Shannyn Sossamon

Birth Name: Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 3, 1978

Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian, Filipino, German, English, French, Dutch, Irish

Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress and musician. She has appeared in the films The Holiday, The Heavy, and One Missed Call. She has Native Hawaiian, Filipino, German, English, French, Dutch, and Irish ancestry.

Shannyn changed her name from “Shannon” to “Shannyn” in high school. The surname “Sossamon” is German.

Shannyn’s paternal grandmother is likely named Ingrid.

Shannyn’s maternal grandmother is Ethel Mangalao (the daughter of Meliton/Meleton Mangalao and Helen Ahialani Uina). Meliton was born in the Philippines. Helen was born in Hawaii, of Hawaiian descent, and was the daughter of John Uina and Keala Mary Kaaimoku/Kaiamoku/Kauaohilo.

Sources: http://www.theage.com.au

Shannyn’s maternal great-grandparents, Meliton/Meleton Mangalao and Helen Ahialani Uina, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Shannyn’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Ahialani (Uina) Mangalao – https://library.byuh.edu

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37 Responses

  1. Hill says:

    I guessed half French half Asian.

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    Looks like it might have been a little chilly in that pic.

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