Hannah Simone established a show business imprint in the 2000s as a Canadian television presenter before scoring a breakthrough role as the designated bestie on the hit situation comedy "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ). A multi-ethnic beauty whose globe-hopping childhood exposed her to the starker realities of the developing world, she trod an early career path in international public policy, but in the early 2000s, veered into a media career. She did a brief turn as a host with HGTV Canada before scoring a job as a VJ for the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic in 2006. She began dabbling in acting roles, but again found hosting duties in 2009 for Syfy's video game competition program "WCG Ultimate Gamer." In 2011, she made a splash on American television on the Zooey Deschanel sitcom "New Girl," her stoic straight-delivered snark quickly seeing her singled out as a scene-stealer as the show became a hit in Fox's Tuesday night line-up. Exotically stunning and wielding a worldly savvy, Simone, within a single season on primetime network TV, established herself on media wags' lists as one of the hot young talents to watch.