Simone Missick

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Simone Missick
Missick in 2018
Simone Cook

(1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 38)[1][2]
Years active2003–present
(m. after 2012)

Simone Missick (née Cook; born January 19, 1982) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Detective Misty Knight in Luke Cage, a role she also plays in The Defenders and Iron Fist. As of 2019 she stars as Lola Carmichael in All Rise.

Early life[edit]

Simone Missick graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan, in 1999 and completed her studies at Howard University in 2003.[3]


Missick took master classes at British American Drama Academy in England. There she studied under Ben Kingsley, Alan Rickman, and Jane Lapotaire.[4]

In 2012, Missick played the role of Elise in the television film A Taste of Romance.[citation needed]

In 2014, Missick appeared in the series Ray Donovan as Porschla.[5]

In 2016, Missick had her breakout role in Luke Cage[6] as Misty Knight. Missick reprised the role in The Defenders.[7] She reappears as Misty in the second season of Iron Fist.[8]

In February 2019, it was announced that Missick was cast in the main role of Trepp for the second season of Netflix's science-fiction series, Altered Carbon.[9]

In May 2019, it was announced that Missick was cast in a lead role as Judge Lola Carmichael, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge for the CBS drama series, All Rise.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Missick married actor Dorian Missick in February 2012.[12] He starred alongside her in the second season of Luke Cage as Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton, an ex-con put away by Misty who has been released due to Misty's late partner Scarfe tainting his conviction.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Epicureans Jamie
2008 The Road to Sundance Reese Knight
2009 K-Town Newly Single Lady #1
2009 Brotherlee Tamar Short film
2011 Look Again Anna Short film
2012 A Taste of Romance Elise TV film
2012 Voicemail Wendy Peters Short film
2013 Douglass U Tasha
2015 Black Card Lona Short film
2018 Jinn Jade


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Reporter Episode: "Epic Babysitters"
2014 Ray Donovan Porschla Episode: "Yo Soy Capitan"
2014 Everything I Did Wrong In My 20s Melanie Episode: "The Baby Moment"
2015 Scandal Uniform Cop Episode: "Heavy Is the Head"
2016 Wayward Pines CJ's wife 2 episodes
2016–2018 Luke Cage Misty Knight 26 episodes
2017 The Defenders 5 episodes
2018 Iron Fist 6 episodes
2018–2019 Tell Me a Story Mariana Reynolds 2 episodes
2019–present All Rise Lola Carmichael Main role
2020 Altered Carbon Trepp Main role (season 2)


  1. ^ Missick, Simone (January 19, 2017). "Happy Birthday to Me🎈❤️". Twitter. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Victoria (August 17, 2017). "Simone Missick is the Heart of Netflix's Marvel Universe". Complex. Retrieved August 19, 2017. The 35-year-old actress
  3. ^ Jones, Jacinth (October 7, 2016). "ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix's "Luke Cage"". The Hilltop. Howard University.
  4. ^ "Simone Missick". Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Cast of Yo Soy Capitan (Ray Donovan)". Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Detroit native is a hit in 'Luke Cage'". The Detroit News. October 27, 2016.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (October 31, 2016). "'The Defenders': Simone Missick Joins Marvel Netflix Series; Sarah Paulson Returns To 'AHS'". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 22, 2017). "'Iron Fist' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner".
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (February 22, 2019). "Altered Carbon reveals new season 2 replacement cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 9, 2019). "CBS Orders Three Dramas Including 'FBI' Spinoff, Four Comedies Including Patricia Heaton, Chuck Lorre Multi-Cams". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  11. ^ White, Peter (May 15, 2019). "CBS Touts Diversity Improvement As 'Bob ♥ Abishola', 'Evil' & 'All Rise' Lead Slate But Vows To Continue To Bolster Representation". Deadline. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Simone And Dorian". Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.

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