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Elizabeth at the 2021 GalaxyCon
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal

(1973-09-07) September 7, 1973 (age 50)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress, poker player, animal activist, model
Years active 1991–present
Notable work
Scary Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Love Actually
Joseph D. Reitman
(m. 2002; div. 2005)
  • Simon Borchert
Relatives Tamsen Fadal (cousin)

Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress and poker player. A teen idol of the 1990s and 2000s, Elizabeth is best known for her roles in the films Tomcats, Scary Movie, and Love Actually. She also starred in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons, and played a recurring role in the sitcom That '70s Show and Saved by the bell, was a series regular in Cuts.

Elizabeth splits her time between Cape Town, South Africa, and the USA, and runs her non-profit organization, an animal rescue turned conservation organization she co-created in 2001—previously Animal Avengers. The Foundation has also launched One Woman's Legacy, a scholarship program that helps African women break through the glass ceiling in conservation studies. She is a professional poker player, and in 2006 was named "one of the leading celebrity poker players."

Early life

Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas, to a father of Lebanese ancestry, and to a mother of German, English and Irish ancestry. She was raised in Waco, Texas, from 3rd grade through high school; Elizabeth graduated from Waco High School in 1991. In high school, she was a member of the tennis team and at one point considered a professional tennis career. Elizabeth worked as a model for Ford & Elite models before she began a career in film.


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Elizabeth along with two United States Marine Corps participants of the poker tournament, prior to 2006 tribute troops of the U.S. Military

Elizabeth appeared in several Hollywood films, including Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Tomcats. Elizabeth starred in the UPN series Cuts until the show was canceled in May 2006. Elizabeth recurred in That '70s Show for a number of episodes.

She provided the likeness and voice for Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Elizabeth was one of the celebrities on an episode of NBC's Thank God You're Here along with Tom Green, Chelsea Handler, and George Takei. Elizabeth was among the cast of the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough. Elizabeth was the seventh star eliminated from the competition.

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Elizabeth at the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

In 2006, Elizabeth described poker as her second career and was called "one of the leading celebrity poker players." At that time, she visited the Las Vegas Valley up to three times each month to participate in poker games with top players. Elizabeth does not appear to have been as active a poker player since scoring 12 tournament cashes from 2006 through 2010 – she has only one tournament cash (in 2013) thereafter.

Elizabeth played in the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker under the guidance of Daniel Negreanu, and won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel in January 2006, beating out 83 celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000. She also cashed four times in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007, but again busted out of the Main Event early. In 2007, she advanced to the semi-finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in a field consisting of the top poker professionals before losing to eventual champion Paul Wasicka.

Elizabeth also featured in Chris Brown's "Next to You" music video as Brown's girlfriend in 2011. In 2019 she reprised her role as Justice in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

In 2022, it was announced that Shannon Elizabeth would star in the comedy film Plan B, alongside Jon Heder and Tom Berenger.

Personal life

Elizabeth was married to actor Joseph D. Reitman from 2002 to 2005. She is now married to Simon Borchert. She is an environmentalist and vegan. She is a cousin of New York-based television host and relationship coach Tamsen Fadal. Animal Avengers, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by Elizabeth and her then-husband Reitman, is dedicated to rescuing and finding a home for homeless pets, reducing pet overpopulation, promoting responsible pet guardianship and preventing animal cruelty.

Among many fundraising events, Team Bodog raised over $50,000 for Animal Avengers in a celebrity poker night on October 8, 2005. The event was hosted by tournament director Matt Savage. In 2016, she began participating in numerous other Bodog-sponsored charity events as well. The organization, based in Brazil, lead 3D printing of prosthetic body parts for animals, including a beak for goose Victoria.

Elizabeth has served as the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt a Turkey program, urging people to adopt a turkey instead of eating one for Thanksgiving. She uses social media, particularly Instagram posts, to raise awareness about rhino poaching at the Poached Rhino fundraiser.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Jack Frost Jill Metzner Credited as Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
1997 Blast Hostage
1998 Blade Squad Nurse TV film
1999 Seamless: Kidz Rule Nicole
1999 Dying to Live Vanessa Canningham TV film
2000 Scary Movie Buffy Gilmore
2000 Evicted Princess
2000 Dish Dogs Anne
2001 Tomcats Natalie Parker
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Justice
2001 Thirteen Ghosts Kathy Kriticos
2002 Survivin' the Island Office worker Uncredited
2003 The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron Courtney TV film
2003 Love Actually Harriet
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Chrishelle Rene Boudreau
2005 Cursed Becky Morton Cameo
2005 Confessions of an American Bride Sam TV film
2005 The Kid & I Shelby Roman
2007 The Grand Toni
2008 Deal Michelle
2008 You Belong to Me Alex Wilson TV film
2009 Night of the Demons Angela Feld
2011 A Novel Romance Adi Schwartz
2012 American Reunion Nadia Cameo
2012 A Green Story Kelly
2012 Golden Winter Jessica Richmond
2013 In the Dark Linda TV film
2013 Catch a Christmas Star Nikki Crandon TV film
2014 The Outsider Margo
2015 Marshall's Miracle Cynthia Willenbrock
2016 Swing Away Zoe Papadopoulos Executive producer
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Justice Faulken
2021 Playing With Beethoven Bryn (post-production)
2023 Death on the Border Maddy (Upcoming)


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Arliss Anya Slovachek Episode: "Crossing the Line"
1996 Hang Time Nicole Barrett Episode: "Green-Eyed Julie"
1996 Baywatch Girl at Pier Party (uncredited) Episode: "Baywatch Angels"
1997 USA High Melanie Episode: "Internet Love Story"
1997 Step by Step Cindi Episode: "Can't Buy Me Love"
1998 Pacific Blue Jo Episode: "Damaged Goods"
1999 G vs E Cherry Valence Episode: "Men Are from Mars, Women Are Evil"
2002 Just Shoot Me! Karen Episode: "About a Boy"
2002 Off Centre Dawn Episode: "Addicted to Love"
2002 The Twilight Zone Sondra Lomax Episode: "Dream Lover"
2003–2005 That '70s Show Brooke 9 episodes
2004 One on One Tiffany Sherwood Episode: "Splitting Hairs"
2004 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Carmelo Anthony, Shannon Elizabeth and Jena Malone"
2005–2006 Cuts Tiffany Sherwood 31 episodes
2005 MADtv Herself Episode: "OK Go"
2005 King of the Hill Candee (Voice)
2008 Dancing with the Stars Herself Season 6 Contestant; 6th place
2013 What Not to Wear Herself Episode: "Shannon Elizabeth"
2013 Melissa & Joey Anita Episode: "The Unfriending"
2018 Celebrity Big Brother Herself Evicted on Day 17

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Serena St. Germaine (voice)
2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Amy Loveheart (voice)

Dancing with the Stars

Week # Dance / Song Judge's scores Result Ref
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Shut Up and Drive" 7 7 7 No Elimination
2 Quickstep / "Swing With Me" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Jive / "Goody Two Shoes" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "Keep Holding On" 9 10 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Pon de Replay" 8 8 7 Safe
6 Rumba / "True Colors"
Group Country Western / "Cotton Eyed Joe"
7 Tango / "Tanguedia II"

Mambo / "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That"


See also

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