Lili Simmons

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Lili Simmons
Born (1993-07-23) July 23, 1993 (age 23)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2010–present

Lili Simmons (born July 23, 1993)[1] is an American actress and model known for her role as Rebecca Bowman on the Cinemax series Banshee (2013–2016).

Early life[edit]

Simmons was born and raised on the shore lines of Cardiff, California in San Diego County, California.[2] At age 15, Simmons was discovered by talent manager, Kate Linden.


Simmons began her career as a Ford Model,[3] also modelling for Bebe Stores and Roxy and appearing in commercials and print ads for companies like J.C. Penney and Saturn.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8] In March that year, she appeared in a pictorial in Maxim magazine.[9]

In 2014, she had recurring roles on Hawaii Five-0, and the HBO series True Detective.[10] She has a role in the upcoming film The Guilty Innocent.

In April 2016, she was cast in a recurring role in another HBO series, Westworld.[11]



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
2016 Dirty Lies Michelle
2017 Good Match Riley In post-production


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"
2014 True Detective Beth 2 episodes
2014–2015 Hawaii Five-0 Amber Vitale/Melissa Armstrong Recurring role
2013–2016 Banshee Rebecca Bowman Main role
2016 Westworld Abigail Recurring role


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hollywood Is Like High School with Money Quinn Whitaker 9 episodes
2013–2016 Banshee Origins: The Women Rebecca Bowman 3 episodes


  1. ^ Simmons, Lili (27 May 2011). "Tweet". @Liliflower33 (confirmed). Twitter. Retrieved June 6, 2015. To correct IMDB and Wikipedia, my birthday is July 23rd 1993. 
  2. ^ "Lili Simmons". Ladygunn. April 20, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "New Faces at Ford by Jason Lee Parry". Fashion Gone Rogue. May 31, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lili Simmons". Pop Tower. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hollywood Is Like High School with Money". Alloy Entertainment. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood Is Like High School with Money". Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Disney Channel Starlet Takes Racy Turn in Cinemax Drama Series Banshee". April 10, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Higher Power". Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lili Simmons Talks "Banshee" and Being Nude In Front of America". Maxim. 22 July 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Levine, Stuart (January 30, 2013). "Simmons added to HBO's 'True Detective' cast". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lili Simmons Joins 'Westworld' As HBO Drama Series Resumes Production". Deadline. April 6, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 

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