where talent & tenacity meet!
Born & raised in Kingston Jamaica, Shanna is a graduate of Wesleyan College where she majored in Psychology, Communications and English Literature and minored in Theatre. A life-long lover of the arts, Shanna went on to attend California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she earned an MFA in Acting. Immediately following the completion of her master’s degree, Shanna went on to achieve YouTube superstardom with her own YouTube channel (HeyyoShanna), which has garnered nearly 1 million subscribers and more than 65 million video views.
She can currently be seen hosting episodes of Lifetime’s HIT After Show “Little Women: UNFILTERED”, as a series regular on “Aussie Girl” and as a recurring on HBO’s “Insecure”. She’s also done pilots for MTV and Logo, as well as worked as a guest actor on episodes of "Marry Me", "Glee", "Shameless", and "Why? With Hannibal Burress". Shanna has also played opposite academy and Emmy winning actors in films such as "Last Call at Murray's" as well as award winning movies like "Teenage Cocktail", "OMG, We're in a Horror Movie", and "Non-Transferable" just to name a few.