Lise Simms

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Lise Simms
Born (1963-03-17) March 17, 1963 (age 51)
Southern Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, designer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Terry Rhoads (until 2013; his death)

Elisabeth Caroline Simms, credited as Lise Simms, (born March 17, 1963) is an American actress, singer, designer and dancer.

Biography[edit]

Simms was born in Southern Colorado to Bill and Jacque Simms. She is the sixth of nine children in her family. Her brother, Tom Simms, is a Spanish and Language Arts teacher at Roncalli Middle School. In 1981, Simms graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado.

Career[edit]

Broadway and theater[edit]

Simms began her acting career at age 13. She started doing Broadway after graduating from high school and starred in numerous plays such as Other People's Money, Mame, Can-Can, Sweet Charity, and Bye Bye Birdie during the 1980s. She was also a member of the original Los Angeles, California cast of Beauty and the Beast and toured around the world with A Chorus Line in 1986.

Television[edit]

Simms was the host of Style Network's Area. She had a recurring role on Sunset Beach, but is best known for her role as "Barbara Diffy", Phil's mom in the Disney Channel Original Series Phil of the Future, where she also played "The Timekeeper" in the episode "It's a Wonder-Phil Life". She had a recurring role as "Connie Wayne" in the soap opera The Young and the Restless, and made guest appearances on Friends, Providence, MADtv, 3rd Rock from the Sun, "Star Trek: Voyager", iCarly and many others. She performed for President Reagan in 1988's Great Performances at the White House series, which aired on the Public Broadcasting Service.

Most recently, Simms can be seen as a co-host and interior designer on Home & Garden Television's Desperate Spaces. Simms works alongside co-host and designer Daniel Kucan to redecorate a room of a home in just two days and with only $2,500. They choose 1 room from 3 deserving rooms in need. Desperate Spaces premiered on January 1, 2008.

Simms had a guest spot on the February 3, 2009 episode of 90210 as Ty's mother, Louise Collins.

TV commercials[edit]

Simms has been in commercials for the game Jenga, the remedies Tums, Maalox, Advil, Bluefly, Post Cereals Shredded Wheat, Orencia and Dairy Queen's "Moolatte" drinks. At one time, she co-hosted an infomercial for the AeroBed and has done infomercials for Rug Doctor carpet cleaning products and Dormeo memory. Simms also hosted an infomercial for Franklin Wheel and won an Astrid Award. She has appeared in Disney Channel's Express Yourself segments with other Disney Channel stars.

Personal life[edit]

As of 2006, Lise lives in the 1941 Hollywood colonial home she renovated. She was married to actor Terry Rhoads up until his death in 2013.

Work[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television roles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

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