What The Hell Happened To Shannon Elizabeth?
From American Pie to -- well, that's pretty much it.
A Few Bad Movie Gambles, But Poker Pays Off
Still a household name of sorts, Elizabeth continued amassing random credits in film, television, and reality TV, but was still going for the "easy" roles: a sexy hitchhiking voodoo witch in Johnson Family Vacation (one of 2004's worst films); a sexy early-film victim in Cursed; a sexy trophy wife in The Kid & I. Her recurring role on That '70s Show continued, as did her increasing presence on shows like Celebrity Poker Showdown and Celebrity Blackjack. Her film roles gone bust, Elizabeth turned to every film actor's fall-back option: the Lifetime made-for-TV movie. Her run on television continued as she nabbed a starring role on UPN's urban comedy series Cuts, but the mid-season replacement was cancelled after its second season.
One of Elizabeth's reality TV appearances in 2004 in particular stood out for its perceived repercussions on her personal and professional life: an innocuous appearance on Ashton Kutcher's MTV show Punk'd, in which the actress was tricked into thinking she'd been caught on a sex tape. One year later, Elizabeth filed for divorce from her husband, who had been involved in the prank; he later sued for one half of her earnings during their marriage. Elizabeth immersed herself into poker, competing that summer in the main event of the World Series of Poker.
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