Shannyn Sossamon

Born Oct 3, 1978

Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon is an American actress. She starred in the films A Knight's Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Order and Road to Nowhere. Sossamon also had a starring role on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight.… Read More

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1978 Birth Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon was born on October 3, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised in Reno, Nevada. … Read More
1981 2 Years Old She has a younger sister, singer Jenny Lee Lindberg, who was born in 1981. … Read More


Sossamon attended Galena High School in Reno, graduating in 1995. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old In 1997, Sossamon guest-starred as several characters in three episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David, and two years later, she was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while assisting a fellow DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's brother's birthday party. … Read More


2001 22 Years Old The film premiered on May 11, 2001, and received average reviews, with her part getting an equally mixed response; Robin Clifford for Reeling Reviews concluded that Sossamon was "pretty but little more than an object of affection" and Rob Blackwelder, of SPLICEDwire, called her role "the movie's weakest link", noting that although Sossamon was a "wonderfully wicked flirt", her character "isn't terribly well established and she's the most jarringly modern sight in this ancient tale". … Read More
2002 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Sossamon starred in Miramax Films' romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, as Erica Sutton, the love interest of Josh Hartnett's character, Matt Sullivan. … Read More
2003 24 Years Old …  It was released in late 2003, to extremely poor reviews; Critical reception for Sossamon was average with 7M Pictures finding the movie "well acted" by the leads but remarking that she, "so charming in both "A Knight's Tale and 40 Days and 40 Nights, is given very little to do besides utilize her 'tortured soul with dark eye makeup' schtick". … Read More
2004 25 Years Old Her only acting appearance of 2004 was a guest-starring role in the episode "Doubt" on the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old Chasing Ghosts, a mystery thriller starring Sossamon, was released straight-to-video in late 2005. … Read More
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On January 2, 2007, she debuted on Courteney Cox's drama series Dirt on FX. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old …  The movie had its U.S. premiere on January 4, 2008, and fared "decently" on its opening weekend, with an estimated US$13.5 million in sales, as noted by Box Office Mojo. … Read More


2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
She also made a brief appearance in the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding and appeared as one of the leads in the thriller The Heavy, which had a U.S. straight-to-video release in April 2010. … Read More
2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In January 15, 2012, The Cyclist, a short film where Sossamon starred, premiered; it was screened later that year at the Las Vegas Film Festival. She appeared in the indie romantic drama The End of Love as Lydia, a single mother and the love interest of Mark Webber's character. The movie debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and opened theatrically in a limited run in March 2013. … Read More
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
It had initially a debut at the 2013 Sundance London Film and Music Festival and was then posted on YouTube.
2014 35 Years Old She provided her voice for a character named Lorna during an episode of Over the Garden Wall, which aired on November 6, 2014 ("Chapter 7: The Ringing of the Bell"). … Read More
2015 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Her role was Theresa Burke, the wife of Matt Dillon's character, and the show premiered on May 14, 2015. … Read More
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