Shawn Carter Peterson

Actor / Director

Shawn Carter Peterson

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.

SCP- The Dope Mag Interview

(ToneSwep: TS) You’re a Baltimore native. What are your Ravens going to do on Sunday? (Shawn Carter Peterson: SCP) The ravens are going to win! There is no doubt, at least there is
no doubt in my mind. Come on now. Ray Lewis? Come on.
(TS) You’re coming from a last minute audition. Did you nail it? (SCP) It went well actually. With those last second calls you have to get into character quickly,
but I think I pulled it off. Unfortunately, I got a ticket on the way there (Laughs!).
(TS) Aww, man. So you made your donation to the city of Los Angeles, huh?
(SCP) Yeah, specifically to the city of Burbank. Police pulled me over about three blocks from the audition. Then he tried to give me another ticket on top of the first one because I was holding my cell phone. I‘m like, ‘I’m just using GPS man. I’m not talking on it’. But yeah, made my donation to the city of Burbank.

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