Shannyn Sossamon - Updated Jul 2024

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon is an actress, director, and musician from the USA. Shannyn Sossamon became popular and known for her striking, exotic looks and appeared in the 2001 film A Knight’s Tale and the 2008 film One Missed Call. She has appeared in many famous series and films.

Birth Facts and Education

Shannyn Sossamon was born on October 3, 1978in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is 45 years old and is under the astrological sign, Libra. She holds American nationality and her full name is Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon.

Her mother’s name is Sherry Sossamon who is a nurse and her father’s name is Todd Lindberg. She also has a sister and her name is Jenny Lee Lindberg. Her sister is a singer, musician, songwriter, and producer. Likewise, her maternal grandmother is of Hawaiian and Filipino descent, while the rest of her ancestry is English, German, Dutch, French, and Irish. Her parents divorced when she was five years old. Then, she and her sister were raised by her mother, who married Randy Goldman. Randy Goldman is a salesman and manager of an auto dealership.

Regarding Shanny’s educational background and qualifications, she attended Galena High School in Reno, graduating in the year 1995. Then, after her high school graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles along with her two friends, to study dance.

Shannyn Sossamon – Career and Professional Life

Shannyn Sossamon started to work as a DJ, booking gigs in local clubs and performance venues after moving to LA in the year 1995. During that time, she was pursuing a dance career. At that time, she also was able to establish her early career by modeling for various companies including Sassy Magazine, Unionbay Clothing, American Eagle Outfitters, as well as Planned Parenthood. She was able to appear in two television commercials for Gap and in music videos for artists such as Daft Punk, The Goo Goo Dolls, Cher, DJ Quik, and the rock group 9xdead as well.

Likewise, she featured as the lead female role in Brian Helgeland’s medieval adventure dramedy A Knight’s Tale. The drama was a hit and gained a lot of recognition and good reviews. Then, she was able to feature in Miramax Films’ romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights. Through this film, she received a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Film Chemistry”. Subsequently, Sossamon was able to play in Roger Avary’s dark satirical ensemble The Rules of Attraction.

Moreover, she along with Heath Ledger appeared together again in Brian Helgeland’s supernatural thriller The Order. After this, she became pregnant and took a hiatus from working on film productions. After her pregnancy, her next vehicle was the horror-thriller Devour. At that time, Sossamon was able to play a small role in the black action comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in the year 2005. She then featured in Undiscovered and Chasing Ghosts.

More About Career

Shannyn Sossamon starred as the female lead in the indie romantic black comedy Wristcutters: A Love Story. The film was nominated for several awards, including Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the Humanitas Prize. She then appeared in The Holiday, Dirt on FX, and Catacombs. Likewise, she then was able to sign on as a series regular on CBS’ vampire drama Moonlight, to play the character of Coraline Duvall. She was then featured in One Missed Call and she was nominated for the “Choice Film Actress – Horror” Award at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.

She starred in Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Our Family Wedding, The Heavy, How to Make It in America, Road to Nowhere, The Day, The Cyclist, and The End of Love as Lydia. Likewise, she also was able to appear in Desire which is another short feature and collaboration between Jaguar and Ridley Scott Associates, to help kick off the 2014 Jaguar F-Type.

Furthermore, she was able to provide her voice for a character, Lorna during an episode of Over the Garden Wall. Then, she had a starring role in the supernatural horror sequel Sinister 2 and played Pandora in the third season of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow.

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Caption: Shannyn acting (Source: Youtube)

Music and More

Shannyn Sossamon continues to study music and dance apart from acting. After she gave birth to her first child, she began to learn how to play the guitar and wanted to create a band along with her sister Jenny Lee Lindberg, who knew how to play the bass. After a short time, they were able to form Warpaint, an indie rock, and psychedelic bands in Los Angeles. Sossamon became the drummer of the group. She is also a songwriter and has written many songs for the band.

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Caption: Shannyn with her bandmates (Source:

Shannyn Sossamon – Relationship Status

Shannyn Sossamon is possibly in a relationship or single at the moment. She has kept her personal and love life private and away from the public and the media. She was in a relationship with Dallas Clayton for two years. He is an author. During their relationship, they had a son whose name is Audio Science Clayton but they broke up and went their separate ways. After that, she gave birth to another son, Mortimer Sossamon but the information regarding the father is not available. She has kept her relationship private since and barely speaks about it in front of people.

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Caption: Shannyn with Dallas Clayton (Source: Zimbio)

Body Measurements

Shannyn has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is 54 Kg. Sossamon’s other body measurements such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size, are 34-25-33 inches respectively. Moreover, she had brown hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

Shannyn Sossamon is active on Instagram. She owns her Instagram account under the name “shansossamon” and her account is verified as well. She has garnered 64K followers on it until now and has shared 337 posts to date.

Shannyn Sossamon – Net Worth 2024

According to Celebritynetworth, she has a net worth of $3 million and her main income source is her career in acting and singing.