Sophie Simmons Best Known For Featured in 73 episodes of the reality show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, for US The X Factor, and her eight-episode reality show, Shannon & Sophie, aired on W Network in Canada.
Born Name Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons
Nick Name Soph
Occupation Model, Actress, Reality Star, Musician, Screenplay Writer / Author, Philanthropist
Born: July 07, 1992, 26 years and 9 months, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sun Sign Cancer
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 7.5 in or 171.5 cm
Measurements 37-29-39 in or 94-74-99 cm
Bra Size 34C
Genre Alternative Pop
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Label Casablanca Records
Sophie studied at Wildwood School in Los Angeles.
She finished her college education with a major in Religious Studies from Pitzer-Pomona in Claremont, California.
Father – Gene Simmons / Chaim Witz (Frontman of KISS rock band, Musician, Producer, Entrepreneur)
Mother – Shannon Tweed (Model, Actress, former Playboy Playmate)
Siblings – Nicholas Adam Tweed-Simmons (Older Brother) (Actor, Musician, Comic Book Creator)
Others – Tracy Tweed (Aunt) (Canadian Actress, Model), Emily Tweed (Cousin), Flóra Klein (Paternal Grandmother)
She is predominantly white with Hungarian Jewish father and her mother has Canadian, German and distant Russian ancestry.
(US Representation, Acting) Erin Culley, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
(Canadian Representation) Andrea Britton, Characters Agency
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada
1 Models – New York City
Beautiful Big Brown Eyes
Prominent Cheek Bones
She bagged an ad campaign for Adore Me lingerie in 2016.
As a Singer
She has released REBEL – Kiss Me ft Sophie Simmons (Single).
She has also recreated covers of various popular songs released on her social media channels.
Sophie played the character of child artist as Little Girl Rose in a cameo in No Contest II (1996).
Sex, Marriage and Infidelity (2014) was her first film as an adult in which she plays the character of Lisa.
First TV Show
From 2006 to 2012, she appeared on the reality TV show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.
Best Known For
Featured in 73 episodes of the reality show based on the life and family of Gene Simmons named, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels from 2006 to 2012.
Auditioned for The X Factor (US Version) in 2012, and appeared in four episodes of the show.
Got her own eight-episode reality show, Shannon & Sophie in 2014, aired on W Network in Canada.
Sophie developed a broad and heavy frame after puberty. Her largest dress size was US (12-14) and being an aspiring actress, she often experienced self-imposed pressure to lose weight.
She tried a range of restrictive diets some of which were juicing, Atkins diet, Vegetable only diet. She also hired a personal trainer, attempted Bikram Yoga and laser liposuction to no avail.
In 2014, at a health retreat at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona she was asked to get her blood and urine tested for food allergies since she often suffered from eczema. The diagnosis revealed that she was allergic to chocolate, dairy, yeast, tuna, pecans, and celery. Since her allergies were not severe, they did not result in severe reaction but turned out to be the primary cause behind her excess weight.
With new found awareness to avoid specific combinations of food, Sophie lost some weight and saw a major improvement in her body composition. She finally acquired a leaner face, waist, and hips.
She admits her body weight still fluctuates a lot since she often overlooks her food allergies to self-indulge, but knows her boundaries now. She gets heavier particularly after a holiday binge but manages to return to a dress size 8 (US) most of the time.
To support her dietary habits, she frequently hikes with her dogs, runs on the treadmill in the gym, loves the stair climber at Equinox gym, lifts light weights or attends a spin class. She intensifies her physical activity 4 weeks prior to a photoshoot.
She particularly holds a lot of faith in Pilates to strengthen her body.
Her self-awareness motivates her to endorse and promote body confidence for all young women and she elaborates upon realistic goals on social media in collaboration with Cosmopolitan magazine.
Simmons, the daughter of Shannon Tweed, a Canadian actress and model, and Gene Simmons, an Israeli-American musician and bass player for Kiss. Sophie Simmons is a dual American and Canadian citizen.
At 11 years old, Simmons began appearing on the reality television series Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E. The show featuring the family of four, including her brother Nick Simmons, ran for seven seasons from 2006 to 2012.
She attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, majoring in computer engineering and religious studies. Simmons also attended Pomona College, where she played volleyball. Simmons said she initially actively avoided her parents’ career path: “I avoided the [music and modelling world] for a long time because I didn’t want the comparisons between my parents and myself”.
In January 2012, Simmons lent her name to Sophie’s Place, a partly government-funded child advocacy centre. She advocated for the creation of the centre with the help of the mayor of Surrey, British Columbia, Dianne Watts, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Simmons and her family continue to support The Centre for Child Development and Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre by fundraising for the organizations which provide “a safe space where children can talk about their experience of physical, mental or sexual abuse with trained staff and law enforcement professionals.”
In 2014, Simmons launched a body positive clothing line for The Style Club. She became a model, an advocate for body positivity. She was also featured in the 2016 documentary Straight/Curve which focuses on the debate over body image in modelling.
In 2012, Simmons auditioned for the second season of the Fox music competition show The X Factor. She advanced to the Bootcamp but was eliminated in that stage of the competition. In June 2013, she performed alongside the Canadian vocal group The Tenors at their performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
In 2015, Simmons released her debut single, “Kiss Me”, a cover of the Sixpence None The Richer’s 1998 song by the same name. In 2017, In March 2017, she collaborated with the DJ duo Yellow Claw for a song on their second studio album, Los Amsterdam. Simmons is the lyricist and vocalist on the album’s first track, “Home”.
In early 2018, she released two solo singles, “Black Mirror” and “Burn Me Down”. The music video for “Black Mirror” was released on February 23 on Billboard. Written by Simmons a year earlier, the song, like the television show from which it gets its name, deals with people’s relationship with their smartphones and social media. “Black Mirror” debuted on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart at Number 43 on April 14. The song remained on the list for ten weeks peaking at Number 20.
Simmons again wrote a single with Yellow Claw and DOLF called “Cry Wolf”, released in April 2018. The song featuring Simmons on vocals was released as a single before Yellow Claw’s third album, New Blood. Simmons was also credited as one of the composers on “Summertime”, a song featuring San Holo on New Blood. In June 2018, she released her third solo single of the year, “Paper Cut”.
Sophie Tweed-Simmons Favorite Things
Drink – Diet Coke
Movie – Fight Club (1999), The Machinist (2004), Limitless (2011), All Marvel Movies
Comic Character – Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, Batman, Wonder Woman
Songwriter Theme – Mean people
Remixes – R&B, Rap songs
Dream Celebrity to Open For – Adele
Beauty Trend – Natural no-makeup look
Place – Hyde Park, London
Vacation Destination – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Spa – Scandinave Spas in Canada
Foreign Location – Sofia, Bulgaria
Culturally Enriching City – Paris, France
Family Holiday – Christmas in New York City with Paternal Grandmother and rest of the family
Hotel – The NoMad Hotel, New York
Cities to Repeatedly Visit and Stay – Vancouver, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and London
Guilty Pleasure on the Road – Mini-bar snacks
Musicians – Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Norah Jones, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys
Sophie Tweed-Simmons Facts
Sophie was not popular in school. She spent most of her time in the computer lab and was on the math team.
She walked in her first runway show for designer Kelly Nishimoto when she was 14 in LA Fashion Week and has found success as a plus-size model.
She is extremely good at playing volleyball and not only represented her school and college in the sport but also coached the Girl’s VA Volleyball Club in Southern California.
Her major in senior year was computer engineering but she switched to humanities subjects in college.
Both, Sophie and her brother, Nick do not drink or smoke. They were monitored closely by their parents while growing up.
Her father, Gene Simmons did not know how to send text messages. Sophie taught him before leaving for her The X Factor audition in 2012 so they could stay in touch.
One of her strengths as a musician is songwriting. She composes melodies on the piano and eventually converts them to fit the alternative pop genre.
She was the winner of the International Songwriting Contest (2016) in the EDM category held in Nashville, Tennessee.
She is crazy about clothes and converted her master bedroom into a closet.
She wrote a song for rapper Rick Ross who came across her work on Spotify.
Sophie is the Editor-in-Chief of her blog called #NoFilter.
She has a maple leaf tattooed on the back of her neck.
She owns two Alaskan Malamutes dogs, named Jett and Axl.
She formerly designed clothes and jewelry for the Home Shopping Network.
At the age of 18, she established a children’s charity in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada called Sophie’s Place in collaboration with the mayor, Dianne Watts and claims to help over 2000 children every year who have suffered physical, mental or sexual abuse.
Visit Sophie’s official website @ SophieTSimmons.com.