YouTube star who gained fame as the writer and subject of the internet series Shane Dawson TV. He was named the 25th most-famous web celebrity by Forbes in 2010.
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. His YouTube channel has over 8 million subscribers.
He lost the 2011 Choice Web Star Teen Choice Award to singer Rebecca Black .