• Shantel VanSanten is a model and actress with a net worth of over $5 million
• She was born in Luverne, Minnesota, and grew up in Spring, Texas
• She has had roles in "One Tree Hill", "The Flash", "Something Wicked" and "The Final Destination"
• She has dated a few celebrities, including Michael Johnson, Robert Buckley, James Lafferty, and John Fletcher
• She is active on social media, particularly on Instagram and Twitter

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1985
FactAs a model, she has been featured in magazines like Teen Vogue and Seventeen.

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 Beginnings

Shantel’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.

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.

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 Media

Like 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.

General Info

Full NameShantel VanSanten
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1985
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationTexas Christian University, Incarnate Word Academy


MoviesSomething Wicked, Remembrance, You and I, The Final Destination, The Open Door, Three Wise Guys, Drive-In Horror Series: Savage Spirit
TV ShowsBeauty & the Beast, The Messengers, Gang Related, One Tree Hill, Shooter, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search

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1Why the heck do we allow the media to ever tell us someone is gross? It makes me so mad. 99% of the world has flaws.
2I did a Clean & Clear commercial. I did a series of them. I used to be the Clean & Clear girl!
3I am happiest when I'm sitting on my parent's couch, with the fireplace on and talking to my family.
4I went to an all-girls' school with 43 people in my class, so dances were small. I always went with girlfriends or a blind date.
5Kate Hudson is my style icon.
6When I was in the eighth grade, I wrote this huge long paper about how I had no idea what I was gonna do with my life, but that I wanted to make a difference and touch even if it was like one person's life... inspire them.
7I was 17 when my body started changing, and I worried about what I did wrong. I went through a period where I didn't eat at all. I also had someone who was encouraging me to take diet pills. I pushed myself to the extreme because I woke up one day and had hips - and a butt - and thought, 'Oh my gosh, I'm getting fat!'
8If you believe in yourself, somebody will find you that believes in you just as much, if not more.
9For a long while, I was really against Twitter. I mean, who cares if I'm in an airport or had broccoli for dinner?
10For me, having Greek yogurt and some granola is the perfect start-up breakfast because it has many benefits. Its filling, healthy and gives me energy to start my day.
11I modeled from the time I was 15 until I was 20.
12I would want to travel the world and write about it. To be a famous writer.
13When I'm on set filming One Tree Hill (2003), I get up and work out four to five days a week.
14Our bodies are exploited so much in the media, I feel like everyone is made to feel like they're not worthy or beautiful.
15Being on a television show and having so many fans is something that I've never experienced before, and it's really neat when they come up to you and are like, 'That storyline is amazing and really spoke to me in my life,' and it's really cool. I really enjoy it.
16Despite my mother saying I have been destined to be an actress my whole life, I remember being the kid who grew up not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.
17My style is dependent on my moods, so I feel like it's all over the place.
18The minute you feel secure about yourself and own the fact your dreams are honest true, other things fix themselves.
19I'm, like, super-clumsy and weird and funny and dorky.


1VanSanten is a Dutch name. Her ancestry is 75% Dutch and 25% Norwegian.
2Filming season 8 of One Tree Hill (2003) in Wilmington, NC. [July 2010]
3Close friends with One Tree Hill (2003) costars Robert Buckley and Bethany Joy Lenz.
4Was in the delivery room when One Tree Hill (2003) costar Bethany Joy Lenz gave birth to daughter, Maria.
5She plays the older sister of Bethany Joy Lenz's character Haley James Scott in One Tree Hill (2003) despite being four years younger than Lenz in real life.
6As a model, she has been featured in magazines like Teen Vogue and Seventeen.
7Among the sports Shantel is skilled at are volleyball, knee-and-wakeboarding, track and field, water-, slalom-, and jet-skiing, Frisbee, flag football, softball, badminton, sprinting, and running.




Love Blossoms2017Violet Chappel
Shooter2016-2017TV SeriesJulie Swagger
Timeless2016TV SeriesKate Drummond
Rush Hour2016TV SeriesVictoria
The Flash2015-2016TV SeriesPatty Spivot
The Messengers2015TV SeriesVera Buckley
The Night Shift2015TV SeriesChloe
Gang Related2014TV SeriesJessica Chapel
Something Wicked2014Christine
CeeLo Green Featuring the Goodie Mob: AMY2014Short
The Glades2013TV SeriesJackie
Beauty and the Beast2013TV SeriesTyler
A Golden Christmas 32012TV MovieHeather Hartly
One Tree Hill2009-2012TV SeriesQuinn James Quinn James Fletcher
In My Pocket2011Sophie
Die verlorene Zeit2011Rebecca Levine
You and I2011Janie
The Final Destination2009Lori
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesTara Habis
The Open Door2008Opening Scene Daughter
Spellbound2007TV MovieHot Date
Savage Spirit2006VideoLori
Three Wise Guys2005TV MovieBeautiful Girl (as Shantel Van Santen)
Steel Angel Kurumi1999TV SeriesKaori (English version, voice)


One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV Movie special thanks


Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: One Tree Hill Season 92012Video shortHerself
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever2012TV MovieHerself
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life2012DocumentaryHerself
Body Count: The Deaths of 'The Final Destination'2010Video documentary shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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