Kiersey Nicole Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and producer. Her breakout role occurred in the 2015 comedy drama film Dope, where she portrayed Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews. She went on to co-star in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Flatliners (2017), Hearts Beat Loud (2018), Sweetheart (2019), Lady and the Tramp (2019), and Scoob! (2020).
Clemons in 2016
Kiersey Nicole Clemons
December 17, 1993
She had recurring roles in numerous television series, including Austin & Ally (2013), Transparent (2014–2015), Extant (2015), and Easy (2016–2019). Clemons also had a main role in the final season of the comedy series Angie Tribeca (2018).
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" and "What's Best for You" 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. She also played Chase, a grad student from Chicago, in episodes of 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.
Clemons identifies as queer.
|2015||Dope||Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Beth|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Mimi Pastori|
|2018||Hearts Beat Loud||Samantha Lee “Sam” Fisher|
|2018||An L.A. Minute||Velocity||Also producer|
|2019||Lady and the Tramp||Darling|
|2020||Scoob!||Dee Dee Skyes (voice)|
|2020||The Ball Method||Alice Ball||Short film|
|2010||Shake It Up||Danielle||2 episodes|
|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||8 episodes|
|2014||Cloud 9||Skye Sailor||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014||What's Next for Sarah?||Oli||2 episodes|
|2015||Eye Candy||Sophia Preston||8 episodes|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Waitress||Episode: "Brie Larson Wears a Billowy Long-Sleeve Shirt and White Saddle Shoes"|
|2015–2016||New Girl||KC||2 episodes|
|2017||Michael Jackson's Halloween||Victoria (voice)||Television special|
|2018||Angie Tribeca||Maria Charo||10 episodes|
|2019||Rent: Live||Joanne Jefferson||Television special|
|2019||BoJack Horseman||Jameson H. (voice)||Episode: "A Horse Walks into a Rehab"|
|2021||Zack Snyder's Justice League||Iris West||4 episodes|
|2015||"Til It Happens to You"||Lady Gaga||Avery|
|2016||"Middle"||DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine||Superhero|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress 17-21||Transparent||Nominated|
|2016||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance, Female||Dope||Won|
|2017||Hamptons International Film Festival||Variety 10 Actors to Watch||Herself||Won|
|2018||Hollywood Music in Media Awards||Best Original Song - Independent Film||Hearts Beat Loud||Nominated|
|2019||Fantastic Fest||Best Actress||Sweetheart||Won|
|2020||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
- Smith, Krista (August 2017). "Introducing Kiersey Clemons, Your Next DC Comics Crush". Vanity Fair.
- Le Vine, Lauren (June 19, 2015). "Dope's Kiersey Clemons Got To Wear Pharrell's Hat". Refinery29.
- Abrams, Natalie (February 11, 2015). "New Girl taps Transparent actress Kiersey Clemons as Winston's new love interest". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2014). "MTV Series 'Eye Candy' Casts 3 Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Bendix, Trish. "Kiersey Clemons meets a girl she likes in "Easy"". After Ellen. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
- Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2016). "'The Flash': 'Dope' Actress Kiersey Clemons to Star as Iris West in Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Kroll, Justin (January 25, 2017). "Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of 'The Flash' Script (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Kroll, Justin. "'Dope's' Kiersey Clemons to Star Opposite Ellen Page in 'Flatliners'". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- McNary, Dave. "Nick Offerman to Star in Movie Musical 'Hearts Beat Loud' With Kiersey Clemons". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Bendix, Trish (February 7, 2018). "Kiersey Clemons Is The Queer Woman of Color Who Slayed Sundance and Is Coming For Hollywood". Into. Retrieved October 24, 2018.