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 Talks with Film Equals about The Host

In the film, you’re working with Soairse Ronan and Diane Kruger. What’s it like working with them, especially Diane Kruger, who’s been in the business for so long?

Shawn Carter Peterson: Diane Kruger was really, really great. It was funny because when I went for my wardrobe fitting, I had to go in the hair and makeup trailer and she wa

s in there getting her hair done on the first day. I was a little starstruck because I watched her work in Inglorious Basterds and I had to take that moment and honor that and be like, “Hey, I thought you were awesome.” To get to work with her kind of made you feel like, “I’m doing something right. I’m in this kind of company; I’m doing something right.”

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