Her favorite character from The O.C. is Julie Cooper played by Melinda Clarke.
Shannon was originally cast as Beth Turner in the CBS Vampire Drama Moonlight. She stars in the original unaired pilot. The pilot was re-shot with Sophia Myles in the role of Beth.
While at USC, she appeared in several different productions, including Fefu and Her Friends and The Love of the Nightingale.
Shannon's hobbies include reading, drawing, painting, watching the San Antonio Spurs and going to the beach.
Shannon likes staying physically fit by running, going to the gym, hiking and playing basketball.
Shannon has two dogs, a Pomeranian named Brutus and a Sheltie named Lady Bird.
Shannon did some modeling as a child.
Shannon: All my life, I really thought I was going to be a marine biologist.