Constance Zimmer is an American actress best known for her television roles. She has starred on a number of critically-acclaimed series such as "Entourage," "Boston Legal," and the Netflix original series "House of Cards."
Constance Zimmer was born in Seattle Washington, but grew up around Santa Monica and Newport Beach. It was while attending high school that she first began to fall in love with the craft of acting. Upon graduating, she was accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. After this, she continued to study acting with Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza while also participating in local theatre. This even wound up winning her an L.A. Dramalogue Award for Best Actress for her work in the play Catholic School Girls.
Of course, like all actors, Constance began setting her sights higher than local theatre and soon began booking commercials for brands such as Rite Aid and Duracell. Soon enough, she was landing small roles on television series such as "Seinfeld" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" before being cast in her first series regular role on "Good Morning, Miami" in 2002. When the series ended in 2004, she was able to take on another regular role as Sister Lilly Watters on CBS' "Joan of Arcadia" the very same year.
Although Constance will rarely play a role for more than a season on a TV series, the biggest exception to this concerns the HBO series "Entourage," which she starred on as Dana Gordon from 2005 to 2011. It has become her most iconic role to date, and she even reprised it in the 2015 film by the same name. Since "Entourage," she has played recurring roles on several series of note including "Boston Legal, "The News Room," and "House of Cards."