A native of Toronto, Canada, Shenae Sonya Grimes attended City Academy for her last two years of high school.
Beginning with a minor role in 2004, Grimes became a lead character on Degrassi in 2006, playing the role of Darcy Edwards. Grimes won as Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series in the 22nd Gemini Awards for the episode Eyes Without a Face, Part 2 on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
In 2009, Grimes left the series and Canada after being cast as Annie Wilson in 90210, the CW's spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Shenae was also a recurring guest star on the series Naturally, Sadie where she played Arden Allcott. She's also appeared on the TV show, Harry's Law.
Grimes appeared in a music video for rock band Our Lady Peace's single, "All You Did Was Save My Life," which was filmed in April 2009.
In 2010, she participated in YouTuber Freddie Wong's video "Gun Size Matters." She also appeared in music videos by the Cary Brothers and Plushgun.
Grimes wrote, sang, and directed the video for her song "Myself and I."
She will be making a cameo in the upcoming horror film, Scream 4, set to release in April 2011.
In 2011, Grimes started a campaign called "Spread The Heart" supporting Japan by victim relief after the tsunami and earth quakes they endured. Many celebrities joined the campaign which later became a big movement. In May 2011, during her 90210 hiatus, she took a six-week internship at Teen Vogue in New York City. She stated that working as an editor for a fashion magazine has always been her dream.
In the fall of 2011, she directed a music video for Megan & Liz's original song "Are You Happy Now?" to raise awareness about anti-bullying, in partnership with DoSomething.org. The video debuted on Teen.com on October 17th, 2011 and uploaded to Megan & Liz's YouTube channel the following day. Since then, it has received over 440,000 views and over 17,000 likes.
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