Sep. 7th, 1973
Houston, Texas, USA
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Shannon Elizabeth (born September 7, 1973) in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother also of mixed descent (Cherokee Indian). Soon after Shannon was born, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most of her family already lived. As a child, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ballet and many other forms. While attending High School, however, she was very interested in tennis. She even considered going pro, and making tennis her life. Also during high school, she was active in cheerleading, volleyball, and student council treasurer. As a senior, Shannon did some modeling in New York, and even got herself an agent. After graduating, she went to Tokyo, Japan, Milan, Hong Kong, and various other places to model. After coming back to America, she did some Ford Modeling for a while, and also worked with Elite Agency. She also showed a passion for acting, and began to take classes. She has definitely succeeded in the acting industry also, her most recent projects include American Pie (1999) and its sequel, American Pie 2 (2001), Scary Movie (2000) and Seamless: Kidz Rule (1999).
- Voted the 8th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
- Shannon Elizabeth is well trained in Krav Maga - the Israeli hand-to-hand combat system. She trained at the Krav Maga National Training Center in Los Angeles for her role in _Tomcats (2001)_ (qv) and she has continued to train ever since.
- Her favorite actor is 'Gary Oldman' (qv) and her favorite actress is 'Michelle Pfeiffer'.
- Is an avid animal lover, supporting numerous charities.
- Mentioned in Bowling For Soup's extended version of "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)".
- Is a vegetarian.
- (July 1999) Shannon lives with 'Joseph D. Reitman' (qv). They have five dogs.
- Ranked #29 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.