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Simone Missick Of All Rise Goes Glam In These Fashion Photos

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

All Rise star Simone Missick rules the courtroom—and the fashion closet!


As L.A. Superior Court Judge Lola Carmichael on All Rise, CBS' hit legal drama, Simone Missick is all about heart, humor, and just a touch of comic klutziness.

But there's more to Missick than somber black robes, and to celebrate the show's success, For the November-December 2019 issue, Watch summoned stylist Ashley Zohar to kick her honor's wardrobe into high-glam gear, then captured the evidence through the lens of photographer Jeff Lipsky. Scroll to witness all the gorgeous photos!

Watch all-new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access

Simone Missick is a study in contrasts

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a patterned paisley top with long beaded earrings.

Top by Elie Mae. Earrings by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

If viewers catch a whiff of Ally McBeal in character Judge Lola Carmichael, the resemblance is deliberate. "I grew up loving these shows that had fast-paced characters who think fast and speak even faster," Simone Missick tells Watch in her November-December 2019 cover story. "This is a woman who's strong and capable, yet flawed and clumsy."

Star quality

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick, who grew up in Detroit, notes the level of self-confidence that was instilled "in a community where people embraced me for who I was." That confidence, she says, "is something that all the characters I keep coming into contact with have."

Interesting premise

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and jeweled hoop earings and a rough woven plaid coat.

Dress by Rebecca Vallance. Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Fun fact: Aside from the cases of the week, All Rise explores the foibles and personal lives of the judges and attorneys who inhabit the courthouse each day.

Destined for coolness

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick rose to acting prominence while starring on Marvel's Luke Cage as Misty Knight, a New York cop whose amputated arm is replaced with a superpower-fueled bionic one.

Multi-textured persona

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Because All Rise is so nuanced, says Simone Missick, she often gets to portray a wide variety of emotions in one scene. "We have comedy and we have drama in the same moment. I think those are the things that make this show stand out."

Time of her life

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"For me it's like Christmas every day when I come to work," Simone Missick says. Having studied theater in school, she explains, All Rise "is the show that's the closest that we're going to get to it in primetime television."

Role models

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

After graduating from Howard University, Simone Missick attended a British American Drama Academy program in Oxford, England, where she studied under such luminaries as Alan Rickman and Ben Kingsley.

The bright side

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring (left) by APM Monaco; Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick met her future husband, actor Dorian Missick, at an audition in 2009, and the two married in 2012. "I didn't get the job but I got the man, so I'm good," she laughs in her November-December 2019 Watch cover story.

Cloaked in character

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and a rough woven plaid coat.

Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick was so committed to the success of All Rise, that she created a biographical "bible" of sorts for her character Lola, that contained a career and family backstory. Not all of her family ideas were in synch with the show's writers, she shares in a recent Watch! cover story, but it was a testament to her dedication nonetheless.

Shades of the past

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top and skirt by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Shoes by Tamara Mellon. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

When Luke Cage ended, Simone Missick taped an audition from her basement and landed on Netflix once again, this time as seasoned bounty hunter Trepp on the sci-fi series Altered Carbon, set 400 years in the future.

Simone Missick gets reflective

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a blue paisley top and black sequined skirt.

Top by Elie Mae. Skirt by Roseanna. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by APM Monaco. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"Thank God for Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington and Viola Davis. Had it not been for Kerry, and Viola with her Oscar showing you what was what, we would not have these opportunities," says Simone Missick of her chance, as an African American woman, to lead a primetime network TV series.

So many mentors

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

To prepare for her role as Lola Carmichael, Simone Missick tells Watch!, she studied up on Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as well as the fiery and recently retired Wayne County, Michigan circuit court judge Vonda Evans.

Breaking down barriers

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket and pants in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Thanks to the 2019 midterms, which saw 19 African American women elected to Houston-area judiciary posts, All Rise is feeling especially current, says Simone Missick. "We have never seen a black woman on TV like this, and I relish being able to do it."

READ MORE: Get A Tour Of Simone Missick's Hometown Of Detroit

Watch all-new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access

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