Shannyn Sossamon is a Actor American born on 3 october 1978 at Honolulu (USA)
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Birth name Shannon Marie Kahoolani SossamonNationality USABirth 3 october 1978Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), is an American actress and musician. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles to study dance; instead, she started working as a model mainly for television commercials. Her first major film role was in A Knight's Tale (2001), a box office success that brought Sossamon much more recognition. It was followed by appearances in comedies such as 40 Days and 40 Nights and The Rules of Attraction (both 2002). She did further film work in the features The Order (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and The Holiday (2006).
(41 years) at Honolulu (USA
Sossamon was cast in the indie comedy Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), where her performance was critically acclaimed, and later had the starring part on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight, that ran for one season from 2007 to 2008. She played the lead role of troubled Beth Raymond in the horror film One Missed Call (2008), another box office success that earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination. She has focused on smaller scale projects as well, appearing in a number of independent films, including Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009), Road to Nowhere (2010), The Day (2011) and The End of Love (2012). She has also done more television work, as in the first seasons of HBO's comedy How to Make It in America (2010) and ABC's drama Mistresses (2013). Sossamon signed on to appear as a series regular in M. Night Shyamalan's limited show for FOX, Wayward Pines, which premiered on May 14, 2015. She is currently playing the character of Pandora in Fox's "Sleepy Hollow."
As a musician, she provided vocals and drums to Warpaint from 2004 to 2008, when she left the group to focus more on acting. Sossamon's sole recording with the band is the 2009 EP, Exquisite Corpse. Sossamon has directed and produced short and musical videos, released through Maudegone Theater, an online-video project she created on her own in 2010.
Relationships and family
She dated children's book illustrator and author Dallas Clayton from 2002 to 2004. They had a son, Audio Science Clayton, born on May 29, 2003. Though she admitted not being prepared for having a child, she focused on her pregnancy and motherhood, laying aside acting more or less for the next four years: "I wasn't ready to be a mom. But if you have any desire to be a better person, having a baby kicks it right into gear. Now I'm a better actress and a better mother". In March 2012, she announced that she had given birth to her second son, Mortimer. In 2015, Sossamon stated during an interview with Details magazine that she was in a "committed relationship" with the father of Mortimer.
Music and interests
Besides acting, Sossamon continues to study music and dance. After having Audio Science, she started to play guitar very frequently, with lessons about four days a week, as she wanted to create a band with her sister Jenny Lee Lindberg, who knew how to play the bass. Shortly afterwards, they joined Warpaint, an indie rock and psychedelic band formed in Los Angeles. As all the members were playing the guitar at the beginning, she became the original drummer of the group: "When we all started the band together, no one was playing drums, it was like all of us on guitars, I was on guitar with them, and we needed a drummer. We tried out a pool of drummers and then one day I was just practicing, I just decided to sit on the drum kit and it really worked and I had so much fun".
Her sole recording with Warpaint until she left the group to focus on her acting career was the 2008 EP, Exquisite Corpse. When asked about pursuing a musical career as a solo artist following her work with the band, Sossamon responded that although she writes a lot of songs by herself, "it just requires focus and discipline in a way that I need to have for other things right now". Despite her musical work, Sossamon has clarified she rarely calls herself a musician, as she does not "practice or play nearly as much as the great ones do. Most of my days and thoughts are taken up by stories, feelings, and pictures. Music is present in them, too, but always having to do with a picture. When I work with musicians, I actually just see them as actors or performers in general that day. I don’t separate them from the duties they are to perform that day".