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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.

Kiersey Clemons
Kiersey Clemons BTS Heed Magazine Cover Shoot.jpg
Clemons in 2016
Born Kiersey Nicole Clemons
(1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 (age 24)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2010–present

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Personal lifeEdit

Clemons was born in Pensacola, Florida, and grew up in Redondo Beach, California.[1] She is biracial; her father is African-American and her mother is caucasian.[2] Clemons openly identifies as queer.[3]

CareerEdit

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.[4] She also had a starring role on the MTV original series Eye Candy as Sophia. The series only aired for one season.[5] She guest starred in a 2015 episode of New Girl as Winston's love interest, KC.[4] 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.[6] Clemons was cast as Iris West in the action film The Flash,[7] 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,[8] 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.[9]

In 2018, Clemons co-starred with Nick Offerman in musical drama Hearts Beat Loud.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Prom?! Abby Short film
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
Flatliners Sophia
2018 Little Bitches Marisa
Hearts Beat Loud Sam
An L.A. Minute[11] Velocity Post-production
Sweetheart Jenn Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"
2016–2017 Easy Chase 3 episodes
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Victoria Voice role, TV special
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2014 What's Next for Sarah? Oli 2 episodes
Music videos
Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2014 "SmartPhones" Trey Songz
2015 "Til It Happens to You" Lady Gaga
2016 "Middle" DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Krista (August 2017). "Introducing Kiersey Clemons, Your Next DC Comics Crush". Vanity Fair. 
  2. ^ Le Vine, Lauren (June 19, 2015). "Dope's Kiersey Clemons Got To Wear Pharrell's Hat". Refinery29. 
  3. ^ "INTO: A Digital Magazine For The Modern Queer World". intomore.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  4. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (February 11, 2015). "New Girl taps Transparent actress Kiersey Clemons as Winston's new love interest". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2014). "MTV Series 'Eye Candy' Casts 3 Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ Bendix, Trish. "Kiersey Clemons meets a girl she likes in "Easy"". After Ellen. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2016). "'The Flash': 'Dope' Actress Kiersey Clemons to Star as Iris West in Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 25, 2017). "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of 'The Flash' Script (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin. "'Dope's' Kiersey Clemons to Star Opposite Ellen Page in 'Flatliners'". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ McNary, Dave. "Nick Offerman to Star in Movie Musical 'Hearts Beat Loud' With Kiersey Clemons". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 18, 2016). "Gabriel Byrne And Kiersey Clemons To Arrive In 'An L.A. Minute'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 

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