Kiersey Nicole Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress. She 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 in 2016
Kiersey Nicole Clemons
December 17, 1993
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" 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 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.
|2015||Dope||Cassandra "Diggy" Andrews|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Beth|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Mimi Pastori|
|2017||Justice League||Iris West||Clemons' scenes were cut from the final film|
|2018||Hearts Beat Loud||Sam|
|2018||An L.A. Minute||Velocity|
|TBA||Lady and the Tramp||Darling||Filming|
|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||Cloud 9||Skye Sailor||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014||Transparent||Bianca||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2015||Eye Candy||Sophia Preston||Main role|
|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|
|2019||Rent: Live||Joanne||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|
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- Le Vine, Lauren (June 19, 2015). "Dope's Kiersey Clemons Got To Wear Pharrell's Hat". Refinery29.
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- 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.