Stepping off the runway to network television, supermodel Molly Sims stars in the new NBC drama Las Vegas
, as the manipulative Delinda Deline, daughter of "Sin City's" premier surveillance chief, Big Ed Deline (James Caan).
A native of Murray, Kentucky, Sims attended Vanderbilt University where she was studying to become a lawyer until -- prompted by her roommate -- she attempted to begin a modeling career. Shortly after her first professional shots were seen, Sims was signed by NEXT Models, who quickly relocated her to London. In the past few years, her career has soared while she has graced the covers of such highly acclaimed magazines as Mademoiselle
, French and Spanish Vogue
, Marie Claire
Perhaps most recognized for her sultry images seen in the highly renowned Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
for three consecutive years, Sims has also been featured in advertising campaigns for Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, M&M's, Nautica, Armani, Chanel, H&M, Maidenform and she is the spokeswoman for Cover Girl cosmetics. In May, Sims was featured in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100."
Sims' foray into television came three years ago when she landed the coveted role as host of MTV's House of Style
, which gave her the courage to explore an acting career.
Currently, Sims splits her time between New York and Los Angeles with her favorite partners -- her puppies. Her birthday is May 25.