Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon

Highest Rated: 86% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% One Missed Call (2008)

Birthday: Oct 03, 1978

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

As gifted as she was quirky, Shannyn Sossamon followed her independent spirit to build a fascinatingly diverse acting career. Born Oct. 3, 1978 in Honolulu, HI, Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon added the distinctive spelling of "Shannyn" as a teenager growing up in Nevada, where her exotic beauty and rebellious nature helped her stand out. After high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a dance career, but occasionally booked a commercial or a TV bit part. Sossamon's focus only centered on acting after a casting director discovered her DJ-ing at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. She landed her star-making role as Heath Ledger's fiery love interest, Lady Jocelyn, in "A Knight's Tale" (2001), earning nominations for three MTV Movie Awards and two Teen Choice Awards. Sossamon scored follow-up successes in the abstinence comedy "40 Days and 40 Nights" (2002) and the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation "The Rules of Attraction" (2002), but made her biggest media splash when, the following year, she famously named her firstborn Audio Science. Although she began her career as a leading lady, Sossamon increasingly sought out quirky character roles in such projects as "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006) and "The Holiday" (2006), although she did find time to topline the horror flick "One Missed Call" (2008). The actress found a steadier home on television, earning series regular roles as a ghost on "Dirt" (FX, 2007-08), a vampire on "Moonlight" (CBS, 2007-08) and a gallery owner on "How to Make it in America" (HBO, 2010-11).

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Movies

Credit
74% 67% Ghost Light Liz Beth Stevens (Character) - 2018
16% 31% Sinister 2 Courtney Collins (Character) $27.7M 2015
59% 47% The End of Love Lydia (Character) $8.3K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cyclist Girl (Character) - 2012
33% 28% The Day Shannon (Character) $20.5K 2011
73% 39% Road to Nowhere Laurel Graham (Character) $40.3K 2010
No Score Yet 23% The Heavy Claire (Character) - 2010
50% 54% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Concetta (Character) - 2009
0% 29% One Missed Call Beth Raymond (Character) $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet 22% Catacombs Victoria (Character) - 2007
50% 80% The Holiday Maggie (Character) $63.2M 2006
67% 82% Wristcutters: A Love Story Mikal (Character) $231.5K 2006
86% 87% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Pink Hair Girl (Character) $4.2M 2005
20% 42% Devour Marisol (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 36% Chasing Ghosts Taylor Spencer (Character) - 2005
8% 48% Undiscovered Josie (Character) $1M 2005
8% 38% The Order Mara (Character) $7.7M 2003
39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Erica Sutton (Character) $37.9M 2002
43% 71% The Rules of Attraction Lauren Hynde (Character) $6.5M 2002
59% 79% A Knight's Tale Lady Jocelyn (Character) $56.1M 2001

TV

Credit
60% 67% Wayward Pines Theresa Burke (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2016
76% 76% Sleepy Hollow Pandora (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2016
No Score Yet 63% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
66% 78% How to Make It in America Gingy (Character) 2010-2011
22% 77% Moonlight Coraline (Character) 2007-2008
37% No Score Yet Dirt Kira Klay (Character) 2007-2008
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Myra Denning (Guest Star) 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)