Shoshannah Stern

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Shoshannah Stern
Born (1980-07-03) July 3, 1980 (age 39)
ResidenceHollywood, California
Ricky Mitchell (m. 2012)
RelativesLouise Stern (sister) Brendan Stern (brother)

Shoshannah Stern (born July 3, 1980) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Walnut Creek, California, into an observant Jewish and fourth-generation deaf family,[1] the daughter of Ron Stern and Hedy Marilyn Stern (née Udkovich), and the sister of writer and artist Louise Stern and former Gallaudet Men's Basketball Coach and current political scientist Brendan Stern.[2] One of her grandmothers is a Holocaust survivor,[1] her hometown is Fremont, California, where she attended the California School for the Deaf, Fremont.

Stern's first language is American Sign Language, she is also able to read lips and speak English without an interpreter. She attended Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts college for the Deaf in the world.[3]

She married her husband, Ricky Mitchell, on June 3, 2012, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, their daughter, Mayim Helene, was born on February 18, 2015. She currently resides with him in Hollywood, California.

Stern got her first regular series role as Holly Brodeen, a member of an elite government anti-terrorist task force in ABC's Threat Matrix; the role was created for her by the show's producers after a director who had worked with her on The Division recommended her.[4] She had a recurring role in Showtime's Weeds (as Megan Beals-Botwin) and was also on ER, Providence and Cold Case, she played Bonnie Richmond in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho. She had a recurring role in Season 3 of Fox's Lie to Me.[5]

Stern appeared with Matthew Broderick in the film The Last Shot and starred in the film Adventures of Power, she also appeared in the popular music video "Yes We Can", written by for the Barack Obama campaign.


Deaf West Theatre[edit]

California School for the Deaf Theatre Program[edit]




  1. ^ a b Miller, Gerri (March–April 2007). "Signing Up for Hollywood". JVibe. Jewish Family & Life. 3 (2): 30–31. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  2. ^ Stern, Brendan. "About". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ Shoshannah Stern Bio
  4. ^ "Shoshannah Stern, Threat Matrix", Jewsweek, September 24, 2003. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael and Patrick, Andy (July 21, 2010). "Exclusive: Jericho grad joins Lie to Me", The Ausiello Files. Retrieved 2010-10-26.

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