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Shannyn Sossamon Biography

Birth Name:
Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon
Birth Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Actor, musician

Fast Facts

  • Was discovered by a casting director while DJing at a 1999 birthday party for actor Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Big-screen breakthrough came opposite Heath Ledger in the genre-bending medieval hit A Knight's Tale (2001)
  • Reunited with Ledger and Tale director Brian Helgeland for supernatural thriller The Order, a 2003 box-office disappointment
  • Moved into TV work in 2007, landing regular roles on the FX drama Dirt and the CBS supernatural series Moonlight
  • Appeared in music videos for the Goo Goo Dolls and Mick Jagger
  • Featured in a commercial for GAP, as well as alongside George Clooney in a commercial for Martini vermouth
  • Played drums in a rock band called Warpaint


  • Dallas Clayton -- Ex-significant Other
  • Tex Salem -- Ex-significant Other
  • Todd Lindberg -- Father
  • Sherry -- Mother
  • Audio Science Clayton -- Son
  • Mortimer -- Son
  • Randy Goldstein -- Stepfather