Shannon Sturges

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Shannon Sturges
Born (1968-01-03) January 3, 1968 (age 50)
Hollywood, California, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Michael Kelley (1993 - present; 2 children)

Shannon Sturges (born January 3, 1968)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Reese Burton Peterson in The WB primetime soap opera Savannah.

Life and career[edit]

Sturges was born in Hollywood, California[2] and is the daughter of Solomon Sturges and actress Colette Jackson, and granddaughter of Preston Sturges. She is married to motion graphic designer Michael Kelly and they have two sons, named Jack Enzo Kelley, born September 6, 2001 and Ethan Robert Kelley, born August 21, 2003. The family currently resides in Santa Monica.

Sturges played Molly Brinker on Days of Our Lives from 1991 to 1992. She also starred in the TV mini series Extreme in 1995 however after only 7 shows the series was cancelled.

In 1996 Sturges was cast as lead in Aaron Spelling primetime soap opera Savannah alongside Jamie Luner.[3] After show fame she was listed in People's 1996 Most Beautiful People edition.[4] The show was hit in first season,[3] but dip ratings in second season and was cancelled in May, 1997.

Sturges later starred in number of made for television movies, like Tornado! (1996), Terror in the Mall (1998), Silent Predators (1999), The Perfect Wife (2001), Maid of Honor (2006), Cradle of Lies (2006), and The Wives He Forgot (2006). She also has made guest appearances on shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger, Charmed, Once and Again, Boomtown, Cold Case, and Nip/Tuck,[5] and well played recurring roles on Passions and Port Charles. In 2012 she joined the cast of River Ridge as Blythe Jensen.



  1. ^ "Shannon Sturges Biography (1968-)". film reference. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Shannon Sturges". Sun-Sentinel. May 19, 1996. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b Allan Johnson (August 26, 1996). ""Savannah": WB's lusty soap opera from Aaron Spelling..." Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  4. ^ Shannon Sturges. People Vol. 45 No. 18
  5. ^ "Shannon Sturges: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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