Shane West
American actor
Shane West
Shane West is an American actor, punk rock musician and songwriter. West is best known for portraying Eli Sammler in Once and Again, Landon Carter with Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember, Darby Crash in What We Do Is Secret, and Dr. Ray Barnett in ER. He is currently portraying the role of Michael in The CW action drama television series Nikita.
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Mandy Moore Admits She 'Absolutely Fell In Love' With Shane West In 'A Walk To Remember'
Huffington Post - 30 days
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'A Walk To Remember' Fans, Mandy Moore Has Something For You
Huffington Post - 10 months
"A Walk to Remember" first touched the hearts of teens everywhere almost 15 years ago. Those feelings resurfaced this week, thanks to Mandy Moore.  Moore is currently packing up and moving out of the home where she has lived for the past 14 years. On Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a throwback photo she dug up during the process. The framed pic, which was a prop from the set of the 2002 movie based on Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name, shows Moore and actor Shane West as Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter on their wedding day.  Also, I think this was an actual prop from the movie. Not sure how I ended up with it but cool. Nice suit, @theshanewest! #awalktoremember A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:38am PDT For those who don't remember, good girl Jamie and bad boy Landon meet while in their high school play. The two eventually fall in love, and she reveals to him that she has leukemia. The two marry at ...
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Shane West of 'Salem' wants to make a pact with a home buyer
LATimes - almost 2 years
Actor-musician Shane West, who stars on “Salem,” has listed his towering home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $1.995 million.
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7 Teen Movies Based On Shakespeare That Would Make Him Roll Over In His Grave
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! Well, happy death day, at least. We observe both the birth and the death of the Bard on the date he died, April 23, though his birthdate has not been confirmed. Billy, not yet rolling in his grave. Here's what we do know: This is the 399th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and his outsize importance to Western culture looms as large as ever. Christopher Marlowe would be lime-green with envy over the popularity of his one-time rival's plays; there are entire theater troupes devoted to performing Shakespeare, and the finest actors jockey to commit their portrayals of Hamlet and Lady Macbeth to film. Oh, and then there are the remixes. "West Side Story," "Kiss Me, Kate," A Thousand Acres -- many of Shakespeare's plays were themselves retellings of historical events or classic tales, and the appeal of the narratives has only grown with his magical touch. One can't help but wonder, however, if some of these adaptations would make the great ...
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Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker Set to Perform on NBC’s “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
NBC currently has two musical guests listed for upcoming editions of its “TODAY” Show, and both are solo country performers. Cole Swindell, whose performance is nearest, is slated for the March 25 episode. Swindell’s “TODAY” Show gig will come just days after his latest single “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” is officially named the number one song at country radio. Darius Rucker is also scheduled for an upcoming “TODAY” Showcase. NBC has the “Homegrown Honey” artist listed for its Tuesday, March 31 installment. NBC’s full “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, March 23 (7-9 a.m.) The cast of Mad Men on Today. Al Pacino on Danny Collins. The cast of Furious 7 on Today. Today’s Kitchen. (9-10 a.m.) The cast of Furious 7 on Today. Pop Fix. Waterproof spring fashion. Harlan Coben on his book, The Stranger. (10-11 a.m.) The cast of Mad Men on Today. Monte Durham on Say Yes to the Prom. Joy Fit Club. Favorite Things. Tuesday, March 24 (7-9 a.m.) Pretty Woman cast reunion. Keir Simmo ...
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10 Movie Proposals That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Kristen O'Gorman Klein for Bridal Guide The most popular time to pop the question is between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, which means engagement season is finally here! To get in the spirit, we decided to take a look back at the big-screen proposals that tugged at our heartstrings. When Harry Met Sally Who could forget when Harry (Billy Crystal) finally admits he's in love with Sally (Meg Ryan)? In the movie that made everyone question whether men and women can ever really just be friends, Harry realized he was in love with Sally while spending New Year's Eve alone and raced to meet her before midnight because "when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." Swoon! The Wedding Singer Robbie (Adam Sandler) confesses his love for Julia (Drew Barrymore) by serenading her with a personalized song... as she's aboard a flight to Las Vegas to marry her current (awful) fiancé. Sandler's swe ...
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VIP: Shane West 'rolls eyes' at young Hollywood
USA Today - over 3 years
'Nikita' star says he feels removed from that scene.
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12 Romantic Comedies That Are Better Than The Book
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The book is always better than the movie, right? It came first. You imagined it all in your head. How can a two-hour cinematic experience possibly live up to the many hours you spent curled up with the original? But in some rare cases, the movie wins. And here's the proof: The movie: "Bridget Jones' Diary" The book: "Bridget Jones' Diary" by Helen Fielding Why the movie's better: Because words cannot express the magic of Colin Firth and Hugh Grant vying for Renee Zellweger's spinster affection. The movie: "Something Borrowed" The book: "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin Why the movie's better: The Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinksi combination is irresistible. The movie: "The Princess Diaries" The Book: "The Princess Diaries" by Meg Cabot Why the movie's better: Because Anne Hathaway's transformation from bushy-haired nerd to pretty princess is priceless. The movie: "How To Deal" The books: "That Summer" and "Someone Like You" by Sarah Dessen Why the movie's ...
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'Nikita' Star Talks New 'Euro Trip'-Style Webseries
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On August 15, The CW launched CW Seed, a digital studio focused on developing original series on the Web, with the goal of establishing projects that can ideally be ported over to the broadcast network if they connect with an audience. It's a strategy that's worked well for shows like Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" on Showtime and Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital," and CW Seed has launched with a diverse array of comedies, like the third season of critically-acclaimed "Husbands"; globetrotting "Backpackers" starring "Nikita's" Dillon Casey; "The P.E.T. Squad Files" produced by "Heroes'" Milo Ventimiglia; and animated "Gallery Mallory," which will feature guest voices from CW stars like Misha Collins, Justin Hartley and Kat Graham. In an attempt to get over a serious case of cold feet, "Backpackers" finds recently engaged Ryan (Noah Reid) and Beth (Meghan Heffern) embarking on separate European adventures leading up to their wedding. While traveling they are free to act si ...
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Johnson Scores 24 As Bulls Fall To Raptors 97-88
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
TORONTO -- Amir Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 points and the Toronto Raptors earned their second straight win over Chicago, beating the Bulls 97-88 on Friday night. Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points for the Raptors, who were coming off a 101-98 win in Chicago on Tuesday night. Quincy Acy had 10 points and nine rebounds as Toronto won for the fourth time in five games. Chicago's Carlos Boozer fouled out with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, his 11th double-double in the past 13 games. Nate Robinson scored 17 points, Nazr Mohammed had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Luol Deng added 10 points as the Bulls lost for the third time in four games and lost any hope of earning home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Playoff-bound Chicago has lost four of its past five meetings with lottery-bound opponents, also losing at Detroit and at Washington in the p ...
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SPOILER ALERT: Lyndsy Fonseca On Alex's Shocking Actions
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on unless you have seen "Nikita" Season 3, Episode 16, titled "Tipping Point." Did you see that coming, "Nikita" fans? After Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Sean (Dillion Casey) spent this week's episode searching for mutineers inside Division, Rachel's (Jessica Camacho) careless mention of reaching a "tipping point" during her interrogation revealed that Alex herself was involved in the plot, leading her to shoot Ryan (Noah Bean) to cover her tracks. Now, Ryan is in a coma, and it appears that despite her protestations, Amanda (Melinda Clarke) did do something to Alex while our troubled heroine was imprisoned in South Ossetia, somehow subconsciously linking her dissatisfaction with Division to her memories of being sold into the sex trade. The Huffington Post caught up with Lyndsy Fonseca via phone to find out what's next for Alex after her betrayal, how her secret will affect her relationships with Sean and Nikita (Maggie Q), what else Amanda has ...
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The REAL Reason The 'Harlem Shake' Went Viral
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Google’s trend charts of the phrase “Harlem Shake” are seismic. Almost no one looked for the words until Feb. 7, then searches surged faster than any term Google ever had, except for “Whitney Houston” after her death. A few weeks later, they fell close to zero.
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Celebs Spotted At Toronto Fashion Week
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Fashion lovers went to the shows at Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2013 expecting to see beautiful clothes but they also got extra eye candy when actors Shane West, Elisha Cuthbert And Jessica Lowndes joined the crowd. Fashionistas tweeted their excitement when they spotted "Nikita" actor (and "Walk To Remember" heartbreaker) West sitting among them at the Rudsak Fall 2013 collection. One woman tweeted: "Loving that I just spotted Elisha Cuthbert, Shane West, and Jessica Lowndes all repping at #wmcfw #toronto." Others grabbed West after the show for a photo-op including fashion critic Derick Chetty who tweeted: "@shanewest_1 with fan @Tirobinson backstage @WMCFashionWeek pic.twitter.com/GwqOjgptYO" West also expressed his excitement to be at the Rudsak show with a tweet: "Great beginning to the night at Fashion Week in Toronto #Ruksak :)" Former "24" star Elisha Cuthbert also got her fashion fix in the white tents at David Picault Square. The ...
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Laura Prudom: 'Nikita': Is There Hope For Michael?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 10 of The CW's "Nikita," titled "Brave New World." Things are about to get even messier on "Nikita." The loss of Michael's hand continues to drive the narrative momentum as we near the halfway point of the season, but as dramatic as that twist was, it's clear that things are being teed up for something even bigger. Between the President seemingly changing course on Division's fate and the Michael's renewed interest in finding a replacement for his hand, dark things are afoot (no pun intended). "Brave New World" saw Nikita trying to assuage her feelings of guilt and helplessness by finding a way to make herself useful to Michael, pursuing the nefarious scientist Heidecker and the tech that could help regenerate Michael's hand. But life is never fair or easy in Nikita's world, and not only was Heidecker a mere sales rep instead of the brains behind the miraculous technology, he was also using children as lab r ...
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Maggie Q Talks 'Nikita' And Her Work With PETA
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When she's not saving the country as a kick-ass spy on The CW's "Nikita" (Fridays at 8 p.m. EST) Maggie Q supporting many charities that promote conservation, healthy living and the protection of animals. The actress has once again partnered with PETA for a campaign that encourages people to be aware of the impact their diets can have on the environment. The Huffington Post spoke to Q about the campaign, how people can make the switch to vegetarianism and what's coming up for her titular character on "Nikita" -- both personally and professionally -- as Season 3 progresses. You and Shane [West] have been doing such intense, emotional work on "Nikita" this season. How is their relationship going to evolve as Michael continues to struggle with the loss of his hand? It’s so funny because we like to call them "adult problems" that we create for the two of them. So it’s never like “Someone cheated on someone,” or stupid stuff that normally happens on TV. In their world, li ...
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'Nikita': Devon Sawa Previews What's Next For Owen
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Nikita" Season 3 has already proven eventful, with Team Nikita back inside Division's walls, Michael (Shane West) and Nikita (Maggie Q) engaged, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) relapsing into drug addiction and, most recently, the loss of Michael's hand -- all in the first eight episodes. This season has also introduced Devon Sawa as a series regular, and luckily for fans of the troubled Cleaner-turned-rogue, we'll be seeing a lot more of him as the year progresses. HuffPost TV caught up with Sawa via phone to discuss what's coming up for Owen, his chemistry with Nikita (and Alex), and how much of an issue his amnesia will be in upcoming episodes. This week's episode sees Owen and Nikita out in the field. What else can you preview about it? Michael, because of this situation with his hand and him learning to deal with that and deal with his new way of life, steps back and takes over Division. He coaches Owen because Owen is not used to working with a partner. He’s not good at t ...
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Laura Prudom: 'Nikita': The One Problem Michael Can't Solve
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episodes 7 and 8 of The CW's "Nikita," titled "Intersection" and "Aftermath." Just when you thought "Nikita" couldn't raise the stakes any higher, the show went and pulled a Luke Skywalker on poor Michael. Admittedly, I was spoiled for that shocking ending (a hazard of the job), but even knowing that it was coming, a large part of me truly couldn't believe that the show would go so far with such a painfully permanent disfigurement -- proof that the series is as bold and unpredictable as ever. Since life got in the way of last week's recap, I'll cover both "Intersection" and "Aftermath" here, which seems fitting, as the two episodes seem very much like two halves of a whole. Last week, the looming threat of Amanda not only drove Birkhoff and Sonya to the edge -- risking Sonya's life in an attempt to deactivate her kill chip -- it also saw Alex admitting her relapse to Nikita and the rest of the team, revealed ...
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Laura Prudom: 'Nikita' Is Back And Kicking More Ass Than Ever
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 1 of The CW's "Nikita," entitled "3.0." Here we go again, agents. "Nikita" is back for a (somewhat miraculous) third season, and though Division has been given a makeover, the show is still the sleek, confident, kick-ass machine we all know and love. It was clear that "3.0" was designed as an entry point for new viewers (fingers crossed for an extra million or so of them), which meant a fair amount of scene-setting and character reintroduction. Ryan Fletcher's monologue at the start of the episode gave a brief burst of backstory, but I hope we'll hear from some newcomers about how accessible they actually found the set-up in the comments. As someone who has been with the show since Season 1, I was concerned that the soft reset of the story would result in a lot of repetition, but I clearly should've given the writers more credit. The dialogue seemed smooth and the exposition was enlightening without bein ...
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Laura Prudom: 5 Reasons Why 'Nikita' Season 3 Is Great For Both Fans & Newcomers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Few shows manage to evolve as consistently and creatively as "Nikita" (Season 3 premieres Fri., Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW). It's tempting for any series to find a formula that works and drive it into the ground, but the cast and creative team of "Nikita" are constantly pushing themselves, both in terms of creating a cinematic show on a CW budget, and in finding new ways to keep their small but loyal audience engaged. While The CW passed up the chance to grow "Nikita's" young audience by pairing it with the tonally similar "Arrow" (which has proven to be a bona fide smash hit for the network), and is instead keeping it anchored on Friday with "America's Next Top Model" as its lead in, which will do it no favors, showrunner Craig Silverstein and his team have certainly done their part to make the new season accessible for curious newcomers. Though the show has by no means jettisoned all the things that made it successful in the first two seasons, "Nikita's" mythology ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of June 10-16
Yahoo News - over 4 years
June 10: Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 71. Actor Andrew Stevens is 57. Bassist Kim Deal of The Pixies and The Breeders is 51. Singer Maxi Priest is 51. Actress Gina Gershon is 50. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 49. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan) is 48. Actress Kate Flannery ("The Office") is 48. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 47. Guitarist Joey Santiago of The Pixies is 47. Guitarist Emma Anderson (Lush) is 45. Country guitarist Brian Hofeldt of The Derailers is 45. Singer Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) is 42. Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 41. Singer Faith Evans is 39. Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 34. Actor DJ Qualls ("Hustle & Flow") is 34. Actor Shane West ("ER," ''Now and Again") is 34. Singer Hoku is 31. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 30.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shane West
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In 2014, he began starring in the WGN adventure/historical/fantasy drama Salem as John Alden.
    More Details Hide Details West was the lead singer of punk rock band Jonny Was for "seven or eight years". The band was originally known as Average Joe but had to change its name for legal reasons. The band contributed to the A Walk to Remember soundtrack, appearing under the names "West, Gould, and Fitzgerald" because they had not yet decided on a new name. West described their style as "a pop-punk type band, more Green Day-ish". In November 2005, while What We Do Is Secret was still in production, it was announced that West would be fronting the Germs on tour. He performed with the band for nearly five years, doing an American tour (including the 2006 Warped Tour) and a European Tour. He described the experience as "more exciting" than acting. However, after booking a leading role in Nikita, West had less time to play with the band. His last performance was in December 2009.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    West starred as Michael Bishop in The CW spy drama Nikita from 2010 to 2013.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008, he received the Rising Star Award in Philadelphia Film Festival for his work in What We Do is Secret.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    During hiatus between seasons of ER, West worked on shooting What We Do Is Secret (an independent film), which premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival after much delay.
    More Details Hide Details West helped to finance it. In the film, he portrays Darby Crash, a member of the 1970s punk band the Germs. Members of the band were so impressed by West's performance that they re-formed the band with West taking the deceased Crash's place. West received positive reviews for his portrayal in the movie; the San Francisco Chronicle stated that he is the one who "lifts the entire film to a whole other level". Similarly, the Seattle Times wrote that his impersonation was "worth saluting" while TV Guide called it "pretty impressive".
    In May 2007, West left ER at the end of the thirteenth season after winning a role in Supreme Courtships, but the series was not picked up by the Fox Network.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2008, West returned to ER for three episodes during its fifteenth and final season.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    In 2003, West starred as an adult version of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen alongside Sean Connery.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a commercial success, earning over $179 million worldwide from a production budget of $78 million. A year later, he joined the cast of the long-running NBC medical drama, ER in the eleventh season premiere, playing resident Ray Barnett.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    West was cast as Landon Carter opposite singer and actress Mandy Moore in 2002's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel A Walk to Remember, which was a modest box office success, grossing over $41 million in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times found him "quietly convincing". His performance in the film earned him a Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry with Moore. He also appeared in the Mandy Moore music video "Cry". That year, West won the Young Hollywood Award Male Superstar of Tomorrow.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    He landed his first major role in 1999 in the ABC family drama Once and Again, playing Eli Sammler for three seasons.
    More Details Hide Details West's feature film debut was in Liberty Heights, a film about a Jewish family in Baltimore, directed by Barry Levinson. He also co-starred in teen comedies Whatever It Takes (2000) and Get Over It (2001).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    In 1998, West guest-starred in several television series including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and played Mark Tapper in the stage production of The Cider House Rules.
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  • 1995
    Age 16
    He struggled for two years and lived at his manager's house, before making his acting debut in 1995, appearing in the CBS drama Picket Fences in the season 4, episode 6 "Heart of Saturday Night", where he played Dave Lattimore.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 3
    His parents divorced in 1982 when he was four years old.
    More Details Hide Details Influenced by his parents, he grew up listening to The Clash, The Jam, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and The Kinks. He revealed: "I always thought I would be doing music rather than acting." At the age of ten, West and his sister Simone moved to Compton, California with their mother because she was looking for a better job. They later moved to Norwalk, California. When he was fifteen or sixteen, West moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
  • 1978
    Born
    Born in 1978.
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