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.

Ms. De LaLeu Interviews SCP about The Host

"You even shared the screen with Ms. “Hannah Montana” herself Miley Cyrus…how was it working with her? 

Miley Cyrus was very cool.  She was so “matter of fact” about the work which is comforting.  It puts you at ease.  It was like-  SCP- ” Hey, what’s up”  MC-”Hey, what’s up…let’s do this!”  SCP-”Let’s do it!”.  Then we got it done!  There was no stress or fear…at least not about the work.   Being up off the ground 25 feet on a “cherry picker”  waiting to be “boomed” in as the director in the scene….well, that is a different story…lol!"

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