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).
- A big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
- Starred as singer 'Enrique Iglesias (I)' (qv)' love interest in the video for his third American single, "Be With You."
- Broke up with 'Derek Hough' (qv). They met when they were partnered together on _"Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)_ (qv) in Spring 2008 [August 8, 2009].
- Shannon is part Syrian.
- 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.
- Mentioned in Bowling For Soup's extended version of "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)".
- Posed for Playboy magazine [1997 and 1998] and says it's one of her "...biggest regrets!"
- Cousin is a TV news reporter for CBS station in New York.