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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 September 1973Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameShannon Elizabeth Fadal
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother who is English, Irish and German. When Shannon was in 3rd grade, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most of her relatives already lived. As a girl, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ballet, and jazz. While attending high school, however, she was very interested in tennis. She even considered going pro, and making tennis her life. Also during high school, she was active in cheerleading, dance team, and the student council. As a senior, Shannon was in a music video shot in Waco. The music artists were local ones named "Hi-5", and the director of that video just happened to be Antoine Fuqua. After graduating, Shannon moved to New York City to model. She then traveled all over the world with her newfound career to places that included Japan, Italy, France, and Australia. After moving to Los Angeles years later, she signed on with Ford Models and, eventually, Elite. Shannon had always wanted to start her acting career and had just modeled in hopes that it could help lead her into the acting. About a year after moving to Los Aangeles, she started taking acting classes with several different coaches. She got an agent eventually, and in 1999, she landed the iconic role of "Nadia" in the movie American Pie (1999).

Shannon has succeeded in the acting business, and she is now adding directing and producing to her resume. She just finished (2010) directing and producing the music video, "More Than Friends", by the rapper Tha Vill and British sensation Kele Le Roc. Shannon has also started her production company recently, called "Ganesh Productions", and it already has three films on her production slate. Her focus is on the film Fated (2015), which she will also direct and she hopes to get it into production in early 2011.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shannon

Spouse (1)

Joseph D. Reitman (15 June 2002 - 2007) (divorced)

Trivia (16)

Starred as singer Enrique Iglesias's love interest in the video for his third American single, "Be With You".
Grew up in Waco, Texas.
Shannon is part Syrian.
Is an huge animal lover, starting her own animal rescue in 2001 called Animal Avengers. She has recently shut down Animal Avengers to start a new non-profit for animals with a focus to help in a much bigger, national capacity.
Shannon Elizabeth was trained in Krav Maga to help her prepare for her role as a cop in Tomcats (2001). She also did a ride along with the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Voted the 8th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine [September 2002].
Mentioned in Bowling for Soup's extended version of "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)".
A big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Posed for Playboy magazine in 1997 & 1998 and says it's one of her "...biggest regrets!".
In 2001, appeared in two movies that featured the song, "Want You Bad", by The Offspring: American Pie 2 (2001) and Tomcats (2001).
Is a vegetarian.
An only child
Cousin is a TV news reporter for CBS station in New York.
Finished in 3rd place in NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship (2007) in March 2007. She upset poker pros Jeff Madsen and Barry Greenstein after beating fellow celebrity player René Angelil in the first round. She lost in the semi-finals to eventual winner Paul Wasicka. Her finish earned her $125,000.
Her favorite actor is Gary Oldman and her favorite actress is Michelle Pfeiffer.
Ranked #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Salary (1)

American Reunion (2012) $600,000

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