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Ashmore at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
Shawn Robert Ashmore
October 7, 1979
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Dana Renee Wasdin(m. 2012)
|Relatives|| Aaron Ashmore |
Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Bobby Drake / Iceman in the X-Men film series, Jake Berenson in the television series Animorphs , Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following , Eric in the horror film The Ruins and Sam Spencer in the ABC series Conviction . Ashmore also plays the main character, Jack Joyce, in the 2016 video game Quantum Break .
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.
He is the identical twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.
Aaron Richard Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13. He plays Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series Killjoys. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.
Ashmore was born in Richmond, British Columbia,the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. He was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Earnscliffe Senior Public School and Turner Fenton Secondary School. His twin brother, Aaron Ashmore, is also an actor. Aaron and Shawn have played twins in several movies, but have also pursued roles independently. Aaron is slightly taller than Shawn and, according to Aaron, Shawn often gets cast as the nice guy while Aaron himself is cast as the bully. They have a "GMA" tattoo on their wrists that stands for "Good Man Ashmore"; their grandfather had a similar tattoo.
Richmond is a coastal city located in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Metro Vancouver area. It is the major part of Lulu Island.
Brampton is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Situated in Southern Ontario, it is a suburban city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the seat of Peel Region. The city has a population of 593,638 as of the Canada 2016 Census. Brampton is Canada's ninth-most populous municipality, the seventy-seventh largest city in North America and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, behind Toronto and Mississauga.
Turner Fenton Secondary School is the Peel District School board's largest high school in Peel region, located in Brampton, Ontario. The principal is John Staba. It operates under the Peel District School Board, and is credited as one of the highest funded schools in Ontario, with an endowment of $1.4 million.
One of Ashmore's notable roles was as Iceman in X-Men and its sequels X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand . Ashmore also reprised his role as Iceman in the animated series The Super Hero Squad Show , as well as voicing the role for X-Men: The Official Game .
X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Directed by Bryan Singer and written by David Hayter, it features an ensemble cast consisting of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, and Anna Paquin. The film depicts a world where a small proportion of people are mutants, whose possession of superhuman powers makes them distrusted by normal humans. It focuses on mutants Wolverine and Rogue as they are brought into a conflict between two groups that have radically different approaches to bringing about the acceptance of mutant-kind: Professor Xavier's X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by Magneto.
X2 is a 2003 American superhero film based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to 2000's X-Men, as well as the second installment in the X-Men film series, and was directed by Bryan Singer and written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and David Hayter. It features an ensemble cast including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, and Anna Paquin. Its plot, inspired by the graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills, pits the X-Men and their enemies, the Brotherhood, against the genocidal Colonel William Stryker ; he leads an assault on Professor Xavier's school to build his own version of Xavier's mutant-tracking computer Cerebro, in order to destroy every mutant on Earth and to "save" the human race from them.
X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to 2003's X2, as well as the third installment in the X-Men film series, and was directed by Brett Ratner and written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. It features an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, and Patrick Stewart. The film's script is loosely based on two X-Men comic book story arcs: "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Byrne, and "Gifted" by writer Joss Whedon and artist John Cassaday, with a plot that revolves around a "mutant cure" that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the resurrection of Jean Grey.
Ashmore starred as Cadet Major Brad Rigby in Cadet Kelly , a Disney Channel original film which aired in 2002 and he guest-starred as Eric Summers in two episodes of Smallville , a series on which his brother was later cast in the role of Jimmy Olsen. Ashmore had starring roles on Animorphs as Jake Berenson and In a Heartbeat as Tyler Connell.
Cadet Kelly is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Hilary Duff and Christy Carlson Romano. The film premiered with 7.8 million viewers. It is Duff's second starring film role, her first being Casper Meets Wendy. This was Disney Channel's second film filmed in Canada.
Disney Channel is an American pay television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
James Bartholomew Olsen, better known as Jimmy Olsen, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet. He is close friends with Lois Lane and Clark Kent/Superman, and has a good working relationship with his boss Perry White. Olsen looks up to his coworkers as role models and parent figures.
In December 2004, Ashmore was cast in the lead role in the SciFi Channel mini series Legend of Earthsea , based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. He played the role of Ged, a young wizard-in-training, who takes advice from a Magus (Danny Glover) and falls in love with Tenar (Kristin Kreuk), the protege of the High Priestess of the Tombs of Atuan (Isabella Rossellini). In 2005, Ashmore starred in a CTV TV movie about Terry Fox's historic run across Canada, which aired in September of that year. In 2008, he starred as one of the leads in the 2008 horror film The Ruins . Ashmore was cast in Adam Green's 2010 dramatic thriller Frozen as Joe Lynch.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was an American novelist. She worked mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction, and authored children's books, short stories, poetry, and essays. Her writing was first published in the 1960s and often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. In 2016, The New York Times described her as "America's greatest living science fiction writer", although she said that she would prefer to be known as an "American novelist".
Danny Lebern Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also has leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). Glover has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), and Sorry to Bother You (2018). He is an active supporter of various political causes, while also being criticized for his support for regimes that commit human rights abuses, and for receiving 18 million US dollars from the Venezuelan government for a film about Haiti that was never produced.
Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress. Debuting on Canadian teen drama Edgemont, she became most known for her roles as Lana Lang in the superhero television series Smallville (2001–2008), and as Catherine Chandler in The CW sci-fi series Beauty & the Beast (2012–2016).
Ashmore starred in the apocalyptic siege warfare film The Day with Dominic Monaghan, Michael Eklund, Shannyn Sossamon, and Ashley Bell. Ashmore also starred in the television drama series The Following , starring Kevin Bacon. He reprised his role as Iceman in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past .
In April 2016, Shawn appeared in Quantum Break, a singleplayer third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios, that features high budget live action TV show-like cut scenes where Shawn plays the main character, Jack Joyce. He also did the motion capture and voice acting for the character.
Beginning 3 October 2016, he began his role as Sam Spencer of New York City's newly created Conviction Integrity Unit on the new U.S. legal drama on ABC, Conviction . The pilot was actually filmed in Toronto, and the series shoots there as well.
On July 27, 2012, Ashmore married film executive Dana Renee Wasdin, whom he met while filming Frozen .The couple has one son, born in 2017.
|1991||Married to It||Student in Pageant|
|1998||All I Wanna Do||Photographer||Originally titled The Hairy Bird|
|2000||X-Men|| Bobby |
Drake / Iceman
|2002||Past Present||College Kid||Short film|
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Award for Best Actor
|2002||Cadet Kelly||Cadet Major Brad Rigby||Disney Channel Original Movie|
Drake / Iceman
| MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance |
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Anna Paquin)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future (Male)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Paquin)
|2004||My Brother's Keeper||Twin Double||Uncredited|
|2005||3 Needles||Denys, the Porn Actor|
|2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Bobby |
Drake / Iceman
|2010||Hatchet II||Fisherman #1||Uncredited|
|2010||Mother's Day||George Barnum|
|2012||Already Gone||Jude Mulvey||Short film|
|2012||Breaking the Girls||Eric|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Bobby |
Drake / Iceman
|2016||Hollow in the Land||Darryl|
|2018||Acts of Violence||Brandon|
|1989||Katts and Dog||Episode: "Mistaken Identity"|
|1992||The Ray Bradbury Theater||Charlie||Episode: "Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties"|
|1996||Any Mother's Son||Billy||TV movie|
|1997||Flash Forward||Gord||Episode: "Mudpack"|
|1997||Promise the Moon||Leviatus Bennett||TV movie|
|1997||Melanie Darrow||David Abbott||TV movie|
|1997||Fast Track||Young Chandler||Episode: "Combustions"|
|1998–1999||Animorphs||Jake Berenson||Main role, 26 episodes|
|1999||Deep in the City||Tyler||Episode: "Departures"|
|1999||Real Kids, Real Adventures||Aaron Hall||Episode: "Mountain Lion"|
|1999||At the Mercy of a Stranger||Danny||TV movie|
|1999||Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow||Ben Valentine||TV short|
|2000||Earth: Final Conflict||Max||Episode: "Sanctuary"|
|2000||The Famous Jett Jackson||Chet||Episode: "What You Wish For"|
|2000–2001||In a Heartbeat||Tyler Connell||Main role, 21 episodes|
|2001||The Big House||Trevor Brewster||TV movie|
|2001||Blackout||First Son||TV movie|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Morris Shottwell||Episode: "Lion's Den"|
|2001||Wolf Girl||Beau||TV movie|
|2002–2004||Smallville||Eric Summers||Episodes: "Leech", "Asylum"|
Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By a Male in a Feature Length Drama
|2005||Terry||Terry Fox||TV movie|
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
|2009||Diverted||Mike Stiven||TV movie|
|2009–2010||The Super Hero Squad Show||Bobby Drake / Iceman|
|Episodes: "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High!", "The Ice Melt Cometh!"|
|2010||Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures||Fitz||TV miniseries|
|2010||Fringe||Joshua Rose||Episode: "Amber 31422"|
|2013–2015||The Following||Agent Mike Weston||Main role, 45 episodes|
|2016||Relationship Status||Ben||3 episodes|
|2016–2017||Conviction||Sam Spencer||Main role|
|2018||S.W.A.T.||William Tanner||1 episode|
|2018-2019||The Rookie||Wesley Evers||2 episodes|
|2006||X-Men: The Official Game||Bobby Drake / Iceman||Voice|
|2016||Quantum Break||Jack Joyce||Voice, likeness and motion capture|
|2019||The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan||Conrad||Voice and likeness|
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