30 Fun Facts About Shawn Christian from “Famous in Love”

Get to know Shawn Christian with these fun facts. Read all about this actor from ‘Famous in Love.

Shawn Christian is an actor and father, but what else do you know about him? Fear not, Famous in Love fans, we’ve got 30 facts about this experienced actor! Keep reading to find out what they are.

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.

Shawn Christian in 'As the World Turns'

8: Another soap he’s been on? Days of Our Lives (2008-2016) where he portrayed the character Dr. Daniel Jonas.

Shawn Christian on 'Days of Our Lives'

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.

12: You may have seen him on the WB drama Summerland, which also starred Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin.

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.

Shawn Christian and Arianne Zucker

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.

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.

24: He’s recently partnered with “The Bad Stuff” which is a luxury tequila brand.

Shawn Christian for the Bad Stuff Brand

25: He loves chocolate and coconut.

26: He’s all about inspiration and adventure.

Shawn Christian's Inspirational Message

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!