Shannon Eagen was born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. She was cast in her first professional role as a senior in high school, when she played Sigourney Weavers daughter in the Lifetime Movie, "Prayers for Bobby." Following that role she played the underdog pageant contestant, Amber Blythe, in Drew Barrymores directorial debut, "Whip It!"In the meantime, Shannon pursued dual degrees at the University of Michigan in Acting and Communication Studies, where she eventually graduated with highest honors in both fields. She moved to New York upon graduating, and made her Broadway debut in the Tony Nominated Play, "Airline Highway," directed by Joe Mantello.Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.