Where Is Shannyn Sossamon From? Her Net Worth, Movies And Music

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Profile summary of Shannyn Sossamon
  • Name: Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon
  • Date of birth: October 3, 1978
  • Age: 45
  • Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Irish, French, Dutch, Hawaiian-Filipino, German, and English
  • Parents: Todd Lindberg and Sherry Sossamon
  • Children: 2 (Audio Science and Mortimer)
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Occupation: Actress, Director, and Musician
  • Years active: 1997 to date
  • Net worth: $3 million
  • Shannyn’s Instagram: shansossamon

Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahololani “Shannyn” Sossamon, is one of those names that can hardly be overlooked in the American entertainment industry. The American actress, director, and musician is famous for her appearances in A Knight’s Tale (2001), The Rules of Attraction (2002), 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), The Order (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), Road to Nowhere (2009), Sinister 2 (2015) among many others.

How old is Shannyn Sossamon and where is she from?

Sossamon is an American by nationality. The multitalented star was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 3, 1978. Her parents are Todd Lindberg and Sherry Sossamon. Sossamon has quite an interesting ancestry. She comes from a family with a rich history of cocktail making.

Her ancestry is diverse and includes her maternal grandmother with Filipina and Hawaiian ancestry. The remainder of her ancestral linage is of German, Dutch, English, French, and Irish descent. There is this feeling among her fans that the diversity of her roots might have contributed to her ability to fit into many roles. There is, however no science behind this assumption.

Shannyn Sossamon’s education and early career

Sossamon completed her high school education in 1995 at Galena High School, Reno. She moved to Los Angeles in the company of two of her friends shortly after high school to study dance. Los Angeles proved to be a thrilling place for the youngsters. Her first career venture was as a DJ while still pursuing her passion for dance. She performed in local clubs and at events.

Shannyn Sossamon went from performing as a DJ to modeling for notable magazines and fashion outlets such as American Eagle Outfitters, Sassy Magazine, Union bay Clothing, and Planned Parenthood. In her early career years, she was featured in music videos by Cher, 9xdead, Daft Punk, DJ Quik, and The Goo Goo Dolls, as well as two TV commercials for Gap.

Shannyn Sossamon’s career as an actress

Shannyn Sossamon ventured into the world of television and film in 1997 with several appearances in three episodes of Mr. Show. Luck, however, smiled on her two years later when she crossed paths with Francine Maisler, a casting director. Their chance meeting was at a birthday party in honor of Gwyneth Paltrow’s brother. Sossamon was a co-DJ at the event.

Sossamon’s breakthrough into the glamorous world of America’s Hollywood came when she beat Kate Hudson to take on the lead female role in the medieval drama, A Knight’s Tale (2001) where she starred alongside Heath Ledger. Although not every critic of the film found her character favorable, the film generated about $117,487,473 across the globe. She also received two Teen Choice Awards nominations and three MTV Movie Awards nominations for her role in the film.

Having earned her mark in the industry, the following year saw her starring alongside Josh Hartnett in the 2002 romantic comedy, 40 Days and 40 Nights. The film was a huge success and amassed about $95,146,283 globally. This was followed by her portrayal of Lauren Hynde in The Rules Of Attraction which further validated her place in the industry. Sossamon has appeared in numerous films and TV programs, which makes her an icon in the industry.

Shannyn Sossamon’s films

  • 2001 – A Knight’s Tale as Jocelyn
  • 2002 – 40 Days and 40 Nights as Erica Sutton
  • 2002 – The Rules of Attraction as Lauren Hynde
  • 2003 – Wholey Moses as Max
  • 2003 – The Order as Mara Sinclair
  • 2005 – Devour as Marisol
  • 2005 – Chasing Ghosts as Taylor Spencer
  • 2005 – I Hate You Leilani as Jo
  • 2005 – The Double as Melanie
  • 2005 – Undiscovered as Josie
  • 2005 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as Pink Hair Girl
  • 2006 – Wristcutters: A Love Story as Mikal
  • 2006 – The Holiday as Maggie
  • 2007 – Catacombs as Victoria
  • 2008 – One Missed Call as Beth Raymond
  • 2009 – Life Is Hot in Cracktown as Concetta
  • 2010 – Our Family Wedding as Ashley McPhee
  • 2010 – The Heavy as Claire
  • 2010 – Road to Nowhere as Laurel Graham and Velma Duran
  • 2011 – The Day as Shannon
  • 2011 – Fight for Your Right Revisited as Café Patron
  • 2012 – The End of Love as Lydia
  • 2012 – The Cyclist as Girl
  • 2013 – Desire as Melody
  • 2015 – Sinister 2 as Courtney Collins
  • 2018 – Ghost Light as Liz Beth Stevens
  • 2019 – The Hour After Westerly as The Woman
  • 2021 – High Holiday as Liz Corksey
  • 2021 – The Undertaker’s Wife as Sarah Davis

Shannyn Sossamon’s television roles

  • 1997 – Mr. Show as Fashion Model/Girl/Trophy Presenter
  • 2004 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Myra Denning
  • 2007 – Dirt as Kira Klay
  • 2007 – 2008  Moonlight as Coraline
  • 2010 – How to Make It in America as Gingy Wu
  • 2013 – Mistresses as Alex
  • 2014 – Over the Garden Wall as Lorna (voice work)
  • 2015 – 16 Wayward Pines as Theresa Burke
  • 2015 – 16 Sleepy Hollow  as Pandora

Her career as a musician

Sossamon is an all-around entertainer and has made some input in the music industry. Although she does not refer to herself as a musician, she is passionate about music. She has done some studies in music and dance and also took guitar lessons after the arrival of her first child. She teamed up with her sister, Jenny Lee Lindberg to star in Warpaint, a psychedelic Indie rock band based in Los Angeles. While her sister followed through to become a musician, Sossamon sees music as a pastime. She left the band after their first EP, Exquisite Corpse (2009). She however does songwriting.

What is Shannyn Sossamon’s net worth?

Sossamon has a millionaire status as a reward for all her hard work. There is no official information from the actress regarding her net worth. However, she is believed to be worth an estimated $3 million. This wealth comes from her career as an actress, musician, director, and so many other endeavors. She owns a production company called The Maudegone Theater. Despite her millionaire status, Sossamon leads a simple life.

Read Also: Who is Shannyn Sossamon Husband, Does She Have Kids?

What happened to Shannyn Sossamon?

After filming Brian Helgeland’s The Order, Shannyn Sossamon took a break from her acting career. The film was shot while she was pregnant. The break was to enable her to focus on the new phase of her life as a mother. It was not easy to combine full-time acting with the demands of motherhood. This break that lasted between 2003 to 2005 was necessary for her mental and physical well-being. It also allowed her to have quality time with her family and figure out the way forward in her career.

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