began her career as an actress and model and has called poker her "second career." Shannon is most well known for her sexy roll in the hit movie American Pie
where she played a foreign exchange student named Nadia. She later appeared on Dancing with the Stars
and briefly dated her dancing partner Derrick Hough. Shannon's career poker highlight came in the NBC Heads Up Tournament where she finished second to Paul Wasicka and banked $125,000 for her efforts.