Shenae Grimes

by Lil Vacha on June 24, 2009

Birth Name: Shenae Sonya Grimes

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: October 24, 1989

Ethnicity: Irish, Italian

Shenae Grimes is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Anna Wilson on the series 90210. Shenae has said said that she is of Irish and Italian descent.

Shenae’s paternal grandparents were Frank Grimes and Julia.

Shenae has said:

My nonna… She’s lived a crazy life and because of our language barrier (Italian is her first language), I never feel like I get a full grasp on all of her crazy stories. She survived and thrived through so much in her life. From being a child in Italy at the end of the war, humble beginnings working on a farm in a large family, meeting my nonno and overcoming so much as an immigrant in Canada where she knew no one and they were truly starting from scratch. She’s had a wild ride and such an incredible faith throughout all of it. She’s one of the strongest women I know…


Helga Esteb /

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

musicfangirl December 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

is it or does she look alike like Anna Kendrick

muah February 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

love her she so pretty

Amelia Kim November 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

blah blah blah blah who cares what she is

Serpent November 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Obviously you do.

You looked it up and were the first one to comment.

Anonymous May 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

just wanted to correct she’s canadian not american.

Sinéad August 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm

her name is irish its variant my name. Im irish and when i went to las vegas everyone i met there couldnt believe i was irish im dark black hair dark skin and brown eyes and very tall. Its very common in ireland and irish names are very popular in different cultures example sean shannon my second name lol siobhan shauna shannessa ciara kelisa teagen etc.

Boo August 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm

That’s because they expected you to live up to their stereotype of what an Irish person should look like.

Sinéad August 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

lol it crazy tho. Where im from theres very few redheads we look more basque than irish.West coast of ireland that is.:)

Micia Leigh August 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

hahahaha It’s AnnIE Wilson, not Anna.
Anyway, she has these really ugly moles on her face and that distracts people from her pretty features!

rifka June 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

i thoght that she was german.

Anonymous February 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

its also irish

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 19, 2010 at 11:35 am
kira February 18, 2010 at 9:00 am

lol @paul :)

Paul. February 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

Shenae is an Irish name. Anyway, what does your first name have to do with your heritage? Mine’s Paul, but I’m not Latin. xP

Shanaevia December 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Shenae is a straight up Black person name.. Shanay, Shanae, how ever you want to spell it, her name doesnt fit her at all.

ethnic February 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Shes definitely Irish and Italian.

Tiffany February 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

If she’s italian and Irish, then what’s up with her first name? No offense, but her first name sounds black unless I’m prouncing it wrong.

Anonymous July 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

It’s Irish.

mgh August 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

Yep, she’s of Italian and Irish descent, born in Canada. Either way, parents can choose to name their children anything they like – it doesn’t have to relate to ancestry. In her case, her parents chose an Irish name, but they decided to modify the spelling a little bit, so that others would be better able to pronounce it. At least that’s what she has said in an interview.

athelya December 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

LMAO you’re kidding right? xD

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