Shenae Grimes
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Famous for:
Her role as Darcy Edwards on the Canadian soap “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2004-2008)
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Canadian actress Shenae Grimes rose to prominence playing Darcy Edwards on the Canadian soap “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2004-2008), from which she earned a Young Artist nomination and a Gemini Award. In America, she is best known as the daughter of Rob Estes and Lori Loughlin, Annie Wilson, on the teen drama “90210” (The CW, 2008-2009). The brown eyed, brunette beauty also played supporting roles in such movies as “Shania: A Life in Eight Albums” (2005, TV), “Picture This” (2008), “True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet” (Lifetime, 2008), “The Cross Road” (2008, netted a Monaco International Film Festival Award) and “Dead Like Me: Life After Death” (2009).

Grimes was once named one of AIM's “100 Hottest Brunettes.” She has a tattoo on the right side of her ribcage that says “Myself and I.” She cites Natalie Portman as her inspiration and James Morrison as her ideal guy.


Childhood and Family:

Shenae Sonya Grimes was born on October 24, 1989, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to an Irish father and Italian mother. She was voted “Most Likely to be a Drama Queen” in school and was a class president. An active student, she performed in high school plays and took part in her school's choir. She got the nicknames “Shen” and “Nae” from high school classmates.

Shenae is friends with snowboarder Calynn Irwin and close friends with Sarah Barrable-Tishaur, her costar on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” She enjoys dancing and singing. Shenae ranks The Killers, Jet and Hot Hot Heat among her favorite bands. She is also a huge fan of Johnny Depp films.

Currently, Shenae lives in Los Angeles, California. The self-described shopaholic loves Gucci sunglasses and vintage clothes.

Degrassi: The Next Generation


Shenae Grimes knew she wanted to be an actress. Spotted by her agent while performing in a TripleThreat program, the Toronto native made her television debut in 2004 when she joined the cast of the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” the fourth fictional series in the Degrassi franchise, which includes “The Kids of Degrassi Street,” “Degrassi Junior High,” and “Degrassi High.” Cast as Darcy Edwards, she was a recurring player from 2004 to 2005 and a regular cast member from 2006 to 2008. She received a 2006 Young Artist nomination for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) and a 2007 Gemini Award in the category of Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series.

Grimes continued to take guest spots in the such TV series as A&E's Emmy Award winning “Biography” (2005), the short-lived UPN drama “Kevin Hill” (2005), “Skater Boys” (2006) and the Canadian drama “72 Hours: True Crime” (2007). She also starred as Alexa Watson on Nickelodeon's family series “The Power Strikers” (2005), opposite Curtis Harrison, Hailee Sisera, Sarah Francis and Leslie Ferreira, played Eileen (aged 13 to 16 years) on the Canadian made-for-TV film “Shania: A Life in Eight Albums” (2005), which chronicled the early years of music sensation Shania Twain, and reprised her role of Darcy Edwards on the TV miniseries “Degrassi's 40 Most Go There-est Moments” (2006). In the Canadian sitcom “Naturally, Sadie” (2005-2007), she appeared as Arden Alcott, a self-centered popular girl in school and the enemy of Sadie (portrayed by Charlotte Arnold).

While still working on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Grimes, who is a big fan of the original “90210” series, was cast in the regular role of Annie Wilson on the CW network's “90210,” a spin off of the hit “Beverly Hills 90210.” Premiering on September 2, 2008, the teen drama has been nominated for Favorite New TV Drama at the 2009 People's Choice Awards, Best Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline at the 2009 Prism Awards, and Choice TV Drama and TV Breakout Show at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

Grimes once again recreated her coveted role of Darcy Edwards for the 2008 TV film “Degrassi Spring Break Movie,” which was broadcasted in the United States on April 4, 2008. Also that year, she teamed up with Ashley Tisdale of “High School Musical” fame, Kevin Pollak and Robbie Amell in “Picture This,” a direct-to-video comedy film that was directed by Stephen Herek and written by Temple Mathews. She then portrayed Marissa in Lifetime's film “True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet,” based on a novel by Lola Douglas, and starred as Bridget, an American girl romantically involved with a Syrian teen, in the drama film “The Cross Road,” which was directed and written by Alexandra Thompson. Costarring with Tommy Lioutas, Garen Boyajian, Bruce Gooch, and Farzad Sadrian in “The Cross Road,” she jointly won an Angel Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the 2008 Monaco International Film Festival.

Shenae was recently featured in the straight-to-video release “Dead Like Me: Life After Death” (2009), which was adapted from the TV series “Dead Like Me” (2003-2004). The film starred Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Henry Ian Cusick and Sarah Wynter.


  • Monaco International Film Festival: Angel Award, Best Ensemble Cast, “The Cross Road,” 2008

  • Gemini: Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series, “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” 2007

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SP_COP - May 10, 2013 -
It was an all black rocker affair for 90210 star Shenae Grimes and her longtime boyfriend Josh Beech on Friday. The 23-year-old Canadian actress posted this very cute photo along with this tweet:...
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She shot to fame after landing the role of troubled teen Annie Wilson in 90210 back in 2008.But it would seem Shenae Grimes is comfort eating in the wake of learning the CW show will come off the air...
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