Shanica Channell Knowles (born in Miami, Florida on November 17, 1990) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles in Surviving Compton Jump In! and Hannah Montana.
Her first major appearance on television was as Vanessa in Unfabulous. She was later in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Jump In! as Shauna Keaton alongside Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer. In 2007, she made a small role in Super Sweet 16: The Movie. She played Amber Addison on the Disney Channel television show Hannah Montana. Most recently she starred as Tichina Arnold in the Lifetime Biopic Surviving Compton