NAME: Shannon Elizabeth|
BORN: September 7, 1976 in Houston, Texas. Grew up in Waco, Texas.
DISCOVERED: In Shannon's own words: "During my senior year I had
the opportunity to be in a video for a local band. The producer of the
project thought that I should be in New York modeling and proceeded to
pitch the idea to my parents. That Christmas my family and I ended up
going to New York to have some pictures taken and meet with some
agencies. I was soooo nervous! By the end of our trip I had an agent
who was waiting for me to graduate and move to the Big Apple. That was
the beginning of me working with various magazines and doing a bit of
traveling. Amongst my travels I hit such places as Japan, Paris, Milan,
Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong."
AGENCY: Started out with the Ford Modeling Agency and has since moved to Elite Model Management.
RÉSUMÉ: Appears in the August 1999 issue of Playboy magazine with a 10 page photo spread. Her first job in LA was a Taco Bell commercial. Her role in American Pie is what has established her as an up-and-coming star with an amazing body.
HOME: Waco, Texas and Los Angeles.
KNOWN FOR: Being the girl who bares all in American Pie.
SWEETIE: Got engaged to actor Joseph D. Reitman in November 1999, plans to marry him in Summer 2001. They both acted in the movie Tomcats.
OTHER: Her father is of Syrian/Lebanese decent and her mother is of French/English/American Indian decent.