Shannon Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1973 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother also of mixed descent (Cherokee Indian). Soon after Shannon was born, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most her family already lived. As a child, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ballet and many other forms. While attending High School, however, Shannon was very interested in tennis. Elizabeth even considered going pro, and making tennis her life. Also during high school, Elizabeth was active in cheerleading, volleyball, and student council treasurer. As a senior, Shannon did some modeling in New York, and even got herself an agent. After graduating, Shannon went to Tokyo, Japan, Milan, Hong Kong, and various other places to model. After coming back to America, Shannon did some Ford Modeling for a while, and also worked with Elite Agency. In addition, Shannon also showed a passion for acting, and began to take classes. Shannon Elizabeth has definately succeded in the acting industry also, her most recent projects include American Pie (1999) and its sequel, American Pie 2 (2001), Scary Movie (2000) and Seamless: Kidz Rule (1999).