Shawn Carter Peterson

Actor / Director

Shawn Carter Peterson
actor

Shawn Carter Peterson is a native of Baltimore, MD.  He graduated from Vassar College cum laude with a dual degree in Drama and Africana Studies.  Since moving to Los Angeles, Shawn has made a name for himself by becoming a recognized staple in tons of national commercials, and print ads.  As one of young Hollywood’s up and coming actors, Shawn's appearances on television have varied from 1 hour dramas like HBO’s Entourage, F/X’s The Shield & FOX’s House to half hour sitcoms like  CBS’ How I Met Your Mother & FOX's Til Death .  Most recently, Shawn landed roles on Showtime's United States of Tara, TNT's Franklin & Bash, CBS's $#*! My DAD SAYS, TNT's Common Law &  ABC's CASTLE.  Broadening his breadth of work to also encompass film, Shawn worked on the Lifetime movie Midnight Bayou billed alongside Jerry O'Connell & Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway. He also shared the screen with teen sensation Miley Cyrus in the hit film Hannah Montana-The Movie as well as with Billy Bob Thornton in the upcoming film The Baytown Outlaws.  This spring, Shawn will make his blockbuster debut as "Wes" in Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST  directed by Andrew Niccol.

Black Tie Week: Celebrities Suit Up To Save Our Sons

Black Tie Week was created in an effort to change the perception of Black men in America and get people to continue speaking out on the inequality in the criminal justice system after the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

“The Trayvon Martin case has inspired the men to come together to encourage a solution for improving the public perception of Black Americans. How a person dresses is how they are perceived. Black Tie Week brings our entire community together to change the perception of young black men,” said Holmes, who hosts Cartoon Network’s game show “Hole in the Wall.” 

Actors Teck Holmes (Cartoon Network/Hole In The Wall) and Eric Bivens-Bush (Burn Notice) founded the Black Tie movement. Various actors-including Wesley Jonathan (TV Land/The Soul Man), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Edwin Hodge (The Purge), Shawn Carter Peterson (The Host), Nicholas “The World Famous N.I.C.” Demps (Truth Hall), , Dennis L.A. White (Notorious), Malik Barnhardt (Gun), Toryan Rogers (The Prodigal) and director/writer Terry Gingles, attended a Black Tie Week photo shoot to support the movement. Renowned photographer Lanisha Cole, makeup artist Hanna Morrow and entertainment publicist Sherise Ford were there and contributed their services to Black Tie Week as well. 

 

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Aldis Hodge (Leverage) & SCP    photo by Lanisha Cole

Aldis Hodge (Leverage) & SCP

photo by Lanisha Cole