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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Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming. The last ten minutes of the day's show was dedicated to Perkins, where he gave thanks to one of the show's producers and a heartfelt goodbye to the three anchors, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer, and Robin Roberts. 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. On December 2, 2005, weatherman Tony Perkins left Good Morning America, where he has been the weather personality since 1999. Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. Hartman signed off the show that day with his trademark close "From all of us, make it a good day." On that day Good Morning America became the first morning news show to broadcast in HDTV. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. Former co-hosts David Hartman and Joan Lunden, along with former meteorologist Spencer Christian were among the guests of honor.

While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. On November 3, 2005, GMA celebrated its 30th birthday with recaps to 1975 and by decorating Times Square. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. Good Morning America has won in timeslots in large markets like New York, which may give an indication that people may begin to choose them over The Today Show. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. As of 2005, Good Morning America has still not prevailed over The Today Show, though it has had a few one-show victories on the day after Pope John Paul II's funeral, and then a Mariah Carey concert shortly after in 2005. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. She had been regularly filling in for Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson up until then.

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. In May 2005, ABC announced former ESPN anchor Robin Roberts, the show's news anchor would be promoted to co-anchor. Daft Punk. When he left to anchor WBBM-TV in Chicago, Robin Roberts replaced Mora. Goo Goo Dolls - 'Dizzy' (1999). Until March 18, 2002, the news was anchored by Antonio Mora. Cher - 'Strong Enough' (1999). ABC stuck with the Gibson and Sawyer team where they remain today as anchors of Good Morning America.

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Oldsmobile. The Today Show ratings skyrocketed and remained at the top spot into the mid 2000s. Kodak. News and weather were anchored by Ann Curry and Al Roker. Kmart. By this time, The Today Show was hosted by Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. GAP:Khaki Swing. With McRee and Newman at the helms of Good Morning America, long time viewers switched to The Today Show.

GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001). The show was almost killed when Gibson, too, left the show to make way for Kevin Newman in 1998. Trophy presenter. Lunden decided to step down after 17 years on the show, and was replaced by Lisa McRee. Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997) ... But Good Morning America would stumble from its top spot in 1997. Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997). Lunden and Gibson were a hard couple to beat.

Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen. Good Morning America sailed into the 1990s with its overwhelming ratings success. Undiscovered (2005). In 1983, CBS Morning beat The Today Show and took the second place spot after Good Morning America. I Hate You (2005). It was hosted by Charles Kuralt and Diane Sawyer. Chasing Ghosts (2005). But CBS decided it wanted to get aggressive in the morning news talk show ratings battle, and it launched CBS Morning, using the same format used on Good Morning America and The Today Show.

Devour (2005). In the 1970s and 1980s, the CBS television network, aired only hard news stories during the morning time slot shared by Good Morning America and The Today Show. The Order (2003). Gibson and Lunden prevailed over The Today Show. Wholey Moses (2003). They became the most popular news partnership on television in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Rules of Attraction (2002). Lunden was paired with Charles Gibson and ratings skyrocketed for Good Morning America.

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). The partnership ended in February of 1987 as Hartman retired. A Knight's Tale (2001). Hartman and Lunden led the show through several seasons of success. She bought all her friends boxer shorts. In 1980, Hill left Good Morning America and was replaced by Joan Lunden. GAP gave her $200 in clothing tokens for doing a Denim ad. For the first time, Good Morning America became the highest rated morning news program in the United States as The Today Show fell to second place.

Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights. Good Morning America continued to threaten The Today Show into the 80's, especially after the abrupt removal of Brokaw from his anchor desk in 1981. She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale, beating Kate Hudson for the role of Jocelyn. Within a year, The Today Show managed to beat back the Good Morning America ratings threat with Brokaw and new co-host Jane Pauley, featuring Gene Shalit. Her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English and German. On August 29, 1976, Tom Brokaw began anchoring The Today Show while a search was made for a female co-host. The 'y' in her name was an adolescent addition in 1995. Good Morning America ratings climbed slowly but steadily throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s while The Today Show experienced a slight slump in viewership, especially with Walters' decision to leave NBC for a job at ABC.

Dussault was replaced in 1977 by Sandy Hill. Good Morning America's first host was David Hartman, featuring Nancy Dussault as his co-host. America in November 1975 as Good Morning America, taking its title from the chorus of the Steve Goodman song "City of New Orleans". After rave reviews for the pilot, the format replaced A.M.

ABC took an episode of The Morning Exchange and used it as a pilot episode. The result of all of this was ratings of nearly 70% for The Morning Exchange. Baker, felt the living room set would make viewers feel more comfortable. Perris and William F.

The show's creators, Donald L. Also unlike both the NBC and ABC shows, The Morning Exchange was not broadcast from a newsroom set but instead one that resembled a suburban living room. The Morning Exchange also established a group of regular guests who were experts in certain fields such as health, entertainment, consumer affairs, travel, etc. America and The Today Show, The Morning Exchange took less of a straightfoward news approach by offering news and weather updates only at the top and bottom of every hour and used the rest of the time discussing general-interest/entertainment topics.

Unlike A.M. America but instead was airing a locally produced show called The Morning Exchange. While looking around, they found that one of their affiliates, WEWS in Cleveland, was not broadcasting A.M. The show could not find an audience against The Today Show, so ABC started to look for a new approach.

ABC's show was hosted by Bill Beutel and Stephanie Edwards, with Peter Jennings reading the news. America in an attempt to compete with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network production of The Today Show hosted by Jim Hartz and Barbara Walters. In January 1975, ABC launched A.M. .

Since 2004, ABC has also aired Good Morning America Weekend Edition. When major events happen in Washington during the morning hours, then the show is broadcast from Washington. The program is currently hosted by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer, and Robin Roberts. It is the only network morning news program to broadcast in HDTV.

It is recorded live from Times Square Studios in New York City and fed to all network affiliates. The show features news, weather, and special interest stories. The show was launched in 1975. Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC).

Bob Woodruff (as of 2004). George Stephanopoulos (1997-2002). Wolfgang Puck (as of 2004). Joel Siegel (as of 2004).

Claire Shipman (as of 2004). Nance (as of 2004). John J. Ann Pleshette Murphy (as of 2004).

David Muir (as of 2004). Sara Moulton (as of 2004). Emeril Lagasse (as of 2004). Timothy Johnson (as of 2004).

Rebecca Kolls (as of 2004). Gregory Hunter (as of 2004). Mellody Hobson (as of 2004). Ron Hazelton (as of 2004).

Don Dahler (as of 2004). Bill Weir (as of 2004). Kate Snow (as of 2004). Robin Roberts (as of 2004).

Tony Perkins (1999-2005). Diane Sawyer (as of 2004). Charles Gibson (as of 2004).

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