Agent July: Shawn Kurz

Agent July

Born in 1972 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Shawn's love for acting started at a very young age. She has appeared in numerous talent shows, plays, a music video and in films such as "South Pacific", "Graduation Day" (2002), and "Pendulum" (2000) starring Rachel Hunter, James Russo and Matt Battaglia. She has modeled for swimsuit calendars and was selected by Swimwear Illustrated to model for their trading cards.

Shawn's love for horses started with her first one at the age of two, and she has been riding them her entire life. Seeing that she was a natural at horseriding, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede offered to train Shawn to perform trick riding (acrobatics on horseback) for their show. After two seasons of the glamorous show Shawn moved to Dallas where she was accepted into the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, cheering for the 1997-1998 season. Shawn was also the centerfold for their 1997 Swimsuit calendar.

These days Shawn juggles her acting career while concentrating on riding in the Olympic sport of 3-Day Eventing - her dream is to someday make it to the Olympics. Shawn and her husband, Mike, live in the country where they own 4 horses. Mike travels to competitions throughout the year with Shawn to help with the horses and to offer his loving support.