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Shannon Meta Whirry|
November 7, 1964
Green Lake, Wisconsin, U.S.
Shannon Whirry (born November 7, 1964 in Green Lake, Wisconsin) is an American actress.
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 (Entertainment Weekly referred to the actress and director as "the Dietrich and Von Sternberg of the soft-core set"). 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. She also had a small role in the Jim Carrey film Me, Myself & Irene (2000).
In 2004 she moved to Arizona. Now married, she occasionally performs with theater companies in the area.
- 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
- Texas Justice (1995), Rebecca
- Eden (1993), Lauren's Friend
- Silk Stalkings, Karen Daniels - in the episode "Look the Other Way" (1993)
- Murder One, Deborah Cummings - in the episode "Chapter Ten, Year Two" (1997)
- Murphy Brown, Amber - in the episode "Blind Date" (1997)
- Nash Bridges, Suzanne - in the episode "Moving Target" (1997)
- Pacific Blue, Kay McNeil - in the episode "Ties That Bind" (1997)
- Seinfeld, Cute Girl - in the episode "The Butter Shave" (1997)
- Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997-1998), Velda (Mike Hammer's secretary)
- Silk Stalkings, Victoria Tremain aka Jenny Kravits - in the episode "Passion and the Palm Beach Detectives" (1998)
- Air America, Dr Veronica Brady - in the episode "Fear of Flying" (1999)
- Sons of Thunder, Sabrina - in the episode "Daddy's Girl" (1999)
- V.I.P., Katherine Johnson - in the episode "Why 2 Kay" (1999)
- City of Angels, Gina - in various episodes (2000)
- Malcolm in the Middle, Beautiful woman - in the episode "Evacuation" (2000)
- Black Scorpion, Vox Populi - in the episode "Face the Music" (2001)
- Felicity, Barb Jones - in the episode "Boooz" (2001)
- ER, Doreen Brant - in the episode "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" (2003)
- Nuclear Secrets (2007) (TV mini-series), Kitty Oppenheimer - episodes "Superspy" and "Superbomb"
- Kenny, Glenn (1994-08-19). "Shannon Whirry: Video's reigning vixen". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
Whirry and Hippolyte are fast becoming the Dietrich and Von Sternberg of the soft-core set, with four titles — Animal Instincts, Body of Influence, Mirror Images II, and the latest, Animal Instincts II, due out next week — under their belts.
- Lengel, Kerry (2008-01-20). "Valley actress never bored on the boards". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved 2017-03-26.