Jimmi Simpson Biography

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor who has become a household name for starring in TV shows like 'House of Cards', 'Westworld' and 'Breakout Kings'. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other fun facts.

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Birthday: November 21, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: James Raymond Simpson

Born in: Hackettstown, New Jersey

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Melanie Lynskey (m. 2007–2014)

U.S. State: New Jersey

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education: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Hackettstown High School

awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 2017; 2016; 2015 · Westworld; House of Cards
2018 · Westworld - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
2018 · USS Callister - British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Jimmi Simpson is an American actor who has become a household name for starring in TV shows like 'House of Cards', 'Westworld' and 'Breakout Kings'. He has worked in around 50 TV shows and films in his two decades long acting career. Touted as ‘Hollywood’s Favorite Creep’, Jimmi excels in playing hyper-intelligent, weird and freaky characters. He is also known for his roles on comedy shows like ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. His love affair with acting started on stage, and he performed in four seasons at the ‘Williamstown Theatre Festival’ in Massachusetts. He starred in Broadway’s play ‘The Farnsworth Invention’ in 2008 and won a ‘Theatre World Award’ for his marvelous performance as Philo T. Farnsworth. Thanks to his relentless efforts and talent, Jimmi has carved a niche for himself as a stage and screen actor over the years.

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  • After his college graduation, Jimmi Simpson spent four seasons at the ‘Williamston Theatre Festival’ in Massachusetts to hone his acting skills. He entered the entertainment industry with a small role in the 2000 film ‘Loser’. Due to his memorable performance and quirky style in ‘Loser’, he was soon cast in numerous television shows, including ‘NYPD Blue’ (2003) and ‘D.E.B.S’ (2004). His major break came when he was cast in the cult classic sitcom ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ (2005-2013), and his amazing performance made him a household name. In his two decades long career, he has portrayed a number of hyperintelligent but often weird characters, which earned him the moniker of ‘Hollywood’s Favorite Creep’.
  • A major high came in Jimmi Simpson’s acting career in 2007, when he gave an outstanding performance in his Broadway debut ‘The Farnsworth Invention’. His work earned him a ‘Theatre World Award’ in 2008. He further established himself as an actor by appearing in critically-acclaimed films like ‘Zodiac’ (2007) and ‘The Invention of Lying’ (2009). These roles were only a gateway to bigger roles on television like ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ (2008-2009), ‘Breakout Kings’ (2011-2012), and ‘West World’ (2016-2018). He also had a recurring role on the popular TV show ‘House of Cards’. His other notable films include ‘Date Night’ (2010) and ‘White House Down’ (2013). His recent works were the 2018 movie ‘Under the Silver Lake’ and the TV series ‘Unsolved’ (2018). Currently, his TV show ‘Perpetual Grace, LTD’ is under post production, while the talk show ‘El tonto’ and the film ‘Psych: The movie 2’ are in pre-production.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Jimmi Simpson was born as James Raymond Simpson on November 21, 1975, in Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States. His father was a businessman, while his mother was a homemaker. He was the youngest of three brothers. He was raised in Hackettstown, where he went to ‘Hackettstown High School’. He graduated from the ‘Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’ with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre. Jimmi started dating English actress Sophia Del Pizzo in 2017 and got married to her in April 2019. Earlier, he met actress Melanie Lynskey on set of ‘Rose Red’ in 2001 and started dating her. After two years’ engagement, they got married on April 14, 2007, in Queenstown, New Zealand. However, Melanie filed for a divorce on September 25, 2012, which was finalized on May 23, 2014.

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