Shawn Ashmore
Shawn is currently in production recreating his role as 'Bobby Drake/a.k.a. Iceman' in the third installment of the blockbuster "X-Men" films.
Since filming "X2: X-Men United," Shawn has been busy by completing production on several projects. "3 Needles" an indie feature for writer-director Thom Fitzgerald. The film is about the AIDS pandemic that plays out in China, South Africa and North America.
In the North American segment, Shawn will play a second-rate porn actor who passes his monthly blood tests by stealing samples from his geriatric gather. Shawn will be seen starring along side Stockard Channing, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Chloe Sevigny and Olympia Dukakis.
"The Quiet," an independent dramatic thriller for Burnt Orange Productions starring opposite Edie Falco, Elisha Cuthbert and Camilla Belle. Shawn plays a seemingly typical all-star athlete who turns out to be more than he seems after forming a relationship with Dot (Belle) who is unable to hear or speak.
In September of 2005, Shawn was also seen starring in Miramax Film's "Underclassman." He starred opposite Nick Cannon in this film about a young detective (Cannon) who goes undercover at an elite private school to find out who is behind an international stolen-car ring only to learn that the ring is headed up by his rival at the school, played by Ashmore. In the same month he played the title role in "Terry," an original movie that aired on CTV (Canadian Television). "Terry" documents the heroic life of Terry Fox, a 22 year-old Canadian man who lost a leg in his battle with cancer yet ran the Marathon of Hope entirely unassisted across Canada in 1980 to raise money and awareness for the disease. His inspiration and courage have made him a Canadian national hero.
Shawn appeared in the leading role in "Earthsea" for the SCI FI Channel in the fall of 2004, starring alongside Isabella Rossellini, Danny Glover and Kristin Kruek in this fantasy drama. Shawn plays 'Ged,' an irresponsible youth who is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the magical land of Earthsea has ever known through the use of his vast magical powers. As Ged discovers and advances his powers, he will combat dragons, have a brush with death and ultimately wield the power to reunite the kingdom.
Shawn received a 2004 MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male for his role as 'Bobby Drake/a.k.a. Iceman' in Fox's blockbuster "X2: X-Men United" directed by Bryan Singer. He starred opposite an ensemble cast that included Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin. Shawn's role was greatly expanded in this sequel, in which he and Anna Paquin (Rogue) become a couple with all the trials and tribulations their mutant powers cause.
Shawn's career took off in 1994 when he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his work as Waylon Tibbins, the starring role in the TV movie "Guitarman." When he was seventeen, he won the role of Jake on Nickelodeon's series "Animorphs" and worked on the series for two seasons. He immediately followed with the starring role of Tyler Connell on Disney Channel's "In a Heartbeat" and just two days after filming the pilot for his new series, director Bryan Singer chose Shawn to play Robert "Bobby Drake/Iceman" on 20th Century Fox's feature film "X-Men."
After completing his first season on "In a Heartbeat" he flew to Romania for three weeks to film the starring role in the independent feature, "Wolf Girl." Then he was off to Vancouver to shoot a guest-starring role on the TV show "The Outer Limits," back to LA for a short film, and finally off to Toronto for a starring role in the Disney Channel's hit TV movie "Cadet Kelly." He starred alongside his twin brother as a child in "Gross Misconduct." In addition, Shawn has also guest starred in the popular WB series, "Smallville" in one of the most widely watched episodes.
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