As a young girl Shanelle was in pageants and then landed a role in the Original Broadway production of Les Miserables as Young Cosette.
She felt in despair, but her husband, Morty Coyle, supported her.
In her initial years as an actress, she did not reveal it as she did not want people to think that she was forced into acting.
She then enrolled herself at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Actress Lauren Ash is a recent alumna of the Second City Chicago Mainstage.