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Shannon DeVido (Summer)

shannon devidoOriginally from a little town outside of Philadelphia, Shannon began her acting career in a critically acclaimed role as the second mouse to the left in her second grade performance of Cinderella. Shannon has been confined to a wheelchair since the age of two, being diagnosed with the disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Her unique persona has not been a hindrance on her experience, and Shannon created a career for herself on the Philadelphia stage. She has worked with the Walnut Street Theater and Amaryllis Theater Company, and has appeared on the Wilma Stage. This smart, sarcastic actress has made the transition from theater to film playing memorable cameos in independent films, including “Darcy” in Mental Ward Production’s BAMBOO SHARK, “The Brain” in the Samsung Fresh Film’s AWAKE, and the quirky waitress in PLEASE GO SLOWLY AROUND THE BEND. Loop marks Shannon’s first appearance in a Dramatic Lead role. Beyond her film and theater work Shannon is a comedian doing improv, writing, and stand up, and she hopes to fulfill her dreams of working on her favorite show THE DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart. An accomplished singer, she has had the opportunity to sing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and performed the national anthem for the U.S. Open Tennis tournament, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals. She hopes to show the world that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and keep laughing.

“Shannon is absolutely the most incredible actress I have worked with. I put her through the wringer, keeping her in the dark about her character and having her switch emotions on a dime for no reason. When she heard action she snapped right into the moment and it was like another person entered the room. She was fantastic. She works very hard on her craft and takes acting very seriously. I appreciate her taking the role of Summer. She will always have a role in my projects if she wants them.” – LOOP Director, Pericles Lewnes

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