How Lindsey Shaw Overcame Struggles with Anxiety & Depression

How Lindsey Shaw Overcame Struggles with Anxiety & Depression

Lindsey Shaw is an American actress who is possibly best known for her appearances in the Nickelodeon TV series “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”, and the ABC Family series “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Lindsey Shaw hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, and was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 10 May 1989, which makes her 34 years old as of 2023; she hasn’t revealed the names of her parents or any other relatives. Lindsey became interested in acting when she was a child. and reportedly signed with a Kansas City-based talent agency when she was nine. At the age of 13, Lindsey and her mother relocated to Los Angeles to begin her career, and where Shaw was introduced to the acting coach, Jeremiah Comey, who became her mentor. Comey later referred her to Pat Cutler, who became her manager.

Lindsey attended the Burbank-based St. Francis Xavier School before she joined Notre Dame High School. She later signed up for Laurel Springs home-schooling program, to accommodate her busy acting schedule.

Hobbies and Facts

Lindsey goes by the nickname ‘Shawsters.’

Previously, Shaw was a pescatarian, once stating, ‘Our food supply is so contaminated with artificial brews that are passed off as food that we no longer know how to eat.’

In her spare time, the Nebraskan actress enjoys watching films and TV series, and her favorites are “Fargo” (1996), “American Beauty” (1999), and “The Fountain” (2016).

The actress has trained in kung fu.

Moreover, she likes reading spirituality and philosophy books – her best-loved philosopher is Friedrich Nietzche.

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In 2004, Lindsey made her TV debut starring as Jennifer ‘Moze’ Mosely in the live-action sitcom “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”, which follows the adventures of the James K. Polk School students, Ned (played by Devon Werkheiser), and his friends Cookie and Moze – Ned shares tricks and tips on surviving middle school. Shaw appeared in all three seasons of the show, which aired on the pay TV channel, Nickelodeon, and shared the screen with Daniel Curtis Lee, Rob Pinkston and Kyle Swann among others. After her stint in the show, Lindsey was cast as Claire in the short-lived teen sitcom “Aliens in America,” which aired for 18 episodes on The CW. In 2009 and 2010, Shaw starred as Kat Stratford in Carter Covington’s TV sitcom “10 Things I Hate About You.”

“Pretty Little Liars” and Other Works

From 2011 to 2017, Lindsey portrayed a lesbian character named Paige in the mystery TV series “Pretty Little Liars”. She discussed her role and experience in the series in a 2011 interview in which she stated, ‘Playing a lesbian character is obviously relevant right now. There are so many equality issues and issues with gay teens being bullied, and I feel like the media has always been a leader in helping shape people’s attitudes …And being given the opportunity to play a lesbian character, I really took it seriously.’ She performed the song “So What” in the episode “Person of Interest” of the show, and for her performance in the series, was jointly nominated for two TV Guide Awards in the categories of Favorite Ensemble and Favorite Duo.

Concurrently, Lindsey appeared in several movies, including the teen horror, “The Howling: Reborn” in 2011, the romantic comedy “16-Love” in 2012, and the horror “No One Lives” in the same year. She later landed recurring roles in the ABC American TV sitcom “Suburgatory” (five episodes) and the MTV romantic comedy “Faking It” (four episodes), which starred Rita Volk, Gregg Sulkin and Katie Stevens. In 2021, Shaw made a one-episode appearance as Kate Jacobs in Tom Kapinos’ urban fantasy TV series “Lucifer”; her most recent film appearance was in the 2020 satirical comedy “Reboot Camp,” in which she portrayed Maisey alongside Jessica Belkin and Nicole Aniston.

Lindsey lent her voice to a character named Tripitaka in the 2010 video game “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.” She’s produced two films – the 2012 family comedy “16-Love”, and the 2016 comedy “Temps.” Lindsey has also appeared in several talk shows, including “Christy’s Kitchen Throwback” and “Q N’ A with Mikki and Shay.” Moreover, the actress was featured in the music video for the 2016 song “Underneath” by Brandyn Burnette.

Social Media Presence

Lindsey is active on Instagram (@ladymshawsters) with over 670,000 followers. She joined Twitter in 2009 but isn’t very active, so only has around 3,500 followers.

Personal Life

In 2001, Lindsey was in a relationship with the actor and filmmaker Devon Graye, who’s known for his performance in the horror films “Husk” and “13 Sins”, and the romantic movie “Retake”; the duo dated for almost eight years before parting ways. In 2009, Shaw dated the American actor Ethan Peck, who is possibly best known for his appearances in “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” and “10 Things Hate About You.” Their relationship was short-lived and they parted ways in 2010. Shortly afterwards, Peck began dating the “Friday the 13th” starlet Julianna Guill. Lindsey also briefly dated her “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” co-star, Devon Werkheiser. She seems to be single as of 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Views on Anxiety and Depression

During the covid-19 lockdown, Lindsey gave her opinions on social anxiety, struggles during quarantine, and the gift of discipline in the “Shine the Light On” podcast, a clothing line that uses thought-provoking designs in a bid to spark helpful and engaging conversations related to mental health issues. Created by Eli Brown, the brand targets young adults – for every item sold, the firm donates an educational program related to the topic of mental health.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Shaw is of Irish, German, Polish and English roots and has a set of light brown eyes and long brown hair. She stands 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs about 130lbs (59kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-27-35, and she wears shoe and dress sizes 4(US) and 8(US) respectively. She is physically active, and enjoys swimming, hiking and ice skating.

Net Worth

Lindsey has over 20 film and TV credits to her name and has accumulated a decent sum from her acting career. Her net worth is approximately $3 million as of 2023, and seemingly leading a modest lifestyle.

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