Shannyn Sossamon, Talk:Shannyn Sossamon
Shannon Marie Sossamon
(born October 3
), better known as Shannyn Sossamon
, is an American actress
, musician, dancer and mother.
Sossamon was born in Honolulu
, to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg, and grew up in Reno
. She is of French
descent; her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian-Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English-German. The y
in her first name was an adolescent addition in 1995. After her high school
graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles
where she pursued a career in dance
. Sossamon appeared in television commercials
and had DJ
gigs in local clubs. In 1999
, Sossamon was discovered by casting director
Francine Maisler, while assisting a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow
's birthday party.
Her first film
role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale
. She had five auditions for the role of Jocelyn. Then in 2002
, she played the love interest of Josh Hartnett
in 40 Days and 40 Nights
. Next up came Roger Avary's "The Rules of Attraction" based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. After one more film with Heath Ledger and director Brian Helgeland, Sossamon became pregnant and took a break from acting in films. In 2005 Sossamon tiptoed back into the industry with smaller parts in smaller films.
In 2007 she will be seen in the films "Wristcutters: A Love Story" with Patrick Fugit and Tom Waits and "One Missed Call" with Edward Burns. Sossamon also has a small part in the upcoming Nancy Meyers film "The Holiday" slated for December 2006.
In 2006 she started an artistic group titled Maudegone.
Sossamon has 3 tattoo
s, including an S
with a flower
on her back shoulder. She has a son named Audio Science Clayton and continues to study music, acting and dance.
*A Knight's Tale
*40 Days and 40 Nights
*The Rules of Attraction
*I Hate You
*Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
*Wristcutters: A Love Story
*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Episode "Doubt" (2004
) as Myra Dempsey
- Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997
- Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997
) .... Trophy presenter
: Denim: "Boys Who Scratch" (2001)
*Gap: "Khaki Swing"
*The Black Heart Procession
- "Not Just Words" (2006)
- "God Gave Me Everything" (2001)
- "Make Me Bad" (1999)
- "Strong Enough
*Goo Goo Dolls
- "Dizzy" (1999)
- "It's Over Now" (1998)
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