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Shane West

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Net worth 2018: $3 Million
Residence: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 June 1978
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.82 m

Shane West was bornon 10 June 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., American. Shane West is an actor cum punk musician who rose to prominence after portraying Landon Carter in the weepy romantic teen drama, ‘A Walk to Remember’. Born as Shannon Bruce Snaith, he has also played other much loved characters like Eli Sammler in the television drama ‘Once and Again’, and Darby Crash in ‘What We Do Is Secret’. The son of musician parents who had their own punk bands, he had an inherent interest in music and the performing arts. He grew up listening to the music of Elvis Costello, The Clash, The Jam and Blondie and believed he would one day become a musician. His interest in acting began to surface when he was in his teens. He relocated to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming an actor. Life was not kind to him initially and he struggled hard to find work and earn his livelihood. However he never gave up and dabbled in theatre before finding work in television. His stage debut in ‘The Cider House Rules’ led to an offer to star in the television series, ‘Once and Again’. His role in the drama series not only catapulted him to the status of a teen heart-throb, but also got him noticed for his acting skills. Movie roles followed and soon he was an established star.


$3 Million


From 2010 till 2013 he played a role in the television series ‘Nikita’ which was based on the life of a woman who escaped from a secret government funded organization


Along with Edward Burns and Ving Rhames he appeared in the science fiction action thriller, ‘Echelon Conspiracy’ (2009) in which he plays a computer engineer who gets a mobile phones and starts receiving strange text messages


In the 2007 biographical film ‘What We Do Is Secret’ he portrayed Darby Crash the singer of the Los Angeles punk rock band, the Germs


He played Tom Sawyer in the superhero film ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ in 2003


In 2002 he starred opposite Mandy Moore in the coming-of-age teen romance ‘A Walk to Remember’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks


He played Ryan Woodman in the teen comedy ‘Whatever It Takes’ in 2000 which also starred James Franco


He made his feature film debut in the comedy drama, ‘Liberty Heights’ in 1999


He made his stage debut in 1998 in the six-hour production pf John Irving’s ‘The Cider House Rules’ as Mark Tapper


He appeared in an episode of the CBS drama ‘Picket Fences’ titled ‘Heart of Saturday Night’ in 1995


His parents divorced in 1982 and he went to live with his mother in California

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