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Shannon and Sophie
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NEXT EPISODE: Tuesday, May 20th at 10PM

Celebrity Mother and Daughter, Shannon & Sophie, take on the world and start a new chapter in their lives. Model, actor, and former playmate, Shannon Tweed married rock star Gene Simmons creating Rock and Roll’s original monarchy.  Born into rock royalty, straight-laced Sophie Tweed-Simmons is Shannon’s loving daughter, best friend, and polar opposite. This diamond duo of Gene Simmons Family Jewels fame, are navigating the everyday challenges of celebrity life as Sophie spreads her wings to leave the nest, with Shannon flying closely and protectively behind. Sophie has her own charity, acting and music ambitions, and as she turns 21 and launches her life as an adult, she's moving out of her parent's home to blaze her own trail.  As Sophie beats her new path, Shannon is only steps behind, ensuring that Sophie’s path leads in the right direction, and is wide enough for two. In their new series, this improbable pair demonstrate that when it comes to getting what they want, neither will take no for an answer, but despite their differences they remain best friends. 

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Sophie Tweed-Simmons

Sophie Tweed-Simmons is an actress, and singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. She is most known for her role in Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, a reality show starring the Tweed-Simmons Family that ran on A&E from 2006 - 2012.   Now two years later, she stars with her mother in, "Shannon & Sophie" premiering on W Network.

Sophie is currently acting in a number of independent films, and working on her passion project - writing a screenplay with her brother Nick Tweed-Simmons. She is signed as a developmental artist for Universal Music Canada and is working on an album in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Although she went to university for Religious Studies, Sophie has decided to work in philanthropy. She is the patron of her charity 'Sophie’s Place,' a child advocacy center in British Columbia. Sophie is also writing a book on body image for young women. 

Shannon Tweed

Shannon Tweed is a Canadian born actress living in Los Angeles with husband Gene Simmons, and near their children Sophie and Nicholas Tweed-Simmons.

Shannon Tweed was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, until she was 11 years old, and then after her father's tragic car accident her mother moved Shannon and her siblings Tracy, Sarah, Kim, Lance, Tarry and Jeff, to Saskatchewan.

Shannon became involved in beauty pageants at a young age. She was Miss Ottawa Valley and the third runner-up in the Miss Canada Pageant, also winning the talent competition for singing.

After the Canadian wish-fulfillment TV series Thrill of a Lifetime arranged for her to pose for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy, she was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the November 1981 issue and eventually the Playmate of the Year for 1982. Since then, Tweed has primarily acted in TV series such as the HBO comedy 1st and Ten, the prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest and guest appearances on Frasier, Married With Children, Wings, Dukes of Hazzard, Baywatch, 21 Jump Street, Dear John, Murder She Wrote, and United States Of Tara among many others. From 1985 - 1987 she was Savannah Wilder on Days of Our Lives.  Tweed has appeared in over 60 films, including Detroit Rock City, produced by Gene Simmons in 1999. In 2006, Tweed authored an autobiography, Kiss and Tell, published by Phoenix Press.

Tweed has lived with Gene Simmons of KISS since 1985. Along with Sophie and Nick, the family members starred in a reality television show on A&E entitled Gene Simmons Family Jewels from 2006-2012, and Shannon now stars along side her daughter in her new reality series, "Shannon & Sophie" on W Network.