Shannon Newton

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Dancer,… more

Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
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Physical Attributes

Height:
157 cm / 5ft 2in
Weight:
48 kg / 105 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Skin color:
White
Waist:
69 cm / 27 in
Hips:
80 cm / 31 in
Dress size:
UK 6 / AUS 6 / US 2
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Brown
Hair length:
Medium
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2020
  • London Recruit Documentry : Cathy
2019
  • Deep End Movie : Tarryn
2016
  • York Models : Modeling course
2015
  • AFDA : BA in Live Performance
2011
  • Mary Anne Salvage School of Ballet : Intermediate

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Acting agent

York Models


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

I learnt all my skills and experienced a lot at AFDA, which is a well renowned Film, Performance and Television school

With studying at this collage I was constantly exposed to set life whether it be in front or behind the camera. I have been cast as lead roles, supporting extras or just an extra in the background and voice overs in animations. I know and am still learning the ups and downs of set life with every new set I'm on.

I've played a psycho, girl next door, super hero, insecure girl, mean girl, schizophrenic and a super natural being.

I have been in professional stage plays/musicals in Durban as part of the chorus line and as a main actress including dancing and singing. (2010-2016)

I was an extra in the South African film, "SPUD" (2010). A Bollywood film called "Zorawar" (2014). An American Commercial that advertised Abbot (2016).

I was a featured role in a South African Film called Deep End (2019) that won Best Picture and Best Director at Simon Sabela Film and TV Awards and it won the Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award in Hollywood. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6533838/

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modelling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Modelling website

yorkmodels.co.za/portfolio/female-actress-shannon-newton/


Modelling agent

York Models


I've been in a runway shows and stills photos for South African Brands such as Mr Price Home, Versace, Just Japs, Fashion Fusion.

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop

Influences: Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga

Out of all the stage performances I have been in the majority are musicals. I have been in the chorus line and also the main singer.

For the 2 out of 3 year of my degree I did musical performance where we learnt the basics of piano and singing. I have written 5 original songs. I have had professional vocal training.

I'm a soprano at heart, but can sing at a low key as well. Broadway songs are my favourite to sing at auditions as they are the perfect range for my voice.

TV & Reality

I was an extra in a documentary on black December called "Catching Giant" on National Geographic's Channel. (2010)

I was in an American Commercial that advertised Abbot (2016)

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dancing agent

York Models


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Bollywood
  • Contemporary
  • Country
  • Hip Hop

I have danced ballet since the age of 3 and have completed my exams up until Intermediate.

I have never trained in Contemporary dance and Hip Hop, but as a Ballerina I feel that with the skills and discipline of this form of dance it filters into other dance styles.

All the stage plays/musicals I have performed in have all included dancing.

In 2016 & 2017 I was a cheerleader in the Indian Premier League that took place in India. I was a dancer for the Sunrises Hyderabad teams (2016) which also won the League as well as Mumbai Indians (2017), which also won the league. This was a live televised show from April- May.

In 2019 I toured with a comedian named Prev Reddy as a backup dancer for his show around South Africa. I danced the style of Bollywood.

Film & Stage Crew

I have helped backstage as crew hands, moving set, being a director/writer for my own project.

I have 4 years experience as an editor and 2 years experience as a sound mixer.

I have access to my own recording studio and have done multiple voice overs for awards shows and radio in Durban.

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