Constance Zimmer

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Constance Zimmer

Born

10/11/1970, Seattle, Washington

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Female
  • Constance Zimmer as Colleen on Love Bites.
  • Constance Zimmer as Colleen on Love Bites.
  • Greg Grunberg as Judd and Constance Zimm...
9.0
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77 votes

Biography

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Constance Zimmer is a perfect example of how, with hard work, time and patience, someone can achieve a life's dream. When she was in high school, Constance appeared in school productions. She soon fell in love with the craft and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in…more

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  • Trivia

    • Constance and daughter, Colette Zoe, attended the "A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival" on June 8, 2008. The event was held at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles and benefited the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

    • Constance has joined the cast to co-star in NBC's multicamera comedy pilot, The Man of Your Dreams, which centers on Larry, a womanizer who uses his expertise to help romantically challenged women. She will play Larry's sister Liza, a smart, hardworking divorcee who is raising her teen-aged daughter while running a wedding-planning business.

    • Constance and Russ Lamoureux welcomed their baby girl, Colette Zoe Lamoureux, on January 5, 2008. Collette weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was born at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.

    • On December 20, 2007, Constance was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in the "Ensemble in a drama series" category for her performance on Boston Legal.

    • Constance made an appearance at the 17th annual Environmental Media Awards (October 24, 2007), an event to honor the television shows, films and musicians who use their art to showcase eco issues.

    • Constance was in the audience at the Petro Zillia ready-to-wear show at Mercedes-Benz LA Fashion Week Spring 2008: Runway (October 18, 2007).

    • On October 9, 2007, it was announced that Constance will be part of the "Every Baby Has a Story" tour, a new grassroots and integrated media project celebrating babies who are born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and to thrive, which is promoted by the March of Dimes.

    • It was announced June 13, 2007, that Constance will not be returning to Boston Legal in her role as Claire Simms.

    • Contance will appear in the 2007 indie film Chaos Theory with Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer, which is described as a dark comedy about how people breed their own chaos.

    • According to E! Entertainment Television (November 20, 2006), Constance will join many other celebrities in participating in the major partnership with the Environmental Media Association to raise environmental awareness and inspire action through joint initiatives. This will include the first 'green' Golden Globes party and a Play-A-Part Celebrity PSA campaign.

    • On August 6, 2006, Constance participated in the fifth annual Summer Splash fundraiser to benefit Bright Future Scholarships for promising Fulfillment Fund students.

    • Constance Zimmer was scheduled to participate in the 13th annual "Uncork A Wish" Wine Tasting and Auction, one of the largest wine tasting and auction events in Los Angeles County. The events benefits the wish fulfillment efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles for children in Los Angeles with life-threatening medical conditions.

    • Constance will be featured on a new series My Celebrity Home to debut on the Style Network.

    • Miss Zimmer made her television debut on the hit series Ellen.

    • Constance describes Brianna in In Justice as a passionate, committed and competitive undergrad in tight jeans and button-downs.

    • Miss Zimmer had roles as a series regular on three pilots: Cooking Lessons (CBS), Homeward Bound (ABC), and Helmet Heads (NBC).

    • Constance Zimmer has paid her dues by appearing in many television commercials, most notably as the Rite Aid girl and the daughter in the plastic Duracell spots.

    • When asked in the July 2005 issue of Venice Magazine what she aspired to be, Constance laughed and replied she aspired to be a good person and stay true to her craft.

    • Constance's role as Dana Gordon in Entourage gave her the first career opportunity to portray someone who was her actual age.

    • Early in her career, Constance studied with renowned teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza.

    • Constance supports the following charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Los Angeles Mission, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Heifer International.

    • When she is not acting, Zimmer enjoys gardening, photography, hiking, and supporting charities and causes to which she can lend her name and make a difference. She enjoys reading, and would like to open her own bookstore. Her pets are two cats and a dog.

    • In 2005, Constance Zimmer starred in a Tiffani Thiessen-directed short film, Let's Pray, about a young boy who learns a lesson about salvation and redemption.

    • Constance stars in a new short film, Damaged Goods, directed by Graham Rich, about a couple that meets in group therapy and the drama that unfolds afterwards. She plays Angel and Vincent La Russo plays Wyatt.

    • In her spare time, Constance makes handmade jewelry, candles, and greeting cards.

    • Before Good Morning, Miami, Zimmer appeared in numerous sitcoms and other shows. Her role as Penny was her first role as a regular on a sitcom.

    • Constance Zimmer is an avid supporter of AIDS-related charities and as well as other charities, along with the former cast of Good Morning, Miami.

    • Miss Zimmer won a Dramalouge Award for her onstage work in Catholic School Girls.

  • Quotes

    • Constance Zimmer: (when asked about her return as Dana Gordon to Entourage) Well, it's funny, because I haven't been able to tell anyone. But now I can. Yes, I am coming back this season. With a vengeance! I get the upper hand [with Ari], which is fantastic, because I haven't had it yet.

    • Constance Zimmer: (discussing a woman for president) Well, maybe there would be a little more sensitivity in the world. Maybe some decisions would be made with a little bit more thought, because men don't really think that hard.

    • Constance Zimmer: (discussing her Entourage character) I was fired and banished in the last season finale because I told Ari some secret information. I was very excited when they said I was coming back. Dana Gordon is a blessing in disguise. She's a character that people just love, and that makes me so happy.

    • Although David E. Kelley knew Constance from her audition for Boston Public, he didn't create the Claire Simms character with her in mind, so she has been able to bring her personal traits into the role.

      Constance Zimmer: All I got was that this was a tough broad from New York, sarcastic and dry. I laugh about that all the time. Apparently, I'm really good at playing that, but I think I couldn't be farther from that in real life. Maybe because I'm not that, you can see her softer side come through.

    • Constance Zimmer: (discussing her role as Claire Simms) I was very, very nervous because of the caliber of the actors and also because of David E. Kelley being the creator. The highest compliment people have given me is that I seem like I've been there from the start; you never want to look awkward among others who are so comfortable in what they do.

    • Constance Zimmer: (discussing Boston Legal) [David Kelley} blows my mind. It's very exciting to read the scripts because he has his finger on the pulse of whatever everyone's talking about in the news and at the water cooler. I've learned almost as much as you can learn listening to National Public Radio since I've been on this show.

    • Constance Zimmer: (in a February 2006 interview for TV Guide regarding In Justice) The pilot was really well written. I thought it was different from the other procedurals on the air - getting people out of jail as opposed to putting them in. It's a part of the judicial system that a lot of people aren't aware of, sad to say. I wasn't aware of how many people are in jail who shouldn't be, so that was shocking to me. As an actor, I like to do work that makes people aware in general, whether it's of something as specific as the judicial system or...

    • When asked by Matt Webb Mitovich (TV Guide) which of her guest-starring appearances has been most memorable, she replied:

      Constance Zimmer: Seinfeld is definitely up there because I was such a huge fan and it was the last season of the show - I really got in right under the wire. Mind you, I only had two lines!

    • Constance Zimmer: (in an interview for the L.A. Daily News regarding her role in the 52 Fights pilot) It's about two couples who are best friends. One couple just got married, and the other is just getting divorced, so it's about the dichotomy. I play the bitter, sarcastic, funny, crazy one.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Claire rocked but for a short while

    9.5
    This review is specific to her character in BOston Legal. She did a great job and I think one of the few failures of the producers of BOston Legal was to ignore the potential of her character. Claire should actually have been take forward instead of Gerry.
  • It's about time.

    9.6
    I'm really pleased to see this hard-working actress get a shot as a main character in a network TV series. I loved her work in "Good Morning, Miami" and "In Justice", sadly both short-lived shows. I've only seen four episodes of the new season of "Boston Legal", but she seems to be a great fit for this show. Constance comes across as being a likable person, not merely somebody playing likable characters. You can't fake the level of earnestness that she brings to her roles, either. Her role in the episode "Fine Young Cannibal" was reminiscent of several appearances in "In Justice" where she had to go undercover in order to help in preparing the case for the client. More, I say!moreless