About Shana Chow
Shana Marlayna Chow was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C. Canada. She is the youngest of 3 siblings and has always had a passion for creativity, fitness and being in the spot light. She credits her hardworking parents for instilling creativity, education and athletics at a young age.
Sports and fitness have always been a major part of Shana’s life. She has played numerous sports which includes playing competitive soccer at a high level for many years. Growing up, her mother worked as an elementary school teacher and visual artist, while her father worked behind the Scenes in the Motion Picture Film Industry. At a young age Shana and her siblings would visit her father on various film sets around the world. Traveling to Mendoza, Argentina to visit him while working on “Seven Years in Tibet”, Calgary while he worked on “Legends of the Fall,” and other various locations and productions that were shot in Vancouver such as, “Tron”, “X-men 2”, and “Watchmen,” to just name a few. At a young age her father’s career influenced her, and she instantaneously fell in love with film, acting and being in front of the camera.
During her adolescence and into high school she took drama classes , and acted in one act play festival’s and high school theatre productions. Asides from her soccer she also played many sports ranging from gymnastics, volleyball, and track field. However, after graduation she put her creative and sports endeavours on hold. She attended Simon Fraser University and graduated with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminology. Quickly after graduation she obtained a regular 9-5 job in the Public Service. Although successful in her academics, Shana felt lost as she was not putting her creativity to use. She decided to pursue her acting, modeling and writing. She has since modeled for various fashion shows, designers, and competed as a finalist in International swim wear competitions and fitness shows. She has acted in many music video, web commercials, independent films, and has been featured in Television and Film Productions. Aside from modeling and acting Shana has continued to pursue her passion for writing. She writes weekly motivation quotes and poetry. Further she wrote a fictional drama suspense novel titled, “Yellow Diamond”, in which she is in the process of self-publishing. See More
As sports and health have always been an integral part of her life, Shana is also a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. See More. Her sister, (Marja Chow) is her business partner and best friend. Together they make up the dynamic dual known as “The Chow Sisters” in the fitness community. They run weekly boot camp classes which consist of a whole-body workout that builds strength and endurance. See More