Simone Green is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and is a graduate of the
University of Iowa with a degree in Sociology. While at the University of
Iowa, Simone was a member of the popular band Shade of Blue in Iowa
where she opened for such renowned artists as the late “Queen of Blues,”
Raheem DeVaughn, Koko Taylor, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Starts and Jazz legend Joe Lovano, Maceo Parker and Roy Haynes. Recently, she has opened for Stokley and Denise Williams.
In 1997, Simone relocated to Chicago and formed the popular band, Soul
Sanctuary, where she performed to sell-out crowds throughout the state.
Simone is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild-American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). In 2022, she released her solo EP, “East of Ordinary”, which delivers R&B, House, Contemporary and Adult selections. She has lent her
voice to several award winning television commercials for major
international companies such as Wal-Mart, Charmin, Toyota, WVON and
the Illinois Lottery. Her songs have been used on the wildly popular dance
video game, Dance Dance Revolution. Additionally, her song “Keep Ya
Body Movin” was featured on the hit television series, Ugly Betty. The
ADDY Awards is the world’s largest advertising competition with over
50,000 entries annually. The American Advertising Federation bestowed this
honor upon advertising jingles performed by Simone in 2006.
Not only is Simone a celebrated vocalist, she is a highly-respected business
woman in the Chicago legal community. She is the Founder and Director of
CLS Legal Staffing, which is considered to be one of the premier companies
of its kind in Illinois. She is a sustaining member of the Illinois Paralegal
Association, National Association of Legal Assistants and was a member of the Northwestern College
and Wright College Paralegal Advisory Boards. Simone has served as an
invited speaker at several major university paralegal programs on legal
recruiting maters. She has conducted mock interviews at the Institute of
Paralegal Studies at Loyola University Chicago and was a Career Counselor
for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s resume critique program.
Photo Credit: Sean Short