Shane West :: Biography
Shannon Bruce Snaith professionally known as ‘Shane West’ is an extremely talented American actor, musician and songwriter. He claimed to fame after playing the role of Eli Sammler in ABC family drama TV series ‘Once and Again’. West also became popular by appearing in the television series like ‘A Walk to Remember’, ‘What We Do Is Secret’, ‘ER’ and ‘Nikita’. He is currently playing the role of John Alden in WGN fantasy drama ‘Salem’. The talented actor was born on June 10, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. He celebrates his birthday on 10th of June each year. West spent his childhood listening to the bands ‘The Clash’, ‘The Jam’, ‘Blondie’, ‘Elvis Costello’ and ‘The Kinks’. West moved down to Los Angeles to make his career in acting. He was just fifteen years old when he came to Los Angeles. After struggling for two years, he finally made his debut in 1995 CBS drama series ‘Picket Fences’.
After putting his first step towards entertainment world, he appeared as a guest in the several television series like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘The Cider House Rules’. It was in the year 1999 when he got his first major role in ABC family drama ‘Once and Again’. His first movie appearance was seen in ‘Liberty Heights’. After the movie, he appeared in teen comedy movies like’Whatever’ and ‘Get Over It’. In the year 2002, he was casted in Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation ‘A Walk to Remember’. It became a moderate hit at box office with grossing more than $41 million in U.S. alone. His next appreciable role came in 2003 movie ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’. The movie received positive response at box office where it earned more than $179 million. He also became successful to gain popularity in the small screen world. He gained huge appreciation for playing the role resident ‘Ray Barnett’ in NBC medical drama ‘ER’. His other noticeable appearance came in the movie ‘San Francisco Chronicle’. West is currently busy playing the role of John Alden in historical/ fantasy drama ‘Salem’. Besides being a phenomenal actor, he also became popular as a lead singer of the punk rock band.
Moving towards his personal life biography, the talented actor has not got married to any one yet. But his name is frequently linked up with renowned celebrities. He was first rumor to be dating CC Sheffield. In 1997, he was seen in hanging around with the beautiful actress, Rachael Leigh Cook. After dating for two years, they ended their relationship in 1999. He found his next lady love as ‘Dina Meyer’ in 2001. But their relationship ended soon. His name was also linked up with other beautiful ladies like ‘Monica Keena’, ‘Jeena Dewan-Tatum’ Sherrie Rose’, ‘Evan Rachel Wood’ and ‘Alicia Zacharkiewicz’. With having a lot of affairs, he frequently came in the media news. He might be dating with someone but there is not any specific name to identify as her girlfriend. Since he has not got married to anyone there is no question arises of his wife, divorce and children.
Shane is a handsome actor of American movie world. He has great physique with dashing personality. Shane stands with an exemplified height of 5 feet 11 inches. His green colored fascinating eye attracts all the audiences and ladies towards him. He is also noticed for his unique tattoo made on his body. Through his charming and dashing personality, he has gathered huge fan following. He is even considered as hot actor of movie industry. Shane is an exceptional actor who gained huge fame and appreciation in his entire career. He has a lot more to achieve in his career as he has just reached at the age of 36. West has shared his experience in various interview programs. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $3 million. More additional information about him can be extracted from wiki and reading his brief bio on IMDb. His fans can follow him on his twitter account @shanewest_1.