Hollywood star Shannon Elizabeth had her career beginnings in the mid-1990s. During her beginnings, she appeared in the TV shows Hang Time, USA High, and Pacific Blue, among others. She also acted on the big screen with roles in Jack Frost and Seamless: Kidz Rule. She shortly came to prominence courtesy of her role as Nadia in American Pie. She has since reprised said role in American Pie 2 and American Reunion.
In the 2000s, she also starred in the films Scary Movie, Tomcats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Johnson Family Vacation and many others. During this period, she also played Brooke in nine episodes of That ’70s Show. She went on to join the main cast of the television series Cuts as Tiffany Sherwood. She later joined Dancing with the Stars as a contestant. In the 2010s, she starred in the movies A Novel Romance, A Green Story, The Outsider, and Marshall the Miracle Dog.
Shannon stays fit and healthy by practicing a vegan lifestyle. Talking about it on her blog, she said: “I went vegetarian over 15 years ago. Even before that I had cut red meat out for many years. it was a process. Now I am full vegan and gluten-free. I was actually gluten-free before it was “cool”. She went on to say: “I stopped eating red meat when I was very young. I realized it made me feel very heavy after a meal and just didn’t desire it anymore. Not young, like a kid. But after high school probably. It’s hard to recall exactly when it happened because it wasn’t a conscious decision. It just became the norm.”
She also highlighted on her blog that it was animal cruelty that made her swear not to eat meat anymore, ever. She explained that there are other sources of protein aside from animal meat. She said: “Some people might say, “Well, I’m a Type O blood type and we need meat.” But I’m also a Type O and I have found that I am extremely healthy and don’t need meat. Yes, I need protein. We all need some amount of protein. But these days there are so many great types of protein powders and protein filled foods. Did you know that broccoli has more protein, per calorie, than beef? And that’s not to mention all of the vitamins you get from broccoli.”