Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
Houston, Texas, US
Shannon completed her schooling from Waco High School, TX in 1991.
Actress and Model
- Father – Syrian/Lebanese Father
- Mother – English Mother
- Siblings – Tamsen Fadal (Cousin)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
125 pounds or 57 kg
Boyfriend / Spouse
Shannon Elizabeth dated –
- Joseph D. Reitman (1992 – 2005) – Shannon and American actor, writer, film producer and director Joseph had been dating since 1992. They got married after ten years of their courtship in 2002. The couple divorced after three years in 2005.
- Enrique Iglesias (2000 – 2001) – She met Enrique during his show where he was to perform Hero. Later Shannon was also cast in Enrique’s music video Be With You as his love interest. A year later the affair was called off.
- Mark Philippoussis (2007 – 2008) – Shannon started dating the former Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis in 2007. She met the tennis champ during a vacation, not to forget that Shannon once aspired to be a pro in the game too. The duo parted ways in early 2008.
- Derek Hough (2008) – Shannon was one of the stars in American dance reality show Dancing with the Stars Season 6 in 2008. Choreographer Derek Hough (American professional Latin and ballroom dancer) was Shannon’s partner and they finished 6th on the show. Shannon started dating Derek in 2008 following her elimination from the show. They split up after a year of dating each other.
- Russell Simmons (2014 – Present) – Shannon is dating American actor Russell Simmons since 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
37-25-35 in or 94-64-89 cm
She did print ads for Nautica Jeans Company denim wear (2000).
Best Known For
Shannon is most acclaimed for her role in comedy movie American Pie (1999) as Nadia, for which she became the ultimate sex symbol in the US.
Some other movies are Scary Movie (2000), Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Thirteen Ghosts (2001) and Night of the Demons (2010).
Shannon made her debut with a small appearance in American Horror Comedy film Jack Frost in 1997.
First TV Show
In the TV series Arliss (American situation comedy), Shannon made an appearance in Anya Slovachek episode Crossing the Line in 1996.
Shannon is counted among the topmost best figure celebrities. She’s got an hourglass figure and is very ardent with her exercise routine. She takes Cardio Barre classes for a whole workout – arms, legs, abs etc. Shannon is also an avid follower of Yoga. She also does light weightlifting.
She believes in an active lifestyle and healthy eating, but Shannon is not too strict on having a diet regime. She eats brussels sprouts, broccoli, oatmeal with nuts and berries, dark green kale salad and tomatoes. Shannon meditates for an hour to de-stress.
Shannon Elizabeth Favorite Things
- Actor – Gary Oldman
- Actress – Michelle Pfeiffer
- Dessert – Ice-cream
- Snack – Cookies
- Musical Bands – Prodigy
Shannon Elizabeth Facts
- Shannon is a vegetarian.
- She co-founded the foundation Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization, with her ex-husband Joseph Reitman.
- She is a propagator of environment preservation.
- Shannon was voted on number 8th spot as the Sexiest Female Movie Star in 2002 by Australian Empire Magazine.
- She owns a jewelry line called Shansen Jewelry along with her cousin Tamsen Fadal, who is a TV reporter for CBS, New York City.
- She spent her childhood under lower financial conditions at home.
- Shannon Elizabeth was ranked 29th on Maxim Magazine Hot 100 list of 2008.
- She is a leading celebrity poker player. She played in 2005 World Series of Poker under the guidance of Daniel Negreanu. In January 2006, Shannon won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel, beating 83 professional players including some celebrities too for $55,000.
- During her school, Shannon was very much inclined to take up tennis as a career, but later chose modeling and then films.
- Shannon has appeared in music videos like Next 2 You Chris Brown (2011) and Gone (And We Dance) by Portuguese band Lulla Bye (2008).
- Shannon was featured as Miss January on Maxim Uncut (2001) 15 months Calendar.
- After the 9/11 attack, Shannon made a public statement that she is half Arabian, but a hundred percent American.
- She has 8 pet dogs.
- You can check her on Twitter.