Britain Simons is an American actor and influencer born in Durango, Colorado to Kelly (Roelke), a photographer, and David Simons, an architect. He has one sibling, an older sister, Gentry Simons. His parents separated when he was four and divorced a year later. He relocated to a small mountain town Montrose, Colorado. He grew up with no connection to the entertainment industry.
As a teen, Britain auditioned for his first community theater production, at 14, to conquer a fear of public speaking. While working to earn scholarships, he found a home in competitive speech team, choir, and theater. He traveled to New York with the Carnegie Hall Singers, represented Colorado at the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington D.C., and earned a full ride scholarship as a Daniels Fund scholar from his academics, community involvement, and accolades. He made the decision to deviate from the family tradition of architecture and engineering, to pursue acting.
He graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Studies in 2014 from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He also attended the The National Theatre Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, NYC and he spent a short time in St. Petersburg, Russia with The State Theater Arts Academy. During his studies, he performed in regional theatre productions such as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
In 2014, he began building a career in film, television and commercials. In Los Angeles, he quickly landed agency representation, and continued to hone his craft for film by training with John Kirby, known for coaching stars like Jim Caviezel and Cameron Diaz. His first commercial appearances included Toyota Concept-i future vehicle and the War Dragons popular gaming app. He performed in music videos for Showtek, Calum Scott's hit release "Dancing on My Own" with over 499 Million views, and Bleachers "Alfie's Song" from the movie Love, Simon (2018).
Britain's television debut was an appearance on the Lifetime Television movie Cyber Case (2015) (aka Online Abduction) alongside Brooke Butler, directed by Steven R. Monroe. He made appearances in shows like Murder Book (2015), Unusual Suspects (2010), and Disney Descendants: School of Secrets (2015) playing Prince Ben. It premiered on the Disney Channel in support of the summer movie event, Descendants (2015). In 2016, he landed the supporting role of Handsome Boy in the critically acclaimed horror film, Holidays (2016), directed by Kevin Kölsch. He played Patrick in the short Prom (2016) written and produced by Hasan Minhaj based on Minhaj's experiences in high school. He also landed the leading voice over role of Daichi in the Ultraman 50th anniversary feature film Ultraman X: The Movie (2016), a popular Japanese title.
Most recently, Britain can be seen on the show Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020) on Showtime. He has garnered a following on social media, with over 100K followers across platforms, including TikTok and can be seen acting in commercials, such as Motorola, 5 Hour Energy, and playing the Badge Badger in State Farm adverts.