Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on October 3, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an American musician and film/music video actress. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party.

Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. Reportedly close friends with Heath Ledger, she also appeared alongside him in 2003 in The Order, and appeared in music videos for Mick Jagger and KoЯn. Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming.

She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. It's a 'S' with a flower.

Sossamon was dating Dallas Clayton, a kick boxing instructor in 2002/2003 and gave birth to a son on May 29, 2003, named Audio Science Clayton.

Trivia

  • The 'y' in her name was an adolescent addition in 1995.
  • Her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English and German.
  • She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale, beating Kate Hudson for the role of Jocelyn.
  • Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights.
  • GAP gave her $200 in clothing tokens for doing a Denim ad. She bought all her friends boxer shorts.

Filmography

  • A Knight's Tale (2001)
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
  • The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Wholey Moses (2003)
  • The Order (2003)
  • Devour (2005)
  • Chasing Ghosts (2005)
  • I Hate You (2005)
  • Undiscovered (2005)

Television appearances

  • Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen
  • Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997)
  • Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997) .... Trophy presenter

TV commercials

  • GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001)
  • GAP:Khaki Swing
  • Kmart
  • Kodak
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pepsi

Music Videos

  • Mick Jagger - 'God Gave Me Everything' (2001)
  • Korn - 'Make Me Bad' (1999)
  • DJ Quik
  • Cher - 'Strong Enough' (1999)
  • Goo Goo Dolls - 'Dizzy' (1999)
  • Daft Punk

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. She has also guest starred in the television series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Judging Amy, and Six Feet Under. Sossamon was dating Dallas Clayton, a kick boxing instructor in 2002/2003 and gave birth to a son on May 29, 2003, named Audio Science Clayton. A month later, Oh filed for divorce. It's a 'S' with a flower. In March 2005, the couple's spokesperson announced their separation. She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. She and American filmmaker Alexander Payne were in a relationship for five years, including two years of marriage.

Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming. Although Oh remains active in feature film, the critically acclaimed Grey's Anatomy remains Oh's primary, current occupation. Reportedly close friends with Heath Ledger, she also appeared alongside him in 2003 in The Order, and appeared in music videos for Mick Jagger and KoЯn. Another upcoming film of Oh's is The Night Listener, cast as "Anna" alongside Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. In theatre, Oh has also starred in the world premieres of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at the La Jolla Playhouse and Diana Son's Stop Kiss at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre in New York. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. On American television Oh is renowned for her current role in the hit ABC medical series Grey's Anatomy, for which she has won both a 2006 Golden Globe for Best Television Supporting Actress and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. Oh is most familiar to American audiences from her roles in the popular films Under the Tuscan Sun and Sideways. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. Oh also won FIPA d'Or Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival for her role in The Diary of Evelyn Lau. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. Other Canadian films of Oh's are Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and Last Night, which she again won a Best Actress Genie for. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. She is known in Canada for her lead performances in the Canadian film Double Happiness, for which she won the Genie Award for Best Actress.

Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on October 3, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an American musician and film/music video actress. Around the same time, she also appeared as the title character in the Canadian television production, The Diary of Evelyn Lau, achieving the role by defeating 1,000 other contestants for the part. Daft Punk. Oh eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal, whereafter she starred in a London, Ontario stage production of David Mamet's "Oleanna". Goo Goo Dolls - 'Dizzy' (1999). Oh started her carrer by becoming a ballet dancer, yet she later became interested in acting while attending Sir Robert Borden High School in her hometown of Nepean, Ontario, where she took drama classes, acted in school plays, and was a member of the drama club. Cher - 'Strong Enough' (1999). .

DJ Quik. Oh is honored as one of Canada's most respected actresses. Korn - 'Make Me Bad' (1999). Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy and many notable roles on feature film. Mick Jagger - 'God Gave Me Everything' (2001). Sandra Oh, born July 20, 1971 in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada, is an award-winning Korean-Canadian actress, best known for portraying Dr. Pepsi. "...also, let's mention that Sandra Oh who goes out and does a striptease in front of the boy that she loves but doesn't think will accept her...there's a little tear that comes down while she's upside down on the pole and that's a very effective piece of acting." - Roger Ebert on Oh while reviewing Dancing at the Blue Iguana on Ebert & Roeper.

Oldsmobile. "I think all women should learn how to strip...it's a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do." [2]. Kodak. It's too hard." [1]. Kmart. "Becoming an actor? If it's not a calling, don't do it. GAP:Khaki Swing. You buy and cook your own food.".

GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001). You have a communal kitchen. Trophy presenter. You live together in barracks. Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997) ... You get paid the same. Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997). "On a Canadian set, everybody is equal.

Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen. as Jade Li. Undiscovered (2005). Double Happiness (1994) .. I Hate You (2005). as Rita Wu. Chasing Ghosts (2005). Arli$$ (TV series) (1996) ..

Devour (2005). as Bernice Schimmel. The Order (2003). Bean (1997) .. Wholey Moses (2003). as Sandra. The Rules of Attraction (2002). Last Night (1998) ..

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). as Madame Ming. A Knight's Tale (2001). The Red Violin (1998) .. She bought all her friends boxer shorts. as Jasmine. GAP gave her $200 in clothing tokens for doing a Denim ad. Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) ..

Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights. as Vice Principal Gupta. She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale, beating Kate Hudson for the role of Jocelyn. The Princess Diaries (2001) .. Her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English and German. Phyllis Caldwell. The 'y' in her name was an adolescent addition in 1995. as Mrs.

Big Fat Liar (2002) .. as Kim Ho Lum. Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002) .. as Patti.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) .. as Stephanie. Sideways (2004) .. as Judy Tokuda.

Hard Candy (2005) .. Cristina Yang. as Dr. Grey's Anatomy (TV series) (2005-present) ..

as Mary. 3 Needles (2005) ..

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