Shannon Elizabeth was born
September 7, 1976 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese
father and a mother also of mixed descent (including Cherokee Indian).
She grew up in Waco, Texas.
At the age
of 2 she began taking dance classes. In her senior year of high school
she went to New York to do modeling photos which led to do some
travelling and professional modeling. Shannon graduated high school (Waco
High) in 1991.
After her time in New York she
spent some time in Miami before going out to L.A where she was picked up by the
Ford Modeling agency and later Elite Model Management. After a Taco Bell
commercial she picked up some acting roles
Shannon is 5'9" tall and, now 23 years old, is living with her
and seven dogs (Jasper, Amber, Carmen, Sacha, Boomer,
Six and Skyler). She is said to be a big fan of Prodigy and
Garth Brooks. Her favorite actor is Gary Oldman and her favorite
actress is Michelle Pfeiffer.
She says that she
likes to watch football and tennis but much prefers to
participate than watch. She enjoys playing tennis and
volleyball and she also enjoys rollerblading.
Shannon with her dog