Shantel VanSanten Joins Cast of One Tree Hill

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For her first regular role, Shantel VanSanten has done rather well for herself.

The unknown actress, who has appeared on an episode of CSI: NY, has joined the cast of One Tree Hill.

Shantel VanSanten

Sources confirm to Michael Ausiello that the relative newcomer has landed the key new role of Quinn, one of Haley's older sisters. Look for the character to show up this fall with a damaged heart, in search of someone to mend it.

VanSanten joins Robert Buckley as a new addition to the One Tree Hill cast.

In other casting news: Danneel Harris will return as Rachel for at least one storyline next season.

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One Tree Hill Quotes

[ending voiceover]
Mouth: Take a look at yourself in a mirror who do you see looking back?
Haley: Is it the person you want to be?
Dan: Or is there someone else you were meant to be the person you were meant to be but fell short of?
Mia: Is someone telling you you can't or won't? Because you can.
Chase: Believe that love is out there.
Nathan: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: Sometimes happiness doesn't come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family and the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Julian: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Brooke: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy because you deserve to be. Believe that.
Lucas: And believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.

Lucas: Joseph Conrad once wrote: Who knows what true happiness is? Not the conventional word, but the naked terror. To the lonely themselves, it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory. Or some illusion.