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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Shannyn Sossamon

The Sinister 2 actress takes our Q&A!

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What's the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

It’s always changing. Right now one has a moon picture and the other has a secret character inspiration photo that I love for my current job.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

A glass of red wine or a gin martini.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

With my kids, that word is “chill”. Which is such an irritating word really, and I’m positive I sound irritating when I say it. It’s also usually more appropriate for me at that moment, my son likes to point out . “Mom, youre the one who needs to chill.”

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

Where the nearest CVS pharmacy was located.

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

My landlord :/

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

Oh, gosh they happen so often, with people. I usually handle them with complete transparency. I will state the way that I’m feeling in that exact moment which often creates more awkwardness.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Far from the Madding Crowd.

What TV show should everyone be watching?

I should not answer this because I have not seen nearly 1/8 of the television content that is out there in the world. I’m just terribly slow with pop culture. Truly.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

Downton Abbey. Completely all in with this gosh darn show.

What's the first CD you bought?

I forget but if I had to guess I’d say New Kids on the Block.


What is the one food you cannot resist?

French Fries

What drives you absolutely crazy?

Judgement, ego and gossip always, but especially in a creative work space.

What's your favorite day of the year?

Christmas Eve!

What was your first online screen name?


What's your favorite emoji?

A star or a heart.

Pick one: Kittens or puppies?


New York or Los Angeles?

New York

Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?


Coffee or tea?


'80s or '90s?


And finally: tell us a secret.

I am a very passionate clean clean clean freak. It’s a gift ;)

Sinister 2 is now in theaters everywhere.