Shana Hiatt Biography

Shana Hiatt Biography

Shana Hiatt Main Page | Shana Hiatt Photo Gallery | Biography | The Poker Girl Shana Hiatt was born in 1975 on the East Coast, and was raised mostly in Tabernacle New Jersey, near Philadelphia. Shana spent her early childhood years traveling around the country as an “Army brat” with her parents and one younger brother. Traveling would be a recurring theme in Shana’s life. As a young girl, Shana’s future career was already being discovered. At age eight, Shana became very interested in television, She would sit in front of the TV for hours, watching newscasts and analyzing the broadcasters. Shana wanted a career as a television news reporter. In high school, Shana would prove to be a stellar athlete. Shana was a champion lacrosse and field hockey player, not to mention the hottest school cheerleader! After graduating high school, Shana enrolled in New Jersey’s Burlington County College in order to study broadcast journalism, pursuing her early childhood dream of television broadcasting. However, at age 18, Shana Hiatt was drop dead gorgeous, and it wouldn’t take long for modeling agents to catch wind. Shana begain modeling part-time during this period, and was an immediate success. Shana secured the well-known and respected agent, Ray Manzella, the agent who made careers for Jenny McCarthy, Vanna White, and Pamela Anderson, and started her successful modeling career. While attending a fundraiser in Hawaii to help fund shelters for battered women, Shana met her future husband, James Van Patten, brother of World Poker Tour commentator, Vince Van Patten, and son of Dick Van Patten from the television series, “Eight is Enough”. James Van...