Who is Lili Simmons?
If you were a fan of the television series “Banshee”, which was broadcast on Cinemax from 2013 until 2016, you are certainly familiar with the character of Rebecca Bowman, a former local Amish girl who by day lives her devout life, and at night she becomes a rebellious, party girl. However, if you ever wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed this character, let us tell you some interesting facts about Lili Marie Simmons. Lili is a model, and an actress with 25 acting credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, is perhaps known best for her role as Claudia ‘Claud’ Flynn in the series “Power Book IV: Force”, also starring Shane Harper, Isaac Keys and Joseph Sikora, which is currently airing on Starz.
Early life and education
Lili was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 23 July 1993, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego County, California USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish descent. She was raised in Cardiff-by-the-Sea by her parents, Eve Marie and Thomas Curtis Simmons, alongside her brother Kyle, about whom little is known. Lili had an interest in performing from an early age, and she dreamed of becoming an actress, so as a child she did a lot of community theater, thus at the age of 15, she was discovered by talent manager Kate Linden.
She began working as a model for the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, and soon became the Face of Bebe Stores, a women’s retail brand, and was also a Face of Roxy, one of the world’s largest brands of surf wear, as well as modeling for J. C. Penney and Saturn. Speaking of her educational background, Lili attended Canyon Crest Academy, a high school in San Diego, and upon matriculating in 2011, didn’t enroll in college but pursued her acting career.
Roles in series
Lili actually made her acting debut in 2010, portraying Quinn Whitaker in the TV mini-series “Hollywood Is Like High School with Money”, followed by her guest role in an episode of the series “Zeke and Luther” in the same year.
In 2011, she made an appearance in “Mr. Sunshine”, followed by roles in “Jane by Design” (2012), “Vegas” (2013) and “True Detective” (2014), before she was cast to play her most notable role to date, as Rebecca Bowman in “Banshee”. Concurrently with appearing in “Banshee”, Lili had a recurring role as Melissa Armstrong in “Hawaii Five-O” from 2014 until 2017, and later that year was next seen starring as Natalie James in “Ray Donovan”, co-starring Live Schreiber, Dash Mihok and Eddie Marsan. In the following year, Lili portrayed Lila Stanton in the series “The Purge”, followed by her role as Catwoman in “Gotham” in 2019, before most recently being cast to play Claudia ‘Claud’ Flynn in “Power Book IV: Force” in 2022.
Roles in movies
Lili made her big-screen debut portraying Lola in the 2011 movie “Geek Charming”, also starring Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop and Sasha Pieterse, followed in 2015 by her role as Samantha in the horror western drama “Bone Tomahawk”, starring Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson, which had 20 award nominations, and won nine. In the following year, Lili starred in the short movies “Robyn Hood: I Love NY” and “Deux Face” before she was cast to play Michelle in the 2017 film “Dirty Lies”, and the same year was seen as Riley in “Bad Match”.
Lili’s most recent movie role was her portrayal of Marie Sotker in the crime horror thriller “Sound of Violence”, also starring James Jagger and Jasmin Savoy Brown, which was nominated for the 2021Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning Lili’s love life and her sexual orientation, but she prefers to keep silent when it comes to her personal matters. However, being a celebrity means that although you try to keep your relationships away from the media’s attention, somehow all will be revealed, thus it’s widely known that Lili was dating Tom Pelphrey, a Daytime Emmy Awarded actor for his role as Jonathan Randall in the series “Guiding Light”.
The two met on the set for the series “Banshee” in 2015 when Tom was cast to play Kurt Bunker, a Deputy for the Banshee County Sheriff Department. It isn’t clear when Lili and Tom started dating, but they were often seen together, and paparazzi took dozens of joint photos, and eventually they stop hiding their relationship, and in 2018 started attending various red carpet events, always smiling and holding hands. However, although it seemed that this love story was blossoming, in 2019 it was rumored that the two broke up, which was later confirmed when Tom was seen with actress Jaimie Alexander. As of May 2022, Lili seems to be single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
What is she doing now?
Besides her role in the series “Power Book IV: Force”, Lili has busy filming two movies, entitled “Southern Gothic” and “Clive Boomer’s Success”, which are currently in post-production. The former is a drama written and directed by Oscar Winner Tom Schulman, and the latter ‘a story of intrigue, murder, and a five million dollar heist’ according to IMDB, and besides Lili Simmons co-stars Monty Geer and Romano Orzari.
Age, height, and net worth
Lili is 28 years old, with long blonde hair and hazel eyes; she weighs around 115lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-35, and she wears dress size 2 (US). During her career as a model working for popular brands, and throughout her acting career, starring in numerous series, Lili has accumulated decent wealth. According to sources, as of May 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.