Woodward in July 2017
|Born||December 17, 1984|
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Shannon Marie Woodward (born December 17, 1984) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Sabrina Collins on the FOX sitcom Raising Hope (2010–2014), Elsie Hughes on the HBO science-fiction thriller series Westworld (2016–2018), and the voice and motion capture of Dina in the video game The Last of Us Part II (2020).
Shannon Marie Woodward was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 17, 1984.
Woodward's first on-screen acting job came in 1991 when she played the occasionally recurring role of Missy on Nickelodeon's television series Clarissa Explains It All. She reprised this role twice during the show's five seasons. Woodward next appeared in made-for-television films: Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (1995) and Tornado! (1996). 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 2005, when she played Emma Sharp, the daughter of a Texas Ranger assigned to protect a group of cheerleaders who witnessed 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. After The Riches ended, Woodward played the role of Leah in the film The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
Woodward shot the 2009 pilot Limelight, about a New York City school for performing arts, but the series was not picked up. That same year, Woodward had a recurring role on the final season of NBC's ER, 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.
It was announced in April 2017 that Woodward would appear in The Last of Us Part II, which was released on June 19, 2020. Woodward played Dina, main character Ellie's friend and, later, love interest.
|2005||Man of the House||Emma Sharp|
|2007||Sunny & Share Love You||Girl on the Street|
|2008||The Haunting of Molly Hartley||Leah|
|2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||Herself|
|2014||You Me & Her||Anna||Short film|
|2015||The Breakup Girl||Claire Baker|
|2017||Anna & The Asteroid||Anna||Short film|
|2019||Jake and Kyle Get Wedding Dates||Tania Wilde (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2019||Ode to Joy||Liza|
|1991–1994||Clarissa Explains It All||Missy / Alien 3||3 episodes|
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Leigh Dooley||Television film|
|1997||True Women||Young Cherokee Woods (age 13)||Television film|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Girl in Cafeteria||Episode: "Be Drew to Your School"|
|2001||Crossing Jordan||Lucy||Episode: Pilot; uncredited|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Tammy||Episode: "Houseboat"|
|2001–2002||Grounded for Life||Kristina||3 episodes|
|2002||Greetings from Tucson||Chrissy||Episode: "Popularity"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Vicki Johnson||Episode: "Sons and Daughters"|
|2003||Boston Public||Allison / Marianne Karr||2 episodes|
|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||The Riches||Di Di Malloy||Main role|
|2009||Limelight||Zoe Green||Television film|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Linda Jones||Episode: "Zoe's Reprise"|
|2009||ER||Kelly Taggart||2 episodes|
|2010–2014||Raising Hope||Sabrina Collins|
|2016–2018||Westworld||Elsie Hughes||20 episodes|
|2017||The Guest Book||Marla||Episode: "Story Seven"|
|2017||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Female Forensic Scientist||Episode: "Forensic Science"|
|2018||Portlandia||Shannon||Episode: "Open Relationship"|
|2018||Drunk History||Ida Tarbell||Episode: "Underdogs"|
|2018–2019||An Emmy for Megan||Herself||2 episodes|
|2020||Robot Chicken||Barb, Ariel (voice)||Episode: "Gracie Purgatory in: That's How You Get Hemorrhoids"|
|2020||Animal Talking with Gary Whitta||Herself (voice)||Episode: "Selena Gomez, Cory Barlog, Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Shannon Woodward"|
|2008||"Hot n Cold"||Katy Perry||Bridesmaid|
|2013||"Kangaroo Court"||Capital Cities||Poodle|
|2020||The Last of Us Part II||Dina||Motion capture & voice|
- Woodward, Shannon [@shannonwoodward] (July 2, 2020). "@rejectedjokes A TV movie called TRUE WOMEN 💀" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 2, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 22, 2012). "Katy Perry to Guest Star on Fox's 'Raising Hope'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
- Ford, Rebecca; McClintock, Pamela (April 30, 2015). "Cannes: J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch to Star in 'The Runaround' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- Goldberg, Lesley (August 6, 2014). "HBO's 'Westworld' Adds Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward, 4 More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
- Wojnar, Zak (April 7, 2017). "Westworld Actor To Be Featured In The Last Of Us Part II". Game Informer. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
- Steadman, Alex (June 23, 2020). "How Shannon Woodward Went From 'The Last of Us' Fan to Playing New Character Dina in 'Part II'". Variety. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
- Woodward, Shannon [@shannonwoodward] (February 24, 2021). "my queerness was never something I wanted to talk about with strangers, not because it was literally ever a secret (it was never a secret). it just... is mine" (Tweet). Retrieved March 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Wigler, Josh (June 29, 2018). "'Westworld' Star Looks Back on Tragic Finale: 'I Was Really Sad About It'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 9, 2021.