Shantel VanSanten was born on 25th July 1985 in Luverne, Minnesota. Belonging to Norwegian and Dutch ancestry, she grew up in Spring, Texas. The actress studied at Incarnate World Academy and Texas Christian University.
VanSanten began her career as a model for Page Parkes Management when she was merely 15 years old. Santel's successful modeling career has seen her feature in Seventeen and Teen Vogue magazines.
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VanSanten is well known as Quinn James in the drama series One Tree Hill. Moreover, she was a part of the Arrow-verse playing the guest role of Detective Patty Spivot in the CW superhero series The Flash. In addition, she featured in the USA Network drama, Shooter, portraying the wife of lead character Bob Lee Swagger.
In 2019, Shantel played the role of Rebecca Butcher in American superhero series The Boys appearing in 3 episodes.
When it comes to the big screens, she’s featured in movies such as You and I (2008), Final Destination (2009), and Something Wicked (2014).
The actress is starring as Karen Baldwin in ‘For All Mankind’
Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin in 'For All Mankind'
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For All Mankind is the science fiction series depicting an alternate reality where the USSR manages to send the first man to the moon. The Space Race was no doubt successful in the real world, but this series aims to answer the scenario where the Space Race never ended.
The alternate timeline showcases the Russian cosmonaut named Alexei Leonov as the first person on the moon. The ‘Red Moon’ event leaves NASA devastated, but they use this failure to fuel themselves to get better than ever before. The staff at NASA subsequently take up the challenge and look to knock the Soviet Union off their perch in the second time of asking.
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Created and written by Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, and Matt Wolpert, the show premiered on 1st November 2019 while the second season got renewed in October 2019.
Shantel VanSanten is dating her boyfriend, Victor Webster
Shantel VanSanten with her boyfriend, Victor Webster.
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Shantel VanSanten is in a relationship with her boyfriend, Victor Webster. The couple who began dating in early 2018 starred together in the film Love Blossoms (2017) as Violet Chappel and Dec Granger.
The new lovebirds went on a romantic vacation to Mexico in June 2018. A month later, the couple made their relationship Instagram official on 7th July 2018 with an adorable picture of them kissing.
Victor Webster making it Instagram official with his girlfriend Shantel VanSanten.
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Victor was pretty open about his dating endeavors on social media, but the same can’t be said for Shantel, who took months before sharing her first picture with her boyfriend. That day finally arrived on 1st December 2018 when she posted a picture on Instagram with a lovely caption – “Only have eyes for you…”
Previously, the actress dated British actor Jon Fletcher who she met on the sets of The Messenger (2009). However, the couple was believed to have split in 2017 after they removed all traces of their partner from each other’s Instagram.
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Before Jon, VanSanten was in a relationship with Michael Jackson (2008-2009) and James Lafferty (2009-2010). Meanwhile, her most intriguing past affair was when she was rumored to be dating her One Tree Hill co-star Robert Buckley who was her on-screen lover as well. However, the speculations fizzled away after neither of them confirmed the rumors.
Following several heartbreaks in the past, it remains to be seen if Shantel VanSanten eventually found her future husband in the form of Victor Webster. Fans are certainly hopeful she finally gets lucky this time.