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Shannyn Sossamon

Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), is an American actress and musician. After graduating from high school in 1995, she moved to Los Angeles to study dance; instead, she started working as a model mainly for television commercials. Her first movie role was in ”A Knight’s Tale, a vehicle that brought her mainstream attention and several MTV Movie Awards nominations. 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, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and The Holiday (2006). She received wide critical acclaim for her performance in Wristcutters: A Love Story, and had the starring part on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight, that ran for one season from 2007 to 2008. She subsequently headlined the horror films One Missed Call, which earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination and the popular Sinister 2 (2015). She has focused on small-scale projects, appearing in a number of independent films, including Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Road to Nowhere (2010), The Day (2011) and The End of Love” (2012). She has recently done several television appearances as well, as in the first season of ABC’s drama Mistresses, and in [[M. Night Shyamalan]]’s limited show for FOX, Wayward Pines . She currently plays the character of Pandora in season three of 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.

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