Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Poker Celebrities - Shannon Elizabeth

While goggling my way online I happened to come across some poker celebrities who have  made their name in the different fields such as Hollywood and also struck it big at the poker tables. Will be blogging about these poker celebrities over the week. Shannon Elizabeth better known as simply Shannon Elizabeth was born from a Syrian father and a mother of Irish, English, German and Cherokee ancestry. She was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Waco. In high school, she was very much interested in tennis and at one point even considered a professional tennis career. She worked as a model before she began a career in films.

Poker-Celebrities - Shannon-ElizabethShannon Elizabeth's film career includes parts in the horror film Jack Frost, Dish Dogs and American Pie. American Pie was a major box office success. Shannon Elizabeth since the successor has appeared in several more Hollywood films, including Tomcats, Scary Movie, and lastly Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Shannon Elizabeth starred in the UPN series Cuts, Elizabeth also appeared in That 70's Show for a number of episodes.Elizabeth was one of the poker celebrities on an episode of NBC's Thank God You're Here. Shannon Elizabeth was also among the cast of the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough.

When it comes to becoming a poker celebrities , Shannon Elizabeth is certainly one well known lady; although described by her as her “second career”. Shannon Elizabeth is however known as one of the leading celebrity poker players. Shannon Elizabeth visits Las Vegas up to three times each month to participate in poker games with the elite players of the U.S.

Shannon Elizabeth played in the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. She has also won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel in January 2006. Here she beat 83 poker celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000. She has also cashed four times in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007, but unfortunately busted out of the Main Event early. She advanced to the semi-finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2007. The field consisting of the top poker professionals. Shannon Elizabeth lost to the champion of the event Paul Wasicka. Among the four opponents she defeated were three World Series of Poker multiple bracelet winners: Jeff Madsen, Humberto Brenes and Barry Greenstein (The Robin Hood of Poker).

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