Polly Shannon Movies and Career Information
Sep 01, 1973
Polly Shannon (born 1 September 1973) is a Canadian actress. Shannon was born in Kingston, Ontario, and raised in Aylmer, Quebec. She is best known for her portrayal of Margaret Trudeau in the 2002 miniseries Trudeau, a film about the late Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau. She has a younger brother Micah and a half-sister Kaitlin. She was nominated consecutively in 1999 and 2000 for a Gemini at the Gemini Awards, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Girl Next Door (1999) (TV) and for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999) (TV), respectively. She was nominated in 2003 for a Canadian Comedy Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards for Film - Pretty Funny Female Performance for Men with Brooms (2002). She won the 2008 Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston for Miranda & Gordon (2006), shared with Mark Lutz (actor), Kerry Young and Darren Portelli.