Born: 7 September 1973
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Best known as: The sexy exchange student in the movie American Pie
Shannon Elizabeth played a voluptuous Czechoslovakian exchange student in the teen comedy American Pie (1999, with Tara Reid). The movie put Elizabeth on the map, and she raised her profile even more with appearances in Playboy and Maxim magazines. Her other films include Scary Movie (2000) and Tom Cats (2001). In the summer of 2001 she starred in American Pie II, the sequel to her first hit, and the offbeat comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (with Matt Damon and Eliza Dushku). Her other films include the horror movies Thirteen Ghosts (2001) and Cursed (2005). An accomplished poker player, she also starred with Burt Reynolds in the 2008 poker flick Deal. Elizabeth also appeared on the "reality" show Dancing With the Stars in 2008.
Some sources say Elizabeth was born in 1976, but her own official site says she was born in 1973. She graduated from Waco High School in 1991, according to Houston TV station WHOU and other sources… She married actor Joseph Reitman in Mexico on 15 June 2002; she filed for divorce in 2005. Reitman then sued Elizabeth for a share of her earnings during the five years they lived together before their marriage; the case was settled out of court in 2006.
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