Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress and musician from Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is of Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German descent. Shannyn's first major film role was in A Knight's Tale (2001), a box office success that brought Sossamon much more recognition. It was followed by appearances in comedies such as 40 Days and 40 Nights and The Rules of Attraction (both 2002). She did further film work in the features The Order (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and The Holiday (2006).
Sossamon was cast in the indie comedy Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), and later had the starring part on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight. She played the lead role in the thriller One Missed Call (2008). She appeared in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009), Road to Nowhere (2010), The Day (2011) and The End of Love (2012). Shannyn has also starred in the HBO comedy How to Make It in America (2010) and ABC's drama Mistresses (2013). Sossamon can be seen playing the role of Theresa Burke in M. Night Shyamalan's show for FOX, Wayward Pines.