Shawn Christensen Bio


Relationship Statistics of Shawn Christensen

What is Shawn Christensen marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
Is Shawn Christensen having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Shawn Christensen gay ?: No
Who is Shawn Christensen wife ? (name):Nina Christensen

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Shawn is a married man. His wife’s name is Nina Christensen. The couple has not revealed anything more about their personal life.

Who is Shawn Christensen?

Shawn Christensen is an American filmmaker, musician, and artist. Formerly, he was the frontman of the indie rock band ‘Stellastarr’. Moreover, he is an academy award winner.

Shawn Christensen: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality

Shawn was born in  Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. However, he has not revealed his birth date.

Currently, he is 39 years old. His mother was a librarian and his father was an engineer. He does not have any siblings.

He is of American nationality. However, his ethnicity remains unknown.

Shawn Christensen: Education, School/College University

He is a graduate of Pratt Institute. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and graphic design.

Shawn Christensen: Professional Life, Career


He formed the band Ghistor while he has in college. However, after graduation, they disbanded. In March 2000, they again reformed and named their band Stellastarr. On July 3, 2000, the band made their debut performance.

 Over the next three years, the band became more and more popular in New York City. In addition, they also performed at venues like Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom.

In May 2003, the band signed with RCA Records and allowed him and the other band members to focus on their music career.

They released three albums under the RCA label from 2003 to 2005. Following the release of their third album, Civilized, the band unofficially stopped making any work.


While his band Stellastarr was on tour along with The Killers throughout the U.S. in 2004, he collaborated with his friend Jason Dolan on a spec script for a drama titled Sidney Hall, which he shared with Paul Wesley, who eventually presented it to William Morris Endeavor and signed both Shawn and Jason. Additionally, they also collaborated on several other spec scripts during the mid-2000s, which included a psychological thriller called Enter Nowhere.

On February 10, 2010, his screenplay for Abduction became such a hit. It started a bidding war which Lionsgate Films won the bidding war for nearly $1 million. Lionsgate hired writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff to rewrite the screenplay and the movie started its production the next July.

Moreover, he wrote a screenplay in 2011 for a short film for him to direct and co-star in a movie called Curfew. It is undoubtedly the most successful movie he has ever created as it would later win him an Academy Award. He completed its shooting in a week. The movie premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival on January 28, 2012. Curfew won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

After its mainstream success, he took an interest in the short films and he and his creative partner, Damon Russell, collaborated to develop a feature-length adaptation of the hit movie. The movie was titled Before I Disappear and it premiered at South by Southwest on March 10, 2014. 

His movie Sidney Hall premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2017. Later, it was re-titled ‘The Vanishing of Sidney Hall’ and it had its theatrical release on March 2, 2018.

Shawn Christensen: Awards, Nominations

Shawn has won a number of awards and nominations for his work. In 2013, he won the Oscar Award for Best Short Film, Live Action category. He also won three awards in 24fps International Short Film Festival. Moreover, he also won Best Actor and Audience Award in Brussels Short Film Festival.

Furthermore, he has also won the Cleveland International Film Festival Award, Woodstock Film Festival, among others. Moreover, he has also received nominations in Americana Film Fest, Little Rock Film Festival, etc.

Shawn Christensen: Rumors and Controversies, Scandals

There are no rumors or controversies surrounding Shawn.

Shawn Christensen: Net worth ($3 million), Salary, Income

According to some notable online sources, Shawn has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. However, there is no information about his annual salary. His main source of income is filmmaking.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Features

There is no information about his body measurements. However, he has green colored eyes and dark brown hair.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc

Shawn active on social media sites. He has around 1.3k followers on Facebook, 2.1k followers on Instagram and 4k followers on Twitter.

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