Shane Dawson

YouTube Star

Birthday July 19, 1988

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Long Beach, CA

Age 35 years old

#253 Most Popular


YouTube star who has gained over 19 million subscribers to his channel by posting a range of videos including conspiracy theories, reaction videos and collaborations with other web stars, most notably Jeffree Star

Before Fame

Born Shane Lee Yaw, he began posting clips on YouTube in 2007 after turning in videos instead of homework assignments in high school. 


He was named the Choice Web Star at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. He released his first book, I Hate Myselfie, in 2015 and followed it up with a second book, It Gets Worse, the next year. Both books became New York Times best-sellers. 

Family Life

He began dating Ryland Adams in 2016 and the two got engaged in 2019. He and Ryland announced their marriage in January of 2023. He was previously in a relationship with Lisa Schwartz. His mother's name is Teresa Yaw.

Associated With

He lost the 2011 Choice Web Star Teen Choice Award to singer Rebecca Black.