Shannon is an actress, model, athlete, singer and director in Los Angeles, California, hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A former elite figure skater training for the Olympics with Nancy Kerrigan’s coaching staff, performing has been part of her life since age 2. She found it a natural transition from skating to acting, and was cast from her very first audition for a role in the musical ‘Guys and Dolls‘. She also is a certified yoga instructor, stunt motorcycle rider and driver, professional equestrian, and singer. She is currently studying martial arts and stunt fighting, wrapping up a play, and is slated to shoot a film in Kansas City in August 2022.
Shannon graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Theatre, Film and Graphic Design from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and trained at premier Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, which boasts alum such as Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell. In Los Angeles she graduated through the advanced program at renowned Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) improv school, and has extensive experience performing on Harold improv teams all around LA. She’s also studied with a variety of top acting coaches including at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Shari Shaw, Aimee Deshayes, and Joseph Pearlman.
Shannon began on the stage and her theatre credits range from ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ to ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, ‘Little Dog Laughed’ and most recently in 2022, ‘Spoon River’ where she embodied 11 characters. She went to an open call and booked a role in the feature film ‘The Surrogates’, (dir. Jonathan Mostow), and since moving to Los Angeles has starred in feature films, short films, web series, TV and more. Some of her favorite projects include playing Parker in the feature ‘What Separates Us’, the award winning Woody Allen-esque ‘Nothing in Los Angeles’, and the comedy ’Show Business’. ABC’s hit show ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, lacing up her skates on NBC’s ‘The Office’ and the horror short film ‘Girls on Ice’ for ‘BlackboxTV’, the award-winning comedy web series ‘Dead Grandma’ with Jon Heder (dir. Will Kindrick), the 2021 award winning short film ‘The Funny Thing’and more !
In her spare time Shannon spends time with family, travels, rides motorcycles or horses, skates, works on her writing projects including a feature screenplay and various poetry projects, belts it out at karaoke, plays guitar/drums; write songs, paints, reads (especially historical fiction!) and – of course – watches films and series!