Shannon Thornton

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Shannon Thornton - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Shannon Thornton is an American actress, model, and Instagram star. She achieved her career breakthrough by starring P-Valley (2022).

Previously, she also starred as a regular cast of Rise (2018), Dynasty (2020–2021), and Power (2018).


Shannon had a great love of dramas and TV episodes that she watched with her grandmother as a young girl.

A passion for acting has grown within her and convinced her to pursue a career in the acting industry.

Thus, she eventually moved to New York City to pursue her acting career and struggled with following the casting in various roles.

Later, Shannon managed to get a good role in a movie and started her career as an actress acting in 2010 in her first Hollywood film, Blue Bloods.

In this case, Shannon played a recurring character in her debut film and faced challenges in her life to achieve success.

After playing in several TV series and movies, she rose to fame after starring in the 2020 crime drama series P-Valley.

Because of her stunning performances, Shannon was also able to easily land a modeling job and lead her career one step closer to greatness.

In other words, she landed a modeling job with a big brand after acting in a TV series. She has also graced the covers of several magazines, including Black Hair Magazine, Essence, and Hype Hair, as well as newscasts around the world.

Not only that, but she still greets her fans through Twitter and Instagram as a public figure and influencer.

At the same time, she also opened up his business ventures, including working with Ford Focus to achieve success. She became famous for the results of his talent and hard work to become a true entertainer.

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  • Full Name: Shannon Thornton
  • Stage Name: Shannon Thornton
  • Nickname: Shannon
  • Birthday: July 24, 1987
  • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Model, Actress
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Traveling
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @ShannonThornt_n
  • Instagram: @shannonthornt_n
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: 50 kg (127 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements:  37-26-38 (Bust -37, Waist -26, and Hips -38 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: Amer Thornton
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

It is unknown who her boyfriend is, whether she is dating or single. She prefers to keep her private life secret from her fans worldwide.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. Her wealth is earned from her professional job as a model and actress.

In addition, she got a huge amount of money on her social media since she verified her account.


  • Shannon is Afro-American ethnicity.
  • To maintain her body goals and health, she does a workout and gym every day.
  • She spends her time with her friends.
  • Her favorite food is donuts.
  • She is an animal lover.
  • Shannon’s Twitter account and Instagram account have been verified on the platform.
  • Her favorite color is gold.
  • She also grew up idolizing Michael Jackson (King of Pop).
  • She likes to watch Wakanda movies.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • The Week of (2018), as Daray or Kirby’s Girlfriend

TV Series

  • P-Valley (Starz | 2022), as Keyshawn
  • Inventing Anna (Netflix | 2022), as Natasha Lucas
  • Dynasty (TW | 2020-2021), as Mia
  • FBI (CBS | 2018), asJill Frey
  • Power (Starz | 2018), as Quinn Philips
  • Rise (NBC | 2018), as Yvonne Thorne
  • Time After Time (ABC | 2017), as Kerry After Time
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC | 2016), as Ashley S
  • Blue Bloods (CBS | 2010), as Sara

Music Video Appearances

  • Love You Better – Future (2022)


  • 2022 WIN Award – Actress Drama Series


“P-Valley is more than just acting. We’re putting on a full Broadway-like production: There’s singing, dancing, rapping, and full-on musical numbers, so a lot goes into that. However, as soon as I booked the part, I went into stripper boot camp.”

“I like to do guided meditation for ten minutes, and I try to do that every morning. I’d probably light some candles, sage, and palo santo while manifesting what I want for the day or future.”

“I would go through my affirmation cards daily while we were in lockdown, which helped me a lot. After, I’d be blasting Burna Boy.”

“I’ve been on a journey to be a better version of myself lately. I want to be the love I wish to receive and be an all-around better person. It’s a common theme in my chats with my girlfriends—we all just want to be what we want to attract, you know?”

“As an actor, it’s fun to play someone who has so many colors. [Keyshawn in PValley]’s the life of the party, but she’s also deeply insecure. She’s also in an abusive relationship that she tries to hide.”

“You are what you eat. Skincare really starts from within. It sounds so cheesy, but it’s true. Once you start eating cleaner—eating fruits, vegetables, and real whole foods—it does wonders for your skin.”

“I have always thought Diana Ross is just absolutely stunning, ever since I was a little girl. I have a black-and-white photo of her in my bedroom.”

“My ideal spa day would be somewhere out of the country. [Laughs.] Somewhere hot. I love the sauna, it’s really good for your skin. I love a good massage, because our bodies go through it.”

“I love listening to music, so I will turn on my laptop. I have a Spotify playlist that I share—it’s a collaborative effort with one of my cast mates. And it’s got some of the best music! I think we could get into the business. I also have a really cool ’90s playlist that I absolutely love.”

“I meditate—manifestation meditation for 10 minutes a day. Also, I love to journal, it’s good to get it all out. And if it’s too embarrassing, I’ll rip that page out and I won’t see it.”

“Diet helps a lot with my skin. Staying away from dairy really helped with those hormonal breakouts around the chin and jawline.”

“One of the biggest things I learned from being on this set about womanhood is how beautiful and empowering it is to own your sexuality and how it’s okay to be sexy.”

“We’re playing sex workers and there’s this huge stigma behind the word stripper, when in reality this is labor for these women. It’s a job just like any other job. I was worried before taking on this role about being judged. But when I just allowed myself to enjoy the moment, allowed myself to be sexy and not worry about what other people thought, there was something very freeing about that.”

“I’m just so proud to be Black. We are so gifted and we excel in everything that we put our minds to. It was really wonderful to be on a set with mostly a Black crew.”

“We are showing up, and showing out, and showing you the beauty of Black culture, and we are shining a light on people who have been marginalized, and people who you don’t hear about often, or you don’t see represented in television and film.”

Shannon Thornton might be popular as an actress, but her fans always see that she keeps active in the model industry to expand her career better.


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