October 3, 1978
42 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
33-24-34 in | 84-61-86.5 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Shannon Marie Kahololani "Shannyn" Sossamon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on October 3, 1978, is an American actress.
Young Shannyn Sossamon first started her career as a dancer and a model in Los Angeles.
She began her professional acting career at the age of 21.
She made her big screen debut in adventure comedy romance film A Knight's Tale (1981) in her breakthrough role as Jocelyn.
She got her television debut in HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show (1997) in role as Fashion Model / Girl / Trophy Presenter.
She was nominated for the MTV Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award for Breakthrough Female Performance for her role as Jocelyn in adventure comedy romance film A Knight's Tale (1981).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Chemistry (shared with Josh Hartnett) for her role as Erica Sutton in satirical romantic comedy movie 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002).
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Horror / Thriller for her role as Beth Raymond in supernatural horror film One Missed Call (2008).
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) romantic comedy opposite Will Arnett, Abraham Benrubi and Leslie Bibb
The Rules of Attraction (2002) romantic comedy with James Van Der Beek, Jessica Biel and Kip Pardue
The Order (2003) thriller horror opposite Heath Ledger, Benno Fürmann and Mark Addy
Devour (2005) horror with Jensen Ackles and Dominique Swain
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) black comedy crime opposite Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan
Catacombs (2007) horror opposite Pink, Emil Hostina and Sandi Dragoi
Road to Nowhere (2010) romance thriller with Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain and John Diehl
Sinister 2 (2015) supernatural horror opposite Lucas Jade Zumann and James Ransone
Ghost Light (2018) horror comedy with Roger Bart, Tom Riley and Danielle Campbell
The Undertaker's Wife (2021) thriller in role as Sarah Davis, with John Brotherton and Cooper Devaney
High Holiday (2021) comedy in role as Liz Corksey, opposite Tom Arnold and Jennifer Tilly
She had recurring role as Kira Klay in FX drama television series Dirt (2007).
Moonlight (2007-2008) CBS paranormal romance drama series in role as Coraline
She had recurring role as Gingy Wu in HBO comedy drama television series How to Make It in America (2010).
Mistresses (2013) ABC mystery drama soap opera in role as Alex
Wayward Pines (2015-2016) Fox mystery science fiction series in role as Theresa Burke
Sleepy Hollow (2015-2016) Fox supernatural drama series in role as Pandora
Graduated from the Galena High School in Reno, Nevada (1995).
Studied dance in Los Angeles.
Has younger sister, Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Lee Lindberg.
Has French, Dutch, English, Irish, Hawaiian, Filipino and German ancestry.
She won the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female in 2002.
She formed indie rock band Warpaint (2004), they released first studio album "The Fool" in 2010.
Has production company, the Maudegone Theater.
Featured in music video for Mick Jagger feat. Lenny Kravitz "God Gave Me Everything" (2001).
She voiced Jade Nguyen in video game Hitman: Absolution (2012).
She created a video channel for variety show "THE MAUDE ROOM" in 2019.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Tygh Runyan (2010), Eugene Goreshter (2006), André 3000 (2003) and Paolo Keppella (1998-1999).
Has been in relationship with Richard Purser, they have a son, Mortimer Sossamon.
Has been in relationship with Dallas Clayton (2002-2004), they have a son, Audio Science Clayton.