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FactTrained as a dancer and worked in Las Vegas but found few good opportunities, due to her refusal to work topless.

Shanna Reed is an American actress, best known for her role as Shannon McManus on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Early Life

Shanna Reed was born on October 2, 1970 in Burbank, California, to parents Barbara and Robert Reed. She has two older sisters, Tracy and Kelly. She was educated at Burbank High School, where she was a cheerleader.


Reed began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in episodes of the television series Saved by the Bell and Married with Children. In 1992, she landed the role of Shannon McManus on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. She appeared in a total of 33 episodes of the show over the course of three seasons.

In 1995, Reed appeared in the television movie A Friend’s Betrayal. She also had a small role in the 1996 film The Phantom.

In the 2000s, Reed had guest roles on the television series JAG, CSI: Miami, and Without a Trace.

In 2010, Reed appeared in the horror film Hatchet II. She also had a small role in the 2011 film The Green Hornet.

In recent years, Reed has appeared in episodes of the television series Castle and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Personal Life

Reed has been married to actor Kevin Bacon since 1988. The couple have two children together: a daughter, Sosie Ruth, and a son, Travis Sedgwick.

Reed is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Physical Characteristics

Reed is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameShanna Reed
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Dancer


ChildrenJonathan Joseph O'Hara
ParentsTommy Reed


MoviesThe Night Caller, Welcome to Planet Earth, Stand Against Fear, Mary Higgins Clark's Remember Me, The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story, Coins in the Fountain, The Banker, Braker, Legs, Don't Talk to Strangers
TV ShowsThe Trouble with Larry, Major Dad, Texas, I Had Three Wives, For Love and Honor, HeartBeat (US)

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1Son, Jonathan Joseph O'Hara (b. 6 April 1992).
2Trained as a dancer and worked in Las Vegas but found few good opportunities, due to her refusal to work topless.




Promised Land1999TV SeriesHelen Saunders
The Night Caller1998Dr. Lindsay Roland
Beverly Hills, 902101998TV SeriesPatricia Myers
Alien Avengers1997TV MovieRhonda
Stand Against Fear1996TV MovieAnne Wilson
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesMorgan Bell
Rattled1996TV MovieKrista Donohue
Remember Me1995TV MovieElaine Archer
The Sister-in-Law1995TV MovieMadeleine Richards Warner
Don't Talk to Strangers1994TV MovieJane
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story1994TV MovieSue Castellano
Moment of Truth: Stalking Back1993TV MovieLinda Anello
Major Dad1989-1993TV SeriesPolly Cooper McGillis
Shadowhunter1993TV MovieWaitress (as Shan Reed)
The Trouble with Larry1993TV SeriesSally Easden Burton Flatt
Coins in the Fountain1990TV MovieBonnie
The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage1990TV MovieNina Morgan
The Banker1989Sharon
1st & Ten: The Championship1988-1989TV SeriesGail
Cheers1988TV SeriesSuzanne Porter
Desert Rats1988TV Movie
Heartbeat1988TV SeriesCaroline / Carolyn Petrie
Houston Knights1988TV SeriesAngie Duvall
Throb1988TV SeriesSheri
Magnum, P.I.1988TV SeriesSarah Amlin
The Colbys1986-1987TV SeriesAdrienne Cassidy
Mirrors1985TV MovieDiane
I Had Three Wives1985TV SeriesLiz
Midas Valley1985TV MovieLillian Hammond
Braker1985TV MovieDede Drummond
Hotel1985TV SeriesJoanna Strickland
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesLaura Kimball
Simon & Simon1984TV SeriesValerie Bartlett
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesBarbara Bellingham
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesLaura Martin
T.J. Hooker1984TV SeriesAngie Quine
The Master1984TV SeriesKelly Patterson
For Love and Honor1983-1984TV SeriesPhyllis Wiecek
Newhart1983TV SeriesIris Beecham
The Dukes of Hazzard1983TV SeriesAnna Lisa
Legs1983TV MovieLisa
Casablanca1983TV Series
Gavilan1982TV SeriesDiane
Texas1980-1981TV SeriesTerry Decker


The Night Caller1998associate producer


Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
The Home Show1992TV SeriesHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesSharon
Cheers1990TV SeriesSuzanne Porter


Nominated Awards

1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Prime TimeThe Colbys (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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