- Is of Syrian, Lebanese, French and Cherokee Indian descent.
- Once considered becoming a pro tennis player.
- Skilled in Krav Maga, an Israeli hand-to-hand combat technique.
- Founded the rescue organization Animal Avengers in 2001.
- Has competed multiple times in the World Series of Poker, and has made a second career out of playing cards.
- Participated in Season 6 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars with partner Derek Hough.
- Gerald Edward Fadal — Father
- Patricia Dianne Abbott — Mother
- Joseph D. Reitman — Ex-husband
- Derek Hough — Ex-significant Other
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- Birth Name: Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
- Birth Place: Houston, TX
- Profession: Actor, Model
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