Simone in March 2012
|Born||(1980-08-03) August 3, 1980
London, England, UK
|Occupation||Actress, model, television hostess, VJ|
|Home town||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Hannah Simone (born August 3, 1980) is a British–Canadian television host, actress, and former fashion model. From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada, and is best known for portraying Cece Parekh on the Fox sitcom New Girl.
Simone was born in London, to an Indian father and an English mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent. She has a brother named Zach. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary, Alberta. From ages 7–10, Simone moved through three continents, attending schools in each one. At the age of 13, Simone was living in Cyprus and was working as a fashion model. At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi, India, where she attended the American Embassy School. A year later, at 17, she returned to Canada. Initially settling at White Rock, British Columbia, she subsequently relocated to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia. After her first degree, she worked as a human rights and refugees officer at the United Nations in England for a year.
Simone worked at MuchMusic as a VJ at MuchMusic Headquarters, as a news presenter for “Much News Weekly” and, the host of the show The NewMusic. She related well to youth interested in alternative artists and interviewed many artists and bands during her time at Much. Simone stopped working at MuchMusic on November 21, 2008, stating that she had plans to move to Los Angeles, California.
Simone earned a role hosting WCG Ultimate Gamer alongside Joel Gourdin on Syfy. The series premiered on March 10, 2009 and ended after its second season on October 7, 2010. Simone currently stars on Fox’s comedy New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel.
Hannah has stated that her background as an interviewer has taught her the pitfalls of sharing too much about her private life. She continues to be passionate about human rights work.
|2011||Sati Shaves Her Head||Nikki||Short film|
|2015||Miss India America||Sonia Nielson|
|2016||Flock of Dudes||Beth|
|2016||Folk Hero & Funny Guy||Emily|
|2016||Odd Squad: The Movie||Weird Emily|
|2005||Kevin Hill||Larissa||Episode: “Only Sixteen”|
|2005||Kojak||Sexy Girl||2 episodes|
|2006||Beautiful People||Customer Fix Café||Episode: “A Tale of Two Parties”|
|2009–2010||WCG Ultimate Gamer||Herself/Host||8 episodes|
|2011–present||New Girl||Cecilia “Cece” Parekh||Series regular
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance — Female
|2012||H+: The Digital Series||Leena Param||Web series|
|2013||1600 Penn||Princess Abigail of Andorra||Episode: “Bursting the Bubble”|
|2013||So You Think You Can Dance||Herself/Guest judge||Episode: “Las Vegas Callbacks”|
|2013||Hot Package||Model||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2017||Kicking & Screaming||Host|
|2014||“Angel in Blue Jeans” music video||Title character||Train video; first role in a music video|