Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon

Highest Rated: 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% Ghost Light Actor 2019
16% 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
14% 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
49% 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
39% 40 Days and 40 Nights Erica Sutton 2002
58% A Knight's Tale Jocelyn $55.1M 2001

TV

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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
37% Dirt
2007-2008
Kira Klay 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Myra Denning 2004

QUOTES FROM Shannyn Sossamon CHARACTERS

Mikal says: Are you joking? Do you guys like it here? Who the hell likes being stuck in a place where you can't even smile? It's hot as balls, everybody's an asshole. I just wanna go home.

Zia says: You remember the other day when you were talking about missing things from life and how you wanted to go back and I told you I didn't miss anything?

Mikal says: Yeah.

Zia says: Well... When I'm here, with you, I kind of miss myself, the way I used to be.

Mikal says: What were you like?

Zia says: I was happy at a time, obviously before I came here, but...

Zia says: Something about being here with you reminds me of that, it's just, I don't know, it's just weird to me that you can feel that in a place like this. We're all... We're all dead.

Mikal says: You know what? Most of the people that I knew before I got here were either half dead or just completely dead already...

Zia says: Being here with you reminds me of what I was like before my suicide.

Mikal says: What were you like?

Zia says: I was happy.

Lauren Hynde says: The tutorial on the post modern condition? It's been cancelled.

Sean Bateman says: Typical.

Lauren Hynde says: I haven't seen you in it before.

Sean Bateman says: That's what's so typical. This was the first time I bothered to show up.

Lauren Hynde says: You've got bad timing.

Sean Bateman says: Saturdays suck. I don't have to put up with this bullshit. I'm dropping this class.

Lauren Hynde says: Me too.

Sean Bateman says: Really?

Lauren Hynde says: Yeah. I think I'm gonna change my major.

Sean Bateman says: To what?

Lauren Hynde says: I don't know yet. What's yours?

Sean Bateman says: I don't even know.

Sean Bateman says: I just want to know you.

Lauren Hynde says: Nobody knows anyone. You will never ever know me.

William Thatcher says: Your just a silly girl!

Jocelyn says: Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick

Jocelyn says: Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick.

Wat says: It's called a lance...hellooooooo?

Wat says: It's called a lance. Hello?

Leann Cole says: "I keep seeing things, weird people looking at me, it's like, everytime I turn around...it's the weirdest weirdest thing

Leann Cole says: I keep seeing things, weird people looking at me, it's like, everytime I turn around...it's the weirdest weirdest thing.

Beth Raymond says: "Leanne?"

Beth Raymond says: Leanne?

Leann Cole says: "Arghhhhhhhhh" (Gets hit by train)

Leann Cole says: Arghhhhhhhhh. (Gets hit by train)