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11 Amazing Bodies of Shameless Stars

This is how they stay grounded.

In the world of entertainment, the stars of the hit series "Shameless" have not only captivated audiences with their talent but also their remarkable journeys towards personal well-being and balance. In this article, we delve into the fascinating stories of eleven Shameless stars, uncovering their secrets to maintaining their bodies, minds, and lives in the spotlight. From Emmy Rossum's mindful approach to exercise to Jeremy Allen White's decision to prioritize family, these actors share their unique paths to staying healthy and happy amidst the demands of their careers. Join us as we explore the inspiring transformations and passions of these Shameless stars beyond the screen.


Emmy Rossum


Emmy Rossum played Fiona Gallagher for the first nine seasons. In an interview with Shape, she revealed that she made a lot of changes to her wellness routine. "I started listening to my body about what exercise and food make me feel good and how much sleep I really need," Rossum said. "My relationship with exercise has always been a very healthy and committed one, mostly because it has helped me reduce stress and anxiety. But I've changed my workouts. I used to do a lot of intense cardio and high-intensity interval training, but I've scaled some of that back. I felt as if I was in a pattern of doing those things because I thought I was supposed to, not because they gave me joy, and I wanted workouts that made me feel more in tune with my body. So I started doing Pilates-type exercises, specifically a program called GST [Grace Somatomorphic Technique], which is stretching based. It feels so good."


Jeremy Allen White


Jeremy Allen White played Lip Gallagher for the entire series. He revealed to GQ that after a busy few years, he's focusing on his family and personal life. "With everything going on in my personal life, I thought, 'OK, let's just pump the brakes in general, and maybe you don't work for a while,'" he says. "I made this choice to not work for the rest of the year and just be with my daughters and just slow it all down." 


Kate Miner


Kate Miner played the role of Tami Tamietti for the last three seasons. Her aunt has Hunington's Disease, and this has inspired her to give back. "We decided to host a fundraiser as a sort of coming out party to our family and friends, many of whom, like us, had no idea what HD was before it affected our family," Miner told Therese Crutcher Marin. "We rented out a fun music venue in Echo Park called The Bootleg Theater and proceeded to raise over 200k. The event brought out big names like Academy Award winner Annette Bening and an array of television stars."


Shanola Hampton


Shanola Hampton played the role of Veronica Fisher on the show. She opened up about losing weight after having a baby to People. "I hit the gym as soon as I could after giving birth," Fisher said. "Most importantly, I worked out until the day I gave birth. Staying in shape throughout the pregnancy made it easier to get back in shape."


Cameron Monaghan


Cameron Monaghan played Ian Gallagher on all eleven seasons. He shared his workout routine in an interview with Hero Magazine. "I used to do XMA, which is doing acrobatics, martial arts, learning about weapons, and all that fun stuff! But for the past couple of years I've just been boxing."


Emma Greenwell


Emma Greenwell played Mandy Milkovich on the first six seasons of the show. In an interview with Flaunt, Greenwell talked about the roles she's played. "I'm really grateful for the opportunity to play these brave women. I like watching stories about people who take risks, who push themselves and have a very clear vulnerability to them."


Justin Chatwin

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Justin Chatwin played Steve Wilton/Jimmy Lishman for the first five seasons. He also starred in Dragonball Evolution. Chatwin shared how he got in shape for the project to "I would train every day and do a general boot camp to help make me fit enough for the role – and then I'd go to a boot camp in either kung fu or ju-jitsu afterwards. It was tough. It was a lot of work."


Laura Slade Wiggins


Laura Slade Wiggins played Karen Jackson on the show. She tells that she likes to play different roles. "I very much enjoy the diversity. I've developed my tastes in films as my career went go on, but when that all got started it was pretty much, 'Please let me participate with you, I would like do the lines.'mEvery time I've gotten to learn more, and there are a lot of people who still like to play dress-up as an adult as actors."


Amy Smart


Amy Smart played the recurring role of Jasmine Hollander. She revealed in an interview with Us Weekly that she loves spending time outside. "I love earthing and getting my bare feet on the ground. I was also a part of a documentary called The Earthing Movie. I compost. I put all my fruits, veggies and coffee grounds in a bin in the freezer, and then add it to the compost pile when it fills up."


Alex Borstein


Alex Borstein played the recurring role of Lou Deckner. She talked about her comedy special, Corsets & Clown Suits, and why she titled it that to The Wrap. "I have spent 40 years of my life in a clown suit, OK? Twenty of those years I have spent with the same person. Only, it turns out I didn't really know that person. My perception was way off. The joke was on me. The clown has been clowned. So I find myself a divorced human being. It's like coming out of a 20-year coma. It's a whole new world in front of me, a whole new landscape. And I have to figure out how to navigate in this new world. In order to do that, I have to figure out who I was, who I am, you know? And can I move around in this new world in a clown suit? If I wanna meet somebody, can I do it in a clown suit?"


Isidora Goreshter


Isidora Goreshter played Svetlana Yevgenivna on the show. She talked about balancing her home life and work life to Felix Magazine. "Trying to balance being a working actor, a mom and a wife, it's all very new to me. I'm working at keeping that balance, by keeping fresh, and by going to acting classes. I teach some as well, though I feel odd even calling myself a teacher because I'm learning so much from my fellow actors all the time."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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