Clemons in 2016
|Born||Kiersey Nicole Clemons
(1993-12-17) December 17, 1993
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Kiersey Nicole Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress and singer. Clemons is best known for portraying Cassandra “Diggy” Andrews in the acclaimed 2015 comedy-drama film Dope. Her other notable roles include Transparent, Extant, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Clemons is cast as Iris West in the DC Extended Universe.
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 caucasian. Clemons openly 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”, 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.
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. Clemons will star with Nick Offerman in musical drama Hearts Beat Loud.
|2014||Cloud 9||Skye Sailor|
|2015||Dope||Cassandra “Diggy” Andrews|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Beth|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Mimi Pastori|
|Hearts Beat Loud||Sam|
|An L.A. Minute||Velocity||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||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2014||Transparent||Bianca||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2015||Eye Candy||Sophia Preston||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2015||New Girl||KC||Episodes: “Par 5“, “No Girl“|
|2015||Extant||Lucy||Recurring role (season 2); 11 episodes|
|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|
|2014||What’s Next for Sarah?||Oli||2 episodes|
|2015||“Til It Happens to You“||Lady Gaga|
|2016||“Middle“||DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine|
Dykstra speaking at Wondercon 2012 in Anaheim, California.
|Born||Chloe Frances Dykstra
(1988-09-15) September 15, 1988
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, television, podcast|
|Known for||Heroes of Cosplay (2011)|
|Parent(s)||John Dykstra (father)
Cass McCune (mother)
Chloe Frances Dykstra (born September 15, 1988) is an American actress, cosplayer, and model. She produces and co-hosts a web series Just Cos for the Nerdist Industries‘ YouTube channel and is a cast member of the SyFy show Heroes of Cosplay. She is also a freelance game journalist for a number of websites. She was featured in a Daily Dot article for her parody photo essay of Me In My Place pin-up blog photos. Dykstra was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of American special effects artist John Dykstra.
Long before joining the team of cosplayers in Heroes of Cosplay, Chloe Dykstra made and exhibited a large variety of cosplay characters. Characters include video game characters such as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, Aela the Huntress from Skyrim, GLaDOS  from Portal and Elizabeth from BioShock. She has also cosplayed as a steampunk avatar from Minecraft, Doctor Who‘s Clara Oswald, and fem 11th Doctor. She also played the role of Triple H in a YouTube video by Max Landis called “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling“.
Account of abuse by former partner
In June 2018, Dykstra claimed to be subjected to emotional and sexual abuse by a former partner for three years. She also said that, on leaving the relationship, she was blacklisted by her former partner and as a result was denied employment opportunities. Dykstra did not name her abusive former partner, but other media outlets used descriptive and timeline information from her article to conclude that it was Chris Hardwick. Hardwick has denied the allegations.[10