Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon (born October 3, 1978) is an American actress. She starred in the films A Knight's Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Order and Road to Nowhere. Sossamon also had a starring role on the CBS supernatural drama, Moonlight. Sossamon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Sherry Sossamon, a nurse, and Todd Lindberg; her mother later re-married Randy Goldman. She is of Dutch, English, Irish, German, French, Filipino, and Hawaiian descent. The y in her first name was an adolescent alteration in 1995. Sossamon grew up in Reno, Nevada, and attended Galena High School there. The day after her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dance.
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