Shannyn Sossamon biography
Date of Birth: October 3, 1979
This Hawaii native moved to Nevada where she spent most of her early
years. She then decided to make her way to L.A. to study her life passion,
Her dancing soon led to commercial work and appearances in music
videos for Cher, Korn and Mick Jagger.
Sossamon was discovered while attending a birthday party for Gwyneth
Paltrow, where a friend of Shannyn's was deejaying. There the director of
A Knight's Tale (2001) spotted her in the crowd and asked her to
She did and landed the starring role of Jocelyn opposite Heath
With the film providing her with nationwide exposure, she soon landed other
starring roles in features such as 40 Days And 40 Nights and The Rules
of Attraction (both 2002). She worked again with Ledger in the film The Order (2003) and then alongside Kate Winslet and Cameron Diax in The Holiday (2006). Although she continued to take on supporting roles in films, Shannyn seemed to turn her attention to television a little bit, landing a recurring role on Dirt and Moonlight in 2007 and in How to Make It in America in 2010. But the Hollywood bug hadn't quite left her yet because she returned to the big screen to star in the 2012 thriller The Day.
Shannyn Sossamon Filmography