Born in Seattle, WA, Constance Zimmer started working steadily on television in her mid-twenties. She made a number of one-off appearances on series as diverse as Seinfeld, Diagnosis Murder, Ellen, and Beverly Hills 90210. After nearly a decade of this type of work, Zimmer landed a recurring roll on the short-lived series The Fighting Fitzgeralds, then landed a large part on the sitcom Good Morning, Miami, a run that lasted for two seasons. Her television career continued with roles on Joan of Arcadia (as Sister Lilly Waters), the showbiz comedy Entourage (as studio exec Dana Gordon), and the short-lived drama In Justice. In 2006, she joined the hit David E. Kelley legal comedy drama Boston Legal for its third season, playing sharp-tongued, assertive lawyer Claire Simms.
Biography by Perry Seibert
- Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
- Received an L.A. Dramalogue Award for Best Actress for the play Catholic School Girls.
- Has been close friends with Tiffani Thiessen since they met on the set of Good Morning, Miami; Thiessen also directed her in the short film Just Pray (2005).
- Told TV GUIDE Online in 2006 that one of her most-memorable jobs was a two-line role as a waitress in the 1998 Seinfeld episode "The Wizard," because she was such a big fan of the sitcom.
- Is a partner in the store House of Petro Zillia in Los Angeles.
- Enjoys photography.