The svelte, blonde, and exceptionally striking American actress Molly Sims segued into a dramatic career after maintaining a high profile and achieving instant recognition as a supermodel. Born May 25, 1973, in Memphis, TN, Sims attended Vanderbilt University, where she studied law, until a college roommate prompted her to submit modeling test shots to a number of agencies in Manhattan. Not long after, the esteemed Next Agency offered Sims a contract. Omnipresent ads for such brands as Michael Kors, Chanel, and Old Navy followed, in addition to sexy layouts for the Swimsuit editions of Sports Illustrated magazine. Sims also landed an enviable, exclusive contract with Cover Girl for several years, and appeared on the covers of such women's periodicals as Lucky, Mademoiselle, Self, and Cosmopolitan. Sims transitioned to acting roles at age 30, with an ongoing turn as the sultry Delinda DeLaine, the daughter of James Caan's Big Ed DeLaine, in the blockbuster NBC drama Las Vegas. Sims debuted on the big screen in 2004, as Mrs. Feldman, the wife of Vince Vaughn's gangster Reese Feldman, in the big-screen spoof Starsky & Hutch. She then portrayed Liz in the Rob Schneider laugh-fest The Benchwarmers (2006). Once Las Vegas ended in 2008, Sims continued to pursue acting, appearing in the films Yes Man (2008) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009), and making guest appearances on shows like Royal Pains, The Carrie Diaries and Men at Work.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Was a competitive swimmer for 10 years.
- Aspired to become a lawyer before being signed by the NEXT modeling agency.
- Became the host of MTV's House of Style in 2000, following in the footsteps of Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Romijn.
- Launched her own jewelry line, Grayce, in 2010.
- Is a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile.