Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons (born October 29, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former professional model, best known for her roles in the films Good Luck Chuck, Final Destination 3 and Tucker & Dale vs Evil. Simmons is also well known for her work in television, portraying recurring character Hillary in the ABC Family show Kyle XY for three seasons, and for her series regular role during the first season of The L.A. Complex.

Chelan Simmons
Born (1982-10-29) October 29, 1982 (age 37)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • former model
Years active1990–2017
Spouse(s)
Chris Harrison
(m. 2009, divorced)
Greg Street (m. 2015)
Children1

Personal lifeEdit

Simmons was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the middle child of three (one younger brother and an older sister).[1]

Simmons met actor Chris Harrison on the set of Monster Island in 2004, and soon began dating. Harrison proposed on July 28, 2008[2] and the couple married on Sept. 6, 2009.[3] Actress Crystal Lowe was a bridesmaid at the wedding.[4] Together they owned a CrossFit gym.[5] They divorced at a later date.[6] She remarried in 2015.[7] On June 1, 2016, Simmons gave birth to a daughter.[8] Simmons filmed the TV movie Operation Christmas portraying a pregnant woman during her real life pregnancy. Simmons resides in Vancouver and L.A.[9] Outside of acting, Simmons is a dog lover[10][11] and enjoys cooking.[12]

CareerEdit

Simmons parents wanted her to become an actress at the age of three but they waited until she turned five to pursue a career. She started modeling and appeared in commercials.[13] Simmons made her official film debut in It (1990) as Laurie Anne Winterbarger. She went on to star in the award-nominated family film Bingo, her first theatrical release, and appeared in several television shows as a child star.

Simmons returned to acting seven years later, giving up her modeling career.[10] Simmons played guest appearances on multiple shows before portraying recurring roles in the MTV show MTV'S Now What? and Crystal in Edgemont for 11 episodes. Simmons has also starred in a number of television films, including Stephen King's Carrie (2002). Due to Simmons' many roles in the horror genre, such as the television films Snakehead Terror and Chupacabra: Dark Seas, she is considered a modern-day scream queen.[13]

In 2005, Simmons was cast in the comedy film The Long Weekend, her first theatrical release in over 10 years. The following year, Simmons starred in the 2006 horror film Final Destination 3, the third installment in the Final Destination franchise. Simmons portrayed the popular Ashley Freund, possibly her best-known role to date. The film received mixed reviews but was a success at the box office and was nominated for awards.[14][15] Simmons also starred in the Direct-to-DVD sequel Dr. Dolittle 3 before appearing in small roles in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die and the horror Wind Chill.

Simmons won the role of recurring character Hillary in the ABC Family show Kyle XY. She portrayed Hillary for three years until the show was canceled in 2009 after three seasons.[16] Simmons also had a recurring role in the short-lived comedy series About a Girl. Simmons continued her film roles in Good Luck Chuck alongside Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. The film was critically panned.[17] Simmons portrayed Lindsay Lohan in the television film Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story. In 2010, Simmons had a small role as a lotus eater in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The film grossed $226,497,209 worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film Simmons has appeared in to date. Simmons also starred in the critically well received and award-winning comedy-horror film Tucker & Dale vs Evil.[18]

Simmons landed a regular role on The L.A. Complex as Alicia Lowe, "a sensitive, aspiring dancer from Regina who will do whatever it takes to make ends meet." The show premiered on the Canadian network MuchMusic on Jan. 10, 2012.[19] and aired in the U.S. on The CW.[20] Simmons became a guest star during the shows second season and final season.

Simmons provided the voice for the character Liz Ramsey in the children's animated television show Action Dad which is yet to premiere.[21] At the end of 2012, Simmons had appeared in one episode on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, before guest starring on an episode of Hannibal in 2013, in which she reprised her role as Gretchen Speck whom she portrayed in the short lived series Wonderfalls.[22] Simmons appeared as Kayla in the horror sequel See No Evil 2 released direct to DVD in October 2014.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Release Film Character Notes
1990 Deep Sleep Young Shelly McBride Uncredited
1991 Bingo Cindy Thompson
2005 The Harp Girlfriend Short film
2005 The Long Weekend Susie
2006 Final Destination 3 Ashley Freund
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Vivian Direct-to-DVD
2006 John Tucker Must Die Crying Waitress Cameo
2007 Wind Chill Blonde Girl
2007 Good Luck Chuck Carol
2008 Christmas Cottage Miss Placerville Direct-to-DVD
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Lotus Land Waitress Cameo
2010 Tucker & Dale vs Evil Chloe
2014 See No Evil 2 Kayla Direct-to-DVD
TBA Assassins Fury Susan George Post-Production

TelevisionEdit

Release date Title Character Episode
1990 It Laurie Anne
1991 Scene of the Crime Lori Episode: "Show and Tell"
1991 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Additional Voices
1993 The Bots Master Additional Voices
1993 Animated Classic Showcase Additional Voices
1993 Jack's Place Young Girl (Uncredited) Episode: "Faithful Henry"
2000 2gether: The Series Hot Teenage Girl Episode: "Dead"
2001 Special Unit 2 Naughty Girl #2 Episode: "The Eve"
2001–02 MTV'S Now What? Cindy Recurring role; 4 Episodes
2001–02 Edgemont Crystal Recurring role; 11 Episodes
2002 Smallville Felice Chandler Episode: "Drone"
2004 Smallville Rhonda Episode: "Devoted"
2004 Wonderfalls Gretchen Speck-Horowitz Recurring role; 2 Episodes
2005 Zixx: Level Two Louise 2 Episodes
2005 The Collector The Devil / Spokesmodel Episode: "The UFOlogist"
2005 Supernatural Jill Episode: "Bloody Mary"
2005 Stargate: Atlantis Mara Episode: "The Tower"
2006 Psych Bianca Episode: Pilot (Credit Only)
2006 Men in Trees Tiffanii 2 Episodes
2007 Psych Bianca Episode: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast
2006–09 Kyle XY Hillary Recurring role; 26 episodes
2007 About a Girl Stacy 3 Episodes
2007 Whistler Model 2 Episodes
2010 Always a Bridesmaid Savannah Springs Unaired pilot
2012 The L.A. Complex Alicia Lowe Series regular (Season 1),
Guest star (Season 2);
8 Episodes
2012 Action Dad Liz Ramsey Voice role; 22 Episodes
2012 How I Met Your Mother Brandi Episode: "Lobster Crawl"
2013 Mr. Young Barbie Roboto Episode: "Mr. and Mrs. Roboto"
2013 Hannibal Gretchen Speck Episode: "Amuse-bouche"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Brenda Episode: "Do You Believe In Magic?"
2014 Package Deal Melissa Episode: "How I Met Your Brother"
2015 Mistresses Ever Episode: "Murder She Wrote"

Television filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 It Laurie Anne Winterbarger
1992 Bitsy Bears Whirly / Tickles (voice)
2000 Ratz Jennifer Martin
2001 The Sports Pages Faith
2002 Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Amber Henson
2002 Carrie Helen Shyres
2004 Snakehead Terror Amber James
2004 Monster Island Jen
2005 Chupacabra: Dark Seas Jenny Randolph
2006 Caved In Emily Palmer
2008 Ogre Hope Bartlett
2008 Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story Lindsay Lohan
2009 Malibu Shark Attack Jenny
2009 Sorority Wars Casadee
2009 Ice Twisters Nora Elman
2010 Seduced by Lies Tia Colton
2012 A Christmas Wedding Date Molly Townsend
2013 Christmas Bounty Liz
2014 Wedding Planner Mystery Nicky Perry
2014 A Christmas Tail Tiffany Hardcastle
2015 Her Infidelity Courtney
2015 Love Under The Stars Amber
2016 Operation Christmas Becky Fowler
2017 Coming Home for Christmas Sloane

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (5:09 PM - 3 Oct 2013) Simmons, Chelan. "Do u think my brother will be pissed that I cut up his original iron Maiden concert T for a "rocker type" audition? | twitter.com/oTzV4kZdnx". @ChelanLSimmons. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "I got ENGAGED by Chelan Simmons (Chelan) on Myspace". 2013-01-23. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2017-09-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Cchelansimmons in MySpace
  4. ^ ":)". twitpic.com. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  5. ^ "Twitter. It's what's happening". twitpic.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  6. ^ ChelanLSimmons in Twiter Twitter
  7. ^ Simmons, Chelan (2014-12-31). "Happy NYE everyone! 2014 was the best year of my life! I'm so excited for 2015, I get to Marry the man of my dreams!pic.twitter.com/gnitngYt4b". @ChelanLSimmons. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  8. ^ (5:20 pm - 8 Jun 2016) Simmons, Chelan. "One week old today! Dance With Fairies, Ride a Unicorn, Swim With Mermaids and Fly To the moon little one. pic.twitter.com/qRXrBkFJdc". @ChelanLSimmons. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  9. ^ Thelacomplex Cast - Alicia | Muchmusic Archived July 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b "SoSF Interview With "Kyle XY" Actress Chelan Simmons – Slice of SciFi". Sliceofscifi.com. 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  11. ^ Chelan Simmons [@ChelanLSimmons] (4 May 2012). "I get her tomorrow! I am so excited! Please adopt a rescue if u r looking for a pet. I got "Tibby" from #muttscouts" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "SoSF Interview With "Kyle XY" Actress Chelan Simmons | Slice of SciFi". www.sliceofscifi.com. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  13. ^ a b "Baton Rouge news, sports and entertainment on The Advocate". 2theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  14. ^ "Final Destination 3". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  15. ^ "Final Destination 3 (2006)". Box Office Mojo. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  16. ^ "'Kyle XY' Canceled". Buddytv.com. 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  17. ^ "Good Luck Chuck". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  18. ^ "Tucker & Dale vs Evil". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-09-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "It's Official: The CW Buys 'The L.A. Complex' For Spring 2012 Bow". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  21. ^ "Cartoon Characters, Cast and Crew for Action Dad (Series) (2011), Watch Cartoon Video". Bcdb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  22. ^ Roots, Kimberly (2012-09-27). "Hannibal Casts Chelan Simmons – Season 1". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-11-03.

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