Shawn Christian Fun Facts
1: He was born on December 18, 1965. He shares a birthday with actor Brad Pitt, although Shawn is two years younger.
2: He graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with – surprise! – a degree in marketing.
3: He first moved to Chicago to pursue his acting career, starring in commercials.
4: He actually met his (ex) wife Deborah Quinn while auditioning for modeling jobs in Chicago. They were married from 1996-2013.
5: They share a son together, named Kameron.
6: His first film was 2000’s Beautiful.
7: His first TV role was on the popular soap opera As The World Turns from 1994-1997. He played Mike Kasnoff.
8: Another soap he’s been on? Days of Our Lives (2008-2016) where he portrayed the character Dr. Daniel Jonas.
9: To make sure his physician role would be believable, Shawn talked to his childhood friend, Tony Yasick, who’s a physician in real life.
10: He was actually nominated for “Hottest Male Star” by Soap Opera Digest in 1996 (but unfortunately lost to co-star Peter Reckell).
11: He had recurring roles on some famous 90’s shows, like Charmed and Beverly Hills 90210.
13: He currently stars on the Freeform drama Famous in Love, where he plays Alan Mills, the head of the film studio.
14: He’s played on NBAE (NBA Entertainment) basketball teams with fellow actors Josh Duhamel and Taye Diggs.
15: He’s a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings.
16: He loves anything outdoorsy – hiking, biking, sports…you name it, he’s probably done it!
17: He’s currently dating Arianne Zucker, a fellow Days of Our Lives alum.
18: He likes working out. We’ve actually got details on his fitness routine!
19: He had a lead role in the 2016 Lifetime movie Hidden Truth.
— Shawn Christian (@ShawnC4real) September 16, 2016
20: He loves the peaceful, quietness of Cannonsburg, Michigan. He hopes to build a cabin there one day.
21: He’s close with all his Famous in Love cast mates. Check out some of the fun photos below!
22: His middle name is Patrick.
23: His hometown is Grand Rapids, MI – which was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as one of the cities with the best growing economies.
Thank you @forbes for recognizing my home town as one of the best! http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/10-big-u-s-cities-with-the-fastest-growing-economies/11/ I can say it’s a testament to the communities hard work ethic, creative spirit and never quit mentality. The city of Grand Rapids, my family and friends who live there have instilled in me the relentless will that drives me THROUGH every obstacle in every place I have lived since. Thank you #GrandRapids #Michigan #proud #hometown #live @forbestravelguide @forbeslife
24: He’s recently partnered with “The Bad Stuff” which is a luxury tequila brand.
25: He loves chocolate and coconut.
26: He’s all about inspiration and adventure.
27: He’s Scadinavian, Irish and part German.
28: His favorite season is Spring.
29: His favorite food is sushi.
30: He has a love/hate relationship with social media and prefers texting – although if it’s a long thread, he’ll gladly take a phone call.
There you have it, now you know a lot more about the Famous in Love actor. Don’t forget to catch the season 2 premiere of Famous in Love on April 4 at 8pm, only on Freeform!