Age: 25 (as of season one)
Birth place: unknown
Resides: West Hollywood, California
Living situation: shares a room with four roommates
Occupation: hairstylist at Lather Salon; did Pink's mohawk for a
music video; did Madonna's
hair. Other big clients include Cherie Jaffe
Marital Status: single (she currently "doesn't do relationships")
Personality: laid-back and carefree. Possibly hides a sensitive,
vulnerable side underneath her
Family: parents were never around during childhood; has met mother once; has
an uncle in rehab
Sexual Orientation: gay (according to Dana, Shane has never been with a guy)
Sexual History: has been with around 950 to 1200 people since age 14. Shane
is the resident
heartthrob. She has a "crazy matrix" on Alice's chart, second only to
a porn star.
Lamentable lapse in judgment (?): had "a moment" with Alice's mom
Lenore. French kissed Lenore before leaving Bette and Tina's house. But was on the receiving end, as Lenore "got funky" with her.
Coming out: when she was 8 years old, she had a thing for a cute blonde who
lived across the street. She took Shane's sunshine meal toy, then she took
her heart. (Thanks to Aphrodite K for age info.)
Past: shady; used to turn tricks with her friend Clive on Santa
Monica; passed herself off as
"some little street
fag"; was/is involved with drugs
Interests: hanging out with her friends at the Planet Cafe (owned by friend
Likes: girls, espresso, leather, dark eye makeup
Fashion sense: androgynous look; messy. According to Dana, everything
about the way
Shane dresses, "like, screams dyke."
According to Katherine Moennig, Shane is "meant to look
thrown together, just out of bed with no care.... Shane is definitely the
slumlord of the group." Shane's first season style was "Keith and
60s, and a little Iggy Pop." She wore a lot of leather. And tight-ass
Shane's second season style will be more like the Strokes meet Patti Smith.
According to stylist Ilaria Urbinati, Shane will be more "village hipster
preppy edge. So ripped jeans mixed with preppy sweater vest and a studded
belt and Converse sneakers." (Entertainment Weekly #771/772)
Stalker: had an obsessed stalker named Lacey, who made flyers and
banners warning the
world about Shane's "four F's." Eventually solved the problem by
sleeping with Lacey
one more time.
Shane-speak vocabulary: likes to use the words "beast" and
"tit" as adjectives. Believes jail is "wack." Thinks Alice's hetero-sexcapades are "wicked hot" (sarcasm?).
What Shane is really looking for in life: remains to be seen.
* Shane info was gathered from various L Word episodes, unless indicated