Shannon Elizabeth Biography
Before starting a career in film, Shannon Elizabeth worked as a model. She appeared in several films including Jack Frost and Dish Dogs before she hit a big role in the 1999 major box office success, American Pie. She then appeared in several major Hollywood films, including Tomcats, Scary Movie, Thir13en Ghosts, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, American Pie 2, Love Actually, Cursed and Confessions of an American Bride.
In August 1999, Shannon Elizabeth posed nude for Playboy magazine. She was then featured in Maxim magazine in 2000 and 2003. Aside from the big screen, Shannon Elizabeth appeared in the hit TV sitcom, That 70s Show from 2003 to 2004 as Ashton Kushtons girlfriend whom he got pregnant. She also guest starred in Thank God Youre Here in 2007.
Shannon Elizabeth describes poker as her second career. She is known for being one of the leasing celebrity poker players. Shannon Elizabeth even visits Las Vegas once to thrice a month to participate in poker games with other top players throughout the country. In January 2006, she beat out 83 poker professionals and celebrities to win $55,000 at the opening of a new poker room in Caesars Palace. Shannon Elizabeth even defeated poker celebrities Jeff Madsen, Humberto Brenes and Barry Greenstein in the NBC National Heads-up Poker Championships in 2007.
Shannon Elizabeth and Joseph Reitman has been in a relationship for ten years including a three-year marriage. They separated in March of 2005 and filed for divorce in June the same year. According to media speculations, the breakup was caused by Reitman getting involved in a practical joke on Elizabeth for Ashton Kutchers MTV Punkd, which involved a joke that lead her to think she was caught on a sex tape.
Aside from her poker events, Shannon Elizabeth and her ex-husband Reitman founded a non-profit animal rescue organization named Animal Avengers. The organization is dedicated to rescuing and finding shelter for homeless pets, promoting responsible pet care, fighting animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation.