Shannyn Sossamon

Lowest Rated: 0% One Missed Call (2008)
Birthday: Oct 3, 1978
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Shannyn Sossamon's story could inspire thousands of wannabe actresses to buy a few turntables: casting director Francine Maisler discovered the 20-year-old actress spinning records at a posh Hollywood party and cast the Angelina Jolie lookalike in A Knight's Tale, which Sony hoped would be a huge summer hit. While A Knight's Tale performed somewhat respectably at the box office, it failed to set the world on fire. But it did establish Sossaman and co-star Heath Ledger as up-and-coming young actors. The Hawaii-born and Nevada-raised Sossaman moved to Los Angeles when she was 15 to study dance, which she considers a lifelong passion. She and a friend were DJing Gwyneth and Jack Paltrow's joint birthday party when Maisler noticed her, contacting her soon after the party about auditioning for the movie. Sossaman next appeared in 40 Days and 40 Nights alongside Josh Hartnett, another actor who saw his star rise in 2001 thanks to a summer blockbuster. She followed that up with the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules of Attraction. She continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Wristcutters: A Love Story, One Missed Call, and Road to Nowhere.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ghost Light Actor 2018
14% Sinister 2 Courtney Collins 2015
59% The End of Love Lydia $8.8K 2013
29% The Day Shannon $21K 2012
73% Road To Nowhere Velma Duran $40.8K 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Cafe Patron 2011
13% Our Family Wedding Ashley McPhee $18.7M 2010
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Concetta 2009
No Score Yet The Heavy Claire 2008
No Score Yet Catacombs Victoria 2008
0% One Missed Call Beth Raymond $26.9M 2008
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story Mikal $0.3M 2007
48% The Holiday Maggie $63.3M 2006
85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Pink Hair Girl $4.3M 2005
8% Undiscovered Josie $1.1M 2005
20% Devour Marisol 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Taylor Spencer 2005
8% The Order Mara $7.6M 2003
43% The Rules of Attraction Lauren Hynde $6.5M 2002
38% 40 Days and 40 Nights Erica Sutton 2002
58% A Knight's Tale Jocelyn $55.1M 2001

TV

CREDIT
77% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
Pandora
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
61% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
Theresa Burke
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
Alex
  • 2013
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
Gingy Gingy Wu
  • 2010
22% Moonlight
2007-2008
Coraline
  • 2008
  • 2007
60% Dirt
2007-2008
Kira Klay
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Myra Denning
  • 2004

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