Cat Simmons is an English actress, best known for her role as DC Kezia Walker in the long-running ITV drama The Bill. And for starring in Family Affairs as Scarlett Anderson. Simmons also plays a character called “Sista Twista” in a film called “Life & Lyrics”. She also made appearances in No Angels and Casualty.
The daughter of a singer and nurse, her father is Guyanese and mother is English.
Simmons trained with the Oldham Theatre Workshop and National Youth Music Theatre and studied at Pleckgate High School, Mathematics and Computing College.
Simmons has worked in numerous stage shows. Her work includes Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s Production of Oliver!, Mary Magdalene in Gale Edwards Jesus Christ Superstar, the Young Vic’s sell-out production of Langston Hughes’ Simply Heavenly as Joyce, she starred as the Princess in Aladdin alongside Ian McKellen. The production – the second in the Old Vic Theatre Company’s inaugural season under artistic director Kevin Spacey.
In 2005, Simmons collaborated with music group Three Levels and released a track called Rock U 2Nite.
Cat Simmons returned to the Young Vic in summer 2009 to appear in Ché Walker’s and Arthur Darvil’s musical premiere of Been So Long with nu-classic soul singer Omar Lye-Fook. The production then toured to Edinburgh Fringe Festival to showcase at the Traverse Theatre.
Cat was recently cast as Nancy in the 2011-13 UK tour of Oliver!, in the place of Samantha Barks, who was recently cast as Eponine in the Les Misérables (2012 film). Cat took the role from Birmingham in April 2012, and will continue it through to October 2012, finishing in Newcastle.
In 2016 Simmons appeared as Clemmy Staples in the ITV series Midsomer Murders episode 18.4 “A Dying Art”