Shannon, Polly 1973–

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SHANNON, Polly 1973–


Born September 1, 1973, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada; father, the director–general of Health Canada; mother, a children's television writer.

Career: Actress. Worked as a model; appeared in television commercials for Noxzema, 1996, Dentyne Ice, 1998, and Alexander Keith Beer India Pale Ale, 1999.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1999, for The Girl Next Door; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2000, for The Sheldon Kennedy Story; Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film—pretty funny female performance, 2003, for Men with Brooms.


Film Appearances:

The second victim, Love & Human Remains (also known as Armour et restes humains), Sony Pictures Classics, 1993.

Candice "Candy" Wilson, Miss U.S.A., No Contest, 1994.

Alisande/Alexandra, A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (also known as Arbalete et rock'n roll), World International Network, 1995.

Tori, Snowboard Academy, Columbia TriStar, 1996.

Toni–Ann, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1998.

Juliet, Harvard Man, Cowboy Pictures, 2001.

Joanne, Men with Brooms (also known as Quatre gars et un balai), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Jackie, TrueSexLies, 2003.

Lucy (MOW detective), Ham & Cheese, Decade Distribution, 2004.

Billie Ross, Direct Action, Nu Image, 2004.

Waiters, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Nina Moore, Catwalk, syndicated and MTV, 1992–1994.

Darcy D'Angelo, a recurring role, Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, PAX, 2002–2004.

Danielle, Street Time, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Margaret Trudeau, Trudeau, CBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carol, Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story, NBC, 1995.

Helen Horowitz, No Greater Love (also known as Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love"), NBC, 1996.

Wendy, Devil's Food, Lifetime, 1996.

Elizabeth, Frankenstein and Me (also known as Frankenstein et moi), The Disney Channel, 1996.

Maid, End of Summer, Showtime, 1997.

(Uncredited) Cashier, My Date with the President's Daughter, ABC, 1998.

Sandra Applewhite/Nicky Dawson, Hard to Forget (also known as Harlequin's "Hard to Forget"), The Movie Channel, 1998.

Jana, The Sheldon Kennedy Story (also known as Un reve abime), CTV, 1999.

Fiona Winters, The Girl Next Door (also known as Fatale innocence), CTV, 1999.

Phyllis Nesmith, Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story, VH1, 2000.

Christine, The Stalking of Laurie Show (also known as Rivales), USA Network, 2000.

Julia Lee, The Triangle, TBS, 2001.

Ruth Hennessey, Do or Die, Sci–Fi Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sophie, "The Tale of the Pinball Wizard," Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Nickelodeon, 1992.

Kelly Van Pelt, "The Needle and the Damage Done," Sirens, syndicated, 1994.

Liselle, "Trophy Girl," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1995.

Angelique, "Glamour Girl," Ready or Not, Showtime, 1996.

Judy Cates, "Seeing Is Believing," Due South, syndicated, 1997.

Esthetician Lisa Hynes, "Perfect," Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension, Fox, 1998.

Young Lucy Becker, "Passion Play," Highlander: The Raven, syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Joyce Belman, "Between Heaven and Hell," Earth: Final Conflict, syndicated, 1999.

Human operator of Starfighter–88, "The Human Operators," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

Moira Stratton, "Sacrifices," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 1999.

"Brass," The Hunger, Showtime, 1999.

Vicky Sue, "What She Did for Love," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 1999.

Cinda, "The Long Drop," Code Name: Eternity, Channel 4 and syndicated, 2000.

Vicki Tremaine, "The Escape Artist," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 2000.

"You Gotta Have Heart," Doc, PAX, 2001.

Michelle, "Deja Vu All Over Again," La Femme Nikita, 2001.

Polly, "Ring of Truth," Jeremiah, Showtime, 2002.

Ilana, "Backstabbed," Wild Card, Lifetime, 2003.

Rosa, "Portrait of Buttons," Puppets Who Kill, Comedy Central, 2004.

Celebrity Pets, 2004.

Also appeared in Leap Years, Showtime.


Music Videos:

Appeared in "I Blame the Devil" by On the Edge, 1992.



Toronto Sun, April 15, 1999; May 4, 2001; August 31, 2001; March 31, 2002.