Who is Shamier Anderson?
Shamier was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 6 May 1991 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds Canadian nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and producer, with close to 50 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Eulace Peacock, one of the main characters in the 2016 biographical sports movie “Race”. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins, also starred Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis, and follows the life of one of the greatest track and field athletes, Jesse Owens; the movie won six of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Shamier was raised in Toronto alongside his younger brother Stephan James, who’s today also a popular actor, by their Jamaican parents but about whom little is known, as the brothers respect their privacy.
Shamier became interested in acting while studying at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts – he was a member of the school’s drama club and played lead characters in several school plays. Shamier was also highly sporting during those four years, as he played soccer for the school team, as well as tennis and basketball.
Upon matriculating in 2009, Shamier launched his acting career with his portrayal of Ed in the family series “Overruled!”; it follows the teenager Jared ‘Coop’ Cooper who’s working as a lawyer at the Bating High’s teen court, and the series won one of three awards for which it was nominated.
Shamier continued his education at a local college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in criminology in 2013.
Roles in movies
Shamier made his debut film appearance in the 2010 horror “Nostrum”, and a couple of his following roles were in the 2010 musical family comedy “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”, and in 2011 the family comedy drama “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” and the romantic family comedy “Desperately Seeking Santa”.
Shamier gained recognition when cast to play Dave in the 2012 horror “The Barrens”, written and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and which starred Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner and Allie MacDonald.
It follows a man and his family who have gone on a camping trip, and are convinced that the legendary Jersey Devil is stalking them. Shamier played Police Officer in the 2014 thriller “Not With My Daughter”, and then appeared as Brandon in the 2015 musical drama “Bravetown”.
The year 2018 saw Shamier play Antonio in the action crime drama “Destroyer”, directed by Karyn Kusama, and which starred Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell and Tatiana Maslany. The movie follows a police detective who’s trying to mend things from her past, and it won three of the 23 awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Shamier’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 sports drama “Bruised”, the 2021 adventure science fiction thriller “Stowaway” and the 2021 action adventure drama “Awake”; he’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the thriller comedy “A Lot of Nothing”, and the action crime thriller “John Wick: Chapter 4”.
Roles in TV series
Shamier appeared in an episode or two of numerous series in the first half of the 2010s, with some of the most popular amongst these being the comedy drama “Skins”, the crime drama “King” and the romantic drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
Shamier gained recognition in 2013, when cast to play Chris, one of the lead characters in the popular romantic family drama “The Next Step”, created by Frank van Keeken, and which also starred Victoria Baldesarra, Alexandra Beaton and Brittany Raymond. The series follows the dancers of the studio Next Step as they’re preparing for the regional dance competition, and it won eight awards, including a BAFTA, while it was nominated for 16 other awards.
Shamier is also known for his portrayal of Agent Xavier Dolls in the critically acclaimed action fantasy drama “Wynonna Earp”, which starred Melanie Scrofano, Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Tim Rozon, and follows the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp, as she’s battling demons and other evil monsters; the series won 12 of the 51 awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Shamier’s most recent roles in TV series have been in seven episodes of the drama “Goliath” in 2019, the 2020 episode “Little Adventures” of the romantic science fiction drama “Soulmates” and 10 episodes of the 2021 science fiction fantasy drama “Invasion”.
Shamier produced the 2019 short movie “Negroland”, and he both wrote and produced the 2019 short crime film “Dalia”.
Shamier has been featured in a couple of TV specials, including “2019 Canadian Screen Awards”, “2020 TIFF Tribute Awards” and “TIFF Tribute Awards 2021”.
Shamier has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “CTV News at Noon Toronto”, “Hollywood First Look Features”, and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Shamier won a 2019 Canada Shorts Film Festival Premier Award for Best Crime / Suspense, for “Dalia” (shared with Drey Jordan Singer).
Love life and relationships
Shamier prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are rumors circulating the internet, concerning his current relationship status, as well as his sexual orientation.
Some of Shamier’s fans believe the popular actor to be gay, claiming that this is the reason behind him not speaking of any women whom he’s dated; some people have even claimed to have seen Shamier spending time with his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Shamier addressed the rumors.
There are also those who claim that Shamier’s today perhaps in a relationship with a non-celebrity Canadian girl, but that he prefers to keep her away from media; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of March 2022, Shamier appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Shamier’s physically highly active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.
He’s also a martial artist, and has been practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu for many years now.
Shamier’s a philanthropist, and he and his brother founded the non-profit organization Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema + Knowledge (B. L. A. C. K.) Canada in 2016; they expanded the organization in 2020 with The Black Academy, which aims to showcase Black talents around Canada.
Shamier is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 100,000 followers, while he’s uploaded more than 100 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him during his everyday life.
Shamier has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, while a couple of his favorite movies include “The Equalizer”, “Independence Day” and “Bad Boys”.
Age, height and net worth
Shamier is 30 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 190lbs (85kgs).
As of March 2022, Shamier’s net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million.