Telisha Shaw

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Telisha Shaw
Telisha Shaw.jpg
Shaw (foreground) at the premiere of Step Up 2 The Streets
Born (1978-10-04) October 4, 1978 (age 38)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 2003–present

Telisha Shaw (born October 4, 1978) is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for dancing with such artists as Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Green Day, as well as her roles on Weeds and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and starring in Dirty opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.[1] She starred as Felicia in Buena Vista Pictures' Step Up 2: The Streets, out February 2008.[2]

Early life[edit]

Shaw, born in Memphis, Tennessee. She began studying ballet at the age of three and later, at age 11, received a scholarship to the Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of Arthur Mitchell.[3]

She attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a dance major. After finishing at the University of Tennessee, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to become a professional dancer and to concentrate on her acting career.


Shaw made her film debut in the crime thriller Dirty as the young, drug-addicted girlfriend of Cuba Gooding, Jr. She then landed guest appearances on Weeds, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Campus Ladies, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Shaw next appeared in Step Up 2: The Streets released in February 2008.


Year Title Role
2005 Dirty Judith
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Janell
2005 Punk'd Self
2006 Weeds Teenya
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Telisha
2007 Campus Ladies Condoleezza
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Felicia
2009 Glee Aphasia


  1. ^ Birthday and Credits taken from
  2. ^ As stated in The Hollywood Reporter
  3. ^ Telisha's Bio

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