Polly Shannon

While she hasn't broken out internationally, Canadian actress Polly Shannon has played an array of supporting roles for film and television and has earned accolades (and award nominations) for her performances. She ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1973 in Kingston, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hide 2014 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Rookie Blue 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hydra 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doc 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert B. Parker's Stone Cold 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Lie With Me 2004 (Movie)

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Ham & Cheese 2003 (Movie)

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Wild Card 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict" 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Leap Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Men With Brooms 2002 (Movie)

Joanne (Actor)

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Triangle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Harlequin's Hard to Forget 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Girl Next Door 1997 (Movie)

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No Contest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1994 (Movie)

Alisandre (Actor)

Devil's Food (TV Show)

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Do or Die (TV Show)

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End of Summer (TV Show)

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Frankenstein and Me (TV Show)

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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV Show)

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The Stalking of Laurie Show (TV Show)

Actor

The Triangle (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Biography

While she hasn't broken out internationally, Canadian actress Polly Shannon has played an array of supporting roles for film and television and has earned accolades (and award nominations) for her performances. She acted in theater productions as a girl before becoming a model at age 13, which gave her the chance to travel the world for her work. She made her first TV appearances in 1992, including a guest spot on the spooky Nickelodeon series "Are You Afraid of the Dark". She subsequently found small parts in other series as well as films, leading to top-billed turns in two TV movies, first as a seductive teen in "The Girl Next Door", and then as the wife of a troubled hockey player in the biopic "The Sheldon Kennedy Story". Though both pictures earned her Gemini Award nominations, she mostly played supporting parts afterwards. In 2002, she played two different ditzy characters, in "Men with Brooms" and "Trudeau", appearing in the latter as the wife of the former Canadian prime minister. She has battled such typecasting by varying her roles to include more respectable characters, such as doctors and detectives.

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