Simone Russell is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV Soap opera Passions. She was recently portrayed by Cathy Jeneen Doe (July 23, 2004 to September 4, 2007), but has previously been portrayed by Lena Cardwell (July 5, 1999 to April 16, 2001) and Chrystee Pharris-Larkins (April 17, 2001 to April 22, 2004).
Character information Edit
Simone Russell is the youngest daughter of T.C. Russell and Eve Johnson. Her birth year is 1983. Growing up, Simone had always been in the shadow of her older sister Whitney Russell. Simone was best friends with Kay Bennett, often helping Kay with her schemes to win Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, but lately she has become friends with Kay's younger sister Jessica Bennett and Miguel's younger sister Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald. Simone and Paloma have repeatedly tried to convince Jessica to divorce her abusive husband Spike Lester.
Simone was in a relationship with a woman named Rae. Her father, who fell into a deep depression coupled with alcoholism, eventually apologized for his anti-gay behavior towards her; the rest of her family is attempting to be supportive. Before coming out, she had been involved with Chad Harris, the man that was at one time thought to be her half-brother, who was really in love with her sister Whitney. She also briefly dated John Standish, the son of David Hastings, who was falsely assumed to be Grace Standish's son and thus the half-brother of Noah, Kay and Jessica.
Simone is currently moving on with her life from her now deceased girlfriend Rae Thomas. She is trying to help Jessica get her life back, and is being supportive of Jessica's pregnancy. She even offered to let Jessica move into Rae's old apartment with her, where she can help protect Jessica and her baby from Spike.
On August 9, 2007 her mother Eve admitted to the Warden and all in the room that it was her half brother Vincent killed her love Rae and murdered the bartender Dylan she also admitted that he was the blackmailer and Simone tried to strangle him right there and demanded an explanation for killing Rae. Simone has decided to leave Harmony with her sister Whitney to New Orleans to help her settle in, and it can be assumed she'll be gone for a large amount of time.
In July 2008, Simone sent Kay a note wishing she could attend Kay's wedding to Miguel. In addition to the note, Simone provided Kay with "something new", a pair of dazzling earrings.