Shannon Elizabeth: biography
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal is an actress and model who became famous for her roles in the American Pie comedy series, the parody film Scary Movie, and Love Actually.
Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, and the Fadal family lived in the suburbs of the city. The beginning of her life did not betoken that the girl would have such a resounding success. Shannon's parents were not wealthy, so, instead of expensive toys and dresses, they gave their daughter something more, love and attractive appearance.
She owes her exotic and bright appearance to the father of Syrian and Lebanese descent and the beautiful mother, who had German, Irish, English and Indian ancestry. Since the Fadal family did not earn a lot of money, they led a low-key lifestyle in a small town, trying to teach the daughter to be grateful for small favors.
Despite this, young Elizabeth got everything she needed in childhood. She studied very well at school, attending various classes and clubs. So, the girl was engaged in ballet, tap dance, tennis. However, the actress later told that her childhood was a boring time. The girl wanted to escape from this remote place to see the world and show herself off at the same time.
Children's dreams began to come true when the girl was 17 years old, and she graduated from high school. Without thinking twice, Elizabeth packed up and went to conquer New York City. It is not surprising that the young leggy, beautiful lady with an exotic appearance immediately signed a contract with one of the modeling agencies.
Modeling career allowed Elizabeth to make her dreams come true. Young Shannon traveled around the world. She visited Europe, Australia, Africa, Hawaii. However, the modeling business did not attract the beautiful brown-haired woman; she considered it to be a step on the way to the Hollywood stardom, which she soon began to achieve.
However, having become a professional actress, Elizabeth Shannon did not turn down proposals of popular magazines. So, in 1999 she posed nude for Playboy, in 2000 and 2003 she appeared in a revealing photo shoot in Maxim magazine, and in 2008 her photo adorned its cover.
Elizabeth's path to Hollywood was not easy. At first, the young woman moved from New York City to Los Angeles and enrolled in acting classes. At the same time, Elizabeth continued to appear in commercials, and then participated in the filming of the video for Enrique Iglesias's song "Be with You."
After several bit parts, in 1996, Shannon Elizabeth made her movie debut, playing in the horror film Jack Frost directed by Michael Cooney. Despite the success of the film, no one offered the actress prominent roles. She appeared in episodes of several television series, and only in 1999, the actress had a good deal of luck. She was invited to play the role of Czech Nadia in the teen comedy American Pie.
The role was small, and the actress had to play in the nude scene, but the success of the movie and Elizabeth was roaring. The 26-year-old woman became famous overnight, she was named the sex symbol, and millions of fans went crazy over sexy Nadia.
The credentials of beautiful Shannon Elizabeth include a lot of significant and small roles (about 40), but she got the most bright and prominent characters only in several films. First of all, these are the American Pie film series, including the final part of the franchise, released in 2012.
Viewers also remember Elizabeth in the 2000 film Scary Movie, in which she played a girl who, together with a group of friends, found herself in an unpleasant and horrific situation. This comedy has become cult-favorite for horror lovers because it spoofed several popular horror movies.
People have been interested in the details of the private life of such a bright and sexy actress, but Elizabeth has rarely pleased fans with titbits regarding relations with men. At first, the woman was keen on her career that there was almost no time left for love and flirting.
In 1995, the star began dating actor Joseph D. Reitman. In 2002, the couple married, having celebrated a magnificent wedding. Unfortunately, the marriage fell apart, and in 2005, Elizabeth filed for divorce. Interestingly, in 2003, the handsome rapper, Eminem, proposed to beautiful Shannon, but the woman rejected.
In 2008, the actress dated her partner from the TV show Dancing with the Stars, Derek Hough, but a year later the couple broke up, which fans learned on Twitter and Instagram.
Shannon Elizabeth now
After the final installment of the American Pie film series, Shannon Elizabeth has played roles in full-length films and television projects, but the actress couldn’t repeat the previous success. However, the star of the 2000s does not lose heart; she enjoys working, runs for a charity, and is a professional poker player.
Elizabeth is recognized as the sexiest female poker player. The actress regularly participates in all sorts of tournaments (e.g., in Los Angeles), places high, and wins tidy sums. By the way, this game requires an advanced intelligence, logical thinking, and other qualities that are not characteristic of actresses.
Poker is the main hobby of the beautiful woman. She is a convinced vegetarian and donates a lot of money to save pets who became victims of cruelty and stray animals. The foundation, established by Shannon Elizabeth and her former husband, is called Animal Avengers. The actress has several dogs at home, and their number changes from time to time. As for the alleged plastic surgery, her numerous photos do not confirm it.
Shannon Elizabeth has a net worth of $9 million.
- Jack Frost (1997);
- American Pie (1999);
- Scary Movie (2000);
- Tomcats (2001);
- American Pie 2 (2001);
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001);
- Thirteen Ghosts (2001);
- The Twilight Zone (2002);
- Love Actually (2003);
- Deal (2008);
- Night of the Demons (2009);
- American Reunion (2012);
- The Outsider (2014).