Shannon Woodward, born on 17th December,1984 in Phoenix Arizona. later moved to Florida with her family and attended Olympic Heights Community High School where she began acting. There, she began acting and later caught the attention of a casting director for Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All (1991). Shannon worked in various local community plays as an artist at an early age.
Woodward currently plays Elsie Hughes, a programmer, in a regular role on the HBO series Westworld. Woodward has also played a number of minor roles intelevision shows including , Grounded for Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, , Psych, The Drew Carey Showand Boston Public and Without a Trace.
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.
In her own words,"I worked for a charity for a while, but... well, I started acting while I was in high school. I kind of just got lucky enough to live at my parents' house until I was actually making enough money to be somebody's roommate" Shannon shares how her passion for acting got her lucky and got herself into an acting carrer.
Shannon's versatile acting career which has flourished in a relatively short span of time which is a milestone that aspiring artists long to achieve.
Woodward has also starred in different Film and Television series,the independent drama Girlfriend, ensemble comedy-drama The Breakup Girl, FOX sitcom Raising HopeFilm, Man of the House Emma Sharp, ,The Haunting of Molly Hartley LeahThe Quiet Fiona, Sunny & Share Love You Girl on the Street, The Comebacks Emily, The Shortcut Lisa , Girlfriend Candy
Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself, Adult World Candace ,The Breakup Girl Claire, Search Party Tracy, The Veil Jill, All Nighter Lois.