Kiersey Clemons

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Kiersey Clemons
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Clemons in 2016
Kiersey Nicole Clemons

(1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 (age 26)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2010–present

Kiersey Nicole Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Her breakout role occurred in the 2015 comedy-drama film Dope, where she portrayed Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews. She went on to co-star in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Flatliners, Hearts Beat Loud, and the 2019 remake of Lady and the Tramp. She had recurring roles in the television shows Transparent, Easy, and Extant, and appeared as part of the main cast for the final season of Angie Tribeca. She will voice the role of Dee Dee Sykes in the upcoming animated film Scoob!.

Personal life[edit]

Clemons was born in Pensacola, Florida, and grew up in Redondo Beach, California.[1] She is biracial; her father is African-American and her mother is Euro-American.[2] Clemons identifies as queer.[3]


Early in her career, Clemons co-starred in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Kira Starr. She also appeared in the Disney Channel original film Cloud 9. Clemons guest starred in the crime-drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2014, she appeared in Trey Songz's music video for "SmartPhones" and "What's Best for You" in which she played his love interest who catches him in the act of cheating via phone call.

Since 2014, Clemons has played Bianca in the comedy series Transparent.[4] She also had a starring role on the MTV original series Eye Candy as Sophia. The series only aired for one season.[5] She guest starred in a 2015 episode of New Girl as Winston's love interest, KC.[4] Clemons appeared in Lady Gaga's music video for "Til It Happens to You", and in DJ Snake's music video for "Middle" alongside Josh Hutcherson.

In 2016, Clemons played Beth in the comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and played a grad student who fell in love with a vegan activist woman and tried unsuccessfully to adopt her interests but built a healthy relationship nonetheless in the Netflix original series Easy.[6] Clemons was cast as Iris West in the action film The Flash,[7] but the project was delayed due to the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa. Despite this, she was still slated to appear in the Justice League film as the same character,[8] but her scenes were ultimately cut.

In 2017, Clemons co-starred with Callum Turner in the drama The Only Living Boy in New York, and with Ellen Page in the horror remake Flatliners.[9]

In 2018, Clemons co-starred with Nick Offerman in musical drama Hearts Beat Loud.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dope Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Beth
2017 The Only Living Boy in New York Mimi Pastori
2017 Flatliners Sophia
2017 Justice League Iris West Deleted scenes
2018 Little Bitches Marisa
2018 Hearts Beat Loud Sam
2018 An L.A. Minute Velocity
2019 Sweetheart Jenn
2019 Lady and the Tramp Darling
2020 Antebellum Post-production
2020 Scoob! Dee Dee Sykes (voice) Post-production

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Shake It Up Danielle Episodes: "Age It Up", "Party It Up"
2011 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Summer Episode: "Epic Wingman"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Alicia Episode: "The Bob Duncan Experience"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gwen Onetta Episode: "Frame by Frame"
2013 Austin & Ally Kira Starr 8 episodes
2014 Cloud 9 Skye Sailor Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 Transparent Bianca 9 episodes
2015 Eye Candy Sophia Preston
2015 New Girl KC Episodes: "Par 5", "No Girl"
2015 Extant Lucy 11 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Waitress Episode: "Brie Larson Wears a Billowy Long-Sleeve Shirt and White Saddle Shoes"
2016–2019 Easy Chase 3 episodes
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Victoria Voice role, TV special
2018 Angie Tribeca Maria Charo 10 episodes
2019 Rent: Live Joanne TV special
2019 BoJack Horseman Jameson H.(voice) Episode: “A Horse Walks into a Rehab”

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 What's Next for Sarah? Oli 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2014 "SmartPhones" Trey Songz
2015 "Til It Happens to You" Lady Gaga
2016 "Middle" DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine


  1. ^ Smith, Krista (August 2017). "Introducing Kiersey Clemons, Your Next DC Comics Crush". Vanity Fair.
  2. ^ Le Vine, Lauren (June 19, 2015). "Dope's Kiersey Clemons Got To Wear Pharrell's Hat". Refinery29.
  3. ^ Bendix, Trish (February 7, 2018). "Kiersey Clemons Is The Queer Woman of Color Who Slayed Sundance and Is Coming For Hollywood". Into. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (February 11, 2015). "New Girl taps Transparent actress Kiersey Clemons as Winston's new love interest". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2014). "MTV Series 'Eye Candy' Casts 3 Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Bendix, Trish. "Kiersey Clemons meets a girl she likes in "Easy"". After Ellen. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2016). "'The Flash': 'Dope' Actress Kiersey Clemons to Star as Iris West in Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 25, 2017). "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of 'The Flash' Script (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin. "'Dope's' Kiersey Clemons to Star Opposite Ellen Page in 'Flatliners'". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave. "Nick Offerman to Star in Movie Musical 'Hearts Beat Loud' With Kiersey Clemons". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.

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