Shannon Eubanks (I)

Actress
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KNOWN FOR 
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) | Runaway Jury (2003) | The Patriot (2000)
HEIGHT *
5' 6" (1.68m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-65
GUILDS *
AEA | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Other (Shoulder Length)
EYES *
Green
WEIGHT *
125 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
ACCENTS *
Southern | German | Irish | British | French  Less
DANCE *
Medieval and Renaissance Dance
WORK HISTORY *
Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Film | Voice Over | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (9 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (16 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Too Close to HomeToo Close to Home (TV Series) Carol (3 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 3
  • Primary photo for The OriginalsThe Originals (TV Series) Bastianna (7 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2014 7
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  • Primary photo for Eastbound & DownEastbound & Down (TV Series) Donna Schaeffer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Chapter 15 (Feb 26, 2012) Donna Schaeffer  Less
  • Primary photo for Drop Dead DivaDrop Dead Diva (TV Series) Renee Lafferty (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for My Super Psycho Sweet 16My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (TV Movie) Aunt Sarah  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Pop RocksPop Rocks (TV Movie) Helen Hunter  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Price of a Broken HeartThe Price of a Broken Heart (TV Movie) Nancy  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Price of HeavenThe Price of Heaven (TV Movie) Mrs. Grundy  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for NightjohnNightjohn (TV Movie) Fanny Bowen  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for SecretsSecrets (TV Movie) Clara  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell StoryA Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story (TV Movie) Mrs. Cathcart  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night (TV Series) Marlene Habersham / Rebecca Ballard (2 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 2
  • Primary photo for DynastyDynasty (TV Series) Hooker (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for LovingLoving (TV Series) Ann Alden Forbes (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
    • Pilot (Jun 26, 1983) Ann Alden Forbes  Less
  • Primary photo for Lou GrantLou Grant (TV Series) Secretary (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Mrs. ColumboMrs. Columbo (TV Series) Waitress (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1

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Biography
  • * Shannon Eubanks is a well-respected film, TV and theater actress and stage director, who's enjoying a career playing the antitheses of the typical “lady next door.”  Lucky enough to catch the last great wave of classical repertory in the U.S., she's often played eight different characters a week in companies from Alaska to Florida, including years with Los Angeles' Shakespeare Society of America under the artistic directorship of DeVeren Bookwalter, alongside talents like Annie Potts, John Savage, and William Frankfather. It was an era in the 70's when performing arts immediately preceded sports on the local TV news in L.A., and Shannon was lucky enough early in her career to draw the attention of the top industry publications, among them VARIETY : "Eubanks is wonderful...amazingly crisp yet able to bring off delicate nuance", THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "Eubanks excels...further establishing herself as one of L.A. theatre's finest performers", and the L.A.TIMES: "Shannon Eubanks is back to direct a taut, vigorous and vital production, riddled with wit and spattered with blood".
            Shannon’s path in performing arts started with a dare.  She was a pre-med student when a classmate challenged her to audition for a role at the college theater with a revered director.  Eubanks took the dare and was cast in her first production of Chekhov, as Sonja in UNCLE VANYA, after which she pursued a dual major in both pre-med and theatre arts.  In the end it was a faculty adviser that helped tip the scales in favor of acting, suggesting to Shannon that she would be able to explore many varied interests through the performing arts, whereas medicine would be an intense focus on a singular discipline. 
    Her repertory experience - the gift of inhabiting creations of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, and other greats - which is so hard to come by for today's American professionals, has led to her ability to disappear into personalities as diverse as the elegant frost of doyenne Amanda Cathcart in NBC's Margaret Mitchell: A Burning Passion, the hilariously unsuccessful sexual repression of moral crusader Helen Hunter in ABC Family's comedy Pop Rocks, or the melancholy grace of Ann Alden Forbes on ABC's daytime serial Loving, which prompted a New York Times review to call her "the cream of the crop...Eubanks is smashing as Roger's betrayed and bitter wife Ann". Vamp fans may know her opposite the wonderful cast of the CW's The Originals, as the eerie, smoky-voiced witch Bastianna Natale. 
    Now living in Atlanta, Shannon is profoundly grateful to be able to cycle back and forth from camera to stage and back again. What began as a career choice has become a life path, with the singular mission of telling the truth about the human condition - one story at a time.
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