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 One Missed Call. Sossamon also had a starring role in the CBS's vampire drama, Moonlight.… Read More

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    Man Attempts To Find His Manic Pixie Dream Girlfriend On Craigslist, Likely Fails
    Huffington Post - Nov 05, 2013
  • 'mistresses' Star Shannyn Sossamon Joins Fox's 'way Ward Pines'
    Yahoo News - Jul 26, 2013
  • 'knight's Tale' Becoming A Tv Show From 'battlestar Galactica' Showrunner
    MTV News - Sep 21, 2012
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shannyn Sossamon.


1978 Birth Born on October 3, 1978.


1995 16 Years Old The y in her first name was an adolescent alteration in 1995. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old In 1997, she appeared as a fashion model, a girl and a trophy presenter in several Mr. Show episodes.


1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she starred in Miramax Films' romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, alongside Josh Hartnett. … 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 20 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 After her son was born in 2004, she guest-starred with her only acting appearance of the year, in the episode "Doubt" on the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2005 26 Years Old Sossamon made her return to films though a main part in the low-budget horror film Devour, that was released straight-to-video in early 2005. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Sossamon was cast as the female lead in the indie drama feature Wristcutters: A Love Story, which was based on an Etgar Keret short story and co-starred Patrick Fugit, Tom Waits, and Will Arnett. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old …  Despite the critical reaction, the actress was nominated for the "Choice Film Actress – Horror" Award at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards for her portrayal. … Read More


After making a brief appearance in the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding, she appeared as one of the leads in the thriller The Heavy, which on 16 April 2010, premiered straight-to-video in the United States and received a limited theatrical release in the UK on the same day. … Read More
…  In January 15, 2012, The Cyclist, a short art film where Sossamon starred, premiered; it was screened later that year at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
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. … Read More
In the show, premiered on May 14, 2015, her role is Theresa Burke, wife of Matt Dillon's character. … Read More
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