Simone Missick

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Simone Missick
Missick in 2018
Simone Cook

(1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 39)[1][2]
Years active2003–present
(m. 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. Since 2019, she starred 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 2008, Missick was featured in female leading role of Reese Knight in the independent feature The Road to Sundance.

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 on Luke Cage[6] as Misty Knight. Missick reprised the role in The Defenders[7] and 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 the Netflix 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.



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)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Association Year Work Category Result Ref.
Black Reel Awards 2018 The Defenders Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series Nominated [13]
2019 Jinn Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Nominated [14]
2020 Altered Carbon Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series Nominated [15]
All Rise Outstanding Actress, Drama Series Nominated
NAACP Image Awards 2020 All Rise Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [16]
2021 Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award 2017 Luke Cage Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Nominated [17]


  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.[user-generated source]
  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". Variety.
  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.
  13. ^ "'Black Panther,' 'Beale Street' lead Black Reel Awards nominations – AwardsWatch". December 29, 2018. Archived from the original on December 29, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  14. ^ "The 3rd Annual Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs)". BlogTalkRadio. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Watchmen & Insecure Pace the Black Reel Awards for TV Nominations". The Black Reel Awards. June 18, 2020. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  16. ^ Gibbs, Adrienne. "NAACP Image Awards 2020: Complete Nominations List". Forbes. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  17. ^ "SAG Awards Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Retrieved April 4, 2021.

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