Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Honolulu, HI, USA
Occult / Thelemite
Claim to Fame
A Knights Tale, Moonlight, 40 Days and 40 Nights
Has Detailed Data (New)
Profile Bio Text
Shannyn was born in Hawaii in 1978, raised in Reno, Nevada since 1982, and moved to L.A. with friends in 1996 to study dance. A casting director noticed her when she was helping a friend DJ at a birthday party for Gwyneth Paltrow in October 1999. Six months after being "discovered", Shannyn was cast as the fair maiden Jocelyn opposite Heath Ledger in A Knight`s Tale. She likes to perform what she describes as "jazz, crazy modern, and hip-hop" dancing, but wishes she had stuck with tap and ballet from when she was younger. She continues to DJ classic rock and `80s tunes.
She`s Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Filipino, Irish and German. She used to get a hundred bucks by DJ-ing in little lounges every Tuesday night. Her sister, Jennifer Lindberg is trying to follow her steps. Hopefully we`ll get to see her soon ;) They share a house in L.A.
She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. It`s a `S` with a flower. Totally beautiful on her!
She danced all throughout high school, competing for three years. She loved many forms of dance including jazz, ballet, lyrical and tap. Shannyn attended Dance Unlimited and trained under Gina Hernandez. She says she loved it there. She was dancing four days a week and some day, she wanted to dance professionally--this was her dream.
She dated Dallas Clayton, a kick-box instructor in 2002/2003. She gave birth to her first child, Audio Science Clayton. After "The Order" in 2003, she took a small break from her career, probably because of her new motherhood. She came back in 2005 , with some new small roles in some upcoming movies.
Galena High in Reno
Full Name at Birth
Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon
Randy Goldstein (step father)
Actress, Dancer, Model, Musician
Audio Science Clayton (son)
Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, commonly known as Shannyn Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), is an American actress and musician. She has appeared in the films A Knight's Tale (2001), 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Rules of Attraction (both 2002), The Order (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and The Holiday (2006).
Soundtrack, Director, Writer
Galena High School
Pouty lips, Hair
Couple Profile Source
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Paradigm Talent Agency, Nopac Talent
GAP Jeans, Martini
Wiki Bio Text
Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), is an American actress and musician. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles to study dance; instead, she started working as a model mainly for television commercials. Her first major film role was in A Knight's Tale (2001), a box office success that brought Sossamon much more recognition. It was followed by appearances in comedies such as 40 Days and 40 Nights and The Rules of Attraction (both 2002). She did further film work in the features The Order (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and The Holiday (2006).
Biography by Stephanie M. Kuenn [-]
Shannyn Sossamon's story could inspire thousands of wannabe actresses to buy a few turntables: casting director Francine Maisler discovered the 20-year-old actress spinning records at a posh Hollywood party and cast the Angelina Jolie lookalike in A Knight's Tale, which Sony hoped would be a huge summer hit. While A Knight's Tale performed somewhat respectably at the box office, it failed to set the world on fire. But it did establish Sossaman and co-star Heath Ledger as up-and-coming young actors. The Hawaii-born and Nevada-raised Sossaman moved to Los Angeles when she was 15 to study dance, which she considers a lifelong passion. She and a friend were DJing Gwyneth and Jack Paltrow's joint birthday party when Maisler noticed her, contacting her soon after the party about auditioning for the movie. Sossaman next appeared in 40 Days and 40 Nights alongside Josh Hartnett, another actor who saw his star rise in 2001 thanks to a summer blockbuster. She followed that up with the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules of Attraction. She continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Wristcutters: A Love Story, One Missed Call, and Road to Nowhere.
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