Who is Shantel VanSanten?
Shantel VanSanten was born on 25 July 1985, in Luverne, Minnesota USA, of Norwegian and Dutch descent, and is a model and actress, known from being a part of various highly popular television series, such as “One Tree Hill” and “The Flash”. She’s also been featured in numerous high profile publications.
The Wealth of Shantel VanSanten
How rich is Shantel VanSanten? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $5 million, mostly earned through success in modelling and acting. She’s also been involved in film projects, and has even appeared in music videos. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career BeginningsShantel’s family moved to Spring, Texas USA, where she was raised. She would be educated at the all-girls college prep school Incarnate World Academy located in Houston, and after matriculating, she attended Texas Christian University located in Fort Worth. Her career began early in her life, as she started modelling at the age of 15, signing with Page Parkes Management.
She would gain a bit of recognition when she appeared as a finalist in the “Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search” reality television series, but was eliminated. In 2007, it was reported that she would appear in the film adaptation of the novel “t.A.T.u Come Back”, in which she starred alongside Mischa Barton, which was later renamed internationally as “You and I”, being released in the US a year after its premiere in Russia. In 2009, she had a role in the film “The Final Destination”, which is the fourth installment of the horror film franchise.
Further Work – One Tree Hill, The Flash, and Others
During the same year, VanSanten was offered a role as a series regular in the television drama series “One Tree Hill”, which she subsequently joined during the show’s seventh season, portraying the role of photographer Quinn James, the sibling of Bethany Joy Lenz’s character. She would stay with the show until the series ninth and final season, the story following the lives of two half-brothers and the drama from their romances. Shantel then became a part of “Something Wicked”, which was the last film to feature the late actress Brittany Murphy.
In 2012, VanSanten was cast in the film “Golden Christmas 3”, in which she appears alongside Mark Famiglietti and Nikki DeLoach, and afterwards became a part of the series “The Messengers”, although it was short lived, being cancelled after one season. During the second season of “The Flash”, she was given the role of Patty Spivot for five episodes for the show, who was the new protegee of Detective Joe West, and she would also become the love interest for the main character Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin. One of her latest projects includes the drama series “Shooter”, which is based on the film of the same name.
— Shantel VanSanten (@TheRealShantel) July 27, 2017
Personal Life and Relationships
While Shantel does her best to keep a lot of her personal life away from the eyes of the media, she has been known to date a few celebrities in the past. She’s had relationships with Michael Johnson and Robert Buckley, as well as a short lived relationship with actor James Lafferty, who was her co-star in “One Tree Hill”. In 2016, she had a relationship with British actor John Fletcher who was her co-star in the short lived “The Messengers” series. However, she is still officially single.
— Shantel VanSanten (@TheRealShantel) February 26, 2017
According to an interview, Shantel enjoys writing, and her dream is to travel the world and write about it. She is skilled at various sports, including volleyball, track and field, jet-skiing, flag football, badminton and softball.
Is Shantel VanSanten on Social MediaLike many actresses and personalities in the entertainment industry, VanSanten is very active on social media, particularly on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram page is filled with pictures of her travelling around the world, along with many of her with her family. She also continues to do photo shoots even though she is apparently no longer active as a model. She uses her popularity on the platform to promote her numerous advocacies as well. On Twitter, she posts some of her recent events, including her support for raising awareness of lung cancer as her grandmother suffered from the disease.
VanSanten also posts videos and pictures of her recent projects and a few pictures similar to that of her Instagram account. She also loves reading books, and even quotes Ayn Rand on her Twitter account. There are also numerous videos of her available online on the video sharing website YouTube.