Sep. 1st, 1973
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Polly Shannon's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - Lie With Me
2004 - Direct Action
2002 - Men with Brooms
2001 - Harvard Man
1998 - Dirty Work
1996 - Frankenstein and Me
Guest TV Roles
Human Operator of Starfighter-88
Polly Shannon grew up in Aylmer, Quebec, with her mother (a Canadian script-writer for children's television) and her father (director-general of Health Canada). She was given a deadline of the age of 25 to make it or break it as an actress, and she's more then met that quota. In 1999, alone, she's had hits with _Girl Next Door, The (1999/I) (TV)_ (with Henry Czerny) and The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999) (TV) (with Jonathan Scarfe of "Madison" (1993) and "ER" (1994) fame), coming a long way from her first role as Nina in the Canadian teen series "Catwalk" (1992) in the early nineties.
- She has a younger brother named Micah and a half sister Kaitlin.
- Attends 'David Rothenberg (I)' (qv)'s on-camera acting class with fellow actors 'Scott Speedman' (qv), 'Kenneth Mitchell (I)' (qv) and 'Rachel McAdams' (qv).
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