Every so often, something historic happens in your life, something that changes what you believe in, even who you are as a person. Yesterday, I had such a moment: while watching the Esquire video below (which I strongly recommend viewing), I realized that Hannah Simone > Zooey Deschanel. ( > Emily Deschanel.)
Hannah plays CeCe on Fox’s “New Girl,” and the former-Canadian VJ (here’s a video of the greatest Freudian slip ever) has been killing it this season, often besting Zooey’s Jess. She and everyone’s favorite d-bag not named Dennis Reynolds, Schmidt, have even done the unthinkable and made the “friend of a friend sleeps with friend’s roommate” trope enjoyable. Also: she’s very pretty and very smart and very talented.
Thirty-one-year-old London native Hannah Simone worked for the United Nations. Then she went back to school, got a second degree, and — as you’d expect — became a VJ. “I got a job as a human rights and refugees officer, working on youth-based projects,” she explains. “But I realized all the kids I was working with were far more into “The Daily Show” than the policy briefings. I figured, I’ve got to learn how to speak your language.” She went on to host a couple of Canadian TV shows before moving to Los Angeles, where she was quickly cast alongside Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl.” (Via)
Well, I was class treasurer in fourth grade. So, yeah. Beyond the universally accepted Alison Brie, we all have our underrated attractive TV actors and actresses who we rally behind (phrasing). Dustin has Alexendra Breckenridge; Danger, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (it’s always 1992 in his mind). Mine’s Hannah Simone.