Shannon Woodward is an American actress that you probably know best for her role as Elsie in Westworld. She has been acting for years now, but her appearance as one of the lead programmers for the murder robot theme park in Westworld has become known as her breakthrough role.
Woodward was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 17th, 1984. She’s acted from a young age, with her first official on-screen role coming on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All. She played the recurring role of Missy.
Between 2000 and 2007, she would play a variety of small roles on a variety of shows including The Drew Carey Show, Grounded For Life, and Malcolm In The Middle. She would get the role of Di Di Malloy on the FX series The Riches, in which she played a member of an American family of Irish travelers. Over the course of the next few years, Woodward would portray many different characters and small-time roles on TV and in movies, including big-name shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ER, and Psych.
When she got the role of Elsie in Westworld, Woodward returned to TV screens everywhere in a big way. Originally playing a supporting character that mysteriously disappeared in the first season, she has returned for the second season and looks to have become an integral role in the plot going forward.
She has since appeared in shows such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Drunk History, and Portlandia. It has also been announced that she will provide the motion capture and voice for a character in the follow up to 2013’s hit video The Last Of Us.
So TV, movies, and now video games? Looks like Shannon is starting to become a triple threat and let’s just say that we are here for it.