SHANNON ELIZABETH Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Born on September 7th in Houston, Texas, an only child, of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother also of mixed decent (Cherokee Indian). At age two she started taking ballet, tap and jazz. She loved to sing and dance. In her third grade year they moved to Waco, Texas, where a ton of her relatives already lived. During her senior year she had the opportunity to be in a video for a local band. The producer of the project thought that she should be in New York modeling and proceeded to pitch the idea to her parents. That Christmas Shannon and her family ended up going to New York to have some pictures taken and meet with some agencies. By the end of their trip she had an agent. So she began her high-profile international modeling career in New York City upon graduation from high school.


After landing a national commercial, Elizabeth launched her acting career in Los Angeles by landing guest starring roles on prime time shows on various major networks. Shannon Elizabeth first garnered attention from critics and audiences alike for her performance as the sexy Czech exchange student in the box office hits AMERICAN PIE and AMERICAN PIE 2. She also scored another success with Miramax’s teen horror parody SCARY MOVIE. Currently, Shannon can be seen on That 70s Show where she has a recurring role as Kelso’s pregnant girlfriend. She was most recently seen in Kevin Smith’s irreverent comedy JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, as well as in TOMCATS, THIRTEEN GHOSTS and an all-star young cast in Wes Craven’s CURSED with Christina Ricci.