Julie Swagger
played by Shantel VanSanten
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As the wife of an oft-deployed Marine, Julie Swagger (Shantel VanSanten) knows full well how to take care of herself and her young daughter, Mary. And as a girl from Texas, she also knows her way around a gun. When her husband is blamed for attempting to kill the president, Julie remains steadfast, determined to be strong and hold things together at home. Julie's a supportive wife and loving mother, but she's also smart and fearless -- a woman who will protect what she loves at all costs -- because perhaps, above all, Julie is a Swagger. Cross her at your own peril.

Shantel VanSanten stars in USA Network’s conspiracy thriller Shooter in the role of Julie Swagger, the wife of expert marksman Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe, Secrets and Lies). 

Born in Minnesota and raised in Houston, VanSanten began her acting career in the film You and I directed by Roland Joffe. Shortly thereafter, she landed her first TV Spot on CSI: NY and a series regular role on One Tree Hill. VanSanten also starred in Gang Related, The Messengers, and can now be seen recurring on The Flash. 

Other television credits include The Night Shift, The Glades, Beauty and the Beast, and A Golden Christmas 3. VanSanten can also be seen in films such as Something Wicked, In My Pocket, Remembrance, You and I, The Final Destination, and The Open Door. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. 

VanSanten attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.