FOX’s new jungle reality competition series is hosted by Hannah Simone — who you probably recognise, but where from?
Hannah is a former model and you’ve most likely seen her in New Girl on FOX, on which she plays Cecilia ‘Cece’ Parekh. But the beauty, from Vancouver, Canada, has lots of strings to her bow.
Her first TV role was on Kevin Hill all the way back in 2005, and she then went on to have appearances in Kojak, Beautiful People, H+, 1600 Penn, and Hot Package.
Hannah has also had roles on the big screen in Old Boy, Miss India America, Folk Hero & Funny Guy, Flock of Dudes, Odd Squad: The Movie, and Band Aid. In 2011 she featured in the short film Sati Shaves Her Head.
In her early days in the industry she also worked as a veejay on Canada’s MuchMusic, after graduating from Ryerson University, and hosted the first season of HGTV Canada’s popular design show Space for Living.
She also hosted WCG Ultimate Gamer on Syfy for the duration of its two seasons from March 2009 to October 2010.
Hannah has also featured in several music videos including in Train’s Angel in Blue Jeans alongside Danny Trejo and in The Rocket Summer’s Same Air, and was part of Gillette’s What Women Want campaign in 2013.
Despite living in Canada, Hannah was born in London, England, to an Indian dad and an English mom of German, Italian and Greek Cypriot heritage.
However, she has lived all over the world in various different countries including Canada and India. She majored in International Relations and Political Science at the University of British Columbia and worked with the UN as a human rights and refugee officer before moving into showbiz.
Kicking & Screaming airs Thursdays at 9/8c on FOX.