Shannyn Sossamon

Inside Biography

Young Hollywood Award-winning actress Shannyn Sossamon is one of the popular names in the Hollywood. She is famous for her roles in various movies and TV series especially in a comedy adventure film A Knight’s Tale in 2001.A student of dance and music started her career as a DJ in 1995 and later turned to an actor. In 1997, she appeared as a guest star in various character in a series Mr. Show. She later appeared in numerous films like Devour, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Holidays and One Missed Call. She enacted in a mainstream role in two series Wayward Pines and Sleepy Hollow from 2015-16. She is the mother of two sons.  

Early Life And Education Of Shannon Sossamon

Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon was born on October 3, 1978. She is an actress and musician from America. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Reno, Nevada, USA. Since 1995, she is working as a dancer, model, actress and in the entertainment industry.

She was born to a nurse mother Sherry Sossamon and father Todd Lindberg. She is the eldest children in a family having a younger sister Jenny Lee Lindberg; she is also a singer.

When she was 5, her parents divorced and her mother raised her and her younger sister. Her mother later got married to Randy Goldman. Randy is a salesman and manager being a s sociated with an auto dealership. She holds mixed ancestry of English, German and Dutch.

Sossamon enrolled at the Galena High School and graduated in 1995. After completing her high school education, she went to Los Angeles to study dance along with her two friends. 

Shannyn Sossamon's Career

After relocating to Los Angeles in 1995, she started to work as a DJ, booking gigs in local clubs and performance venues. She was pursuing a career in dance, she actually never planned to become a professional dancer,

It was more like I just love to do this. It wasn't clear what I wanted, but I was fine with that. I had never needed a plan. I'm really good at feeling safe in the unknown in the aspect of planning your life. 

At that time, she also modeled for various companies including Sa s sy Magazine, American Eagle Outfitters and Planned Parenthood. She then appeared in music videos for numerous artists like Daft Punk, The Goo Goo Dolls, Cher and DJ Quik.


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In 1997, she made a guest appearance in three episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David. Two years later, she was noticed by casting director Francine Maisler while a s sisting a fellow DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow’s brother birthday party.

In 2008, Sossamon beat Kate Hudson for sharing a screen with late superstar Heath Ledger in an adventure comedy film A Knight’s Tale in 2001. Following year, she featured in Miramax Films’ romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights. On which, she portrayed the love interest of actor Josh Hartnett’s character.

In 2003, Sossamon and Ledger appeared together in the supernatural thriller The Order. In 2005, she was a part of a horror film Devour. In 2008, she again featured in a supernatural horror film One Missed Call. In 2010, Sossamon played a thriller film The Heavy. Her another horror film, Sinister 2 released in 2015. In the movie, the actress played the role in the movie James Ransone.

Sossamon these days appeared in television series. From 2015-16, she played in a mainstream role in a mysterious science fiction series Wayward Pines. She also appeared in a supernatural drama series Sleepy Hollow sharing the screen along with Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Orlando Jones.

Shannyn Sossamon's Net Worth And Income Sources

According to celebrity net worth, Shannyn Sossamon’s net worth is $3 million, as of 2018. She earns a huge amount of net worth from her acting career. TV stars earn $150K to $1 million salary for an episode from the series. So, she also makes somewhere in the above range from her series. She has appeared in numerous hit films that made a huge profit.

Year Film Box Office Collection
2001 A Knight's Tale $117.5 million
2002 The Rules of Attraction $11,819,244
2003 The Order $11,560,806
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang $15.8 million
2008 One Missed Call $45.8 million
2015 Sinister 2 $54.1 million

Shannyn Sossamon's Personal Life, Married, Dating, & Husband

Shannyn Sossamon keeps a low profile on her relationship and affairs. She is an unmarried woman. She is not dating (publicly) these days. She previously dated author and illustrator Dallas Clayton. In 2002, she began dating Clayton. They were involved in a romantic relationship for almost two years.


The duo also shares a son together. Their son Audio Science Clayton was born on 29, May 2003. Although that time she was not ready for being a mother, she succ u mbed to that situation and enjoyed her motherhood. But, they separated from each other in 2004.

Since then, Sossamon kept her relationship status under the radar for several years. She then raised her son alone who is now grown and turned 15 years in 2018.

Later in Dec 2011, Sossamon made a headline in media when she welcomed her second son Mortimer. She did not say anything about his fathers. She kept it secret like cards. But, in 2015, in an interview with Details Magazine that she is ‘up and serious’ with her second son’s father. She still keeps her second son’ information under the radar.

As of 2018, Sossamon spent her leisure times with her two sons. Sossamon is also active on Instagram and her Instagram is filled with her family lives’ pictures.

Getting lead role within Brian Helgeland’s medieval one of the successful movie named A Knight’s Tale was great performance she ever performed along with Heath Ledger. Because of her best work ever performed she got nominated across MTV Movie Award as an actress.

Viewing relationship and personal profile of this successful celebrity, she previously dated Dallas Clayton. Professionally he is children’s book illustrator as well as an author by his profession as their affair started from the year 2002 lasted till 2004. She was not ready to experience her motherhood hence she was focused on her pregnancy and motherhood who continued her acting in later time onwards.

Sossamon gave birth to another child later times after which she continued her career working in movies and TV shows with the help of her sister.

The actress is likewise active on social media like Facebook and Instagram with thousands of followers. 

by Bchrome, 22 Jun, 2016

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