- 1 Who is Shevonne Sullivan?
- 2 Early Life and Ancestry
- 3 Education and Preparing for a TV Career
- 4 Career Beginnings: The Ellen Show
- 5 Moving Up in Show Business: TMZ
- 6 Beyond Twisted: A Completely New Experience
- 7 Sudden Fame and an Unexpected Offer
- 8 Traveling the World: The 27th Season of The Amazing Race
- 9 Love Life: Is Shevonne Sullivan Married? Does She Have Any Children?
- 10 Personal Interests: Reading, Working Out… And Kim K!
- 11 Body Measurements and Appearance: How Tall is Shevonne Sullivan?
- 12 What is Shevonne Sullivan’s Net Worth?
- 13 Social Media Presence
Who is Shevonne Sullivan?
Born on 26 April, 1984 in Taunton, Massachusetts, under the ever-tumultuous sign of Taurus, Shevonne Sullivan is a 35-year-old actress, reality TV star, producer and social media personality. She is best known for her appearance on the popular CBS reality TV show “The Amazing Race”, in which she participated with her colleague Kelly Berning, and which showed the world her quirky and charming personality. In addition to her reality fame, Shevonne has an impressive track record as a post-production supervisor at TMZ.
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Early Life and Ancestry
Despite her appearance on a famous reality TV show, Shevonne hasn’t wanted to reveal too much about her personal life. Due to her career being closely connected to entertainment, she didn’t want to expose herself to the public eye more than it was necessary, however, we do know that she was born into an American family in the small town of Taunton in the state of Massachusetts. Her mother’s name is Diane, and through her she has Irish ancestry, which can be seen if you look at Shevonne’s complexion and facial features. If we do research about the etymology of her name, we also find out that her name is an American version of the old Irish-Gaelic name – Siobhan.
Education and Preparing for a TV Career
On “The Amazing Race”, Shevonne said that she owes a lot of her good habits to her mother, whom she calls her hero. Diane always reminded her of the importance of education, speaking of which, Shevonne got to showcase her work ethic and the will to succeed at Taunton High School, located in her hometown. This was followed by a successful four-year period at Emerson College in Boston, from which she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in two majors – Journalism and History. The prestigious program at Emerson was a perfect preparation for what came next.
Career Beginnings: The Ellen Show
Immediately upon graduating from college in 2006, Shevonne got her first job. While browsing the internet, she accidentally saw a job opening for the position of trainee. Where was this job exactly? With no other place than “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”! Shevonne was a big fan of the famous host, and wanted to seize the opportunity and learn from one of her idols. She quickly typed out a resume and send it to Syndicated. With her credentials, verbosity and the experience she acquired at Emerson, hiring her was a no-brainer for the people at “Ellen”. She worked as a trainee for an unspecified amount of time, and gained valuable experience in production, recording and everything else necessary for a career on television. It is precisely this ‘internship’ that allowed Shevonne to get the second-best gig of her life.
Moving Up in Show Business: TMZ
Upon leaving “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Shevonne was full of ideas and inspiration about what to do next. Almost immediately, in 2007 she was offered a position at TMZ, a tabloid news website turned TV channel. Both the website and channel were founded by Harvey Levin, a former lawyer who made TMZ famous by creating a unique format of news acquisition – they don’t pay their sources and only use independent reports from outside contacts. While not used to working with tabloids, Shevonne relished the opportunity of putting her skills to the test while working as a post-production assistant, and turned out to be so successful that she appeared in several episodes of “TMZ on TV”, a popular reality show by the eponymous website. She had a natural knack for the camera and this, combined with her production skills, got her promoted to post-production supervisor.
Beyond Twisted: A Completely New Experience
Due to her prowess at TMZ, Shevonne was offered a job working as a co-ordinator on Beyond Twisted, a popular TV show which aired for 20 episodes in 2009. This was Shevonne’s first experience with a real TV show, and gave her sufficient knowledge about production and acting, which would turn out to be useful later on.
Sudden Fame and an Unexpected Offer
Shevonne and the rest of the cast on “TMZ on TV” delivered stellar performances, which earned them nationwide fame. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the fact that Shevonne and the rest of the show’s crew were nominated for not one, but two Daytime Emmy Awards, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. This was an incredible achievement for someone who started as a regular assistant, but ended up being a star and an integral cog in TMZ’s hierarchy. She and co-worker Kelly Berning, a television editor, were noticed by CBS, and were approached with an offer they weren’t expecting, even in their wildest dreams.
Traveling the World: The 27th Season of The Amazing Race
Shevonne and Kelly were invited to be one of the 11 teams in the 27th season of the legendary reality TV show – “The Amazing Race”. Much like “Survivor” and “No Opportunity Wasted”, the show tests both mental and physical skills of each contestant. However, “The Amazing Race” comes with a twist – 11 teams race around the entire globe, with special puzzles, clues and hints hidden in each part of the world they’re supposed to visit. During each round, the last team is eliminated, until there is only one couple left. Kelly and Shevonne were heavily featured during every episode, mostly because they were loud, competitive and willing to cross the line of decency, just to be able to win. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the very first race, despite arriving at Copacabana beach, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil before everyone else, as their inability to solve a complex puzzle ended up being their demise. They ultimately lost to Kelsey and Joey, two reporters in a relationship, who turned out to be the eventual winners.
Love Life: Is Shevonne Sullivan Married? Does She Have Any Children?
Shevonne is currently married to basketball pundit, sports expert and YouTube personality, Daniel Dudley. According to several sources, they were together for a long time before marrying in a private ceremony on 1 January 2018. Later that year, the couple announced the birth of their first child – on 19 October, Saoirse Magnolia Dudley was born, coming into this world at a healthy 19’’ and 7 lbs. (The couple is always willing to share tidbits from their personal life on Instagram.) As of mid-2019, the Dudleys reside in Los Angeles, California.
Personal Interests: Reading, Working Out… And Kim K!
In her personal life, Shevonne works-out, and reads science fiction. Her biggest regret is not making it far enough in “The Amazing Race”, which prevented her from visiting Greece, her dream destination. She has several cats, and is nicknamed “The Cat Lady”, and “TMZ’s Kim Kardashian” because of her personality, small stature and love for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. Her favorite shows (other than KUWTK) are “Kerry Washington” and “Scandal”.
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Body Measurements and Appearance: How Tall is Shevonne Sullivan?
Shevonne Sullivan stands at 5ft 1in (155 cm) – there is no information about her weight or other measurements. She has dark brown eyes along with long curly brown hair. Reflecting her Irish ancestry, she has a number of freckles on her face and neck area.
What is Shevonne Sullivan’s Net Worth?
According to a number of authoritative sources, Shevonne Sullivan has a net worth estimated at over $600,000, accumulated through her 12-year-long career in journalism, reality TV and production. Given the fact that Shevonne is currently on hiatus from work, it’s unclear whether her wealth will increase further or not.
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Social Media Presence
Shevonne is very active on social media and always willing to interact with fans. Her Twitter account is full of memes, funny pictures and other interesting content, with 45,000 people following her. She also has an Instagram account, mostly devoted to her husband and daughter, with 25,000 fans. In addition to her Snapchat (@shevonne_s), she also run’s her infant daughter’s Instagram profile, with 312 followers.