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Shannyn Sossamon

Actor

Shanee Sossamon, American actress. She moved to Reno in Western Nevada at age three and grew up there, where she has French, Hawaiian, Dutch, English, Irish, Filipino, and German roots. After graduating from high school, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her dream of becoming a dancer. While studying at a local dance school, she also became a professional DJ in a bar and occasionally appeared in commercials. She was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler in 1999, when she was deejaying with friends at a birthday party for actress Gwyneth Paltrow. A handful of small roles initially offered to the professional DJ didn't appeal to her until she was offered the starring role in 2001's A Knight's Tale after intense competition. Since then, Sossamon has had an increasingly busy schedule, but she continues to Dj every Tuesday night. In May 2003, Sossamon gave birth to a son, Audio Science Clayton. In 2008 she starred in a remake of the Japanese horror classic, the Ghost has called.