Shannyn Sossamon


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  • Birth Name: Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/03/1978, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; musician
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Mistresses Season 2 Scoop: New Men, Lots of Sex and Life-Changing Decisions!

ABC's sexy summer guilty pleasure is back!

Mistresses returns Monday at 10/9c, picking up eight months after the events of the finale, in which Savi (Alyssa Milano) coded at the hospital after getting into a horrific car accident. Of course, nearly dying came at the most inopportune moment ever after both her estranged husband Harry (Brett Tucker)  and her baby daddy Dom (Jason George) professed their love for her.

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Mistresses Boss Rina Mimoun: Don't Call Joss and Alex a "Lesbian Story Line"

Fans of the original British series Mistresses won't be surprised to learn that the ABC adaptation is going in a very similar direction with Joss (Jes Macallan) exploring a connection with another woman beginning in Monday's episode.

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The CW Sinks Its Teeth Into Moonlight

Alex O'Loughlin fans got a bloody good summer treat when the CW acquired all 16 episodes of Moonlight, the Aussie actor's short-lived but beloved vampire detective show. "We get letters and e-mails about Moonlight all the time," says CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. "And so we thought it would be interesting if we aired it following The Vampire Diaries."

Moonlight (Thursdays at 9/8c, The CW) follows the perpetually 30-year-old private investigator Mick St. John (O'Loughlin), his hedonistic buddy Josef (Jason Dohring) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), a young reporter whose chemistry with Mick threatens her relationship with her human fiancé. Around to cause more


The Rules Of Attraction
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One Missed Call: Scene 5
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Year Title Description
2015 Wayward Pines TV Show Series, Actor - Theresa Burke
2012 The Day Movie, Actor - Shannon
2011 The End Of Love Movie, Actor - Lydia
2010 Our Family Wedding Movie, Actor - Ashley McPhee
2010 How to Make It in America TV Show Series, Actor - Gingy

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News's In Focus: The Joys of Being Ian Somerhalder

On the CW's breakout hit The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder plays a nearly 170-year-old man who — perhaps unwittingly — became a vampire as a teen. Though the actor's luck has been indisputably better than that of his character, Damon Salvatore, both have had the same response to the twists in their lives: outright glee.

For Damon, that giddiness manifests itself in the smirky, wanton torment of the people who surround him. In Somerhalder, fortunately, it takes a more gracious form.

"Right now, where I am, doing what I'm doing, it's exactly where I want to be," he says.

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Clooney's New Martini Woman

He's smart, funny and has been voted "Sexiest Man Alive." George Clooney pretty much has everything going for him expect maybe a Clark Gable 'stache – that is until now! In his new his new smokin' hot commercial, the newly single Clooney joins Shannyn Sossamon in an ad for Martini. Bellisimo! read more

I am going to preface my ...

Question: I am going to preface my question by trying to establish a little street cred. My favorite shows include Veronica Mars, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, The Sopranos and The Wire. While I have enjoyed new shows like Dirty Sexy Money and Chuck, there has been one show, to my big surprise, that has become my favorite: Moonlight. I know, the pilot was horrible. I originally checked it out to see alums from Veronica Mars and Alias, but I have stayed because of Alex O'Loughlin. I think he has created a really interesting, layered character, and the show's mythology and character development are really starting to take off. It's a fun guilty pleasure. It's not award-winning TV, but it's a lot of fun with a very charismatic lead. I think critics should give it a second chance. It's the first time I have watched anything on CBS in, like, 10 years. Any news on the prospects of this show given the strike? Answer: First off, you don't have to justify your enjoyment of any TV show ... read more

I had a chance to watch the ...

Question: I had a chance to watch the pilots for both Moonlight and Reaper. I'm a big Supernatural fan, and these ghost/vampire genre shows, when done well, are a lot of fun. To me, one of these shows demonstrates how you do it well, and one demonstrates how you do it badly. Let's start with the good: I really enjoy Reaper. The stars are likable, the writing is fun, and it genuinely made me laugh. It obviously isn't taking itself too seriously, but the effects are still nice and flashy, and let's face it: You couldn't ask for a more charming Satan than Ray Wise. I hope he gets more screen time. The creators obviously have a clear vision that the look, the music and the story all contribute to. I'll definitely keep tuning in. Now on to Moonlight — yikes! First of all, that voice-over. We get it, you're an angsty vampire. Shut up, already! I think the excessive VO makes the bad writing even worse. Because the writing is bad. So full of clichés! I wanted to laugh at the overly serious ... read more

Interview with a Vampire: Inside CBS' Bloody-fun Moonlight

On Friday nights this season, after Jennifer Love Hewitt gets done talking to ghosts, CBS is segueing into vampires. In Moonlight (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET), Aussie hunk Alex O'Loughlin plays Mick St. John, a private investigator whose bite, in theory, is in fact far worse than his bark. Not that Mick is that guy. No, he feeds his hunger for the red stuff with black-market bags of O-positive and what-have-you. (Alas, his associate, played by Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring, is not so conscientious, and prefers the arm of the nearest lithe lass.) invited O'Loughlin to give us some (gentle...) sound bites. On paper, the critics have noted that the vampire PI TV show is a road well traveled. What will set your show apart? read more

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