Born in England, Elizabeth Henstridge trained classically and worked in theatre and film before coming to Los Angeles in 2012. Before she could unpack her belongings, Henstridge booked a starring role in The CW pilot “Shelter,” produced by Bad Robot/J.J. Abrams. Currently, Henstridge plays Simmons on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” which is going into its seventh and final season. She has loved becoming a part of the Marvel family and cultivating a rabid fan base. As a bonus, she’s learned a lot of scientific jargon, which her “mum” is quite pleased about. Henstridge is also making headway on the directing path, having directed the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” episode “As I Have Always Been,” which will air in 2020.
In addition to acting and directing, Henstridge is passionate about working with the cleft lip and palate charity Smile Train, The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Teenage Cancer America in Los Angeles.