Lise Simms

Learn more about Lise Simms, host of Desperate Spaces.

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Lise Simms' career has encompassed every aspect of the entertainment industry: from television to stage and film. Her passion for design and renovation led her to host a series of videos for's Getting Started: 10 Steps to a New Kitchen. Lise joins the HGTV team again as an interior designer and host for Desperate Spaces. Her design philosophy: "Our homes are our jumping off point for everything we do in life, and when you walk in the door you should be inspired, comforted and renewed!"

In television and film she has worked with such notables as Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Jason Alexander and Lynn Redgrave to name a few. Some of her favorite TV appearances include five years on The Young and the Restless, ER, Mad TV and Friends, as well as hosting her own award-winning interior design show on E! and the Style networks. On stage she has starred in countless plays and Broadway musicals including Beauty and the Beast, Mame, They're Playing Our Song and A Chorus Line.

Lise also stars in Disney's Air Bud sequel, Snowbuddies. She can currently be seen as Barbara Diffy on Disney Channel's Phil of the Future as well as many commercials ranging from Audi and Advil to Shredded Wheat and Dairy Queen.


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