Carole Hanson Carole Hanson is a bright African-American girl with a natural riding ability. Devastated when her mother died of cancer, she almost gave up riding. But her father, U.S. Marine Colonel Mitch Hanson, reminded Carole that her mother would have wanted her to follow her passion.
With money left by her mother, she bought the stunning buckskin gelding, Starlight. Carole knows her future lies with horses, but there are many exciting paths to follow and she doesn't know which road to take. Her grades are high enough for her to become a veterinarian but she would also love to breed and train thoroughbreds. She wouldn't mind being a professional steeplechase jockey, or maybe travelling the world teaching dressage clinics.
Whatever career she chooses, her most immediate goal is to be the very best rider she can be.
Photos Keenan Macwilliam Plays Carole Hanson in Series 1 Keenan's career started when she was 6, doing her first commercial in Nashville. Born in Toronto, she lived in Africa for four years, moved to Tennessee and is now living in Canada.
Her credits include the starring role in Must be Santa, (CBC/Universal Studios MOW), lead roles in Deep in My Heart (CBS MOW) and Best Girl (Dish Productions). She appeared in The Bone Collector (Universal Studios) and has worked with Ann Bancroft, Gloria Rueben and Denzil Washington.
"I love acting but I don't know yet whether I want to finish up as an actress," Keenan says. "I really like Nature and animals and I'm in love with the ocean so I could finish up working for the environment."
"I think Carole is somewhat conservative in some ways. Although when there are no adults around she can get pretty crazy with Stevie. She is in love with horses and gets quite emotional about things - she takes them pretty heavy. Bits of her remind me of myself. And she isn't too interested in boys. I'm not either - the boys in my class are annoying but okay as friends."