Shannon Marie Woodward is an American actress, best known for her roles as Sabrina Collins on the FOX sitcom Raising Hope, Elsie Hughes on the HBO science-fiction thriller series Westworld, and Dina in the video game The Last of Us Part II.
Woodward’s first on-screen acting job came in 1991 when she played the occasionally recurring role of Missy on Nickelodeon’s television series Clarissa Explains It All. She reprised this role twice during the show’s five seasons. Woodward next appeared in made-for-television films: Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (1995) and Tornado! (1996). In 1997, she played an uncredited role in the CBS miniseries True Women.
In 2007, Woodward got her big break in the series The Riches, which aired for two seasons (2007–2008) on cable network FX. She played the role of Di Di Malloy, the teen daughter and middle child in an American family of Irish Travellers. After The Riches ended, Woodward played the role of Leah in the film The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
Woodward shot the 2009 pilot Limelight, about a New York City school for performing arts, but the series was not picked up. That same year, Woodward had a recurring role on the final season of NBC’s ER, as Kelly Taggart, the younger sister of nurse Samantha “Sam” Taggart. She also starred in another teen thriller, The Shortcut.
From September 2010 to April 2014, Woodward had a starring role in the FOX sitcom Raising Hope, playing Sabrina Collins, a grocery store checkout clerk who is the love interest of the series lead.
It was announced in April 2017 that Woodward would appear in The Last of Us Part II, which was released on June 19, 2020. Woodward played Dina, main character Ellie’s friend and, later, love interest.
On February 24, 2021, Shannon came out as queer on Twitter.