Shane West plays Michael, a top lieutenant in the secret organization that Nikita has vowed to destroy, in The CW’s new drama Nikita.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, West found a passion for acting at an early age. He has achieved success on both the big and small screen, receiving multiple accolades, including the Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow Award, The Philadelphia Film Festival’s Rising Star Award, a Teen Choice Award and a nomination for the Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award.
West was last seen on the long-running hit ER as the atypical Dr. Ray, and is also known for his starring role as Eli on the drama series Once and Again.
In his most recent film role, West stars as the legendary Darby Crash in the independent film What We Do Is Secret. The biopic follows Crash, the self-destructive lead singer, and his infamous band The Germs near the decline of the ‘80s punk scene.
West starred opposite Sean Connery in the feature film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as the legendary Tom Sawyer, a courageous, clever young street fighter who is determined to stop the super villain, The Fantam. West also starred opposite Mandy Moore in the feature A Walk to Remember, adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel. Other credits include Liberty Heights, A Time for Dancing, Get Over It and Whatever It Takes.
West’s career truly took off when he costarred in Mark Taper Forum’s stage production of The Cider House Rules. He premiered in the role of Angel and garnered great praise for his first stage role.
West currently resides in Los Angeles.