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Polly Shannon is a Actor Canadienne born on 1 september 1973 at Kingston (Canada)

Polly Shannon

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Nationality Canada
Birth 1 september 1973 (50 years) at Kingston (Canada)

Polly Shannon (born September 1, 1973) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Margaret Trudeau in the 2002 miniseries Trudeau, a film about the late Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau.


Polly Shannon was born September 1, 1973 in Kingston, Ontario, and raised in Aylmer, Quebec. Her father, Michael Shannon, is a doctor who served in various senior posts at Health Canada, including director general for the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control. Her mother, Mary Mackay-Smith, is a screenwriter for children's films and television. At the age of 13, after acting in theatre as a child, Shannon became a model, with assignments that took her to New York, London, and Tokyo. She attended Philemon Wright High School in Hull, Quebec.

In 1992, Shannon began her television career, landing a part in Catwalk, a YTV series about a struggling rock band. She went on to appear in several television series, including Sirens (1994) as Kelly Van Pelt, Ready or Not (1996) as Angelique, Side Effects (1996) as Lisa Burns, and the Canadian horror series The Hunger (1999) as Jen.

In 2002, Shannon appeared in the popular comedy film Men with Brooms in the role of Joanne. Her most notable role was playing Margaret Trudeau in the 2002 miniseries Trudeau, a film about the late Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau. "Playing Maggie was a really thrilling experience," Shannon noted at the time. "It was a challenge that was different from anything else I've done."

More recently, Shannon starred opposite Tom Selleck as his girlfriend Abby Taylor in two Jesse Stone television films, Stone Cold (2005) and Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006).

Usually with

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(2 films)
Paul Gross
Paul Gross
(1 films)
Linda Yellen
Linda Yellen
(1 films)
James Toback
James Toback
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Polly Shannon (20 films)

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Hydra (2009)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on mythology, Giant monster films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Disaster films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors George Stults, Dawn Olivieri, Polly Shannon, Alex McArthur, Texas Battle, James Wlcek
Roles Dr. Valerie Cammon
Rating31% 1.5907251.5907251.5907251.5907251.590725
Young archaeologist Dr. Valerie Cammon (Polly Shannon) and her colleague Dr. Kim (Philip Moon) go by ship to a volcanic island in the Mediterranean sea. While she seeks relics in a cave, a seaquake sinks their ship without survivors. At about the same time all archaeologists except for Dr. Cammon get eaten by the re-awakened ancient Lernaean Hydra.
One Love
One Love (2009)
, 15minutes
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Polly Shannon
Roles Olivia
Rating78% 3.9094253.9094253.9094253.9094253.909425
Victor (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti
Origin Canada
Themes Sports films
Actors Mark Lutz, Ron Lea, Peter MacNeill, Polly Shannon, Sasha Roiz, Chris Owens
Roles Donna Clavel
Rating59% 2.9553052.9553052.9553052.9553052.955305
Victor Davis, jeune Canadien de 18 ans, ne rêve que d'une chose : devenir un champion de natation. Il a d'ailleurs passé toute son adolescence à s'entraîner. En 1982, il est sélectionné aux championnats du monde de natation. Auréolé de deux médailles d'or pour l'épreuve du 100 mètres et celle du 200 mètres brasse, il est une véritable révélation. Fort de cette réussite, il se prépare à participer aux Jeux olympiques. Mais un soir, son destin bascule...
Jesse Stone: Night Passage, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth, Polly Shannon, Mike Starr
Roles City Atty. Abby Taylor
Rating71% 3.5960253.5960253.5960253.5960253.596025
One moonlit night in Santa Monica, California, former LAPD homicide detective Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) looks out at the ocean, waiting to sober up before driving across the country with his dog Boomer to the small coastal town of Paradise, Massachusetts, where he has been offered the position of police chief. Forced to resign from the LAPD for drinking on duty, Jesse knows that the Paradise job is his last chance. From a motel in Missouri, he calls his ex-wife, actress Jenn Stone, with whom he still talks regularly despite their divorce. Jesse's drinking problem became serious after he discovered that she was having an affair with her producer.
Lie with Me, 1h33
Directed by Clément Virgo
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Lauren Lee Smith, Eric Balfour, Polly Shannon, Ron White, Mayko Nguyen, Don Francks
Roles Victoria
Rating52% 2.6003652.6003652.6003652.6003652.600365
The camera slowly zooms out on a young woman masturbating to a porn tape. She gets up abruptly and goes out to a party, looking for sex. Leila has learned she has some power over men with sex but feels a part of her is still untouched, holding back, despite her assertiveness. Before she can choose a partner for the night she is corraled by David, into a bathroom, while his girlfriend calls through the door. She leaves, but keeps her eye on David as she picks up a shy guy, with whom she has sex against a fence outside as David watches from his car while his girlfriend fellates him. Leila is in complete control of her encounter while David remains completely passive.
Stone Cold
Stone Cold (2005)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Viola Davis, Reg Rogers, Alexis Dziena, Kohl Sudduth
Roles Abby Taylor
Rating70% 3.5474253.5474253.5474253.5474253.547425
Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is the police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, a small coastal town north of Boston. A former homicide detective in Los Angeles, Jesse resigned from the LAPD because of a drinking problem that began following his divorce. He was hired for the Paradise position by the corrupt president of the town council who thought he would be easy to control. After five years, Jesse is still in contact with his ex-wife Jenn, who calls him regularly. He also has a relationship with a beautiful lawyer named Abby Taylor (Polly Shannon), who sits on the town council. Although their relationship is mainly physical, they have a genuine affection and concern for each other.
Direct Action, 1h37
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon, Alex Karzis, Daniel Kash, Anthony J. Mifsud, Joe Pingue
Roles Billie Ross
Rating50% 2.5084152.5084152.5084152.5084152.508415
With fifteen years on the force, Sergeant Frank Gannon (Dolph Lundgren) has spent the last three years on the Direct Action Unit (DAU) task force, fighting gang crime and corruption.
Men with Brooms, 1h42
Directed by Paul Gross
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Paul Gross, Connor Price, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Outerbridge, Jed Rees, Kari Matchett
Roles Joanne
Rating58% 2.948932.948932.948932.948932.94893
The movie begins with Donald Foley retrieving curling stones from a lake near Long Bay, Ontario. Foley dies after retrieving the stones, and a codicil to his will demands that curling rink he formerly coached be re-assembled, and enter a bonspiel to win the Golden Broom by placing a stone containing his ashes on the button. The team's skip, Chris Cutter, had skipped town ten years ago over the shame of failing to call a burnt stone, abandoning his fiancée Julie Foley (Donald's daughter) at the altar, and throwing the team's stones into the lake. Chris returns to Long Bay, where he convinces the former members of his team, Neil Bucyk, James Lennox, and Eddie Strombeck, to enter the competition for the Golden Broom. While the rink practices for the Golden Broom tournament, Chris tries to make amends with Julie, which is complicated by his feelings for her younger sister Amy. Neil deals with his resentment towards his wife, and unhappiness at running a funeral home inherited from his father in law. Eddie deals with his low sperm count and dissatisfaction about being unable to father children. James is working as a minor drug dealer, and tries to raise money to pay off a supplier to whom he is indebted.
Harvard Man, 1h34
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Prinze, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz, Rebecca Gayheart, Gianni Russo
Roles Juliet
Rating48% 2.401782.401782.401782.401782.40178
The story concerns Harvard student Alan Jensen, the point guard of the Harvard basketball team. When his parents' house is destroyed by a tornado, Alan is desperate for $100,000 to replace their home. He is approached by his girlfriend Cindy Bandolino, whose father is an organized crime boss. Cindy convinces Alan to throw a game for the money. She tells Alan that her father is behind the deal, but actually she goes to her father's associate, Teddy Carter, and Carter's assistant, Kelly Morgan for funding. What she does not know is that Carter and Morgan are undercover FBI agents.
The Triangle, 1h32
Directed by Lewis Teague
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia D'Abo, Polly Shannon, David Hewlett, Dorian Harewood
Roles Julia Lee
Rating47% 2.356542.356542.356542.356542.35654
Three high school buddies, Stu (Luke Perry), Tommy (Dan Cortese) and Gus (David Hewlett), decide to go on a pleasure cruise through the Bermuda Triangle. Stu's fiancee, Julia (Polly Shannon), insists on attending.
The Stalking of Laurie Show, 1h40
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jennifer Finnigan, Marnette Patterson, Mary-Margaret Humes, Rel Hunt, Joanne Vannicola, Polly Shannon
Roles Christine
Rating62% 3.144733.144733.144733.144733.14473
The movie follows 16-year-old Laurie Show (Jennifer Finnigan), a naive and trusting girl that became entangled in the lives of Lisa Michelle Lambert (Marne Patterson) and her boyfriend Lawrence Yunkin. Laurie was initially befriended by Michelle, who later turned on her after Laurie was raped by Lawrence. Believing that Laurie was lying about the rape and that she had pursued Lawrence, Michelle began harassing and stalking Laurie, often with the assistance of friends. This harassment culminated in Michelle murdering Laurie in her home with the help of her friend Tabitha Buck. Laurie's mother discovered the body and Michelle, Lawrence, and Tabitha were quickly arrested. Lawrence pled guilty and testified against the other two girls in exchange for a reduced sentence, with Michelle and Tabitha receiving life sentences without parole.
Dirty Work
Dirty Work (1998)
, 1h21
Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Buddy films
Actors Norm Macdonald, Adam Sandler, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Traylor Howard, Don Rickles
Roles Toni-Ann
Rating63% 3.198713.198713.198713.198713.19871
Growing up, friends Mitch Weaver (Norm Macdonald) and Sam McKenna (Artie Lange) are taught by Sam's hard-nosed dad, "Pops" McKenna (Jack Warden), not to "take crap from anyone". To that end, the pair plant a bunch of guns in a schoolyard bully's desk and have him arrested for gun possession; next, they catch a kid-fondling crossing guard in the act, after having applied Krazy Glue to the bottom of Mitch's pants.
My Date with the President's Daughter, 1h30
Directed by Alex Zamm
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Political films, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Dabney Coleman, Will Friedle, Elisabeth Harnois, Mimi Kuzyk, Nicole de Boer, Jay Thomas
Roles Cashier
Rating64% 3.20363.20363.20363.20363.2036
Duncan Fletcher (Will Friedle) is an average teenager in search of a date to his school's spring dance. At the mall with his friends, he meets a girl named Hallie (Elisabeth Harnois) who just happens to be the daughter of the President of the United States, George Richmond (Dabney Coleman). Duncan, not realizing this, asks her to his school's dance. She accepts and gives him her address (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue) and he replies by telling her he will pick her up at 7:00.