Clemons in 2016
Kiersey Nicole Clemons
December 17, 1993
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!.
Clemons was born in Pensacola, Florida, and grew up in Redondo Beach, California. She is biracial; her father is African-American and her mother is Euro-American. Clemons identifies as queer.
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. She also had a starring role on the MTV original series Eye Candy as Sophia. The series only aired for one season. She guest starred in a 2015 episode of New Girl as Winston's love interest, KC. 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. Clemons was cast as Iris West in the action film The Flash, 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, but her scenes were ultimately cut.
|2015||Dope||Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Beth|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Mimi Pastori|
|2017||Justice League||Iris West||Deleted scenes|
|2018||Hearts Beat Loud||Sam|
|2018||An L.A. Minute||Velocity|
|2019||Lady and the Tramp||Darling|
|2020||Scoob!||Dee Dee Sykes (voice)||Post-production|
|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|
|2015||Eye Candy||Sophia Preston|
|2015||New Girl||KC||Episodes: "Par 5", "No Girl"|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Waitress||Episode: "Brie Larson Wears a Billowy Long-Sleeve Shirt and White Saddle Shoes"|
|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”|
|2014||What's Next for Sarah?||Oli||2 episodes|
|2015||"Til It Happens to You"||Lady Gaga|
|2016||"Middle"||DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine|
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