US-born actress and musician Shannyn Sossamon is a well-known beauty and popular figure in the entertainment industry. The award winner is popular in entertainment circles because she played the role of Jocelyn in the 2001 film A Knight’s Tale. She is a very successful actress and musician, and her merit and fortune testify to a very rewarding and gratifyingly outstanding career.
Shannyn Sossamon Bio/Age
Shannyn Sossamon was born as Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon on 3 October 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She was raised by her mother in Reno, Nevada, for most of her infant life. She is American and of English, French, Dutch, German and Irish descent. Through her maternal grandmother, she also has Hawaiian and Filipino descent. Her father’s name is Todd Lindberg and her mother’s name is Sherry Sossamon, a nurse. She is the oldest of two daughters in the family. Her younger sister, Jenny Lee Lindberg, born in 1981, is a singer.
Shannyn and her sister were raised after their parents divorced from their mother when she was just 5 years old and her sister was only 2 years old. Her mother then remarried Randy Goldman, who at that time worked as a manager of a car dealership and also as a salesman. Shannyn studied at Galena High School, where she also took dance lessons and graduated in 1995. After graduating from high school she moved to Los Angeles and continued her dance studies there. Later she became a disc jockey (DJ) and was seen showing off her skills and performing at various venues, including several local clubs. At this point, she added the “Y” to her name to become “Shannyn” instead of “Shannon”.
Shannyn Sossamon Career
Shannyn Sossamon’s career was actually nothing less than outstanding. A career that began in the mid-1990s, when she graduated high school and moved to Los Angeles, and which she began with a keen interest in dancing. And although she continued her studies in this art, she never had any intention of making a career out of it. Later she developed an interest in modeling and was featured in several magazines, including Planned Parenthood, Sassy Magazine, American Eagle Outfitters, and Unionbay Clothing.
We would say that her career in television began when she appeared in two television commercials for the clothing company GAP and then appeared in music videos for the rock group 9xDead. She also appeared in music videos for artists like Daft Punk and Cher. After appearing in various television shows such as the 1997 comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David (her acting debut), she took a giant step forward with her portrayal of Lady Jocelyn in her first film “A Knight’s Tale” (2001). It is reported that she surpassed the renowned actress Kate Hudson in auditions for the female lead role in the film. Her performance earned her several award nominations, including the MTV Movie Awards.
She appeared as Erica Sutton in the romantic comedy “40 Days and 40 Nights” (2002) by Miramax Films, but her big breakthrough came with her portrayal of Mikal in the 2006 love movie “Wristcutters”: A Love Story. Her performance in this film earned her numerous nominations for various awards. Among the other films in which she received recognition are several others: The Rules of Attraction (2002); The Order (2003); Devour (2005); One Missed Call (2008); Road to Nowhere (2010); The End of Love (2012); Sinister 2 (2015), among others.
Shannyn Sossamon has received many nominations during her growing acting career. Her performance in the 2001 film ‘A Knights Tale’ earned her several nominations for the MTV Movie Awards. She was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award and won the Young Hollywood Award in 2002. She has been honored several times by Maxim magazine.
Young Hollywood Award (Nominated and won in 2002) “Breakthrough Performance – Female”.
MTV Film Award (Nominated and won 2002) “Best Kiss” (A Knight’s Tale – Film 2001); “Best Music Sequence” (A Knight’s Tale – Film 2001); “Breakthrough Female Performance” (A Knight’s Tale – Film 2001)
Teen Choice Award (Nominated 2008) “Selected Actress”: Horror/Thriller” (A Missed Call – Film from 2008)
Teen Choice Award (Nominated 2002) “Choice Film Chemistry” (40 days and 40 nights – Film 2002).
Teen Choice Award (Nominated 2001) “Film – Selected Breakout Performance”; “Film – Selected Chemistry”; “Film – Selected Chemistry” (Nominated 2001)
Shannyn Sossamon Dating/Married
Shannyn Sossamon has found so many of her fans in her history who thought she deserved better. In 2002 Shannyn was involved in a romantic affair with Dallas Clayton, a writer, and illustrator, and by 2004 the couple had already split up again. But what seemed like a short affair produced a child – yes! the couple had a son together. Audio Science Clayton was born on 29 May 2003, and although Shannyn claimed at the time that she was not yet ready for the experience of motherhood, she succumbed to the situation and enjoyed every moment. In fact, she disappeared from the spotlight just to focus all her attention on taking care of her pregnancy and embracing motherhood.
Later in 2011, Shannyn Sossamon had another boy, Mortimer. Since then she has kept the information about the child’s father secret, like cards that are so close to her breast. But out of the blue, in 2015, she told Details magazine in an interview that she was “on the run” with the father of her second son.
It is not known that Shannyn Sossamon is officially married. Her alleged relationship with her boyfriend Dallas Clayton, although very public and also one of the hottest topics in town at the time, did not lead her to the altar (or to the courts, as it may be). She only spoke of a “serious relationship” with her second son, Mortimer’s father, and not of marriage. As such she had never been married before, so the question of a husband or divorce is completely ignored.
Shannyn Sossamon has two sons – Audio Science Clayton and Mortimer. She first became a mother in 2003 when she gave birth to her first son, Audio Science, with her then-lover and partner Dallas Clayton. She gave birth to him on 29 May 2003.
After she separated from Clayton in 2004, Shannyn remained single for several years. But then, in 2011, she became pregnant with an unknown partner for the second time. Her second boy, Mortimer, was the result of the pregnancy.
Shannyn Sossamon Body Statistics
Shannyn Sossamon has a perfect body with perfect dimensions. Her attractive body stats of 33-24-34, which perfectly match her personality, make her look a feast for the eyes. She looks so beautiful with her light brown hair and brown eyes. She is not very tall, but at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 54 kg she definitely holds up well. She has kept her weight and body pretty well despite having two children.
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Light Brown
Height: 1.72 m (5 feet 8 inches)
Weight: 121 pounds (55 kg)
Size of the feet: 9 (US)
Body measurements: 33-24-34 inches
Shannyn Sossamon Net Worth
Shannyn Sossamon’s annual salary is estimated at about $355,000, so her net worth is estimated at about $3 million.
Quick Facts About Shannyn Sossamon
|Date of Birth:||3 October 1978|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Name||Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon|
|Birth Place/City||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Working For||Movies and TV shows|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dyed Black|
|Weight in KG||54kg|
|Famous for||Actress, dancer, model, musician|
|Affair with||Dallas Clayton (2002-2004)|
|Awards||Young Hollywood Award|
|Music Group||Warpaint (2004 – 2008)|
|Siblings||Jenny Lee Lindberg|