Shane West is a man of many talents, but he is best recognized for his acting abilities. The American actor captured our hearts in his portrayal of Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember, a film that would probably come to the cinemas as one of the most poignant romantic films of all time. His acting in the ABC family drama Once and Again and the NBC medical drama ER were both well received. We’ll take you through his fast-paced journey to Hollywood fame as well as facts about his private life, including his wealth and the ladies with whom he romanced over the years.
Who Is Shane West? – Bio (Age and Background details)
Shane West was born on June 10, 1978, as Shannon Bruce Snaith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of parents Don Snaith and Leah Catherine (née Launey). His parents shared a common passion for music and were in a punk rock band together, although they had different professions. His mother was a lawyer, while his father owned a drugstore.
Shane is the first-born of his family and has two younger sisters. He is on his mother’s side of French descent from Cajun and on his father’s side of Jamaican, British, and Portuguese descent. His parents exposed him to the music of rock bands like Blondie, The Kinks, The Clash, Elvis Costello and The Jam. As a result, Shane wanted to be a musician from a very young age. Later, however, things took a different turn as he turned more to acting after a friend encouraged him to take acting lessons.
Shane then moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career. His breakthrough came two years later. Like most aspiring actors, West started out in small roles on television shows such as Picket Fences, California Dreams, Boy Meets World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and many others.
In 1999 West made his feature film debut in Liberty Heights. In the same year West was cast as Eli Collector in the ABC series “Once and Again”, which would later become his breakout role. He established his presence with film appearances such as A Walk To Remember, for which he won a Teen Choice Award, and the blockbuster The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).
On the small screen, West had remarkable roles in ER, Nikita, and Salem. In addition to acting, he occasionally plays with the punk rock band Twilight Creeps.
Music, movies, TV shows, but also writing – Shane West has money that comes from various sources. He may not be one of the Marvel blockbusters, but Shane gets along quite well with his sources. On one of his TV appearances, he made $50,000 for each episode. The net worth of the actors was estimated at $3 million.
Does He Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
Things have been pretty quiet around Shane in the romance department lately, but interest in his love life was renewed in January 2017 after the EW interview he did on the screen alongside his A Walk To Remember co-star Mandy Moore about her match-up.
The two of them talked a lot about how they felt about this film, which makes the interview very worth reading for the fans. You should watch it after this post if you haven’t already.
To start right away with answering the question of whether Shane West is married or has a girlfriend… At the time of writing this article, he is not married or in a relationship. Well, except that he keeps it out of the media, and if that’s the case, he’s doing a pretty good job.
Shane West has been associated with numerous women in the past. His first relationship that came to light was with Josie and Pussycat actress Rachael Leigh Cook.
Their relationship is said to have started in 1997 and lasted until 1999, and two years later Rachel started dating Vampire Diaries and The Originals actor Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson), whom she married in 2003.
After he had ended things with Cook, West continued with Jenna Dewan. However, their relationship was short-lived, starting in 2003 and ending in 2005.
In the years that followed, West was involved with a number of women, including his What We Do In Secret co-star, Bijou Phillips, Sherrie Rose, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alicia Zacharkiewicz. At the time of writing this article, the last woman associated with West was Jessica Ahlberg in 2014, and since then things have been quiet from the West, with fingers crossed that some news will soon come to light.