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Born: May 25, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Murray, Kentucky, USA Profession: actress, model

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Hailing from Murray, Kentucky, the 5'9 1/2" Molly Sims never planned on becoming a supermodel. Originally she wanted to be a lawyer and was pre-law at Vanderbilt University. However, a roommate convinced the green-eyed blonde to pose for a few photographs and send them to agencies in New York. Sims agreed, and a few weeks later her life took drastic turn when the NEXT Modeling Agency signed her. Sims soon found herself traveling Germany, London and Milan to model instead of returning to Vanderbilt. So much for a legal career. Though her parents were wary at first, they eventually supported their daughter's sudden change in course, which Sims credited as being a key factor to her success. As her career progressed, Sims appeared in many of the top fashion magazines, including Elle, Vogue and Madame Figaro. Magazine covers soon turned into advertisements, as Sims appeared for Nautica, Armani, Chanel and Victoria's Secret. But Sims knew that she wouldn't be a model forever, so she began to segue into acting, first by hosting the long-running MTV fashion series, "House of Style." Since "House of Style" helped launch the on-air careers of famous supermodels Cindy Crawford and Rebecca...

Hailing from Murray, Kentucky, the 5'9 1/2" Molly Sims never planned on becoming a supermodel. Originally she wanted to be a lawyer and was pre-law at Vanderbilt University. However, a roommate convinced the green-eyed blonde to pose for a few photographs and send them to agencies in New York. Sims agreed, and a few weeks later her life took drastic turn when the NEXT Modeling Agency signed her. Sims soon found herself traveling Germany, London and Milan to model instead of returning to Vanderbilt. So much for a legal career.

Though her parents were wary at first, they eventually supported their daughter's sudden change in course, which Sims credited as being a key factor to her success. As her career progressed, Sims appeared in many of the top fashion magazines, including Elle, Vogue and Madame Figaro. Magazine covers soon turned into advertisements, as Sims appeared for Nautica, Armani, Chanel and Victoria's Secret.

But Sims knew that she wouldn't be a model forever, so she began to segue into acting, first by hosting the long-running MTV fashion series, "House of Style." Since "House of Style" helped launch the on-air careers of famous supermodels Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Ramijn-Stamos, it was no wonder the still-unknown Sims was nervous about the prospect. A few months after what she thought was an awful screen test, Sims got a callback and eventually the job in 2000. Sims went on to other hosting gigs-mainly TV specials-including "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001," "World's Sexiest Athletes" (2002) and "MTV's Mardi Gras 2002." She also appeared in a series of popular commercials for Old Navy, and, as a former competitive swimmer, Sims posed for numerous Sport's Illustrated swimsuit editions.

Sims' transition into acting continued in 2002, when she appeared on an episode of the Fox sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" and in an episode of UPN's short-lived "The Twilight Zone" revival: in a remake of the original series' the "Eye of the Beholder" episode, Sims played a woman who discovers that beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. Next Sims landed a regular series role in "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003 - ) playing the sexy, manipulative Delinda Deline, daughter of casino chief Big Ed Deline (James Caan), whose dalliances with her dad's top employee Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) strain relationships between the three.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Chez Upshaw (2011)
2.
 Fired Up! (2009)
3.
 Yes Man (2008)
4.
 Benchwarmers, The (2006) Cast
5.
 Starsky & Hutch (2004) Mrs Feldman
6.
10.
 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT (2003) Interviewee
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1992:
Dropped out of school; moved to London to model
2000:
Appeared in the 2000 and 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues; also modeled for Victoria¿s Secret
2000:
Became the host of MTV's "House of Style"; previous hosts included Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
2003:
Joined cast of NBC drama "Las Vegas" as the manipulative Delinda Deline, daughter of Sin City¿s premier surveillance chief Big Ed Deline (James Caan)
2006:
Played Rob Schneider's wife in the comedy "The Benchwarmers"
2008:
Cast opposite Jim Carrey in comedy feature "Yes Man"
2008:
Made several cameos on Bravo reality series "The Rachel Zoe Project," which starred her stylist Rachel Zoe
2009:
Appeared in the teen comedy "Fired Up!"
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Education

Murray High School: Murray , Kentucky -
Vanderbilt University: Nashville , Tennessee -

Notes

"Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don't get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow."---Molly Sims www.askmen.com

"Sometimes people want to approach me, especially guys, because they're interested in seeing how I respond to them. However, after they get to know me, they realize that I'm not what they originally thought. They usually think I'm just a pretty face. The biggest misconception is that people don't realize that I'm southern until they hear me speak."---Sims Cosmopolitan July, 2002

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companion:
Enrique Murciano. Actor. Dating since 2002; rumored to have split.

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mother:
Dottie Sims.
father:
Jim Sims.

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