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Shauna Baker

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Shauna Baker
Shauna Baker
Shauna Baker
Born (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 31)
Stellat'en First Nation, British Columbia, Canada
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
model and actress
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
🌐 Websitehttp://www.thebakertwins.com

Shauna Baker is a Canadian actress, model, spokesperson, and businessperson,[2] better known with her twin sister Shannon as The Baker Twins.[3] She and her twin sister appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show The Tyra Banks Show to talk about the stereotypes put on First Nations people and Native American and lack of representation in the media.[2]

Early life[edit]

Shauna was born in Stellat'en First Nation reservation, British Columbia, Canada.[2] Shauna is of the Carrier tribe.[2][3] As a baby an elder put warm bee honey in the palm of her hands so that she may have strong artistic abilities.[2] She has always been in competitions since being a small child.[2] At age 16, she was in competition for classical music along with her sister.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In keeping with the traditions of the Carrier-Sekani people, Shannon and Shauna were raised by their grandmother, Emma Baker.[3] Shauna Baker currently resides in Los Angeles with her sister.

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Her first introduction into modeling occurred in a shopping mall, but Shauna and her sister believed it was scam.[2] Shauna and her twin sister were constantly being approached by different agencies, and decided to inspect them to see if they were real.[2] The twins manage their own model careers, and have been featured in several magazines.[2] Magazines such as UMM Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, and Say. In managing their careers Shannon stated with her sister: "We firmly believe that First Nations people need to be represented in mainstream media a lot more, and feel that we can help to facilitate a positive profile for our people through initiatives like the Miss Universe Canada Pageant." She continued: "I hope I can represent First Nations people in a really good way and that's why I am competing in the pageant.[3]"

When Shannon competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant she explained that the competition made her more aware of how being a twin was a "huge facet of her identity".[4]

In 2007, Shannon and Shauna were scouted by a modeling scout from Playboy. They declined the offer. In an interview Shauna recounted the experience and stated:

"We have gone this far keeping a clean image, why throw that out the window now? We want to show young ladies that you can be a good girl and still make it in this industry. There are enough half naked girls shown on television and music videos already, I wouldn't want to blend in with them. Plus, I would be horrified if my little sister and little cousins saw me nude in a magazine."

Shannon added:

"We do not need Playboy to pioneer our careers. We will make it without being in Playboy. The industry is changing, and our generation will be the ones that pioneer that change. We want to work harder and so, we aren't going to take our clothes off just to boost our careers. We would rather take a route with obstacles rather than what many deem to be the 'easy' path.[5]"

Television and film[edit]

Shannon and Shauna have been featured in the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Smallville and Blue Mountain State.[3]

The twins made an appearance on The Tyra Banks Show in 2007 to discuss stereotypes they deal with in the entertainment industry, as well as the media, and the misconceptions they have of First Nations people.[4]

She and Shannon starred in the music video for Killpop by Slipknot.

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2016 The Red Man's View Kimana Pre-production
2015 Dracula Reborn Vancouver Jogger
2014 Raven Tales: The Movie Abas
2014 Drunktown's Finest Karah
2014 Battle B-Boy Kayla
2014 Finding Neptune The Mistress
2014 Lala Staci
2012 Checkpoint C Angel
2012 Bikini Blues Sara
2012 April Rain Chloe
2012 The Revenge Bar Guest
2012 Chain of Fools June
2012 Strengths Case Manager
2011 Dead Simple Tala
2010 Western Confidential Calf Buffalo Woman Direct-to-DVD
2010 Blue in the Face The Sister Short
2010 Dream Catcher Rachel
2010 Zed: A Bisexual Story Anna
2009 Seeds Young Woman
2008 Sharp as Marbles Bikini Girl Direct-to-DVD

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Television[edit]

Year Show Role Ep. # Episode title Notes
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Margo Vance 15:18 "End Game" Co-Star
2012 Fem Vamp Navaeh 2.1 "Her Highness" Guest-Star
2011 Blue Mountain State Kiki 3.18 "Fun Facts" Guest Star
2009 Tales of an Urban Indian Tanya 1 "Pilot" Lead
2007 Tin Man Demillo Girl 2 "TV Series" Guest Star
2006 Smallville Honduras Girl 5.17 "Void" Guest Star

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Television appearances[edit]

Year Show Role Ep. # Episode title Notes
2007 The Tyra Banks Show Herself -Guest 175 "Focus on Race: Are Celebrities Immune?" Celebrity Guest Appearance

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References[edit]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2009-01-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Baker Twins (2008). "Baker Twins Biography". BakerTwins. Archived from the original on 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2008-12-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Michelle Doherty (2007-02-01). "Baker Twins gaining international attention.(careers & training)". Wind Speaker. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shaheen Yazdani (2007). Campus Life Magazine (Baker Twins Cover -Fall/Winter Issue)
  5. May Globus (2007). The V List Magazine (Baker Twins Spread -Fall Issue)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 *Shauna Baker on IMDb

External links[edit]


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