Shannyn Sossamon is an experienced American television and film actress who is well known for playing the characters of Beth Raymond in 2008’s movie, One Missed Call and Courtney Collins in 2015’s movie, Sinister 2.
Her big break-through in the film industry came when she portrayed the role of Jocelyn in the 2001’s hit movie A Knight's Tale. In it, she shared the screen alongside the late Heath Ledger. For her performance, she was twice nominated at 2001’s Teen Choice Awards and thrice nominated at 2002’s MTV Movie + TV Awards.
Bio (Age) Plus Height
Shannyn Sossamon was born in 3rd October 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii, as Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon. She goes by the nickname of Shan and has a birth sign of Libra.
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Further, she stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).
Shannyn Sossamon was raised in Reno, Nevada, by her father named Todd Lindberg and mother named Sherry Sossamon. She embraces a mixed ethnicity—French and Irish from her father’s side, and Native Hawaiian, Filipino, English, and German from her mother’s side. Sadly, her parents got divorced, and her mother married to another guy named Randy Goldstein.
Furthermore, she has a sister named Jenny Lee Lindberg, a bass guitarist, from her biological parents.
Shannyn Sossamon’s Personal Life: Boyfriend & Kids
Shannyn Sossamon was in a relationship with Dallas Clayton, a writer plus author of An Awesome Book—started from March 2002.
While they were together, they welcomed a son named Audio Science Clayton on 29th May 2003.
Shannyn Sossamon with her son (Photo: celebbabylaundry.com)
However, they weren’t meant to be together forever, as just after ten months of their child’s birth, the couple separated—they had a two-year relationship.
After her split with Dallas Clayton, she was in a relationship with Richard Purser for some while. With Richard, she welcomed a son (her second kid) named Mortimer in December 2011. But, her bond with Richard also didn’t last long, and they walked off their own ways.
Her Career: Movies And TV Shows
Shannyn Sossamon initially wanted to become a dancer and DJ. For that, she even moved to Los Angeles. However, she changed her career path and followed acting after being spotted and guided by a director named Brian Helgeland.
After that, her first television role came in the 1997’s TV Series entitled Mr. Show with Bob and David. After that, she played in some short videos before finally making her debut in the big-screen through 2001’s A Knight's Tale.
Following her breakthrough role, she played in numerous movies such as 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009), Stealing Time (2013), and Ghost Light (2018). Likewise, her TV series credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004), Moonlight (2007-08), How to Make It in America (2010), and Sleepy Hollow (2015-16).
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Recently, in 2019, she played as The Woman in the short movie titled The Hour After Westerly. As of now, she has turned her focus on her two upcoming movies named High Holiday (post-production) and The Jesuit (completed).