, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to
Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on
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-box instructor in
gave birth to a son on May 29, 2003, named Audio Science Clayton.
- The 'y' in her name was a adolescent addition in 1995.
- Her mom's mom is Hawaiian Filipino, but her mom's father is
English and German.
- She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale and Kate Hudson also
applied for the role of Jocelyn.
- Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights.
- GAP gave her 200$ in clothing tokens for the Denim ad. She
bought all her friends boxer shorts.
- 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)
- Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen
- Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes"
- Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997)
.... Trophy presenter
- GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001)
- GAP:Khaki Swing
- 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