Shannyn Sossamon - Rotten Tomatoes

Shannyn Sossamon

Highest Rated:   85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
Lowest Rated:   0% One Missed Call (2008)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Sinister 2
  • Courtney Collins
2015
59% The End of Love
  • Lydia
$8.8k 2013
29% The Day
  • Shannon
$21k 2012
80% 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
47% The Holiday
  • Maggie
$63.3M 2006
85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
  • Pink Hair Girl
$4.2M 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013
  • Pandora
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
58% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
  • Theresa Burke
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
  • Alex
  • 2013
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Gingy Gingy Wu
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Myra Denning
  • 2004

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