Shannan is a Texas girl at heart, enjoying outdoor activities, camping, and playing sports. Shannan also loves British humor and is extremely hard to offend. She will watch an entire episode of The Munsters and still crack up.
As far as acting goes, she is a New York City/Philly actress who has worked on a variety of roles with a variety of accents. From an affluent Upper East Side wife to Bill Pullman in the Ryan Murphy Netflix Limited Series, HALSTON, to a blue-collar Buffalo, New York single mother in the comedic web series, MIKE IS UNEMPLOYED, Shannan has been cast to play many different characters.
She can also be seen on FBI on CBS as well as two recently released feature films, SNO BABIES and THE RETALIATORS. The much anticipated feature film, SIGNS OF LOVE, (starring Dylan and Hopper Penn and Rosanna Arquette) was released in theaters October 2022 and premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival this May where it won Best Director. Shannan plays the mother of Zoe Arquette who won Best Actress at the festival. And PHILLY CHRISTMAS, in which she plays opposite Robert Clohessey from Blue Bloods, will be released theatrically December 2024. She is also in the upcoming TUBI movie, A PARTY TO DIE FOR, and plays a lead part in the recently shot short, DINNER PARTY, directed by Emmy Award winner Ritesh Gupta. She will be seen opposite Catherine Daddario in the feature, THE TRIBUTARIES also starring Kelly Rutherford in 2024 and she recently worked with M. Night Shyamalan on Season 4 of SERVANT. In addition to her burgeoning career in film and TV, Shannan has had success in modeling, commercials, print work and voiceovers.
Her short film, in which she played the lead, WHEN FATHER WENT BIKING, has been officially selected for numerous international film festivals.
Shannan is a published author of the book The Littlest Peanut-
an inspirational baby book for parents with preemies in the NICU.
In order to feel creative in other ways besides acting, she writes songs and plays guitar and piano. Shannan's original music can be heard on Spotify.
Her favorite quote is from the late, great Milton Berle.
"Laughter is an instant vacation".