Shannon McDonough

     Shannon McDonough began her performance career by taking dance classes from Barbi Lee School of Dance when she was practically still in diapers. She discovered musical theatre as a freshman in high school and quickly got into plays and theatre classes. High school theatre then turned into community theatre which is where she gained a majority of her experience. Some of her favorite roles include: Corie Bratter (Barefoot in the Park), Mollie Ralston (The Mousetrap), Jacqueline de Severac (Murder on the Nile) and Elvira (Blithe Spirit).
     Shannon branched into film during her community theatre days, starting with short student films and finally landing her first role in a feature length film: Julie Ann St. Marie-Jackson in Christopher Mihm's It Came From Another World!, reprising the role recently for cameos in Mihm's latest creations: Terror From Beneath the Earth and Destination: Outer Space! After It Came From Another World! she was booked for Ric McCloud's Unholy Reunion. While working on Unholy, Shannon met Jarrod Crooks, who played her fiance in the film. They decided to team up and create the most kick ass independent action film that would really get people to take notice. And that film would be Thieves Like Us.
     Shannon has done several commercials as well, including Buffalo Wild Wings and the 2006 1st Place Grainbelt Beer commercial (Wingman's MVP). She also currently performs as a back-up singer and dancer for the band Ovation: A Salute to the Music of Prince and is a go-go dancer for "Sex Kittens".