| February 28, 1995 (age 22) (1995-02-28) New Jersey, U.S.|
Unaccompanied Minors, Hostages, Harrison's Flowers, Midnight Sun, From Other Worlds
Dyllan Christopher, Gia Mantegna, Tyler James Williams, Dominique Saldaña, Brett Kelly
Quinn Shephard (born February 28, 1995) is an American screenwriter, director, and actress for film and television. She is best known for her role as Morgan Sanders in the CBS television series Hostages and as Donna Malone in the holiday comedy Unaccompanied Minors. She has since gone on to write, direct, and produce a number of short and feature films.
Shephard grew up in New Jersey and the surrounding New York area. Her big screen debut was in the 2001 French film Harrison's Flowers at the age of five years old. The film starred Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, Marie Trintignant, Gerard Butler, and David Strathairn. Shephard's first starring role was in the holiday comedy feature film Unaccompanied Minors. The film was directed by Paul Feig and co-starred Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Brett Kelly, and Gia Mantegna. Shephard and her fellow co-stars were nominated for 'Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film' at the 29th Young Artist Awards. Shephard took on a cameo appearance in the comedy Assassination of a High School President which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and has also taken on a number of guest roles in television series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Made in Jersey.
In 2013, Shephard took on the starring role of Morgan Sanders in the CBS television thriller series Hostages The series ran for two years and she appeared in all fifteen episodes alongside co-stars Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro, Sandrine Holt, and Dylan McDermott. Shephard has appeared in a number of other television series in guest roles such as Believe as Sasha Ferrel, and The Blacklist as Abbey Fisher. She also had a recurring role on Person of Interest as Claire Mahoney.
As a screenwriter, Shephard wrote the screenplay Blame which was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Screenwriters Lab. The following year she was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Garden State Film Festival. In 2016, Blame was produced into a feature film with Shephard directing and starring as Abigail Grey alongside co-stars Chris Messina and Tate Donovan.
Shephard also appeared in a leading role in the 2016 feature film Midnight Sun. The film's rights were acquired by Open Road Films for distribution in the United States.The feature film Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl where she portrays the lead character, Beth, is currently in post-production.
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