Shenae Grimes ( /ʃəˈneɪ/; born October 24, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She currently portrays the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was also a recurring guest star on the series Naturally, Sadie, and had a cameo role in the horror film Scream 4.
Grimes was born in Toronto, Ontario. She attended Forest Hill Public School for elementary. She interned at Toronto's Fashion Television as part of her high school education. Grimes attended City Academy for her last two years of high school. Beginning with a minor role in 2004, Grimes became a lead character on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2006, playing the role of Darcy Edwards. In 2009, Grimes left the series and Canada after being cast as Annie Wilson in 90210, the CW's spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210.
She also appeared in Picture This with her former Degrassi: The Next Generation co-star Lauren Collins and Ashley Tisdale and then in True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet alongside singer JoJo.
In 2009, Grimes was named one of the world's most beautiful people, without makeup, by People magazine. She also appeared in a