Shannon Elizabeth Biography

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Shannon Elizabeth's facts

Date of Birth 1973-09-07
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Ethnicity German, Cherokee, Irish, Syrian and English
Name on Birth Shannon Elizabeth fadal
Divorce Joseph D. Reitman (15 June 2002 - 2007)
Height 5'9"
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States
Boyfriend / Girlfriend Derek Hough (2008-2009) and Russell Simmons (2014-0

Shannon Elizabeth is an America born actress for the film and television. She is a former fashion model. Shannon was born on September 7, 1973 as Shannon Elizabeth fadal. She started off her career as a model and is best known for her roles in comedy flicks such American Pie (1999), Scary Movie and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back and horror movies like  Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons.

Shannon is a native of Houston, Texas, United States of America as she was born and spent most of her early life there. She has German, Cherokee, Irish and English ancestry from her mother’s side and Syrian from her father. Her family moved to Waco, Texas when she was in the 3rd grade. She took ballet,tap, and jazz dance lessons and was very interested in tennis. During high school, she took part in cheerleading, dance team, and was active in the student council. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City and started off her career in the entertainment industry as a model. Then she moved to Los Angeles and she started taking acting classes. In her early career, she appeared in various films. However, she landed her breakthrough role as Nadia in the blockbuster teen comedy American Pie in 1999. The film was a box office hit and established her as a sex symbol. After that, she appeared in movies such as Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Tomcats. She has also appeared in That '70s Show for a number of episodes. In August 1999, she dared to bare it all for a nude pictorial in Playboy. She took part in the sixth season of the dance reality show Dancing with the Stars and was partnered with Derek Hough. She was the seventh star to be eliminated from the competition. In 2009, she hosted the comedy/burlesque series "Live Nude Comedy".

Shannon has also been featured in Chris Brown's Next To You music video. In addition to that, she provided the voice for Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. In addition to acting, Elizabeth is an avid poker player and is of the leading celebrity poker players.

Talking about her personal life, she got married to actor Joseph Reitman in 2002. The couple separated after just three years of marriage in 2005. While participating in the sixth season of Dancing with the stars, she got close with her dancing partner Derek Hough. On being eliminated from the show in April 2008, the couple began dating officially. However, they had broken up by August 2009. Shannon is an environmentalist and a vegetarian and since early 2014, she has been dating fellow vegan and environmentalist, Russell Simmons. She is a dedicated animal lover and can always be found working for animal rights.

To add to her charity work, Elizabeth and her then-husband Reitman, founded non-profit animal rescue organization called Animal Avengers, dedicated to rescuing and finding a home for homeless pets, reducing pet overpopulation, promoting responsible pet guardianship and preventing animal cruelty.

Elizabeth is not only talented, she is also very beautiful. She stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches and has a matching weight. She is a proud owner of a sensual body and does not hesitate to reveal it often in bikinis and nude scenes. Her good work over the years has not only made her famous but also fortunate.

At the start of 2015, she has earned an estimated net worth amount of $9 million dollars. By now, she has garnered a huge number of fans and followers all over the world. More on her can be found on her biography on the Wikipedia and the IMDb website. She is also an active user of popular social media pages like Facebook and Twitter @ShannonElizab where she frequently updates her pages in both sites.