Hey guys! I’m a perky, quirky work-o-holic worrywart; sweet-n-spunky with a dash of adorable badass! Think Punky Brewster meets Dora the Explorer meets Buttercup; that edgy lil’ Power Puff girl, but all grown up. I rock my “hyphenate chic” status 24/7 with pride as an Actor – Voiceover Talent – Writer – Producer – DJ – Music Producer – Record Label CEO – Teacher – Published Author. Oh and I also really love cats! Seriously, peep my Instagram …you have been warned =^..^=
I’ve acted in films, TV shows, commercials, theater productions and web series. One of my favs was playing the role of the worried young mom “Marnie” in the suspense thriller “The Long Way Home“, for which I won the “Outstanding Acting Performance” Award at the ZedFest Film Festival! Another fav (for obvious reasons), was getting to play the feisty cat lady “Olivia” fighting for feline justice on the comedy series “HOARS: Home Owners Assoc. Regency Supreme“! Feel free to peep my reels and check out my resume for more acting credits and training. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome acting coaches including Margie Haber, Patrick Day and Scott Sedita.
I’ve also been known to rock nightclubs and produce music as DJ Shortee, jointly as Urban Assault and run the indie EDM labels Heavy Artillery Recs and Arkade Records. I’m also turntablist, which means I scratch and do tricks, DJ Times called me “Queen of the Scratch World” and the Grammy Foundation describes me as the “World’s Premier Female DJ“. As a DJ I’ve appeared in commercials for brands like Toyota and Sony Playstation, performed on talk shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show and The (Emmy-winning) Tyra Banks Show and earned props in Rolling Stone Magazine for my role in as the only female DJ in Doug Pray’s award-winning documentary movie “Scratch“.
A closet pastry chef, I bake a mean margarita cupcake and my Nana’s italian butter cookie recipe is to die for. I kick butt as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and I dance like a white girl in Zumba class. I’m also married to a kick ass guy named Bobby (who is also a DJ btw) and we are the proud parents of three adorable …yup, you guessed it…CATS! =^..^= =^..^= =^..^= (Fun fact: Our black cat “Ninja” also appeared in HOARS! )
Up next on the acting tip? I just wrapped a lead role as young mom “Natalie Edwards” in a pilot for the upcoming suspense thriller “Hollow Hills“. I’m also in the process of co-producing a half hour comedy series that I also co-wrote entitled “Top Billin’“, coming soon to a screen near you! Stay tuned 🙂
~ Shannon Ames
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Shannon Ames’ amazing energy lights up The Whole Theatre and will undoubtedly warm the hearts of young and old in ’Almost Maine’.PIXIE MONROE ~ CASTING DIRECTOR - MONROE CASTING, FILM & TELEVISION
Shannon Ames is a joy to work with. She is sweet, committed and always gives 110%. Her work ethic is unbeatable!PATRICK DAY ~ DIRECTOR, ACTING COACH
Shannon Ames is funny! I see her having a long career as a character actress in comedy, specifically sitcoms.SCOTT SEDITA ~ ACTING COACH, AUTHOR OF 'THE EIGHT CHARACTERS OF COMEDY'
DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ!PATRICK BOLEK ~ THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION
The ultra-versatile Shortee has become Queen of the Scratch World. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.JIM TREMAYNE ~ EDITOR, DJ TIMES