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Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born (1973-09-07)September 7, 1973)[1] is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth has appeared in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She has also appeared in horror films such as Jack Frost, Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons. She was described 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 Star in which she sings for the first time on camera.

She currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa and runs the non-profit animal rescue organization she co-started in 2001, Animal Avengers.[2]

Shannon Elizabeth
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal

(1973-09-07)September 7, 1973
Houston, Texas, United States
OccupationActress, model
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Joseph D. Reitman (m. 2002–2005)
RelativesTamsen Fadal (cousin)

Early life

Elizabeth's father is of Lebanese/Syrian origin[3][4] and her mother is of German, English and Irish ancestry.[5] She was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Waco, Texas from 3rd grade through high school; Shannon graduated from Waco High School in 1991.[6] In high school, she was a member of the tennis team and at one point considered a professional tennis career. She worked as a model for Ford & Elite models before she began a career in film.[7]



Elizabeth in July 2005.

Elizabeth in July 2005.

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.[8] 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.[9] 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. Shannon 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. [10]


Elizabeth at the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

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."[11] 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.[12]

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.[13] 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.[12]

Personal life

Elizabeth in March 2009

Elizabeth in March 2009

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."[14]

Elizabeth was married to actor Joseph D. Reitman from 2002–2005.[15]

She is an environmentalist and vegan. She is a cousin of New York-based television host and relationship coach Tamsen Fadal.[16]

Charity work

Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by Elizabeth and her then-husband Reitman,[7] 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.[17] The organization, based in Brazil, lead 3D printing of prosthetic body parts for animals, including a beak for goose Victoria.[18]

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.[19]

Elizabeth uses social media, particularly Instagram posts, to raise awareness about rhino poaching at the Poached Rhino fundraiser.[20]



1997Jack FrostJill MetznerCredited as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
1998Blade SquadNurseTV film
1999Seamless: Kidz RuleNicole
1999Dying to LiveVanessa CanninghamTV film
1999American PieNadia
2000Scary MovieBuffy Gilmore
2000Dish DogsAnne
2001TomcatsNatalie Parker
2001American Pie 2Nadia
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackJustice
2001Thirteen GhostsKathy Kriticos
2002Survivin' the IslandOffice workerUncredited
2003The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About EnronCourtneyTV film
2003Love ActuallyHarriet, the sexy one
2004Johnson Family VacationChrishelle Rene Boudreau
2005CursedBecky MortonCameo
2005Confessions of an American BrideSamTV film
2005The Kid & IShelby Roman
2007The GrandToni
2008You Belong to MeAlex WilsonTV film
2009Night of the DemonsAngela Feld
2011A Novel RomanceAdi Schwartz
2012American ReunionNadiaCameo
2012A Green StoryKelly
2012Golden WinterJessica Richmond
2013In the DarkLindaTV film
2013Catch a Christmas StarNikki CrandonTV film
2014The OutsiderMargo
2015Marshall the Miracle DogCynthia Willenbrock
2016Swing AwayZoe PapadopoulosExecutive producer
2019Jay and Silent Bob RebootJusticePost-production


1996ArlissAnya SlovachekEpisode: "Crossing the Line"
1996Hang TimeNicole BarrettEpisode: "Green-Eyed Julie"
1996BaywatchGirl at Pier Party (uncredited)Episode: “Baywatch Angels”
1997USA HighMelanieEpisode: "Internet Love Story"
1997Step by StepCindiEpisode: "Can't Buy Me Love"
1998Pacific BlueJoEpisode: "Damaged Goods"
1999G vs ECherry ValenceEpisode: "Men Are from Mars, Women Are Evil"
2002Just Shoot Me!KarenEpisode: "About a Boy"
2002Off CentreDawnEpisode: "Addicted to Love"
2002The Twilight ZoneSondra LomaxEpisode: "Dream Lover"
2003–2005That '70s ShowBrooke9 episodes
2004One on OneTiffany SherwoodEpisode: "Splitting Hairs"
2004Punk'dHerselfEpisode: "Carmelo Anthony, Shannon Elizabeth and Jena Malone"
2005–2006CutsTiffany Sherwood31 episodes
2005MADtvHerselfEpisode: "OK Go"
2005King of the HillCandee (Voice)Episode: "Harlottown"
2008Dancing with the StarsHerselfSeason 6 Contestant; 6th Place
2009Live Nude ComedyHost6 episodes
2013What Not to WearHerselfEpisode: "Shannon Elizabeth"
2013Melissa & JoeyAnitaEpisode: "The Unfriending"
2018Celebrity Big BrotherHerself[21]HouseGuest; 9th Place

Video games

2003James Bond 007: Everything or NothingSerena St. Germaine (voice)
2009Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office BustAmy Loveheart (voice)

Dancing with the Stars season 6 performances

Week #Dance / SongJudge's scoresResultRef
1Cha-Cha-Cha / "Shut Up and Drive"777No Elimination
2Quickstep / "Swing With Me"888Safe
3Jive / "Goody Two Shoes"888Safe
4Viennese Waltz / "Keep Holding On"9109Safe
5Samba / "Pon de Replay"887Safe
6Rumba / "True Colors"
Group Country Western / "Cotton Eyed Joe"
7Tango / "Tanguedia II" Mambo / "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That"9


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