|Born||(1984-12-17) December 17, 1984
Shannon Woodward is an American actress born on December 17, 1984. She played Sabrina on Raising Hope and Di Di Malloy on The Riches. In 2016 Woodward began playing Elsie Hughes, a programmer, in a regular role on the HBO series Westworld.
Woodward’s first on-screen acting job came in 1991 when she played the recurring role of Missy on Nickelodeon‘s Clarissa Explains It All. She reprised this role twice during the show’s five seasons. After her sitcom debut, Woodward won small parts in a trio of made-for-TV movies. The first, alongside Clarissa star Melissa Joan Hart in the 1995 made-for-TV drama Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare. Then in 1995, she played Lucy in her second made-for-TV film, Tornado!. In 1997 she played an uncredited role in the CBS miniseries True Women.
Between 2000 and 2007, Woodward played a number of minor roles in various television shows including The Drew Carey Show, Grounded for Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, Psych, and Boston Public.
Woodward’s big-screen debut came in 2005 when she played Emma Sharp, the daughter of Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones), who is assigned to protect a group of The University of Texas cheerleaders who witnessed a murder in the action comedy Man of the House.
In 2007, Woodward got her big break in the series The Riches, which aired for two seasons (2007–2008) on cable network FX. She played the role of Di Di Malloy, the teen daughter and middle child in an American family of Irish Travellers. In the series, Di Di, along with her parents Dahlia and Wayne (Minnie Driver, Eddie Izzard), and her brothers Cael and Sam (Noel Fisher, Aidan Mitchell) find themselves personally conflicted after stealing the identity of a wealthy couple and trying to assimilate into “buffer” culture in an upscale gated community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After The Riches ended, Woodward played the role of Leah in the teen supernatural/horror film The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
Woodward’s return to TV was the 2009 pilot Limelight, about a New York City school for performing arts. The series was not picked up. That same year, Woodward played a recurring role on NBC‘s ER in the fifteenth and final season as Kelly Taggart, the younger sister of nurse Samantha “Sam” Taggart. She also starred in another teen thriller The Shortcut.
In 2010, Woodward starred in the independent drama Girlfriend. She also played the lead character in the 2015 ensemble comedy-drama The Breakup Girl. From September 2010 to April 2014 Woodward starred in the FOX sitcom Raising Hope, which also starred Cloris Leachman and Martha Plimpton. She played Sabrina, a grocery store checkout clerk who is the love interest of Jimmy Chance, the series lead played by Lucas Neff.
It was announced in April 2017 that Woodward will appear in The Last of Us Part II. She will be guest starring in the third season of the VH1 television series Stay Closer, with Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain.
Woodward appeared in her friend Katy Perry‘s music video “Hot n Cold” and had a cameo role in Perry’s documentary/concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me. Perry, in turn, guest-starred in a season two episode of Raising Hope.
|2005||Man of the House||Emma Sharp|
|2005||Quiet, TheThe Quiet||Fiona|
|2007||Sunny & Share Love You||Girl on the Street|
|2007||Comebacks, TheThe Comebacks||Emily|
|2008||Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley||Leah|
|2009||Shortcut, TheThe Shortcut||Lisa|
|2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||Herself|
|2015||The Breakup Girl||Claire|
|1991–1994||Clarissa Explains It All||Missy
|Episodes: “Revenge”, “Alter Ego”
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Leigh Dooley||TV movie|
|1997||True Women||Young Cherokee Woods (age 13)||TV movie|
|2000||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Girl in Cafeteria||Episode: “Be Drew to Your School”|
|2001||Crossing Jordan||Lucy (uncredited)||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2001||Malcolm in the Middle||Tammy||Episode: “Houseboat”|
|2001–2002||Grounded for Life||Kristina||Episodes: “In My Room”, “Jimmy’s Got a Gun”
“Is She Really Going Out with Walt?”
|2002||Greetings from Tucson||Chrissy||Episode: “Popularity”|
|2003||Without a Trace||Vicki Johnson||Episode: “Sons and Daughters”|
|Episode: “Chapter 69”
Episode: “Chapter 74”
|2004||Medical Investigation||Danielle Johnson||Episode: “The Unclean”|
|2005||Quintuplets||Bailey||Episode: “Chutes and Letters”|
|2006||Cold Case||Raquel Montero (1994)||Episode: “Detention”|
|2007||Psych||Alice Bundy||Episode: “Scary Sherry: Bianca’s Toast”|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cecilia Strayer||Episode: “Svengali”|
|2007–2008||Riches, TheThe Riches||Di Di Malloy||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2009||Limelight||Zoe Green||TV movie|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Linda Jones||Episode: “Zoe’s Reprise”|
|2009||ER||Kelly Taggart||Episode: “A Long, Strange Trip”
|2010–2014||Raising Hope||Sabrina Collins||Main role, 88 episodes|
|2012||Garfunkel and Oates||Jane||TV series|
|2016–present||Westworld||Elsie Hughes||Series regular, 8 episodes|
|2017||The Guest Book||Marla||Episode: “Story Seven”|
|2017||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Female Forensic Scientist||Episode: “Forensic Science”|
|2018||Portlandia||Shannon||Episode: “Open Relationship”|
|2018||Drunk History||Ida Tarbell||Episode: “Underdogs”|
|Unknown||The Last of Us Part II||Unknown|