Shannyn Sossamon

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Date of Birth: October 3rd 1978

American actress, musician and dancer.

Sossamon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg, grew up in Reno, Nevada, and attended Galena High School there. She is of French, Hawaiian, Dutch, English, Irish, Filipino and German descent; her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian-Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English-German. The y in her first name was an adolescent alteration in 1995. The day after her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dance. Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while assisting a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party.

Has 3 tattoos, including an S with a flower on her right back shoulder, and has the "S" backward on her left shoulder. Her son, Audio Science Clayton, was born on May 29, 2003. Shannyn continues to study acting, music and dance.

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