Lili Simmons

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Lili Simmons
Born (1992-07-23) July 23, 1992 (age 22)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2010—

Lili Simmons (born July 23, 1992)[1] is an American actress and model best known for her role as Rebecca Bowman on the Cinemax series Banshee (2013–present).

Early life[edit]

Simmons was born and raised on the shore lines of Cardiff, California in San Diego County, California. At age 15, Simmons was discovered by talent manager, Kate Linden.

Career[edit]

Simmons began her career as a Ford Model,[2] also modelling for Bebe Stores and Roxy and appearing in commercials and print ads for companies like J.C. Penney and Saturn.[3]

She moved into acting in 2010 on the web series Hollywood Is Like High School with Money, based on the book of the same name, playing Quinn Whitaker.[4][5] She also appeared in an episode of the Disney XD sitcom Zeke and Luther and then in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming. Also that year, she had a small role in an episode of the sitcom Mr. Sunshine.

In 2012, she starred in the film Fat Kid Rules the World and an episode of Jane by Design. In 2013, she appeared in an episode of Vegas and began playing Rebecca Bowman, a rebellious Amish girl on the Cinemax series Banshee.[6] She originally auditioned for the role of Deva Hopewell, but: "They said, 'She's too old or too sexy' or whatever". While in Philadelphia for her grandmother's funeral, the producers asked her to go back to New York to read for Rebecca, after which she won the role.[7] In March that year, she appeared in a pictorial in Maxim magazine.[8]

In 2014, she had recurring roles on Hawaii Five-0, and the HBO series True Detective.[9] She has a role in the upcoming film The Guilty Innocent.[when?]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Geek Charming Lola Television film
2012 Fat Kid Rules the World Isabel
2014 The Guilty Innocent Michelle
2015 Bone Tomahawk Samantha O'Dwyer Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Zeke and Luther Mia Episode: "Sludge"
2011 Mr. Sunshine Hot Teenage Girl Episode: "Employee of the Year"
2012 Jane by Design Piper Grace Episode: "The Teen Model"
2013 Vegas Fay Binder Episode: "Road Trip"
2013— Banshee Rebecca Bowman 30 episodes
2014–15 Hawaii Five-0 Amber Vitale/Melissa Armstrong 4 episodes
2014 True Detective Beth 2 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hollywood Is Like High School with Money Quinn Whitaker 9 episodes
2013 Banshee Origins: The Women Rebecca Bowman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmons, Lili (27 May 2011). "Tweet". @Liliflower33 (confirmed). Twitter. Retrieved June 6, 2015. To correct IMDB and Wikipedia, my birthday is July 23rd 1992. 
  2. ^ "New Faces at Ford by Jason Lee Parry". Fashion Gone Rogue. May 31, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lili Simmons". Pop Tower. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood Is Like High School with Money". Alloy Entertainment. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hollywood Is Like High School with Money". TV.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Disney Channel Starlet Takes Racy Turn in Cinemax Drama Series Banshee". tvline.com. April 10, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Higher Power". tvline.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lili Simmons Talks "Banshee" and Being Nude In Front of America". Maxim. 22 July 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Levine, Stuart (January 30, 2013). "Simmons added to HBO's 'True Detective' cast". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 

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