About Me

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Shannon is a die-hard Cardinals fan and grew up sitting in the Muny's free seats watching musicals with her grandma. An avid DIY girl, she won’t buy anything she thinks she can make instead, including her high school prom dresses. The only girl in her Fantasy Football league, she took 2nd place this year, NBD. Keeps trying to grow a garden and “get into” yoga, but she doesn’t have the patience for either. Will beat you in Words With Friends, but like she’s not competitive at all. She's worked and studied with the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre, iO Chicago, and Lesly Kahn.

SERIES (Selected)

AMERICA'S LEAST WANTED                Series Regular              Carousel Pro, North-South Pro, MTV D/ Lee Farber

SUPERSTORE                                      Co-Star                        NBC Universal D/ Todd Biermann

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.      Co-Star                         ABC Studios D/ Gary Brown 

BUS PUNCHER VS. TRUCK FLIPPER     Co-Star                         RocketJump Productions D/Freddie Wong

GEEKS (pilot)                                        Series Regular              Tesselate Productions D/Al White

20 SOMETHINGS (pilot)                        Series Regular              3's A Crowd Films D/Dimonique Davis

DAY JOB SUPPORT GROUP                Weberies Regular          Bookend Productions D/ Kate McGroarty

FILM (Selected)

STARFISH                                             Supporting                  Tesselate Productions 

LIONHEART                                         Supporting                  Republic Records D/Patrick Lawrence

          *BFI Fest Official Selection

GIRLS                                                  Lead                            Tesselate Productions D/Al White

THE WOMAN AT THE WINDOW            Lead                            Blackrider Productions D/Shan Khan

#HACKED                                            Lead                            Motion Maven Films D/Tim Baldini

ANOTHER YEAR                                   Lead                            Tesselate Productions D/ Al White

TIL DAWN DO US PART                         Lead                            Kristian Gabriel Films

THEATER (Selected)

ASSISTED LIVING                                Christina                       Profiles Theatre d/ Joe Jahraus

           *Joseph Jefferson Award for BEST NEW WORK

TWELFTH NIGHT                                 Viola                             Montana Shakespeare in the Park d/ Joel Jahnke

STREET SCENE                                    Shirley Kaplan               National Pastime Theatre d/ Laurence Bryan

NEW WORLD ORDER                          Des                               Loyola University Chicago

HESPERIA                                            Jane/Svetlana                Hangar 9 Theatre


*Dialects: Standard British, Cockney, Standard Southern American 

*Singing (mezzo-soprano)

*Proficient Seamstress and pattern-maker

*Stage Combat: Hand-to-hand, rapier and dagger, Muay Thai

*Chuck Jones method voice teacher






TRAINING (Selected)

B.A. in Theatre and Communications from Loyola University Chicago

The School at Steppenwolf, June 2011-August 2011 Amy Morton, K. Todd Freeman, Jeff Perry,

                    Sheldon Patinkin,Kimberly Senior, Audrey Francis, Rick Snyder, Tim Hopper, Adam Belcuore, Jane Alderman

Lesly Kahn and Company Ongoing with Lesly Kahn

Risa Bramon Garcia Braun Studio Risa Bramon Garcia and Christy Faison

British American Dramatic Academy Midsummer in Oxford Program Ian Wooldridge, Floyd King,

                     Linda Gates, Ben Bennison, Bill Homewood, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons

UCB, iO, Second City Todd Edwards, Colleen Doyle, Susan Messing, Erica Elam, Adam McCabe

Voice: Matt Beisner, Kate Devore, Linda Gates, Matthew Ellenwood, Nan Withers-Wilson  

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