What The Hell Happened To Shannon Elizabeth?
From American Pie to -- well, that's pretty much it.
Hollywood Deals Shannon Out
In the year following her divorce and the cancellation of Cuts, Shannon Elizabeth was practically absent from the screen. Her poker appearances, however, increased, and she became a mainstay among celebrity card sharks like Jennifer Tilly and Don Cheadle. In both 2006 and 2007, she made it to cash-qualifying rounds in the World Series of Poker and placed third overall in the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, littering her bracket path with beaten WSOP veterans and losing to eventual winner Paul Wasicka in the semi-finals.
Perhaps remembering she was also a professional actress, Elizabeth made time for a few more film roles, starring in not one, but two movies. Not coincidentally, they were movies about poker. Unfortunately for her, both Zak Penn's improvisational comedy The Grand and Gil Cates Jr.'s Deal shared more in common than their plotlines; released in limited runs within a month of each other (March and April of 2008, respectively), both flicks bombed with critics and left theaters as quietly as they had arrived. Elizabeth added another unimpressive notch to her resume with a predictably soapy thriller for the Lifetime network.
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