Shannyn Sossamon Biography

Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress and musician. She is mostly recognized for her movie career but has recently started in a variety of shows on TV. Additionally she has also been involved in a number of Indy movies in the later part of her career. Shannyn is also an accomplished musician as she has been a part of the band called “Warpaint” alongside her sister.

Shannyin is mostly recognized for the movies which she did in her early part of her career. She had her greatest success in the start of the 2000s when she appeared in most of her biggest and most popular movie roles. You will remember her for roles in “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), “40 Days and 40 Nights” (2002), “The Rules of Attraction” (2002), “The Order” (2003), “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” (2005) and “The Holiday” (2006). After taking some time off from acting, she came back with roles in a horror remake titled “One Missed Call” (2008), which immediately earned her a Teen Choice Award. She also managed to find great success by appearing in a lot of independent films, such as “Life is Not a Cracktown” (2009). “Road to Nowhere” (2010), “The Day” (2011) and “The End of Love” (2012). Most recently, Shannyin has made a successful transition to the television screen and she was able to get quite a few interesting roles in recent times. Most recent appearances include ABC’s “Mistresses”, M. Night Shymalan’s “Wayward Pines”, and Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow”.


Shannyn Sossamon in “The Rules of Attraction”

Shannyn Sossamon has also had a very interesting music career. At one point she decided to concentrate on music and formed a band called “Warpaint”, an indie rock and psychedelic band, which she made alongside her sister and her friends. She was a part of the band from 2004 to 2008 and played drums and also wrote music and lyrics. She also managed to learn to play the guitar after having extensive lessons for a brief period of time. Shannyn’s only recorded appearance for “Warpaint” was on their EP called “Exquisite Corpse”. Shannyn eventually decided to quit the band as she could not concentrate both on acting and her music at the same time. Making music required a full time commitment and she was also ready to get back into acting as fast as possible.


Warpaint (Shannyn Sossamon)

Shannyn Sossamon Net Worth and Salary

Shannyn Sossamon is doing pretty well for herself late. After a period of time when she was missing from the movie industry after having a really successful start in her early days, she came back strong and has a solid net worth to her name. She currently earns a salary of $355,000 and is worth $3 million of net worth.

Shannyn Sossamon Partner and Family

Shannyin Sossamon had a very interesting dating life and is currently a mother of two, but she is not married. One of the more important relationships of her life was with children’s book illustrator and author, Dallas Clayton. She stayed with him from 2002 to 2004, but they never married and in the end decided to break off their relationship. But their unity was blessed with a child as Shannyn got her first son in 2003, whom they named Audio Science Clayton. In 2012, it was announced that she gave birth to yet another child, again a son whom she named Mortimor. This time the father of the child is unknown, but it is suspected of him being Tygh Runyan, with whom Shannyn had a relationship between 2010 and 2014. It is not entirely clear who Shannyn is dating now but it is certain that she is taking care of her boys and is trying to fit her work and family together well.


Shannyn Sossamon and Tygh Runyan

Shannyn Sossamon Age

Shannyn Sossamon was born as Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, which is her full and legal name. She was born on October 3, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii and she is currently 39 years old. Despite being born on the island, she was raised in Reno, Nevada. Her parents are Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg. After they got her sister, Jenny Lee Lindberg, their parents divorced and it prompted her mother to raise the two girls on her own. She remarried to Randy Goldman and they left Hawaii and spend their time on the mainland. Shannyn went to Galena High School in Reno and after graduating decided to go to Los Angeles in order to pursue her dream in acting and music.

Height and Weight

Shannyn Sossamon is nearing her 40s, but she still looks as hot as she did before. She is very attractive and is a very beautiful woman. She was even voted as #55 in Stuff Magazine in their 102 Sexiest Women In The World ranking in 2002. She still maintains a great body and her looks are as exemplary as they ever were. Her body measurements are 34A-25-34 inches, and she is 5ft 7.75in / 1.72m high while weighting approximately 118 lbs/ 53.5 kg.


Shannyn Sossamon with her son

Hiatus from Acting

At one point Shannyn Sossamon was riding high of the wave of films which were lining on font of her. But, she disappeared very suddenly and people were wondering what the reason was for her to stop doing the thing that she was so good at. The reason why is because she became a mother, but things were not easy for her as people think. As she stated, she was not ready to become a mother yet and had problems adapting at first. She needed to take some time off so she can concentrate on raising a child and becoming a better mother. Once she found herself, she quickly back to the thing that she loves the most. She is a great mother and a great actress.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Shannyn Sossamon comes from a very interesting background as far as her ethnicity goes. Her nationality is American as she was born on American soil and she spent her life there. But her ethnicity is mixed as on her mother’s side she has Hawaiian and Filipino roots, while on her father’s side she is German, French and Irish. So as you can see a very interesting mix of

Biography & Facts
Born: October 3 1978
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Mixed
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actress and Musician
Net Worth: $3 million
Salary: $355000
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5ft 7.75in / 1.72m
Weight: 118 lbs/ 53.5 kg
Married to: No
Affair with: N/A
Children: 2 (sons Audio Science Clayton and Mortimor)
Birth Sign: Libra
Education: Galena High School in Reno