Simone in March 2012
|Occupation||Actress, model, television hostess, VJ|
Simone was born in London to an Indian father and an English mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent. She has a brother named Zack. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary. 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. At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi where she attended the American Embassy School. A year later, at 17, she returned to Canada. Initially settling at White Rock, British Columbia, she subsequently relocated to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia. After her first degree, she returned to Hounslow, United Kingdom for a year, where she worked as a human rights and refugees officer.
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. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada. 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 21 November 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. From 2011 to 2018, Simone starred on Fox's comedy New Girl, where she played Cece, the best friend to title character Jess (Zooey Deschanel).
|2011||Sati Shaves Her Head||Nikki||Short film|
|2015||Miss India America||Sonia Nielson|
|2016||Flock of Dudes||Beth|
|2016||Folk Hero & Funny Guy||Emily|
|2016||Odd Squad: The Movie||Weird 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||Host||2 seasons|
|2011–2018||New Girl||Cece||Starring role; 7 seasons|
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"|
|2017||Kicking & Screaming||Host|
|2018||Single Parents||Dr. Monica Dewan||3 episodes|
|2019||Weird City||Phephanie||Episode: "Chonathan & Mulia & Barsley & Phephanie"|
|2019||The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience||Amber||TV special|
|2020||Mira, Royal Detective||Pinky (voice)||Main cast|
|Year||Title and Artist||Role||Refs|
|2014||"Angel in Blue Jeans" by Train||Title character|||
|2016||"Same Air" by The Rocket Summer||Free Falling Girl|||
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- "Hannah Simone to Host New Survival Competition Series "Kicking & Screaming"". FOX. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- Snierson, Dan (12 February 2018). "New Girl star Hannah Simone to headline ABC's Greatest American Hero reboot". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- Goldberg, Lesley (11 May 2018). "The 5 Most Surprising Pilot Passes This Season". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "'New Girl' Star Hannah Simone and Husband Jesse Giddings Welcome Their First Child". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
- Mizoguchi, Karen (14 April 2017). "Hannah Simone and Jesse Giddings Are Married, Expecting First Child". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Juris, Yvonne; Fernandez, Alexia (31 August 2017). "New Girl Hannah Simone and Jesse Giddings Welcome Their First Baby!". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
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- "The Rocket Summer's "Same Air": Idolator Video Premiere". idolator. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2017.