Shanda Lee Munson, grew up in Iowa, and performed in several community productions in her youth. Having always wanted to pursue a professional acting career, her feature film debut came in 2000 in the critically acclaimed “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington. With over 25 professional film and television credits to her name, numerous National Commercials, and several projects as an Actress, Producer and Writer in development, Shanda continues to build her already impressive resume. She can currently be seen on the TV show “Ghostbreakers” on the YouToo network. She can also be seen this summer in the web series “Project Phoenix,” which also stars Lee Meriwether (Catwoman) and Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) and directed by the award winning Chad Darnell. In 2013, two of her Independent films will be released, “The Sublime and Beautiful” which also stars Blake Robbins (The Office, Monday Mornings), and “Birthday Cake” which is the feature length sequel to the award winning short “Groom’s Cake.” Shanda had the thrilling opportunity to play the daughter of one of her industry idols, Helen Shaver (Actor, Director).
In addition to acting, Shanda has added Producer to her credits. One of many projects she has in development is “The Book of Job” with New Palace Films. Shanda will be producing and the lead actress. In January of 2013, Shanda and her business partner, Chevy White, officially formed their production company “Play Nice Productions LLC.” They have a full slate of films and TV shows in various stages of development. In the spring of 2013, two of their short films will be in production, and in the summer their first feature “Boys of Summer Avenue” will go into production. Eriq La Salle has signed onto direct.
She graduated from college with degrees in Business Administration, Public Relations and Spanish. She is married to Eric Munson, a professional baseball player. They have a son and daughter together.