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Overview (4)

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameShannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon
Nickname Shan
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress. She was raised in Reno, Nevada. Her ancestry is Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German and English. Her first love was dance and she spent most of her youth at a local dance studio. At age 17, she decided to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue a life in creative arts. Ms. Sossamon can be seen starring opposite Matt Dillon in the event series WAYWARD PINES, from M. Night Shyamalan and Fox's SLEEPY HOLLOW. Recently seen starring as the lead of Blumhouse feature SINISTER 2. Other feature credits include THE END OF LOVE starring Michael Cera and Mark Webber; OUR FAMILY WEDDING starring opposite Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY starring opposite Patrick Fugit; THE RULES OF ATTRACTION starring opposite James Van Der Beek, 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS starring opposite Josh Hartnett, and A KNIGHTS TALE starring opposite Heath Ledger. Ms. Sossamon spends her free time creating short videos for her video channel, THE MAUDE ROOM.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jeff Raymond

Trivia (13)

Born in Hawaii but grew up in Nevada.
Was with her friend, who deejayed for Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Paltrow's joint birthday party in Hollywood, when discovered by Brian Helgeland, director of A Knight's Tale (2001). Was in three commercials before being in the movies.
She gave birth to her first child, a son with children's book author and her ex-boyfriend Dallas Clayton named Audio Science Clayton, born on May 29, 2003.
2002: Ranked #55 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World".
2002: Was featured as #33 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.
Beat out Kate Hudson for the role of Lady Jocelyn in A Knight's Tale (2001).
Is of French, Dutch, English, Irish, Hawaiian, Filipino and German descent. Her maternal grandmother is of Hawaiian and Filipino descent, and her maternal grandfather is of English and German ancestry.
1995: As an adolescent, she added the "y" in her first name.
Served on on the Feature Jury at the 2010 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Gave birth to her second son, Mortimer, in December 2011.
She played drums for the first album of the band Warpaint and directed the video "Undertow".
Sister of Jenny Lee Lindberg who plays bass guitar in the band Warpaint.
2001: Appeared in the music video for "God Gave Me Everything" by Mick Jagger feat. Lenny Kravitz.

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