Shannon Brinson - Biography

Shannon Brinson is a native of Savannah GA that is a actress, fitness model, and casting director. At the age of 8 she started performing first as a cheerleader and later a praise dancer in her church. At the age of 11, she became a member of the original Ashanti dancers, where the danced all over the South East to include the nationally know Gullah festival and Heritage Days in South Carolina. All through out her teenage years she performed in talent shows, was a member of the marching band, and stepped until she was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and took a break from entertaining people. In 2003 she applied to South Carolina State where she started performing again. She majored in accounting and theater was her minor. In 2004, she joined the Marching 101 band where she was a flag twirler. She was on the band from 2004-2006. In 2006, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. From the beginning of 2007 until she graduated, she studied theater and she became the first theater idol winner for performing multiple monologues from the Shakespearean era in 2007. She graduated from South Carolina State University in 2007.

In 2008, she studied theater in Columbia SC at the Workshop Theater of Columbia under the instruction of Debra Leopard where she really learned character development. During that year, she did her very first film audition for Grey Ghost Films where she landed the role of Cherry. After that movie finished, her acting career kicked off in the Atlanta area. While still be located in South Carolina, she commuted back and forth to Atlanta to act in several movies while receiving her Masters degree. During that time, she auditioned for several directors including the wonderful playwright Mykel Coleman. In 2010, she made a permanent move back to Atlanta, where she studied at Your Act Acting Studios and Actors Breakthrough under Actor Greg Alan Williams. Some of her film credits include All I Want for Christmas, Rite of Passage, Wisdom of Solomon, The Walking Dead and many more.