|Born||Shannon Marie Woodward
December 17, 1984
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Woodward was born in Phoenix, Arizona. As a child, she moved with her family to Boca Raton, Florida, where she attended Olympic Heights Community High School. There she began acting and later caught the attention of a casting director for Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All.
While living in Florida with her family, Woodward starred in several local community plays. Her first on-screen acting job came in 1991 when she played the occasionally recurring role of Missy on cable network Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All. She reprised this role twice during the show's five season run.
After her sitcom debut, Woodward won small parts in a trio of made-for-TV movies. First, alongside Clarissa star Melissa Joan Hart in the 1995 made-for-TV drama Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare. Then in 1995 she played Lucy her second made-for-TV film, Tornado!. In 1997 she played an uncredited role in the CBS miniseries True Women.
Between 2000 and 2007, Woodward played a number of minor roles in various television shows including The Drew Carey Show, Grounded for Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, Psych, and Boston Public.
Woodward's big-screen debut came in the 2005 when she played Emma Sharp, the daughter of Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones), who is assigned to protect a group of University of Texas cheerleaders who were witness to a murder in the action comedy Man of the House.
In 2007, Woodward got her big break in the series The Riches, which aired for two seasons (2007–2008) on cable network FX. She played the role of Di Di Malloy, the teen daughter and middle child in an American family of Irish Travellers. In the series, Di Di, along with her parents Dahlia and Wayne (Minnie Driver, Eddie Izzard), and her brothers Cael and Sam (Noel Fisher, Aidan Mitchell) find themselves personally conflicted after stealing the identity of a wealthy couple and trying to assimilate into "buffer" culture in an upscale gated community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
That same year, Woodward played a recurring role on NBC's ER in the fifteenth and final season as Kelly Taggart, the younger sister of nurse Samantha "Sam" Taggart. She also starred in another teen thriller The Shortcut.
Woodward appeared in her friend Katy Perry's music video "Hot n Cold" and had a cameo role in Perry's documentary/concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me. Perry, in turn, guest-starred in a season two episode of Raising Hope.
Woodward stars in the FOX sitcom Raising Hope, which also stars Cloris Leachman and Martha Plimpton. She plays Sabrina, a grocery store checkout clerk who is the love interest of Jimmy, the series lead played by Lucas Neff.
|2005||Man of the House||Emma Sharp|
|2005||Quiet, TheThe Quiet||Fiona|
|2007||Sunny & Share Love You||Girl on the Street|
|2007||Comebacks, TheThe Comebacks||Emily|
|2008||Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley||Leah|
|2009||Shortcut, TheThe Shortcut||Lisa|
|2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||Herself|
|1991–1994||Clarissa Explains It All||Missy
|Episodes: "Revenge", "Alter Ego"
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Leigh Dooley||TV movie|
|1997||True Women||Young Cherokee Woods (age 13)||TV movie|
|2000||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Girl in Cafeteria||Episode: "Be Drew to Your School"|
|2001||Crossing Jordan||Lucy (uncredited)||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Tammy||Episode: "Houseboat"|
|2001–2002||Grounded for Life||Kristina||Episodes: "In My Room", "Jimmy's Got a Gun"
"Is She Really Going Out with Walt?"
|2002||Greetings from Tucson||Chrissy||Episode: "Popularity"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Vicki Johnson||Episode: "Sons and Daughters"|
|Episode: "Chapter 69"
Episode: "Chapter 74"
|2004||Medical Investigation||Danielle Johnson||Episode: "The Unclean"|
|2005||Quintuplets||Bailey||Episode: "Chutes and Letters"|
|2006||Cold Case||Raquel Montero (1994)||Episode: "Detention"|
|2007||Psych||Alice Bundy||Episode: "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cecilia Strayer||Episode: "Svengali"|
|2007–2008||Riches, TheThe Riches||Di Di Malloy||Lead Role|
|2009||Limelight||Zoe Green||TV movie|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Linda Jones||Episode: "Zoe's Reprise"|
|2009||ER||Kelly Taggart||Episode: "A Long, Strange Trip"
|2010–present||Raising Hope||Sabrina Collins||Main Role|
|2012||Garfunkel and Oates||Jane||TV series|