Shanda Renee | Turning attempted suicide into saving a life, transforming from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma survivor to thriving mother, actress, and film producer.er.
Shanda Renee shares the story of the night she attempted suicide and ended up helping to save the life of a man who was shot. What drove her to the point of not wanting to live?
Growing up in an alcoholic home and with a mother who tried to present "the perfect family". Shanda was sexually abused at an early age which led her down a path of feeling disconnected from her peers. This led her down a path of codependent relationships, repeating trauma, and becoming a struggling single mother who turned to stripping to make ends meet.
Hear Shanda's inspirational story of a chance meeting while working as a hostess at an upscale restaurant in which famed movie producer and director Garry Marshall handpicked her to play a supporting role in his 2004 film Raising Helen. Starring Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, Helen Mirren, Hayden Panettiere, and Spencer Breslin. Now pursuing her dream as a full-time actor and producer, she embarks on helming her first independent production "The Elsewhere". This is Shanda Renee in her own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down.
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