Shannon Elizabeth 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.
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
Actress, Former Model
Birthday / Date of Birth
Shannon Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1973, in Houston, Texas, United States.
She’s currently 45 years old.
Her father is of Syrian origin while her mother is of German, English and Irish ancestry.
Shannon completed her schooling from Waco High School, TX in 1991. In high school, she was a member of the tennis team and at one point considered a professional tennis career.
- Father – Gerald Edward Fadal
- Mother – Patricia Diane Fadal
- Siblings – Tamsen Fadal (Cousin)
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 (2008-2009) – Shannon was one of the stars in American dance reality show Dancing with the Stars Season 6 in 2008. Choreographer Derek Hough 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.
- In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
- In centimeters – 175 cm
- In meters – 1.75 m
- In Kilograms – 57 kg
- In Pounds – 125 lbs
- Measurements – 37-25-35
- Bust – 37 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 34C
She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
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.
In 1997, Shannon debuted in a small role in the American Horror Comedy film Jack Frost. Her first breakthrough role was with the 1999 comedy film American Pie where she played the role of Nadia.
In the TV series Arliss (American situation comedy), Shannon made an appearance in Anya Slovachek episode Crossing the Line in 1996.
She has appeared in few TV commercials and did some print ads.
Shannon Elizabeth Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Gary Oldman
- Favorite Actress – Michelle Pfeiffer
- Favorite Dessert – Ice-cream
- Favorite Snack – Cookies
- Favorite Musical Bands – Prodigy
Shannon Elizabeth Net worth
Shannon has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2019. Much of her earnings come from film and TV appearances apart other activities.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shannon Elizabeth
- In 2002, She was ranked #8 on the list of the Sexiest Female Movie Star by Australian Empire Magazine.
- She has 8 dogs.
- She co-founded the foundation Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization, with her ex-husband Joseph Reitman.
- Shannon launched a jewellery line ‘Shansen Jewelry’ along with her cousin Tamsen Fadal, who is a TV reporter for CBS, New York City.
- 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.
- In 2006, Elizabeth described poker as her second career and was called “one of the leading celebrity poker players.”
- She was ranked 29th on Maxim Magazine Hot 100 list of 2008.
- Shannon is one of the leading celebrity poker players. She considers the game as her second career.
- After the 9/11 attack, Shannon made a public statement that she is half Arabian, but a hundred percent American.
- 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.