Hannah Simone is the British-Canadian actress on New Girl who will be starring in a new Fox show called Kicking and Screaming.


Simone had her first taste of fame nine years ago when she moved to LA, when paparazzi chased her thinking she was Kim Kardashian. “I had my bangs and a high ponytail and Kim had just gotten bangs… I wasn’t on a show — nothing. And then all of sudden this herd of paparazzi was chasing me down a street screaming, ‘Kim!’ I didn’t know what was happening, I didn’t know who Kim was,” she said. “It wasn’t until a friend down the road yelled at me, ‘They think you’re Kim Kardashian!’ I was like — what the heck?”

NBD. Just wearing the Hannah dress designed by my dearest @zooeydeschanel xo

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Currently, Simone stars alongside Zoey Deschenel on New Girl and plays Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) now-wife Cece. She is also the host of new Fox television shoe Kicking and Screaming, a survival reality series. The show pairs 10 expert survivalists with pampered novices, and they must survive and cross the finish line to win.

The show films in Fiji, which is perfect for Simon, who said she loves “watching survival competition shows set in exotic and incredible locations.” The show premiered Thursday.

Finally, Simone is working on a new film with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Taran Killam called Why We’re Killing Gunther. It is set to be released later this year.