Hannah Simone is a British-born Canadian actress, television host, and former VJ and fashion model. She is best known for portraying Cece on the Fox sitcom New Girl.Early lifeSimone was born in London to an Indian father and an English mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent. She has a brother named Zach. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary. From ages 7–10, Simone moved through three continents, attending schools in each one. At the age of 13, Simone was living in Cyprus and was working as a fashion model. At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi where she attended the American Embassy School. A year later, at 17, she returned to Canada. Initially settling at White Rock, British Columbia, she subsequently relocated to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia.