Welcome to officialshanica.com

  The official site for Shanica

 
Welcome to the officialshanica.com

Inside officialshanica.com, you will find the latest news from media sources, performance videos and home videos of Shanica, her music, acting and commercial activities.

You will also find biographic information and a resume of professional activities.

Shanica walking on the beach

Biographic

Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity, laboriously trying on different musical styles like a piece of clothing, looking to find what fits. But there are others that emerge fully formed, in full command of their craft, their identity, and their music. Shanica pronounced (Shan-ick-uh) fits firmly in that category. Influenced by artist like Alanis Morisette, Dido, Sarah McClachlan, and Norah Jones, some would say that she is this generation of a new aged Tracy Chapman. However, based off her many influences, her signature sound is taking over a new territory.

Raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Shanica started singing at age four, playing guitar at age 7, and took music very seriously at age 9. She explains, “I started writing songs in my head, and it took my interest in music to another level. Then I started singing country music to broaden my horizons even more." Almost immediately after performing on shows such as Ed McMahon's "The Next Big Star," "Americas Most Talented Kid," and "It's Showtime at the Apollo," Shanica and her parents made the big move to Los Angeles, California.

Shanica Biographic Photo

As her journey in the city of dreams began, Shanica decided that she wanted to be a triple threat in the entertainment industry. She decided to give acting a try, and in her first year she ended up booking the role that started her career. Disney's hit show "Hannah Montana" gave Shanica her acting/singing debut as the mean girl to Miley Cyrus, known as Amber Addison. Shanica filmed four seasons as a recurring guest star and since then, her acting career has blossomed into more memorable roles. With 4 feature films, 15 television shows, and 11 national commercials, Shanica was able to make a mark on Hollywood as an actress. However, Shanica never forgot her true mission and reason for being out there in the first place...music.

Shanica recently starred in a Lifetime movie called "Megachurch Murder".  Along with this incredibly intense drama/thriller it also comes with an incredible all star cast:  Malcolm Jamal Warner  (as her father), Tamala Jones (as her mother), Romeo Miller (as her love interest), Corbin Bleu, Michael Beach, and Dawnn Lewis. We saw Shanica perform three emotional numbers throughout the movie, accompanied by her guitar. Not to mention in the score are Shanica's original songs written by Shanica herself. Because of executive producers Sean Dwyer, Elizabeth Cullen, writer Kendall Clark, and director Darin Scott, we saw Shanica Knowles give the performance of her career.

In conclusion, in spite of the many blessings & opportunities throughout Shanica's journey, she never loss site of her main focus. "I truly believe that my destiny is to break barriers in the music industry. I need to prove to the world that talent will prevail over anything else. It's not easy, but I was born for a revolution, and I'm ready."

Resume

 

                                        Shanica Knowles

                                                                                                                           SAG / AFTRA
Shanica Resume Photo
Film

Sassy Pants

Everybody's Been Burned

Supporting

Supporting

Coley Sohn

Andrew Saunderson

Television

Megachurch Murder

Awkward

Suburgatory

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Melissa & Joey

Harry's Law

Super Sweet 16: The Movie (MOW)

Jump In! (with Corbin Bleu)

Hannah Montana

Unfabulous

Lead

Recurring Guest Star (2)

Guest Star

Guest Star

Co-Star

Co-Star

Supporting

Lead

Recurring Guest Star (15)

Recurring Guest Star (3)

Lifetime - Darin Scott

MTV

ABC

BET

ABC Family

NBC

MTV-Neema Barnette

Disney Channel

Disney Channel

Nickelodeon

Commercials

Pizza Hut

Classic Kenya

Fashion Madness Kenya

Ross Stores

AT&T

KSwiss

State Farm

Round Table Pizza

Metro PCS

America Idol Family Obsession DVD

Bratz Dolls

Virginia Tobacco

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

National

Regional

Regional

National

National

National

National

National

National

Regional

National

Regional

Web

Pretty Tough

Love Handles

Lead

Lead

Jetpack Media

C. Robertson & C. Jordan

Hosting

Between the Ropes

Host

Disney

Theatre

Car Wash (The Norman Whitfield Story)

Ameritage / Dee Wallace Stone

Movie Soundtracks

I Really Hate My Ex



Megachurch Murder



Life, Love, Live

Charlie's Angels

Herself / Look at What You've Done

Herself / Not That Girl

Herself / Waiting for You

Herself / Misery

Herself / Disarm You

Herself /  Burn Through Ice

Herself / That Child

Herself / #1 Fan

Troy Byer



Sean Dwyer / Elizabeth Cullen



Neol Calloway

Music Videos

Kenya Rockstar Madness Band (Proud)

Behind the Scenes of Proud

Voice Over

Zarbie and the Martians

The Last Kididdles

CD Project

CD Project

Martin Inc.

Kididdles Productions

Print

Pepsi

Safeway

Boost

Folkgan

American Idol DVD Game

Training

Leah Daniels

Mark Teschner

Chamber Stevens

Trisha Simmons

Joey Paul Jensen

Dee Wallace

Karen Armstrong

Linda Jones

Scene Studies

Scene Studies

Cold Reading/Commercials

Scene Study/On-Camera

Sitcoms/Cold Reading

Theatre/Ameritage

Theatre

Theatre

Awards

Compton Christmas Parade

Maybelline / Teen People Magazine

Omni Youth Music Awards

USA World Showcase Competition

McDonalds Kids Talent Search

Special Skills

Basketball, Equestrian - Western, Jump Rope - Double Dutch, Karate - Kempo, Martial Arts, Roller Skating, Running, Soccer, Yogo, Dance Hip Hop, Dance Jazz, Dancer, Piano, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist