Is it possible to make shortcodes available in the Author bio textarea?

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    Wouldn't that be a matter of do_shortcode when printing its value on the front-end? – brasofilo Mar 3 '13 at 9:06
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    @brasofilo Should be an answer :) – kaiser Mar 3 '13 at 9:52

It a matter of using do_shortcode in your author.php template file (or wherever applies). This function has to be "echoed". And instead of using the_author_meta (which echo's the result), use get_the_author_meta.

<?php echo do_shortcode( get_the_author_meta( 'description' ) ); ?>
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in functions.php

add_filter( 'get_the_author_description', 'do_shortcode');
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