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Shannon Elizabeth
American actress

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Model Poker player Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Field Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 7 September 1973, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Age 49 years
Star sign Virgo
Spouse: Joseph D. Reitman (2002-2005)
Height: 1.7399 m
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Shannon Elizabeth (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is well known for her roles in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

She is also known for her work in horror films such as Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons. She became widely known as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. She also had a cameo in the film Love Actually and in Catch a Christmas Starin which she sings for the first time on camera.

Early life

Shannon Elizabeth was born as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal on September 7, 1973, in Houston, Texas; she was raised in Bellmead, Texas. Her father is an Arab Christian of Syrian and Lebanese origin and her mother is of German, English, and Irish ancestry. 

She is the cousin of the TV host and relationship coach Tamsen Fadal.

In high school, she was very much interested in tennis and at one point even considered a professional tennis career. She worked as a model for Ford & Elite models before she began a career in film.



Elizabeth appeared in several films and television shows before being cast in 1999's American Pie in the role of Nadia. It was a major box office success. Elizabeth subsequently appeared in several Hollywood films, including Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Tomcats. Elizabeth starred in the UPN series Cuts until the show was canceled in May 2006. Cuts and its parent show, One on One, were two of the many shows not to be picked up by The CW. Elizabeth recurred in That '70s Show for a number of episodes.

In 2000 and 2003, she was featured in Maxim. In June 2008 she was Maxim's cover girl. She provided the likeness and voice for Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Elizabeth was one of the celebrities on an episode of NBC's Thank God You're Here along with Tom Green, Chelsea Handler, and George Takei. Elizabeth was among the cast of the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough. Elizabeth was the seventh star eliminated from the competition. Elizabeth was the host of the comedy/burlesque series "Live Nude Comedy" in 2009. Elizabeth also featured in Chris Brown's "Next to You" music video as Brown's girlfriend in 2011.

In 2019, Kevin Smith confirmed she will reprise her role as Justice in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.


Elizabeth at the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

In 2006, Elizabeth described poker as her second career and was called "one of the leading celebrity poker players." At that time, she visited the Las Vegas Valley up to three times each month to participate in poker games with top players. Elizabeth does not appear to have been as active a poker player since scoring 12 tournament cashes from 2006 through 2010 – she has only one tournament cash (in 2013) thereafter.

Elizabeth played in the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker under the guidance of Daniel Negreanu, and won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel in January 2006, beating out 83 celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000. She also cashed four times in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007, but again busted out of the Main Event early. In 2007, she advanced to the semi-finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in a field consisting of the top poker professionals before losing to eventual champion Paul Wasicka.

Personal life

After the September 11 attacks, Elizabeth recorded a public service announcement in which she said, "I'm half Arabic, but I am 100 percent American. What is going on affects me the same as everyone else."

Elizabeth was married to actor Joseph D. Reitman from 2002–2005. After being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars in April 2008, Elizabeth began dating Derek Hough, her dancing partner on the show. Their relationship reportedly lasted until August 2009. 

Elizabeth is an environmentalist and vegan. In early 2014, Daily Mail reported that she had been dating fellow vegan and environmentalist Russell Simmons

Charity work

Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by Elizabeth and her then-husband Reitman, is dedicated to rescuing and finding a home for homeless pets, reducing pet overpopulation, promoting responsible pet guardianship and preventing animal cruelty. Among the many fundraising events, Team Bodog raised over $50,000 for Animal Avengers in a celebrity poker night on October 8, 2005. The event was hosted by noted tournament director Matt Savage. In 2016, she began participating in numerous other Bodog-sponsored charity events as well. The organization, based in Brazil, lead 3D printing of prosthetic body parts for animals, including a beak for goose Victoria.

Elizabeth has served as the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt a Turkey program, urging people to adopt a turkey instead of eating one for Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth uses social media, particularly Instagram posts, to raise awareness about rhino poaching at the Poached Rhino fundraiser.



Year Title Role Notes 
1997 Jack Frost Jill Metzner Credited as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal 
1997 Blast Hostage  
1998 Blade Squad Nurse TV film 
1999 Seamless: Kidz Rule Nicole  
1999 Dying to Live Vanessa Canningham TV film 
1999 American Pie Nadia  
2000 Scary Movie Buffy Gilmore  
2000 Evicted Princess  
2000 Dish Dogs Anne  
2001 Tomcats Natalie Parker  
2001 American Pie 2 Nadia  
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Justice  
2001 Thirteen Ghosts Kathy Kriticos  
2002 Survivin' the Island Office worker Uncredited 
2003 The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron Courtney TV film 
2003 Love Actually Harriet, the sexy one  
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Chrishelle Rene Boudreau  
2005 Cursed Becky Morton Cameo 
2005 Confessions of an American Bride Sam TV film 
2005 The Kid & I Shelby Roman  
2007 The Grand Toni  
2008 Deal Michelle  
2008 You Belong to Me Alex Wilson TV film 
2009 Night of the Demons Angela Feld  
2011 A Novel Romance Adi Schwartz  
2012 American Reunion Nadia Cameo 
2012 A Green Story Kelly  
2012 Golden Winter Jessica Richmond  
2013 In the Dark Linda TV film 
2013 Catch a Christmas Star Nikki Crandon TV film 
2014 The Outsider Margo  
2015 Marshall the Miracle Dog Cynthia Willenbrock  
2016 Swing Away Zoe Papadopoulos Executive producer 
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Justice Faulken  


Year Title Role Notes 
1996 Arliss Anya Slovachek Episode: "Crossing the Line" 
1996 Hang Time Nicole Barrett Episode: "Green-Eyed Julie" 
1996 Baywatch Girl at Pier Party (uncredited) Episode: “Baywatch Angels” 
1997 USA High Melanie Episode: "Internet Love Story" 
1997 Step by Step Cindi Episode: "Can't Buy Me Love" 
1998 Pacific Blue Jo Episode: "Damaged Goods" 
1999 G vs E Cherry Valence Episode: "Men Are from Mars, Women Are Evil" 
2002 Just Shoot Me! Karen Episode: "About a Boy" 
2002 Off Centre Dawn Episode: "Addicted to Love" 
2002 The Twilight Zone Sondra Lomax Episode: "Dream Lover" 
2003–2005 That '70s Show Brooke 9 episodes 
2004 One on One Tiffany Sherwood Episode: "Splitting Hairs" 
2004 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Carmelo Anthony, Shannon Elizabeth and Jena Malone" 
2005–2006 Cuts Tiffany Sherwood 31 episodes 
2005 MADtv Herself Episode: "OK Go" 
2005 King of the Hill Candee (Voice) Episode: "Harlottown" 
2008 Dancing with the Stars Herself Season 6 Contestant; 6th Place 
2009 Live Nude Comedy Host 6 episodes 
2013 What Not to Wear Herself Episode: "Shannon Elizabeth" 
2013 Melissa & Joey Anita Episode: "The Unfriending" 
2018 Celebrity Big Brother Herself HouseGuest; 9th Place 

Video games

Year Title Role Notes 
2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Serena St. Germaine (voice)  
2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Amy Loveheart (voice)  

Dancing with the Stars season 6 performances

Week # Dance / Song Judge's scores Result Ref 
Inaba Goodman Tonioli     
Cha-Cha-Cha / "Shut Up and Drive" No Elimination  
Quickstep / "Swing With Me" Safe 
Jive / "Goody Two Shoes" Safe 
Viennese Waltz / "Keep Holding On" 10 Safe 
Samba / "Pon de Replay" Safe 
Rumba / "True Colors"
Group Country Western / "Cotton Eyed Joe" 

Tango / "Tanguedia II"

Mambo / "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That"

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