Who is Quinn Shephard?
Quinn is an American award-winning actress and filmmaker, probably best known to the world as Donna Malone in the film “Unaccompanied Minors” (2006), and as Morgan Sanders in the TV series “Hostages” (2013-2014), in addition to several other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.
Quinn Shephard Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Quinn Shephard was born on 28 February 1995 under the Taurus zodiac sign, in Metuchen, New Jersey, USA. The daughter of Michael Shephard and his wife, Laurie, she grew up in her hometown and the nearby New York area.
Quinn matriculated from Metuchen High School, after which she became focused on her acting career, rather than furthering her formal education.
Quinn was just five years old when she made her on-screen debut, as Margaux Lloyd in the French film “Harrison’s Flowers” based on Isabel Ellsen’s book entitled “Le Diable A L’avantage”, about a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Harrison Lloyd, who finds himself in the midst of the Croatian War of Independence. Elie Chouraqui directed the film, starred Andie MacDowell, Scott Anton and Elias Koteas and received positive reviews, with young Quinn being praised for her performance.
Four years later, Quinn returned to acting as Linda Schwartzbaum in the sci-fi comedy film “From Other Worlds”, written and directed by Barry Strugatz, which starred Cara Buono, Jay Oakerson and Isaach De Bankole.
Two years later, Quinn starred with Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams, and Gia Mantegna in the award-winning adventure comedy film “Unaccompanied Minors”, about a group of minors left snowed in at the Midwestern Hoover International Airport. The film wasn’t well-welcomed, but Quinn and her co-stars received a Young Artist Award nomination in the category for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film.
In 2008, Quinn appeared in the comedy crime-mystery film “Assassination of a High School President”, which starred Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis.
Rise to Prominence
She continued her career with guest roles in the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2011) and “Made in Jersey” in 2012, while from 2013 to 2014, she starred as Morgan Sanders in the award-winning TV mystery thriller-drama series “Hostages”, alongside Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro and Sandrine Holt.
In 2014, Quinn appeared in the television drama movie “And, We’re Out of Time”, starring Maddie Corman, Deborah S. Craig and Trieste Kelly Dunn, and had guest roles in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning mystery crime-drama series “The Blacklist”, and in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated action crime-drama series “Person of Interest” (2014-2015).
She next starred in Porter Farrell’s award-winning family drama film “Windsor” (2015), alongside Madelyn Deutch and Barry Corbin. In the same year, Quinn starred in the TV comedy-drama series “Almost There”, next to Trieste Kelly Dunn and Maddie Corman, while in 2016, she had the lead role in A.D. Calvo’s horror thriller-drama film “Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl”.
In 2017, Quinn appeared in the film “Blame” which she also wrote and directed, co-starring Marcia DeBonis and Elizabeth Howell. In the same year, she appeared in the television drama movie “Redliners”, while in 2018, alongside Chloe Grace Moretz and Steven Hauck, Quinn starred in the critically acclaimed comedy film “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”, about a teenage girl who is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
The film received rave reviews, and won the Grand Jury Prize for US Drama at the Sundance Film Festival, which is the festival’s highest honor.
The same year, Quinn had a supporting role in the romantic drama film “Midnight Sun”, which starred Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Rob Riggle. Then next appeared in two episodes of the TV fantasy comedy-drama series “God Friended Me” (2018-2019), while in 2020, she was cast in the mystery film “The Man in the Woods”, with William Jackson Harper, Marin Ireland and Kevin Corrigan in the lead roles.
A Well-known Filmmaker
In addition to her work as an actress, Quinn is praised as a filmmaker. Her debut creation is the short film “Till Dark”, a thriller drama about a teenage boy’s obsession with his childhood best friend; the film starred Ian Colletti, Will Denton and Natalia Dyer.
Quinn’s feature debut, “Blame” was released two years later; she’d started writing the screenplay way back in high school, and after her financier fell through in the first week of shooting, Quinn used her college fund money to partially self-finance the making of the film.
She needed just 19 days to direct the film, and then produce it with her mother. It’s about a relationship between a drama teacher and an unstable student, and earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category for Best First Screenplay. The film starred Quinn, alongside Chris Messina, Nadia Alexander and Tate Donovan.
Quinn is now working on “Not Okay”, a comedy-drama that will star Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, and Embeth Davidtz, scheduled for release later in 2022.
As of mid- 2022, Quinn Shephard’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1.5 million, earned largely through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 20 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single
When it comes to her personal life, the Hollywood star came out as lesbian in 2015, and since then has been in a relationship with her “Blame” co-star Nadia Alexander. After six years of dating, Nadia proposed to her, and the couple is now engaged, though she hasn’t shared further information.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-35, bra size 38B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Quinn is the youngest female director to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, portraying Abigail Williams in the play “The Crucible”, which changed the outlook on her career forever.
Her mother was an actress, and she helped Quinn a lot in the first few years with her rich experience.
Quinn has experimented with still photography, and she uploads some of her creations on her social media accounts. Still, she hasn’t pursued it professionally and considers it one of her major hobbies.
She’s an explorer, and has visited a number of destinations, including Mohonk Preserve and Moon Palace, Jamaica, among others.