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. Take a look below for 23 more fun and interesting facts about Shannon Woodward.
1. 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.
2. After her sitcom debut, Woodward won small parts in a trio of made-for-TV movies.
3. Her first made-for-TV movie was alongside Clarissa star Melissa Joan Hart in Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare.
4. In 1995, she played Lucy in her second made-for-TV movie, Tornado!
5. In 1997, she played an uncredited role in the CBS miniseries True Women.
6. Between 200 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.
7. Woodward’s big screen debut came in 2005 when she played Emma Sharp, the daughter of Texas Ranger Roland Sharp, who is assigned to protect a group of University of Texas cheerleaders who witnessed a murder in the action comedy Man of the House.
8. In 2007, Woodward got her big break in the series The Riches, which aired for two seasons on cable network FX.
9. In The Riches, she played the role of Di Di Malloy, the teen daughter and middle child in an American family of Irish Travelers.
10. In The Riches series, Di Di, along with her parents Dahlia and Wayne, and her brothers Cael and Sam, 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.
11. After The Riches Ended, Woodward played the role of Leah in the teen supernatural movie The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
12. Woodward’s return to television was the 2009 pilot Limelight, about a New York City school for performing arts. However, the series wasn’t picked up.
13. In 2009, Woodward played a recurring role on NBC’s ER in the 15th and final season as Kelly Taggart, the younger sister of nurse Samantha “Sam” Taggart.
14. Woodward starred in a teen thriller called The Shortcut.
15. In 2010, Woodward starred in the independent drama Girlfriend.
16. She played the lead character in the 2015 ensemble comedy-drama The Breakup Girl.
17. From September 2010 to April 2014, Woodward starred in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, which also starred Cloris Leachman and Martha Plimpton.
18. Woodward plays Lois in the 2017 movie All Nighter.
19. She plays Elsie Hughes, a programmer, in a regular role on the HBO series Westworld.
20. It was announced in April 2017 that Woodward will appear in the video game The Last of Us Part II.
21. She will be guest starring in the third season of the VH1 television series Stay Closer, with Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain.
22. Woodward appeared in her friend Katy Perry‘s music video “Hot n Cold”.
23. She had a cameo role in Katy Perry’s documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me.