Dana Renee Wasdin, famous for being married to Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore, works as a film producer and director. She is known for her work as an assistant director in the thriller, and horror movie ‘Frozen’.
Her husband Shawn Robert Ashmore got his big break in the year 2000, after getting the role of Bobby Drake the Iceman, in the movie ‘X-men’. He is the identical twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.
Besides, how did Shawn Ashmore and his wife Dana Wasdin meet for the first time? How long have they been married? Do they have any children? Let’s find out all you need to know about Dana here today.
Dana Wasdin’s Family, Early Life and Education
Shawn Ashmore’s spouse Dana Wasdin was born on May 1, 1984, in the city of Dublin, Georgia, USA. Wasdin was brought up by her parents, father Larry Wasdin, and mother Rita Wasdin along with three of her siblings.
She has a sister named Lori Ann Wasdin, and two brothers named Lance Adrian Wasdin, who is an airline pilot captain, and David Brian Wasdin, who is a United States Army veteran.
She got her formal education from a high school in Chamblee, Georgia, named Chamblee High School from where she graduated in the year 2002. Ashmore’s wife not only graduated high school but also pursued higher education from the Kennesaw State University, in Georgia. And in 2006 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
Dana Wasdin’s Professional Career
Although she got famous for her marriage to Shawn Ashmore, Dana is a very passionate director and producer. She started her career as a production assistant for the rom-com ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in 2002.
She got her big start in 2004 by working on ‘Room Raiders’, a reality dating show where contestants choose their dates not by looks or charm, but by what’s in their bedroom. On the show, she worked as a production assistant for three episodes.
Furthermore, in the year 2009, she started working on a lot of movies. Dana worked on ‘The Joneses’, ‘Get Low’ and ‘My Fake Fiancé’ behind the scenes as the set production assistant. The same year, she stood in as Ms. Cavallari in the Van Wilder series ‘Van Wilder: Freshman Year’.
In 2009, while working for the thriller/horror movie ‘Frozen‘ she met her future baby daddy and the love of her life Shawn Ashmore.
Let’s take a look at how her relationship with Shawn Ashmore began
The couple first met in February of 2009, on the set of ‘Frozen’ in Utah, where Dana was an assistant director and Shawn was one of the four starring actors. Consequently, both being young and single, they started dating each other that same year.
The duo got engaged in October of 2011, after two years of dating. Moreover, when asked about how he proposed, Ashmore said,
“I just got down on my knee on the couch in our living room and just proposed and she was shocked and she obviously said yes and it was amazing”.
The Couples Marriage
Shawn and Dana tied the knot on 27th July 2012, in California, a year and a half after their engagement. The groom wore a sleek black suit and tie, with a white shirt and a pink flower on his suit lapel. Likewise, his beautiful bride Dana was wearing a dazzling white gown and carried a bouquet while walking down the aisle.
The bride posted a photo from their big day with the following caption on Twitter,
“How happy was I!!! Love when more photos pop up!! @shawnrashmore you make me so very happy!”
Shawn Ashmore looked to be equally as happy as he also tweeted,
“Thank you to everyone sending Dana and I well wishes!!! We couldn’t be happier 🙂”
Does Dana share any children with her spouse?
On July 17, 2021, Dana Wasdin gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The pair named the child, Oliver Ashmore. The couple had hinted at their baby’s name, four months before the delivery date. Dana shared a photo of Shawn holding a sign painted ‘Oliver’ on her Instagram account.
Shawn first broke the news that he has become a father through his Instagram account. In the caption, he wrote,
“Couldn’t be more in love with my new baby boy and my incredible wife. We did it guys!! So in love.”
The couple shared photos throughout Dana’s pregnancy, on their Instagram accounts. They also posted an image of them together at their baby shower, in April of 2017.
As of 2022, Oliver is four years of age. He looks adorable with his blond hair and pretty blue eyes.
Ethnicity and Physical Appearance
Wasdin is a pretty small woman, standing at around 5 feet 1 inch tall. Similar to her husband Shawn, she has naturally blonde hair and a pair of pretty blue eyes. She is of Caucasian descent.
Dana Wasdin has a personal Instagram account with over eleven thousand followers. She keeps us updated with pictures of her husband and son through her Instagram, where she depicts their travels and day-to-day life.
She also has a verified Twitter account, where she doesn’t seem as active, as her latest tweet is from January of 2021.
Dana is also the founder of ‘GratitudeCollaborative’, an online gift gifting service hatch, which has over thirty thousand followers on Instagram.
Dana is said to have earned a good sum of money as an assistant director and producer. Her net worth is estimated to be in the region of $500,000.
Likewise her husband, Shawn Ashmore is estimated to be worth $3 million.
Some interesting facts about Shawn Ashmore’s wife
She was born in May, making her a Taurus.
Dana took Ashmore as her new last name after the wedding and now goes by the name, Dana Renee Ashmore.
Ashmore’s husband has an identical twin brother named Aaron Ashmore, who crazily enough also works as an actor.