actor, producer, writer
Born July 20, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA
Simon Rex continues to captivate audiences through dynamic and unconventional roles across the multimedia landscape. Rex stars in Sean Baker's RED ROCKET for A24. The film follows Mikey Saber (Rex), a unique American hustler, who returns to a hometown that barely tolerates him. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 to a rapturous response, followed by the Telluride Film Festival and the Deauville American Film Festival, where it was recognized with the Jury Prize and the Critics Prize. The film is also an official selection for the 2021 AFI Fest in November. Rex, who was recently nominated for a Gotham Award in the category of 'Outstanding Lead Performance', continues to be recognized throughout the 2021 festival circuit; he received the Spotlight Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Savannah Film Festival, respectively, as well as the Ensemble Cast Spotlight Award at the Middleburg Film Festival. Critics have lauded Rex's magnetic performance, with many considering this to be a breakthrough, career-defining moment for him. RED ROCKET will release theatrically in December 2021. Rex will also appear in FilmNation's highly-anticipated feature DOWN LOW, alongside Zachary Quinto, Lukas Gage, Judith Light and Audra McDonald. The script is co-written by Gage and Phoebe Fisher,and directed by Rightor Doyle. He will also be seen in Katie Aselton's MACK & RITA opposite Diane Keaton and Taylour Paige. Rex will also be seen in a supporting role in MY DEAD DAD, directed by Fabio Frey, which also screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival this year along with RED ROCKET. Rex was first introduced to television audiences as an MTV VJ. Soon after, Rex expanded his repertoire and proceeded to book series regular roles on major network shows such as FELICITY, JACK AND JILL, and WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU. From television into film, his additional credits include SCARY MOVIE 3, 4, & 5, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, and KING OF THE AVENUE. Rex currently resides in California.