott Recurring role; 15 episodes
2006 72 Hours: True Crime Teenage girl Episode: "Lust"
2008–13 90210 Annie Wilson Series regular; 114 episodes
2008 Picture This Cayenne Television film
2008 True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet Marissa Dahl Television film
2009 Overruled! Abby Uncredited; episode: "Style Conscience"
2010 Hills, TheThe Hills Herself Episode: "Between a Rocker and a Hard Place"
2012 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Tyler the Creator"
2012 America's Next Top Model Herself Episode: "The Girl Who Cries Home"
2012 Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model Herself Cycle 8, episode 12
2015 Christmas Incorporated Riley Television film
Music videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2009 "All You Did Was Save My Life" Our Lady Peace Shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
As a music video director
Year Title Artist Notes
2010 "Myself and I" Shenae Grimes Grimes' directorial, singing and songwriting debut
2011 "Are You Happy Now?" Megan & Liz

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Notes
2006 Young Artist Award Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)[16] Degrassi: The Next Generation Nominated (Shared with: Dalmar Abuzeid, John Bregar, Deanna Casaluce, Daniel Clark, Lauren Collins, Ryan Cooley, Marc Donato, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber, Aubrey Graham, Jake Goldsbie, Jamie Johnston, Shane Kippel, Andrea Lewis, Mike Lobel, Miriam McDonald, Melissa McIntyre, Daniel Morrison, Adamo Ruggiero, Cassie Steele and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer)
2007 Gemini Award Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series[17] Degrassi: The Next Generation Won (Episode "Eyes Without a Face" pt. 2)
2008 Monaco International Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast[18] The Cross Road Won (Shared with: Tommy Lioutas, Garen Boyajian, Bruce Gooch and Sean O'Neill)
2010 Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer[19] 90210 Nominated


  1. ^ "Shenae Grimes-Beech, brand ambassador of Annabelle Cosmetics!". February 4, 2014. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Shenae Grimes: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Stars Without Makeup". People. May 11, 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ Shenae Grimes hooks up with OLP in the Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  5. ^ "Shenae Grimes Unzipped Fashion Film on FashionTelevision". August 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ She can do it all! 90210's Shenae Grimes writes, sings AND directs music video - Mail Online. August 12, 2010.
  7. ^ Gun Size Matters YouTube video created September 22, 2010
  8. ^ Reiher, Andrea (August 27, 2010). "Scream 4: Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale definitely in for a fright". zap2it. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  9. ^ "'90210' Stars Walk At The Asia Girls Explosion". lcronin09. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  10. ^ "Shenae Grimes Talks Being in Japan During Earthquake, Starting Relief Campaign (VIDEO)". Aimee Deeken. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Shenae Grimetragic: Spread The Heart". the joey parker movement. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  12. ^ Fisher, Kelly (May 26, 2011). "'90210' Star Shenae Grimes: Grateful for 'Amazing' Teen Vogue Internship". PopEaster. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  13. ^ "90210's Shenae Grimes is engaged". E! News. December 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  14. ^ Grimes, Shenae (May 10, 2013). "Twitter / shenaegrimes : I now pronounce us Mr. and ...". Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 13, 2013). "Shenae Grimes Wedding: New Pictures and Exclusive Details!". US Weekly. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations/Special Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  17. ^ "Canadian Awards Database - Geminis". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  18. ^ "Award Winners, Angel Film Awards 2008 - Monaco International Film Festival". Monaco International Film Festival. December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  19. ^ Talarico, Brittany (June 28, 2010). "Teen Choice Awards 2010: ‘Twilight’ Leads with 9 Noms; ‘Glee’ & Bieber Trail Close Behind". Ok Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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