Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The Following, and Bobby Drake / Iceman in the X-Men film series. He is the identical twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.
Ashmore was born in Richmond, British Columbia, the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. He was raised in St. Albert, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Turner Fenton Secondary School, and Earnscliffe Senior Public School. His twin brother, Aaron Ashmore, is also an actor.
1. STYLE IS A REFLECTION OF YOUR ATTITUDE AND YOUR PERSONALITY.
2. I NEVER COULD HAVE PLANNED THIS, AND NOW I’M IN MY IDEAL SITUATION CAREER-WISE AND JUST SORT OF WHERE I AM IN MY LIFE, AND I’M SUPER HAPPY WITH HOW EVERYTHING’S GOING.
3. YOU GET BORED IF YOU DO THE SAME THING TOO MUCH.
4. THE GENRE OF FANTASY IS ABOUT MAGIC AND OCCULT CHARACTERS.
5. THE REAL EXCITEMENT AND BIG DEAL FOR ME STARTED WHEN I GOT CAST IN THE FIRST X-MEN, WHICH WAS SORT OF A FLUKE.
6. WHY WOULD PEOPLE SPEND GOOD MONEY TO HAVE MY PANTS?
7. I THINK IT’S MORE FUN TO PLAY A HERO WITH AN EDGE.
8. GETTING TO PLAY SUPERHEROES IS A PRETTY GOOD JOB.
9. BEING A VILLAIN IS GREAT, EVEN THOUGH I’VE ONLY GOTTEN TO DO IT A FEW TIMES.
10. MY POWER IS THE ABILITY TO CONTROL WATER MOLECULES AND FORM THEM INTO ICE.
11. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PURSUE MUSIC AS A CAREER BUT HONESTLY, I’M JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.