The move from becoming a model to an actress doesn’t always come smoothly, in fact for some young budding models-wanting-to-be-actresses it can turn into a complete train wreck (along with a Golden Razzie nomination), but that certainly wasn’t the case for young star Molly Sims who gracefully made the move from becoming known for her work with ‘Sports Illustrated’ to successfully join the cast of the extremely popular ‘Las Vegas’ television crime drama.
Molly Sims was born on the 25th May, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky to parents Jim and Dottie Sims. Modelling wasn’t always on the mind of Sims and when she first graduated from High School she enrolled in Vanderbilt University (where she was a member of the ‘Delta Delta Delta’ fraternity) she majored in law. But only two years into her course she was persuaded by her roommate to send some photographs of herself to some modelling agencies. When she was signed by NEXT Models she decided to drop out of collage and instead focus on developing a modelling career.
She certainly found success with her chosen career and over the next few years became a ‘CoverGirl’ model, became a spokes-model in Old Navy commercials with the catch-cry of ‘you gotta get this look’ and she even appeared on the MTV show ‘House Of Style’. However, the modelling work she is most famous for is her work with ‘Sports Illustrated’. She appeared in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006 ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions’ with her most famous shoot being the 2006 one where she was wearing a $30 million Susan Rosen designed swimsuit made out of diamonds.
Maybe the term ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ does ring true for Molly Swims because aside from wearing the diamond swimsuit she has also launched her own jewellery line which is available from Matches London, Scoop, HSN, Henri Bendel and Ron Herman.
Sims made the move to acting in 2002 and after featuring in a video clip for Moby’s ‘We Are All Made Of Stars’ she went on to earn small roles in television shows including ‘Andy Richter Controls The Universe’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ before landing the role that made her famous – that of the beautiful Delinda Deline in ‘Las Vegas’ alongside Josh Duhamel.
She showed such talent on the show that she soon found herself being cast in films such as ‘Starsky And Hutch’ and ‘The Benchwarmers’ , and since wrapping filming on ‘Las Vegas’ has appeared in ‘Yes Man’, ‘Fired Up!’, ‘Venus & Vegas’ and ‘Chez Upshaw’. She has recently been seen in episodes of ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Wedding Band’ and appeared with Andy Samberg in the music video for The Lonely Island’s track ‘Jizz In My Pants’.
When it comes to her personal life Sims is an ambassador for Operation Smile, a non-profit children’s medical service, and a Global Ambassador for Population Services International’s Five & Alive Program, which is a program aimed at providing health services for children aged under five years of age.
Sims married American producer Scott Stuber (who works with Stuber Pictures and Universal Pictures) on the 24th September, 2011 and they celebrated the birth of their first child, Brooks Alan Stuber, on the 19th June, 2012.
While Sims has currently taken some time off acting to concentrate on being a mother her fans out there know that is only a matter of time before this talented young model/actress once again returns to either the big or small screen.