Agent Jemma Simmons on ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Having grown up on a farm in England's northern city of Sheffield, Elizabeth Henstridge became the black sheep of the family when she chose to pursue acting in lieu of a "proper job." She studied at Birmingham University, followed by East 15 Acting School, London, and soon thereafter moved to Los Angeles.
Within six weeks of arriving in LA, she booked a leading role in J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn's CW pilot, "Shelter." Her first year culminated with filming the feature "Reach Me," with Sylvester Stallone, and being offered the role of Agent Jemma Simmons in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Since then Henstridge has been regularly pinching herself, grinning and buying Marvel memorabilia.
HOMETOWN Sheffield, England
BIRTHDATE September 11
Iain De Caestecker
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