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October 29, 1982 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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 Hillary 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.
Simmons met actor Chris Harrison on the set of Monster Island in 2004, and soon began dating. Harrison proposed on July 28, 2008 and the couple married on Sept. 6, 2009. Actress Crystal Lowe was a bridesmaid at the wedding. Together they owned a CrossFit gym. They divorced at a later date. She is set to remarry in 2015. On June 1, 2016, Simmons gave birth to a daughter. Simmons filmed the TV movie Operation Christmas portraying a pregnant woman during her real life pregnancy. Simmons resides in Vancouver and L.A. Simmons has two dogs, a yorki named Talula, and an adopted rescue puppy named Tibby. Simmons cites cooking as her other passion away from acting.
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. Simmons made her official film debut in It as Laurie Ann Winterbarger. She went on to star in the award-nominated 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. In 2011, archive footage of her role as Ashley Freund was used in Final Destination 5.
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. and aired in the U.S. on The CW. 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. 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. Simmons appeared as Kayla in the horror sequel See No Evil 2 released direct to DVD in October 2014.
|1990||Deep Sleep||Young Shelly McBride||Uncredited|
|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|
|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||Animated Classic Showcase||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 role; 4 Episodes|
|2001–02||Edgemont||Crystal||Recurring role; 11 Episodes|
|2002||Smallville||Felice Chandler||Episode: "Drone"|
|2004||Wonderfalls||Gretchen Speck-Horowitz||Recurring role; 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||Psych||Bianca||Episode: Pilot (Credit Only)|
|2006||Men in Trees||Tiffanii||2 Episodes|
|2007||Psych||Bianca||Episode: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast|
|2006–09||Kyle XY||Hillary Shepard||Recurring role; 26 episodes|
|2007||About a Girl||Stacy||3 Episodes|
|2010||Always a Bridesmaid||Savannah Springs||Unaired pilot|
|2012||L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex||Alicia Lowe||Series regular (Season 1),
Guest star (Season 2);
|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"|
|2015||Mistresses||Ever||Episode: "Murder She Wrote"|
|1990||IT||Laurie Anne Winterbarger|
|1992||Bitsy Bears||Whirly / Tickles (voice)|
|2001||Sports Pages, TheThe Sports Pages||Faith|
|2002||Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story||Amber Henson|
|2004||Snakehead Terror||Amber James|
|2005||Chupacabra: Dark Seas||Jenny Randolph|
|2006||Caved In||Emily Palmer|
|2008||Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story||Lindsay Lohan|
|2009||Malibu Shark Attack||Jenny|
|2009||Ice Twisters||Nora Elman|
|2010||Seduced by Lies||Tia Colton|
|2012||Christmas Wedding Date, AA Christmas Wedding Date||Molly Townsend|
|2014||Wedding Planner Mystery||Nicky Perry|
|2014||A Christmas Tail||Tiffany Hardcastle|
|2015||Love Under The Stars||Amber|
|2016||Operation Christmas||Becky Fowler|
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-  Archived July 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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- "Final Destination 3 (2006)". Box Office Mojo. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
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- "Tucker & Dale vs Evil". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
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- "It's Official: The CW Buys 'The L.A. Complex' For Spring 2012 Bow". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- "Cartoon Characters, Cast and Crew for Action Dad (Series) (2011), Watch Cartoon Video". Bcdb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- Roots, Kimberly (2012-09-27). "Hannibal Casts Chelan Simmons – Season 1". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-11-03.