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Random thought of the day: Where is Shannon Elizabeth today? Shannon Elizabeth’s American Pie days are far behind her, but the actress has been keeping busy over the years since then. If you want to learn more about where Shannon Elizabeth is now, then we have the details!

She was on Dancing with the Stars

In 2008, Elizabeth was on Dancing with the Stars and although she didn’t make it to the end, she enjoyed her time on the show. She was partnered with Derek Hough.

“We’ve gotten along from day one. We never had that uncomfortable getting to know each other time,” she said to OK! magazine. “We’ve always kinda just hit it off and he’s a lot goofier than I think people know. They portray him as this really sweet innocent kid, but he’s really fun and goofy and crazy, so I think our personalities are kind of similar. We can be sarcastic and joke around with each other and have a good time.”

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She Loves Animals

Elizabeth has been acting for quite a long time and although it’s a passion of hers, she has always had a passion for animals and raising awareness about the dangers they face.

“Animals have always been a passion of mine, being able to help them because they can’t help themselves, and I think that people have treated them so badly over the years and it’s just not fair,” said Elizabeth to OK! magazine.

She continued: “It’s something I feel like I can help make a difference. I have my own animal rescue but I’m changing it around right now so I don’t want to name it. But we get animals off the streets and out of the pounds, and we get them healthy and find them homes. It’s such a fulfilling thing when you take an animal who is about to die and you see the change in them and they’re happy and they’re grateful. When you do it with as many as possible, it’s something very close to my heart.” The former American Pie star is passionate about her causes and often takes to social media to voice her dismay towards poaching and the mistreatment of animals.

Shannon Elizabeth’s Instagram

Like most celebrities, Shannon Elizabeth is on Instagram and while most may visit to find hot pics, they’ll come to learn at Shannon Elizabeth’s age, there are some things that are far more important in life. The 43-year-old has countless posts of endangered animals that have been victims of poachers, some even graphic and near death. Philanthropy is something close to Elizabeth’s heart and she dedicates much of her time to those in need, no matter where they are on the animal food chain.

What Happens in Vegas…

Shannon Elizabeth’s net worth is estimated at $9.0 million, but she has a side job of her own as a poker star! That’s right! According to Gazette Review, Elizabeth travels to Las Vegas Valley on a regular basis and plays against some of the best poker players in the country!

“I’ve been doing it [poker] for about four or five years now,” Elizabeth told OK! magazine. “I’ve lost track, something like that. I like competition; I like conquering something I want to be good at, and poker is definitely a huge challenge for me. You’re always learning and trying new things and the game is always changing.” She must certainly have a good poker face!

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Shannon Elizabeth’s Husband

Elizabeth was married to actor Joseph D. Reitman from 2002-2007, but it ended in divorce. Back in 2014, there were Shannon Elizabeth and Russell Simmons dating rumors going around, after the pair were spotted at a vegan restaurant. There was no confirmation but many believed they showed some affection while at a party, according to E! News. She apparently also dated her ex-dance partner Hough briefly.

Though we haven’t seen much of the brunette beauty we all fell in love with in the American Pie franchise, the good news is, we will soon get to see her put her acting cap back on! Her next film will be Swing Away, a romance film directed by Michael A. Nickles, which will be released later this year.