It’s hard enough to break into showbiz so it’s understandable when the average star can’t maintain the same high level of success throughout their career. That being said, it’s still puzzling to see a once beloved celebrity suddenly drop off the face of the Earth. Here are 11 people who went from everywhere to nowhere in no time.
Between 2001 and 2003, Shannyn Sossamon had co-starring roles in pretty big movies with Heath Ledger (twice), Josh Hartnett and James Van Der Beek. Then, she just kind of…disappeared.
Her next work was an appearance on Law & Order: SVU, a small part in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and she’s been stuck in relative obscurity ever since.
Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon,was born in Honolulu, Hawaii,on October 3, 1978, but she grew up in Reno, Nevada, and attended Galena High School there.She is of Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German descent.
The day after her high school graduation, she moved to Los Angelesto pursue a career in dance. She stayed close to the music industry as she started working as a DJ, along with her boyfriend.
At the beginning of her career, she modeled for many companies including Sassy Magazine, Unionbay Clothing, American Eagle Outfitters, and Planned Parenthood.
She also appeared in two television commercials for Gap and starred in music videos for artists such as Daft Punk, The Goo Goo Dolls, Cher, Mick Jagger, DJ Quik, and Korn.
Her movie career took off after she got the lead role in a movie A Knight’s Tale opposite to Heath Ledger.