Shannon Whirry

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Shannon Whirry
Born Shannon Meta Whirry
(1964-11-07) November 7, 1964 (age 50)
Green Lake (Wisconsin), U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present

Shannon Whirry (born November 7, 1964) is an American actress who was born in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Career[edit]

Shannon Whirry trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the 1980s, appearing onstage in Butterflies Are Free and Mrs. Warren's Profession[citation needed]

She began to work primarily in erotic B-movies in the early 1990s along with other scream queens of that era, such as Tanya Roberts, Maria Ford, and Shannon Tweed. Director Gregory Hippolyte's productions of Animal Instincts I and II, Body of Influence, and Mirror Images II featured Whirry in various stages of undress in repeated scenes. Other films were Private Obsession and Playback, a Playboy production.

In the late-1990s, she moved from softcore movies into a series of roles on mainstream network television and films, including action, sci-fi and horror genres. She had a recurring role as Mike Hammer's secretary Velda in the television series Mike Hammer, Private Eye and made guest appearances on such shows as ER, Felicity, Seinfeld, V.I.P., Murphy Brown, Malcolm in the Middle and Nash Bridges.

In 2007 she appeared on a BBC TV mini-series, Nuclear Secrets, playing Kitty Oppenheimer, the wife of Robert Oppenheimer.

She also had a small role in the Jim Carrey film Me, Myself & Irene (2000).

Filmography[edit]

  • Out for Justice (1991), Terry Malloy
  • Animal Instincts (1992), Joanna Cole
  • Sliver (1993), Woman Looking in Mirror (uncredited)
  • Body of Influence (1993) (V), Laura/Lana
  • Mirror Images II (1994) (V), Carrie/Terrie
  • Animal Instincts 2 (1994), Joanna Cole
  • Lady in Waiting (1994), Lori
  • Private Obsession (1995), Emmanuelle Griffith
  • The Granny (1995), Kelly Gargoli
  • Dangerous Prey (1995), Robin
  • Ringer (1996), Kristin/Tracy
  • Playback (1996), Karen Stone
  • Exit (1996), Diane
  • Retroactive (1997), Rayanne
  • Omega Doom (1997), Zed
  • Fatal Pursuit (1998), Jill
  • The Prophet's Game (1999), Barb
  • Lying in Wait (2000), Lois
  • Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Beautiful Mom
  • Active Stealth (2000) (V), Gina Murphy
  • Mach 2 (2001), Shannon Carpenter
  • Mike Hammer: Song Bird (2003) (V), Velda (Mike Hammer's secretary)
  • Jolene (2008), Teacher
  • Longshot (2008), Lydia
  • Middle Men (2009), Screaming Mother

TV movies[edit]

  • Texas Justice (1995), Rebecca

TV appearances[edit]

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