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Shannon Guess (born Shannon Rogers on August 31, 1977) is an Irish-American actress with roles on television shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Franklin and Bash and The Walking Dead.
Guess is the daughter of Diane McCarley and Terry Rogers and grew up in Flowery Branch, Georgia. She has two younger siblings, Jeremy (born 1979) and Misty Abernathy (born 1981).
Guess earned degrees in both Early Childhood Education and Law. Modeling while attending school, Shannon became an actress in 2009 and continued to model.
As of 2011 Guess lived in Dallas, Texas with husband Nathan Richardson and five sons: Branden, Allan, Taylor, Ethan and Logan. Her youngest son, Logan, was diagnosed with kidney disease at birth and received a kidney transplant on June 9, 2010. The donor was a high school friend, Katrina Parnell. In April 2011, Shannon donated bone marrow to help save a child she did not know.