Chelan Simmons

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Chelan Simmons
Born (1982-10-29) October 29, 1982 (age 31)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress/Former Model
Years active 1990–present

Chelan Simmons (born October 29, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former professional model, best known for her roles in the films Good Luck Chuck, Final Destination 3 and Tucker & Dale vs Evil. Simmons is also well known for her work in television, portraying recurring character Hilary in the ABC Family show Kyle XY for three seasons, and for her series regular role during the first season of The L.A. Complex.

Personal life[edit]

Simmons was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the middle child of three (one younger brother and an older sister).[1]

Simmons met actor Chris Harrison on the set of Monster Island in 2004, and soon began dating. Harrison proposed on July 28, 2008[2] and the couple married on Sept. 6, 2009.[3] Actress Crystal Lowe was a bridesmaid at the wedding.[4] Together they owned a CrossFit gym.[5] They divorced at a later date.[6] Simmons resides in Vancouver and L.A.[7] Simmons has two dogs, a yorki named Talula,[8] and an adopted rescue puppy named Tibby.[9] Simmons cites cooking as her other passion away from acting.[10]

Career[edit]

Simmons wanted to become an actress at the age of three but waited until she turned five to pursue a career. She started modeling and appeared in commercials.[11] Simmons made her official film debut in It as Laurie Ann Winterbarger. She went on to star in the award-nominated[12] family film Bingo, her first theatrical release, and appeared in several television shows as a child star.

Simmons returned to acting seven years later, giving up her modeling career.[8] Simmons played guest appearances on multiple shows before portraying recurring roles in the MTV show MTV'S Now What? and Crystal in Edgemont for 11 episodes. Simmons has also starred in a number of television films, including the 2002 remake of Carrie. Due to Simmons' many roles in the horror genre, such as the television films Snakehead Terror and Chupacabra: Dark Seas, she is considered a modern day scream queen.[11]

In 2005, Simmons was cast in the comedy film The Long Weekend, her first theatrical release in over 10 years. The following year, Simmons starred in the 2006 horror film Final Destination 3, the third installment in the Final Destination franchise. Simmons portrayed the popular Ashley Freund, possibly her best-known role to date. The film received mixed reviews but was a success at the box office and was nominated for awards.[13][14][15] Simmons also starred in the Direct-to-DVD sequel Dr. Dolittle 3 before appearing in small roles in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die and the horror Wind Chill.

Simmons won the role of recurring character Hillary Shepard in the ABC Family show Kyle XY. She portrayed Hillary for three years until the show was canceled in 2009 after three seasons.[16] Simmons also had a recurring role in the short-lived comedy series About a Girl. Simmons continued her film roles in Good Luck Chuck alongside Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. The film was critically panned.[17] Simmons portrayed Lindsay Lohan in the television film Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story. In 2010, Simmons had a small role as a lotus eater in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The film grossed $226,497,209 worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film Simmons has appeared in to date. Simmons also starred in the critically well received and award winning comedy-horror film Tucker & Dale vs Evil.[18][19]

Simmons landed a regular role on the The L.A. Complex as Alicia Lowe, "a sensitive, aspiring dancer from Regina who will do whatever it takes to make ends meet." The show premiered on the Canadian network MuchMusic on Jan. 10, 2012.[20] and aired in the U.S. on The CW.[21] Simmons became a guest star during the shows second season and final season.

Simmons provided the voice for the character Liz Ramsey in the children's animated television show Action Dad which is yet to premiere.[22] At the end of 2012, Simmons had a three episode arc on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, before guest starring on an episode of Hannibal in 2013, in which she reprised her role as Gretchen Speck whom she portrayed in the short lived series Wonderfalls.[23] Simmons appeared as Kayla in the horror sequel See No Evil 2 released direct to DVD in October 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Release Film Character Notes
1990 Deep Sleep Young Shelly McBride Uncredited
1991 Bingo Cindy Thompson
2005 Harp, TheThe Harp Girlfriend Short film
2005 Long Weekend, TheThe Long Weekend Susie
2006 Final Destination 3 Ashley Freund
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Vivicia Direct-to-DVD
2006 John Tucker Must Die Crying Waitress Cameo
2007 Wind Chill Blonde Girl
2007 Good Luck Chuck Carol
2008 Christmas Cottage Miss Placerville Direct-to-DVD
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Lotus Land Waitress Cameo
2010 Tucker & Dale vs Evil Chloe
2014 See No Evil 2 Kayla Direct-to-DVD
TBA Assassins Fury Susan George Post-Production

Television[edit]

Release date Title Character Episode
1991 Scene of the Crime Lori Episode: "Show and Tell"
1991 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Additional Voices
1993 Bots Master, TheThe Bots Master Additional Voices
1993 Jack's Place Young Girl (Uncredited) Episode: "Faithful Henry"
2000 2gether: The Series Hot Teenage Girl Episode: "Dead"
2001 Special Unit 2 Naughty Girl #2 Episode: "The Eve"
2001–02 MTV'S Now What? Cindy Recurring;

4 Episodes

2001–02 Edgemont Crystal Recurring;

11 Episodes

2002 Smallville Felice Chandler Episode: "Drone"
2004 Smallville Rhonda Episode: "Devoted"
2004 Wonderfalls Gretchen Speck-Horowitz Recurring;

2 Episodes

2005 Zixx: Level Two Louise 2 Episodes
2005 Collector, TheThe Collector The Devil / Spokesmodel Episode: "The UFOlogist"
2005 Supernatural Jill Episode: "Bloody Mary"
2005 Stargate: Atlantis Mara Episode: "The Tower"
2006 Men in Trees Tiffanii 2 Episodes
2006–07 Psych Bianca Episodes: Pilot (Credit Only), Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast
2006–09 Kyle XY Hillary Shepard Recurring;

26 episodes

2007 About a Girl Stacy Recurring;

3 Episodes

2007 Whistler Model 2 Episodes
2010 Always a Bridesmaid Savannah Springs Unaired
2012 L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex Alicia Lowe Series Regular Season 1, Guest Star Season 2;

8 Episodes

2012 Action Dad Liz Ramsey Voice Role;

22 Episodes

2012 How I Met Your Mother Brandi 3 Episodes
2013 Mr. Young Barbie Roboto Episode: "Mr. and Mrs. Roboto"
2013 Hannibal Gretchen Speck Episode: "Amuse-bouche"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Brenda Episode: "Do You Believe In Magic?"
2014 Package Deal Melissa Episode: "How I Met Your Brother"

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 IT Laurie Anne Winterbarger
1992 Bitsy Bears Whirly / Tickles (voice)
2000 Ratz Jennifer Martin
2001 Sports Pages, TheThe Sports Pages Faith
2002 Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Amber Henson
2002 Carrie Helen Shyres
2004 Snakehead Terror Amber James
2004 Monster Island Jen
2005 Chupacabra: Dark Seas Jenny Randolph
2006 Caved In Emily Palmer
2008 Ogre Hope Henry
2008 Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story Lindsay Lohan
2009 Malibu Shark Attack Jenny
2009 Sorority Wars Casadee
2009 Ice Twisters Nora Elman
2010 Seduced by Lies Tia Colton
2012 Christmas Wedding Date, AA Christmas Wedding Date Molly Townsend
2013 Christmas Bounty Liz
2014 Veiled Threats Nicky Perry Post Production
2014 Her Infidelity TBA Filming
2014 A Christmas Tail TBA Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/ChelanLSimmons/status/385919502858194944/photo/1
  2. ^ http://archive.is/sufe
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ http://twitpic.com/tlef7
  5. ^ http://twitpic.com/photos/ChelanLSimmons?page=2
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/ChelanLSimmons/status/408485915019866113/photo/1
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ a b July 14, 2007 (2007-07-14). "SoSF Interview With "Kyle XY" Actress Chelan Simmons – Slice of SciFi". Sliceofscifi.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / ChelanLSimmons: I get her tomorrow! I am so". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  10. ^ http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2007/07/14/sosf-interview-with-kyle-xy-actress-chelan-simmons/
  11. ^ a b "Baton Rouge news, sports and entertainment on The Advocate". 2theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  12. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101455/awards
  13. ^ "Final Destination 3". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  14. ^ "Final Destination 3 (2006)". Box Office Mojo. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414982/awards
  16. ^ "'Kyle XY' Canceled". Buddytv.com. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  17. ^ "Good Luck Chuck". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  18. ^ "Tucker & Dale vs Evil". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  19. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/awards
  20. ^ [3][dead link]
  21. ^ "It's Official: The CW Buys 'The L.A. Complex' For Spring 2012 Bow". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  22. ^ "Cartoon Characters, Cast and Crew for Action Dad (Series) (2011), Watch Cartoon Video". Bcdb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  23. ^ Roots, Kimberly (2012-09-27). "Hannibal Casts Chelan Simmons – Season 1". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 

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