Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress and singer known for lead roles in various blockbuster films. Shannyn Sossamon has earned acclaimed for roles in movies, such as ’40 Days 40 Nights’, ‘The Night’, ‘The Holiday’ and ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, among others.

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  • Birthday: October 3, 1978 (age 39)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress and singer

Family and Personal Life

Shannyn Sossamon is causing a stir and is making headlines with her personal life like no one else. The 39-year-old musician shares a child with an anonymous man and had been in a couple of failed relationships in the past.

American actress born in Honolulu, Hawaii was named Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon at birth. Her personal interest proves as exciting and distinctive as her name. The eldest daughter of Sherry Sossamon (nurse) and Todd Lindberg, she and her younger sister, Jenny Lee Lindberg was raised by her mother following her parents’ divorced. Later, Mrs. Sossamon married Randy Goldman, a manager/salesman of an auto dealership.

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  • Parents: Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg
  • Husband: N/A
  • Children: Audio Science Clayton (2003) and Mortimer (2012)
  • Marital Status: Unmarried

Aside from her Filipino ancestry, the Hawaii-born actress is of French, Irish, English, German, and Dutch roots. Since age one, Shannyn grew up in Reno, Nevada until her graduation from Galena High School in 1995, she moved to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in dancing/performing.

Shannyn Sossamon is never married. Shannyn kept low-profile about her both pregnancy but astounded everyone with peculiar children name choice. Having two children in all, she has taken hiatus from the limelight since and her last starring movie was 2015’s ‘Sinister 2’. She has been a full-time momma for her kids.

She had her first child, a son named Audio Science Clayton on May 29, 2003, with Dallas Clayton. Dallas is a children’s author & illustrator whom she dated from 2002 to 2004. After the birth of his son, Dallas wrote, illustrated & published children’s picture book called ‘An Awesome Book’.

In March 2012, Shannyn again astonished everyone with an announcement that she welcomed her second son, Mortimer. The father of Mortimer is anonymous till date and in her interview with Details magazine in 2015, she stated that she had a ‘committed relationship’ with his father. However, the current liaison status of Shannyn is still unknown.

Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Shannyn Sossamon is a remarkable American actress and recording artist with a slim figure. She looks so stunning and appealing on the screen that you feel weak at knees just at one glance.

Shannyn’s body structure, face-cut, and other physical feature are hard to resist that we easily get drawn towards this ravishing beauty. There is no denying that she is one of the prettiest actresses in America with slightly Asian heritage. No wonder, she looks exotic!

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  • Height: 5 feet 8 in (172 cm)
  • Body Measurements: 33-24-34 inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 55 kg (121 pounds)

Shannyn’s slim figure with body measurements of 33-24-34 inches gives her a natural banana body shape. Ever after the birth of two children, she has commendably kept her figure in great shape. She possibly follows the fat burning schedule that includes extensive work-out regime & strict diet control to stay fit.

Hard works are quite visible on her flat belly and toned physique. She wears 32A bra size and her dress size is 2. The brown-eyed and dark brown-hair stunner has multiple tattoos on her backs. Her beautiful face and the envious figure has graced the cover of several magazines including Vanities.

Shannyn lives an affluent life as she can be seen hopping different places each time with her family. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her two sons. However, details about her car collections, houses, and property are yet to disclose.

Professional Career

Shannyn Sossamon, a five feet 8 inches leggy, got her start in the fashion industry. She originally modeled for companies like Unionbay Clothing, Planned Parenthood, Sassy Magazine, and American Eagle Outfitters.

Being featured by well-known modeling agencies landed her opportunity to appear on ad commercial and music videos for legendary bands, including Goo Goo doll and other artists such as Mick Jagger and Daft Punk.  

Career Timeline

  • 2007- Starred as Maggie in a commercial hit, ‘The Holiday’
  • 2010- Had a recurring role as Gingy Wu in TV series, ‘How to Make It in America’
  • 2012- Got cast as Lydia in the drama film, ‘The End of Love’ alongside Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera
  • 2015-2016- Appeared in TV series, ‘Wayward Pines’ as series regular for 1st season and had a recurring role for season two

Shannyn’s acting career began in 1997 with several guest-starring on TV shows, including ‘MR. Show with Bob and David’. Two years later, she landed her breakthrough role as Lady Jocelyn in Brian Helgeland’s ‘A Knight’s Tale’, beating Kate Hudson for the lead role. Her enactment in the respective movie propelled her into spotlight earning first MTV nomination for ‘best breakthrough performance’.

The following year, the debutante actress appeared in two of the motion pictures named ’40 days and 40 nights’ & ‘The Rules of Attraction’ either of which garnered mixed reviews and surprisingly, both the movies did well at the box office.

In 2006, she starred in the film ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story’ which earned rave reviews and also was nominated for various awards that year. Her chemistry with her co-star Patrick Fugit was highly appreciated.

Her other major success came along with 2008 release, ‘One Missed Call’, though the picture was highly sabotaged by the critics it proved to be a major box office success earning her the nomination for the ‘Choice Film Actress-Horror’ category at 2008 Teen Choice Awards.     

Besides the silver screen, she also has made her contribution in television by appearing on series, including ‘Dirt’, ‘How To Make It in America’, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Mistresses’. As a musician, she credited drums and vocals to Los Angeles’ rock band, ‘Warpaint’ from 2004 to 2008.

She walked out of the band to pursue her acting full-time. Prior to that, her sole recording with the group is the 2009 released EP called ‘Exquisite Corpse’. In addition, she ventured out producing and directing short & musical videos and released it under Maudegone Theater, an online-video channel she launched in 2010.

Salary and Net Worth 2018

Shannyn Sossamon is widely known for her film career along with various television roles. Besides acting, she has made herself recognized as an excellent dancer and musician.

Shannyn Sossamon net worth is estimated at $3 million. Likewise, Sossamon’s annual salary is reported to be near to $355,000 thousand. She owns her fortune to extensive acting ventures, musical career, and several brand endorsements.

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  • Net Worth: $3 million
  • Salary: $355,000 thousand (approx)