Shannon is an actress, model, and singer in Los Angeles, California, hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A former competitive figure skater, 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‘.
Shannon studied Theatre and Film at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and trained at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, boasting alum such as Liam Neeson. In Los Angeles she completed improv training at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) and performs around town with her indie improv team ‘Dad Band’. She’s also studied with a variety of professional acting coaches including Joseph Pearlman, and trains vocally with coach Susan Rumor of the Aaron Speiser school of acting in Los Angeles.
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’. She transitioned to film with the feature ‘The Surrogates’, (dir. Jonathan Mostow), and since has worked on various great projects including the female lead role in the upcoming romantic drama, ‘What Separates Us: A Love Story’, supporting roles in the award winning Woody Allen-esque ‘Nothing in Los Angeles’, and the comedy ’Show Business’. Her other work ranges from television to new media: 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 successful short fan film ‘Hughes the Force’ with Kevin Smith (dir. J.C. Reifenberg), and more !
In her spare time Shannon works on her upcoming feature film screenplay, rides her motorcycle, kills it at karaoke, plays guitar & write songs, paints, reads (especially historical fiction!) and – of course – watches films!