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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. Other remixes have also been made by independent DJs. 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. This music video also entered on Total Request Live's countdown. It's a 'S' with a flower. A separate music video (also directed by Haussman) was also made for the remix. She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. The single also included a remix, "The Shaketon Mix", merging a reggaeton style with the original rhythm of the song.

Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming. It can also be noted that the video for "La Tortura" was one of the first in Spanish language to run a lot of times on "mainstream" American music channels such as MTV and VH1. 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. It was also the second Spanish-language video ever to enter in Total Request Live's countdown. Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. The music video is in itself somewhat notable, as it was the first time MTV showed an whole episode of the Making the Video series in another language (with English subtitles). In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. He remembers things they'd done in the past as a couple, while Shakira dances erotically, covered in black paint.

While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. From his apartment, Sanz spies on Shakira as she goes to her apartment and changes clothes. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. The music video, directed by Michael Haussman, is quite simple. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. The song was chosen as the World's #5 Favorite Song of All Time in a global survey by Sony Ericsson of 700,000 music fans in 66 countries. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. "La Tortura" broke the record on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, appearing at #1 for 25 non-consecutive weeks.

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. It was also a huge hit in Europe, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it was not released as a single. Daft Punk. La Tortura was on the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 in less than ten weeks (#23). Goo Goo Dolls - 'Dizzy' (1999). The video clip of the song was nominated for the Viewer's Choice Award on the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, during which Shakira performed with Sanz (notably, it was the first time a guest performed a song entirely in a language other than English). Cher - 'Strong Enough' (1999). Since its release as a single, the song has become one of the most important Latin songs to move into mainstream English-speaking culture in the United States (alongside Daddy Yankee's Gasolina).

DJ Quik. . Korn - 'Make Me Bad' (1999). The single is Shakira's sixth in the United States, following the commercial success of her 2001 album Laundry Service. Mick Jagger - 'God Gave Me Everything' (2001). It tells the story of a woman who has been emotionally "tortured" because her boyfriend left; however, when he returns begging her forgiveness, she humiliates him and says that she is not going to shed tears over him. Pepsi. The single is a duet between Shakira and Spanish ballad-singer Alejandro Sanz.

Oldsmobile. "La Tortura" (English: The Torture) is the first single from Colombian-born singer Shakira's sixth studio album, Fijación Oral 1. Kodak. Kmart. GAP:Khaki Swing.

GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001). Trophy presenter. Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997) ... Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997).

Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen. Undiscovered (2005). I Hate You (2005). Chasing Ghosts (2005).

Devour (2005). The Order (2003). Wholey Moses (2003). The Rules of Attraction (2002).

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). A Knight's Tale (2001). She bought all her friends boxer shorts. GAP gave her $200 in clothing tokens for doing a Denim ad.

Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights. She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale, beating Kate Hudson for the role of Jocelyn. Her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English and German. The 'y' in her name was an adolescent addition in 1995.

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