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Brown - Dark
London, England, UK
Actress, Model, television host, VJ
University of British Columbia
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Hannah Simone was born on August 3, 1980 in London, England. She is of Indian ethnicity on her father's side, and her mother is half German-Italian and half Greek-Cypriot. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary, Alberta. From ages 7–10, Simone lived in Saudi Arabia and then moved through three continents, attending schools in each. At the age of 13, Simone was living in Cyprus, and was working as a fashion model and was featured on the cover of a leading local fashion publication,[clarification needed] At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi, India and attended an American Embassy school (where she organized a benefit concert for women and children with AIDS), and then at 17, she returned to Canada, first at White Rock, British Columbia, then subsequently to Vancouver.
While attending the University of British Columbia, Simone received a BA in International Relations and Political Science. In 2005, while at Ryerson University, she received a BA in Radio and Television Arts.
For two years, she was a researcher for a book by Lloyd Axworthy, previously a Foreign Affairs minister under the Jean Chrétien cabinet. After this, she moved to the UK to work with the United Nations Association in London supporting the Model UN program and serving as a human rights and refugee officer.
During her studies at Ryerson, she was a radio host at the campus-based CKLN-FM. Following her 2005 graduation from Ryerson, she became host of HGTV Canada's television show Space for Living for its first season.
Simone worked at MuchMusic as a DJ at MuchMusic Headquarters, as a news presenter for "Much News Weekly" and the host of the show The NewMusic. Simone stopped working at MuchMusic on 21 November 2008, stating that she had plans on moving to Los Angeles, California.
Simone was the host of a gaming reality series alongside Joel Gourdin: WCG Ultimate Gamer. It has a dozen gamers – male and female – living together and competing in a series of real-world challenges based on video games as well as scored video game challenges. The first episode started on March 10, 2009, and ended on April 28. Now the show has finished its second season and it is unclear if another season will start. Simone is currently a season regular on Fox's new comedy New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel.
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American Embassy School
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Zooey Deschanel (co-star)
Hannah Simone (born August 3, 1980) is a British-Canadian television hostess, 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.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Alpita Patel Management (LA)
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