What is Shawn Toovey doing today? Wiki Bio
Shawn Toovey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, on 1 March 1983 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. Shawn is a former actor perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Brian Cooper, one of the lead characters in the western drama series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, which also starred Jane Seymour and Joe Lando and which follows a female doctor living in a small town in the Wild West. The series aired from 1993 to 1998, and was a big hit as it won 19 awards including a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, while it was nominated for 44 other awards.
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Shawn has been retired from acting for nearly 20 years now, and is believed to be working in the real estate business.
Childhood and education
Shawn spent the first four years of his life in Lincoln, where he was raised an only child by his parents Cynthia and Jim who were both truckers, and after they received a job offer in San Antonio in Texas, the family moved there before eventually moving to California where Shawn matriculation from a local high school, at which he was physically active as he played a variety of sports, while also practicing acting under the tutorage of Jane Seymour, a famous British actress. Shawn was one of the most popular kids at high school thanks to his roles in movies and TV series, but due to man obligations, his grades were rather poor.
Shawn matriculated in 2001 and although he stayed away from the spotlight after that, it is believed that he studied at a university, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005.
Career as an actor
Shawn made his debut film appearance in 1991, when he portrayed Claude Rowan in the thriller movie “In Broad Daylight”, which starred Brian Dennehy, Cloris Leachman and Marcia Gay Harden, and which follows the Rowans family which terrorizes a small city for many years – it won Robert Draper an Australian Cinematographers Society’s NSW & Act Highly Commend for Drama or Comedy Series & Telefeatures. In the same year, Shawn appeared as Josh Maguire in another thriller drama movie “A Seduction in Travis County”, which starred Lesley Ann Warren and Peter Coyote, and which is about a killer who falls in love with her lawyer who is married to his beautiful wife.
The following year saw Shawn portray the supporting character Joel Moore in the drama film “Bed of Lies” which starred Susan Dey, Chris Cooper, and G. W. Bailey and which follows Vickie Daniel who is accused of murdering her rich husband after suffering torture from him for years. In the same year, Shawn appeared as Sam Meadows in the drama film “An American Story”, which was directed by John Gray and starred Brad Johnson, about three men who come back to the US after World War II only to face numerous problems at home. The movie was nominated for three awards, including two Primetime Emmys for the film’s cinematographer Jonny E. Jensen, and its composer Mark Snow.
The year 1993 saw Shawn play Jake Morgan in the adventure science fiction mini-series “The Fire Next Time”, which starred Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia, and which takes a look at the futuristic Earth, nearly destroyed by the greenhouse effect.
The film was a success as it won two awards, including one Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special. In 1997 Shawn portrayed Tad Rutherford in the adventure comedy drama film “Flash”, shown on “The Wonderful World of Disney” and which starred Lucas Black and Brian Kerwin – it follows a boy who becomes attached to his horse called Flash, and was nominated for four awards.
One of Shawn’s two last roles before retiring from acting was in the western drama film “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie” in 1999, which once again starred Jane Seymour and Joe Lando and which follows Dr. Mike and Sully on their way to Mexico to save their daughter Katie whose been kidnapped.
The movie was nominated for two awards including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie. His final role was in the drama movie “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within” in 2001, which starred the same people and which follows Dr. Mike and Sully as they fight a corrupt politician who hired a professional assassin to kill Sully.
Awards and accolades
In 1994, Shawn was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor in a TV Mini-Series, M. O. W. or Special for “The Fire Next Time” before he won a Young Artist Award for Best Actor Under Ten in a Television Series or Show for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”.
In 1995 he won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Youth Actor in a Drama series, also for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”.
The year 1996 saw him win a Michael Landon Award as well as a Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor – TV Drama Series, and in the following year, Shawn won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series – Young Actor. In 1998, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actor for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” as well as for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series – Supporting Young Actor for “Flash”. His last nomination was for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in TV Drama or Comedy Series – Leading Young Actor, for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” in 1999.
Love life and relationships
Shawn met his future other half Marianne shortly after he was done with his acting career, although a rumor has it that the two met while attending college. They married in May 2007 in a small ceremony attended by the two’s closest friends and family, and Shawn announced in November 2008 that they were expecting their first child. There are rumors circulating the internet that Marianne has given birth to two more children, but Shawn hasn’t commented on the rumors, keeping his personal matters to himself. The family is currently living in Los Angeles, California while they often visit their friends and family in New York as well as in London.
Before meeting Marianne, Shawn was a in a long-term relationship with an unknown actress whom he met on the set of the movie “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie”; they dated for two years before splitting ways for unknown reasons.
Hobbies and other interests
Shawn’s main interest is in doing charity work – he’s the co-founder of the Children’s Board of the Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation, while he has also worked with a variety of other organizations such as Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Camp Ronald McDonald, and The Braille Institute. Currently, Shawn is focused on working with organizations which aim to help stop child abuse. He is also a huge lover of animals, and is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) society.
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He is keen on travelling and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while he has also been to Europe on many occasions, and spent two years living in London, England. He is interested in music, as he began playing the drums when he was 14, and was a member of a band while at high school.
Shawn has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts, and Angelina Jolie while some of his favorite movies are “Taxi Driver”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.
Appearance and net worth
Shawn is 37 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 159lbs (72kgs). As of June 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.