Shannyn is gone, I heard

With an eye toward Umbrage Day, I went looking for someone born on the third of October, and wound up with Shannyn Sossamon, a founding member (drums/vocals) of the band Warpaint, which got some attention on these pages three summers ago.

Well, she has left the band — she was replaced by Stella Mozgawa after the release of Exquisite Corpse — but over the years she’s piled up some seriously interesting credits as an actress. Before Warpaint, she starred opposite Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale; during Warpaint, she starred in Wristcutters: A Love Story, set in a semi-afterlife reserved for suicides; after Warpaint, she starred in Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere. You can’t get much more eclectic than that.

And to me, anyway, she looks like someone who’s done three startlingly dissimilar films:

Shannyn Sossamon

She’s raising two boys: the older, Audio Science, is 10, and Mortimer was born last year.



  1. Dan T. »

    16 October 2013 · 8:01 am

    My nephew’s birthday is October 3; not the nephew who’s in a band, but his older brother. (’80s pop star Tiffany has her birthday on October 2.)

    Was the title of this post inspired by this song (a classic of the silly sappy seventies)?

  2. CGHill »

    16 October 2013 · 8:12 am

    Oh, absolutely.

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