Shenae Grimes Canadian actress Best Known For acting in an American teen drama TV series 90210 since 2008 as Annie Wilson. She also appeared in a Canadian teen drama TV series Degrassi The Next Generation during 2004-2008 as Darcy Edwards.
Born Name: Shenae Sonya Grimes
Years active: 2004–present
Born: October 24, 1989, 30 years and 8 months, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Measurements: 30-24-32 in or 76-61-81 cm
Bra size: 32A
Shenae attended Forest Hill Public School for elementary. She interned at Toronto’s Fashion Television as part of her high school education. She attended City Academy for her last two years of high school.
She is half Irish on her father’s side and half Italian on her mother’s side.
Shenae Grimes-Beech, previously credited as Shenae Grimes, is a Canadian actress. She portrayed Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that, she had a recurring role on the television series Naturally, Sadie, and played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation for four seasons.
Grimes was born in Toronto, Ontario. She has three siblings, Aiden, Liam and Maya. She attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, along with her Degrassi co-star, Aubrey Graham (Drake). She interned at Toronto’s Fashion Television as part of her high school education. Grimes attended City Academy, a private school for her last two years of high school.
Beginning with a recurring role in 2004, Grimes became a lead character on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2006, playing the role of Darcy Edwards. In 2008, Grimes left the series and Canada after being cast as Annie Wilson in 90210, the CW’s spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210.
She also appeared in Picture This with Ashley Tisdale and with her former Degrassi: The Next Generation co-star Lauren Collins, and then in True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet alongside singer JoJo.
In 2009, Grimes was named one of the world’s most beautiful people without makeup, by People magazine. She also appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace’s single “All You Did Was Save My Life”.
Grimes appears in the 2010 silent fashion short film Unzipped. She wrote and directed a 2010 music video for her song “Myself and I”, which features an appearance by her 90210 co-star Ryan Eggold. She also participated in YouTuber Freddie Wong’s video “Gun Size Matters”. She made a cameo in the horror film Scream 4, released in April 2011.
In 2011, she traveled to Japan with her 90210 costars AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Stroup to attend the Asia Girls Explosion (AGE) in Tokyo, after filming 90210’s third season finale. Grimes was caught up in Japan due to the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. According to the actress, she was at Buddha’s temple at the time when the earthquakes first occurred. Consequently, she started a campaign called “Spread The Heart” with the aim of supporting Japan by victim relief after the events of the tsunami and earthquakes. Many celebrities joined the campaign which later became a big movement.
In May 2011, during her 90210 hiatus, she took a six-week internship at Teen Vogue in New York City. She stated that working as an editor for a fashion magazine has always been her dream. In the fall of 2011, she directed a music video for Megan and Liz’s original song “Are You Happy Now?” to raise awareness about anti-bullying, in partnership with DoSomething.org. In 2013, Grimes starred in the film Sugar about a runaway girl living on the streets of Venice, Los Angeles.
In 2018, Grimes began playing homicide detective Jacqueline Cooper on CTV’s police drama The Detail; the role marks her first time playing an adult character.
Grimes has graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, including US’ Nylon, Vervegirl, Saturday Night Magazine, Teen Prom and Dirrty Glam. She also modeled for Teen Vogue and Complex. She has appeared in television commercials for Coffee Crisp.
In 2014, she became the brand ambassador for the Montreal-based Annabelle Cosmetics. As the face of the cosmetics line, she appeared in print and television advertisements to promote the products. Grimes and husband Josh Beech started their own clothing line in 2014 called “Two Halves.” The line featured jewelry and clothes that were sold online and at the Toronto-based boutique Jonathon + Olivia.
Grimes began dating British model and musician Josh Beech in March 2012. In December 2012, after nine months of dating, Grimes announced that she and Beech were engaged. They were married on May 10, 2013 in Ashford, Kent, England. In May 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child their daughter was born in September 2018. On December 20, 2019, Grimes announced on her Instagram page that she had become an American citizen, and now holds dual Canadian-American citizenship.
Beauty Mark under her right eye
Tattoo under her right breast, written as Myself
In 2010, Shenae Grimes sang, directed and wrote the song Myself and I. She has not released any album.
However, in 2009, she appeared in a music video titled All You Did Was Save My Life sung by the band Our Lady Peace. The video was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
2005 film Shania: A Life in Eight Albums for her supporting role as Eilleen Twain, who was around 13-16 Years. This was a Canadian TV movie premiered on CBC Television at 8 PM on November 7, 2005.
First TV Show
“Degrassi: The Next Generation”, which is her first TV show. She appeared on this Canadian teen drama TV series as “Darcy Edwards”. She appeared during 2004-2008 in this show. She also won a Gemini Award-For Episode Eyes Without a Face
She has not hired any personal trainer. Instead, she is not an exercise and diet lover, she explains to OK magazine. She said that she does exercise when she feels a need and otherwise doesn’t. She is a busy girl. Regarding her diet, she explained that she is a great lover of fries, especially french fries and potato fries. She can’t leave them.
Shenae Grimes Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Fries (French Fries and Sweet Potato Fries), Chocolate, Pastry
Favorite TV Program – 90210 (2008)
Favorite Makeup Brand – M.A.C
Favorite Inspiration – Natalie Portman
Favorite Bands – The Killers, Jet, Hot Hot Heat
Favorite Accessories – Gucci sunglasses, Vintage clothes
Favorite Actor – Johnny Depp
Favorite Music Artists – Elliott Smith, Jim Morrison
Shenae Grimes Facts
Shenae Grimes was named one of the most beautiful people without makeup in 2009 by People magazine.
Shenae is an atheist.
Sara Paxton is her good friend.
When she got selected to act in an American TV series 90210, she left Canada and her Canadian show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
In 2008, Grimes was ranked 8th on the Forbes list of Breakout Stars.
Calynn Irwin, a Canadian snowboarder is one her good friends.
She has appeared in a short silent film Unzipped in 2010.
In May 2011 she worked as an intern at Teen Vogue for 6 weeks. Actually, it was her dream to work as an editor for a fashion magazine.
In 2011, she visited Japan and was caught up there due to an earthquake and tsunami.
She has a younger half-sister named Maya.
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