Simone in March 2012
August 3, 1980 |
London, England, UK
|Occupation||Actress, model, television hostess, VJ|
|Home town||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Hannah Simone (born August 3, 1980) is a Canadian television hostess, actress, and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada, and is best known for portraying Cece Parekh on the Fox sitcom, New Girl.
Simone was born in London, to an Indian father and an English mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary, Alberta. From ages 7–10, Simone moved through three continents, attending schools in each one. At the age of 13, Simone was living in Cyprus and was working as a fashion model and was featured on the covers of a local fashion publication.[clarification needed] At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi, India and attended the American Embassy School and at 17 returned to Canada. Initially settling at White Rock, British Columbia, she subsequently relocated to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia.
Simone worked at MuchMusic as a VJ at MuchMusic Headquarters, as a news presenter for "Much News Weekly" and, the host of the show The NewMusic. She related well to youth interested in alternative artists and interviewed many artists and bands during her time at Much. Simone stopped working at MuchMusic on November 21, 2008, stating that she had plans to move to Los Angeles, California.
Simone earned a role hosting WCG Ultimate Gamer alongside Joel Gourdin on Syfy. The series premiered on 10 March 2009 and ended after its second season on 7 October 2010. Simone currently stars on Fox's comedy New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel.
|2011||Sati Shaves Her Head||Nikki||Short film|
|2015||Miss India America||Sonia Nielson|
|2015||Flock of Dudes||Beth|
|2016||Folk Hero & Funny Guy||Emily|
|2005||Kevin Hill||Larissa||Episode: "Only Sixteen"|
|2005||Kojak||Sexy Girl||2 episodes|
|2006||Beautiful People||Customer Fix Café||Episode: "A Tale of Two Parties"|
|2009–2010||WCG Ultimate Gamer||Herself/Host||8 episodes|
|2011–present||New Girl||Cecilia "Cece" Parekh||Series regular
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance — Female
|2012||H+: The Digital Series||Leena Param||Web series|
|2013||1600 Penn||Princess Abigail of Andorra||Episode: "Bursting the Bubble"|
|2013||So You Think You Can Dance||Herself/Guest judge||Episode: "Las Vegas Callbacks"|
|2013||Hot Package||Model||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||"Angel in Blue Jeans"||Title Character||Train video; first role in a music video|
- "Spring ’12 Feature | Hannah Simone". Audrey Magazine. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- "MuchMusic Personalities — Hannah Simone". MuchMusic. Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in
- Ryerson Faculty of Communication and Design: 2005 announcements ("Space for Living co-hosted by RTA Grad Hannah Simone")
- "Hosts Picked for Cable Game-Off". IGN. Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in
- "IGN Exclusive – WCG Ultimate Gamer Webisode – Preview". IGN. Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in
- "FOX picks up 'Alcatraz,' 'The Finder' and 'The New Girl' to series.". Zap2it. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
- "'New Girl': Hannah Simone on 'Bachelorette Party,' Cece's 'wild and crazy' season finale". Entertainment Weekly. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
- Schillaci, Sophie (2014-07-15). "EXCLUSIVE! On Set With Danny Trejo, Hannah Simone and Train: The 'Angel in Blue Jeans' Shoot". ET Music. CBS Television Distribution. – video feature – 2:21 "It's my first music video"
- Hannah Simone at the Internet Movie Database
- Hannah Simone on Twitter
- MuchMusic: Interview with Hannah