Dec. 17th, 1993
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Kiersey Chinwe Clemons (born December 17, 1993) is an American actress and singer. Clemons is best known for her role as Diggy in the award-winning film Dope, and as Bianca on the TV series Transparent (TV series). She also plays Sophia in the MTV original series Eye Candy. She also plays as Paige Lawrence's friend on Days of Our Lives.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, Clemons and her family settled in Redondo Beach, California when she was 12 years old. She was immersed in creativity throughout her childhood, taking vocal lessons, modeling, participating in local theater, and putting on shows for her family and friends. By 16-years-old she yearned for a bigger platform, and reached out to an agency seeking representation. They immediately signed her, and soon after she landed her first TV gig, a guest star role on the hit Disney Channel Original series, Shake it Up!
Proving herself to the network, she eventually became a recurring character, Kira Starr on Austin & Ally. Disney worked with her yet again, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Cloud 9 (January 2014), where she starred as Skye Sailor opposite 'Dove Cameron' and 'Luke Benward'. Additional television credits for Clemons include: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Good Luck Charlie, and Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures.
2014 marks a banner year for Clemons, and she is not slowing down anytime soon. Aside from working in TV, film, and music, Clemons has a big heart for charity and has a passion for mentoring teenagers across the country. She has plans to do speaking engagements at various locations, throughout 2014-15.
An undeniable talent on the rise, actress and musician Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen. Clemons has a handful of high profile projects under her belt for 2014. First, she can be seen recurring on the critically acclaimed, Amazon series, Transparent. Called the "best new show of fall 2014". Transparent follows the story of an LA family whose past and future unravels when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. Clemons stars as Bianca, a smart, talented musician who hasn't quite figured out what to do with her capabilities.
Clemons can next be seen on MTV's brand new series, Eye Candy as Sophia. The show follows roommates Lindy (Victoria Justice) and hip, free-spirited Sophia as they work to solve murders in Manhattan, committed by deadly cyber stalkers trolling the internet. On the film front, Clemons recently wrapped production on the buzzed about, independent feature, DOPE, where she stars as Diggy, a tough lesbian high schooler with a colorful imagination who gets caught up in a plan to unload a big stash of drugs. DOPE is produced by Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions and Pharrell Williams.
Aside from her work in film and television, Clemons is a talented musician and works on her craft daily. She recently collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer and artist Pharrell Williams on multiple tracks, and her vocals can be heard in a handful of projects including DOPE, and Transparent.
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