Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 3, 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).

Highest rated movies

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Ghost Light
Road to Nowhere
Wristcutters: A Love Story
The End of Love
A Knight's Tale
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
The Holiday

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 67% Ghost Light Liz Beth Stevens (Character) - 2018
15% 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
31% 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
67% 82% Wristcutters: A Love Story Mikal (Character) $231.5K 2006
49% 80% The Holiday Maggie (Character) $63.2M 2006
No Score Yet 36% Chasing Ghosts Taylor Spencer (Character) - 2005
86% 87% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Pink Hair Girl (Character) $4.2M 2005
8% 47% Undiscovered Josie (Character) $1.0M 2005
20% 42% Devour Marisol (Character) - 2005
8% 38% The Order Mara (Character) $7.7M 2003
43% 71% The Rules of Attraction Lauren Hynde (Character) $6.5M 2002
39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Erica Sutton (Character) $37.9M 2002
59% 79% A Knight's Tale Lady Jocelyn (Character) $56.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Holiday Liz Corskey (Character) - 0000

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 56% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
66% 79% How to Make It in America Gingy (Character) 2010-2011
22% 79% Moonlight Coraline (Character) 2007-2008
37% 66% Dirt Kira Klay (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Myra Denning (Guest Star) 2004