Shannon Elizabeth

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Shannon Elizabeth (2012)
Shannon Elizabeth (2010)

Shannon Elizabeth (* 7. September 1973 in Houston , Texas as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal ) is an American actress , poker player and former model .

life and career

Raised in Waco , Texas, the daughter of a Syrian - Lebanese father and a Cherokee Indian mother, she went to New York City after graduating in 1991 to work as a model . She then moved to Los Angeles and attended drama school there . She started out as an actress with minor supporting roles as well as appearing in commercials and music videos.

In August 1999, a series of nudes appeared in the US edition of Playboy magazine ; In March of the following year, some pictures from the photo series were also published in the German edition of Playboy. Also in 1999 she made her breakthrough as an actress with the role of the pretty and revealing Czech exchange student Nadia in the film American Pie .

Meanwhile, Elizabeth has grown into a respectable poker player . It was sponsored by the online poker room Full Tilt Poker and had a 2008 contract with Mansion Poker . At the 2007 National Heads-Up Poker Championship , Elizabeth reached the semifinals, and at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas she has so far made five money places. Her best tournament result is a runner-up among 83 entrants at a charity game, the $ 5000 Ante Up For Africa Charity Event at the 2012 WSOP .

In June 2002, Elizabeth married her fellow actor Joseph D. Reitman in Mexico , with whom she had previously appeared in three films. The couple have lived separately since March 2005.

Filmography (selection)

Web links

Commons : Shannon Elizabeth  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Shannon Elizabeth. , accessed on July 10, 2010 .
  2. Shannon Elizabeth in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed June 19, 2018 (English)