Shannon Ames.

Actor. Voice Actor. DJ.

Shannon Ames.

Actor. Voice Actor. DJ.

Shannon Ames wins the 'Outstanding Acting Performance' award for her role in The Long Way Home.

ZEDFEST FILM FESTIVAL

HEY, I'm SHANNON!

As an actor, I've appeared in films, theater, commercials, TV shows and web series.

One of my favorite roles I’ve played is ‘Marnie’, an emotional young mom whose daughter was kidnapped by a serial killer, in the suspense thriller The Long Way Home

ZedFest Film Festival liked role too—they even gave me an award for “Outstanding Acting Performance”. 

Another fave is ‘Olivia’. A feisty cat lady fighting for feline justice on the comedy, HOARS: Home Owners Association Regency Supreme

To be fair, as an enthusiastic forever-mom of three fur nuggets, this role wasn’t a stretch. My cats have their own Instagram. 

My go-to-gurus for coaching are Patrick Day, Scott Sedita and Margie Haber. And the improv comedy classes at Upright Citizens Brigade gave me a funny boner.

Peep my…

Shannon Ames is funny!
I see her having a long career as a character actress in comedy, specifically sitcoms.

SCOTT SEDITA, AUTHOR OF ‘THE 8 CHARACTERS OF COMEDY’

AS A VOICE ACTOR...

I do voice-over for TV, film, radio, web, commercials, educational videos and audiobooks.

Friendly, quirky, textured and youthful; I nail the cheerful, bubbly and playful vibes with a twist of modern, urban and edgy.

I can also flip the script to a confident, buttoned up pro, or shift to a warm, reassuring young mom. (Awww…)

My natural accent is ‘general american’. I also like to play with Irish, Bostonian, American Southern and British.

I study VO technique at VoiceTrax West and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet, not the beer) with dialect coach Scott Moffitt.

I record in my studio vocal booth with a Shure KSM44 mic. If needed, I’ll also mix, edit and master your audio.

Commercial Demo.

Audiobook Demo.

Shannon Ames’ amazing energy lights up The Whole Theatre and undoubtedly warms the hearts of young and old in 'Almost Maine'.

PIXIE MONROE, CASTING DIRECTOR – MONROE CASTING, FILM & TELEVISION

AS AN ON-SCREEN DJ...

I’m known to rock nightclubs and produce music as DJ Shortee.

I’m also a 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“.

I’ve played the role of ‘DJ’ in commercials for Toyota and Sony Playstation and performed on talk shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show and The (Emmy-winning) Tyra Banks Show.

I even earned props in Rolling Stone Magazine for my role as the only female DJ in Doug Pray’s award-winning documentary movie Scratch.

Fusing my passions for acting and music, I’ve also co-written a half-hour comedy series about… (wait for it…) …A female DJ.

Coming soon, starring yours truly. Stay tuned…

Headshots.

Reels.

Shannon Ames is a joy to work with. She is sweet, committed and always gives 110%. Her work ethic is unbeatable!

PATRICK DAY, DIRECTOR

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR

Work with me.