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Simone Missick
Missick in 2018
Simone Cook

(1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 42)[1][2]
Years active2003–present
(m. 2012)

Simone Missick (née Cook; born January 19, 1982) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Detective Misty Knight in Luke Cage, a role she also plays in The Defenders and Iron Fist. From 2019 to 2023, she starred as Lola Carmichael in All Rise.

Early life[edit]

Simone Missick graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan, in 1999 and completed her studies at Howard University in 2003.[3]


Missick took master classes at British American Drama Academy in England. There she studied under Ben Kingsley, Alan Rickman, and Jane Lapotaire.

In 2008, Missick was featured in female leading role of Reese Knight in the independent feature The Road to Sundance.

In 2012, Missick played the role of Elise in the television film A Taste of Romance.[citation needed]

In 2014, Missick appeared in the series Ray Donovan as Porschla.[4]

In 2016, Missick had her breakout role on Luke Cage[5] as Misty Knight. Missick reprised the role in The Defenders[6] and in the second season of Iron Fist.[7]

In February 2019, it was announced that Missick was cast in the main role of Trepp for the second season of the Netflix science-fiction series Altered Carbon.[8]

In May 2019, it was announced that Missick was cast in a lead role as Judge Lola Carmichael, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge for the CBS drama series All Rise.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Missick married actor Dorian Missick in February 2012.[11] He starred alongside her in the second season of Luke Cage as Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Epicureans Jamie as Simone Cook
2008 The Road to Sundance Reese Knight as Simone Cook
2009 K-Town Newly Single Lady #1 as Simone Cook
Brotherlee Tamar Short film, as Simone Cook
2011 Look Again Anna Short film, as Simone Cook
2012 Voicemail Wendy Peters Short film
2013 Douglass U Tasha, as Simone Cook
2015 Black Card Lona Short film
2016 The Big Chop Kris (adult) Short film
2018 Jinn Jade
2019 #Truth Lanie Cooper


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Reporter Episode: "Epic Babysitters" (as Simone Cook)
2012 A Taste of Romance Elise TV movie (as Simone Cook)
2014 Ray Donovan Porschla Episode: "Yo Soy Capitan"
Everything I Did Wrong In My 20s Melanie Episode: "The Baby Moment"
2015 Scandal Uniform Cop Episode: "Heavy Is the Head"
2016 Wayward Pines CJ's wife Episode: "Time Will Tell" & "Bedtime Story"
2016–18 Luke Cage Mercedes "Misty" Knight Main cast
2017 American Koko Grace Recurring cast
The Defenders Mercedes "Misty" Knight Miniseries, main cast
2018 Iron Fist Mercedes "Misty" Knight Main cast season 2
2018–19 Tell Me a Story Mariana Reynolds Recurring role season 1
2019 Relics and Rarities Zora Ujasiri Episode: "The Battle of Livingstone Caverns"
2019–23 All Rise Judge Lola Carmichael Main cast
2020 Altered Carbon Trepp Main cast season 2
TBA Government Cheese Main cast[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Association Year Work Category Result Ref.
Black Reel Awards 2018 The Defenders Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie/limited series Nominated [13]
2019 Jinn Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Nominated [14]
2020 Altered Carbon Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series Nominated [15]
All Rise Outstanding Actress, Drama Series Nominated
NAACP Image Awards 2020 All Rise Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [16]
2021 Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award 2017 Luke Cage Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Nominated [17]


  1. ^ Missick, Simone (January 19, 2017). "Happy Birthday to Me🎈❤️". Twitter. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Victoria (August 17, 2017). "Simone Missick is the Heart of Netflix's Marvel Universe". Complex. Retrieved August 19, 2017. The 35-year-old actress
  3. ^ Jones, Jacinth (October 7, 2016). "ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix's "Luke Cage"". The Hilltop. Howard University.
  4. ^ "Cast of Yo Soy Capitan (Ray Donovan)". fikklefame.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Detroit native is a hit in 'Luke Cage'". The Detroit News. October 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (October 31, 2016). "'The Defenders': Simone Missick Joins Marvel Netflix Series; Sarah Paulson Returns to 'AHS'". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 22, 2017). "'Iron Fist' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner". Variety.
  8. ^ Hibberd, James (February 22, 2019). "Altered Carbon reveals new season 2 replacement cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 9, 2019). "CBS Orders Three Dramas Including 'FBI' Spinoff, Four Comedies Including Patricia Heaton, Chuck Lorre Multi-Cams". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  10. ^ White, Peter (May 15, 2019). "CBS Touts Diversity Improvement As 'Bob ♥ Abishola', 'Evil' & 'All Rise' Lead Slate But Vows To Continue To Bolster Representation". Deadline. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Simone And Dorian". ourwedding.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 16, 2024). "David Oyelowo Apple Series 'Government Cheese' Rounds Out Cast With Four Additions (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2024.
  13. ^ "'Black Panther,' 'Beale Street' lead Black Reel Awards nominations – AwardsWatch". December 29, 2018. Archived from the original on December 29, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  14. ^ "The 3rd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs)". BlogTalkRadio. August 2, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Watchmen & Insecure Pace the Black Reel Awards for TV Nominations". The Black Reel Awards. June 18, 2020. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  16. ^ Gibbs, Adrienne. "NAACP Image Awards 2020: Complete Nominations List". Forbes. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  17. ^ "SAG Awards Nominations 2017: See the Full List". EW.com. Retrieved April 4, 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Simone Missick at Wikimedia Commons