|TV series||Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|Portrayed by||Elizabeth Henstridge|
It can be implied by Simmons' accent that she grew up in a wealthy home in the south of England. We know little about her early childhood. As a genius-level Bio-chemist, Jemma Simmons, attended the S.H.I.E.L.D. training academy with her best friend, Leo Fitz, a young engineering genius. Somewhere in this time they were affectionatly given the merged nickname 'Fitzsimmons', perhaps due to their apparent co-dependancy, and/or synced conversations and actions. Among their instructors at the academy were Professor Vaughn and chemical kinetics advisor, Professor Hall.Simmons graduated 3 years early along with Leo Fitz, who she soon convinced to go into the field with her and join Agent Phil Coulson's team.