If you are a fan of street racing, then Shawn Ellington is the name you must have heard or come across. Shawn is a street racer and a reality TV show star. He rose to fame after appearing on the Discovery channel show “Street Outlaws.” He is also recognized by the nickname “Murder Nova” which is also the name of his car. This competitive person, when not racing works at a regular blue collar job in his shop. Find out more about Shawn in this biography, his net worth, married life and family.
Date of birth
November 15, 1977
Place of birth
Merced, California, United States
45 years old
Street racer, reality TV star, business owner
$1 million (estimated)
Aiden Ellington (son)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1969 Chevy Nova
Titanium and carbon fiber body
2013 on Street Outlaws
Former king of the streets for three years
Midwest Street Cars
Big Chief (Justin Shearer)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Challenges and rumors over the years
Being threatened by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to stop participating in illegal street racing or face legal consequences, Being shot at by an unknown gunman who fired several bullets at his shop, Midwest Streetcars, in 2015, Losing his title of “king of the street” to Daddy Dave after being undefeated for three years. Struggling to perform well with his new Murder Nova, which he revealed in 2017
Shawn Ellington aka Murder Nova biography
Shawn Ellington was born in Merced, California on November 15, 1977. Leaving behind his roots, the boy and his parents moved to Sayre Oklahoma in 1982 where his dad Richard owned auto body shop. In those early years, he would help his father in the shop; the first step he took was with simple chores like sweeping the place.
The set up around the place helped him learn about cars and engines, but more importantly, Shawn often boosts it made him the person he is now. Hungrier for success Shawn moved to Oklahoma city in 2005 which is also turning point in his career. There he purchased his car what would become legendary Murder Nova.
Career and Net Worth
Shawn has come a long way from racing for fun in the streets to the famous face of the reality show “Street Outlaws.” Although the show on Discovery channel sometimes criticized for promoting illegal street race, Shawn himself was against such activities and performs in the competition for money. Shawn first appeared on the show in 2013. He was soon crowned “King of the Street“ the title he held for three years until Da and Daddy Dave took over and became street kings.
He and fellow racer Justin Shearer, aka Big Chief owns an automotive shop called “Midwest Street Cars.” The business partners as well are the host of “The Chief and Shawn Show” where they tell about their life in business & racing but a few about their personal life.
Regarding Shawn net worth, he has mostly kept it to himself. However, the unofficial online sources estimated Shawn’s net worth to be around $1 million.
Being Shawn and establishing in the business has not always come easy. On September 28, 2015, his shop “Midwest Streetcars“ was hit by some unidentified person who fired bullets on the doors and windows. Thankfully during the time shop was closed and no one was hurt even though seven bullets flew through the windows. The shop put a bounty of $5,000 but to this date, the person behind the crime has not been found out.
Married Life, Wife and Children
Behind every successful man, there is a wonderful woman so has Shawn Ellington, who boasts a beautiful family with wife and children. Shawn and his wife Erin met before their marriage; indeed, the two were longtime lovers. In the winter of 2005, they walk down the aisle in their big day. On February 8, 2006, the couple welcomed their son Aiden.
Despite all other success, Shawn took the most pleasure in his family and likes to spend as much time with them. His son Aiden is also interested in cars and helps around in the auto shop.
To know more about Shawn’s personal life, he is on Instagram, where he shares pictures with his wife and kids. Shawn goes by his nickname Murdernova on Instagram, where he has over 656K followers.
About 6 feet (1.83 meters)
About 190 lbs (86 kg)
Oval-shaped with a prominent chin and cheekbones
Dark brown, short and spiky
Brown, slightly slanted
Medium-sized, close to the head
Muscular and fit
Several tattoos on his arms and chest
Casual and sporty, often wearing t-shirts, jeans, hoodies, and caps
A pair of sunglasses, a watch, a ring, and a necklace with a cross pendant