Shannon Woodward is an American actress best known for her role as Elsie on HBO’s hit drama sci-fi Westworld. In addition to her role of Elise Hughes, a programmer on Westworld, Woodward played Sabrina on Raising Hope and Di Di Malloy on The Riches.
Woodward’s first on-screen acting job came in 1991 when she played the recurring role of Missy on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All. Woodward’s big-screen debut came in 2005 when she played Emma Sharp, the daughter of Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones), who is assigned to protect a group of The University of Texas cheerleaders who witnessed a murder in the action comedy Man of the House. Woodward is friends with Katy Perry and appeared in her friend Perry’s music video for “Hot n Cold”. She also has cameo role in Perry’s documentary/concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Between 2000 and 2007, Woodward played a number of minor roles in various television shows including The Drew Carey Show, Grounded for Life, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, Psych, and Boston Public.
In April 2017, it was announced that Woodward will appear in The Last of Us Part II. In 2018, She will be guest starring in the third season of the VH1 television series Stay Closer, with Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain. Also in 2018, Woodward appeared in Portlandia and Drunk History.