Carving a niche in one’s career helps to channel and maximize natural talents; this can be done by choosing to specialize in one area that you are most comfortable with and this is what Jimmi Simpson has done with television shows. The American actor has become a household name when it comes to television series, having starred in over twenty shows. His skill is however not just limited to television shows, having the range to deliver stellar performances in movies as well. Jimmi has portrayed numerous creepy roles an actor over the multi-year span of his career and has been dubbed by critics as ‘Hollywood’s favorite creep’.
Jimmi Simpson is most notable for his roles in the political drama House of Cards, Westworld, Breakout Kings, It is Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has also made an appearance in the revered and award-winning British science fiction anthology – Black Mirror, a performance for which he was nominated for the BAFTA award of Best Supporting Actor. Here’s more information about the critically acclaimed American actor.
This actor was born James Raymond Simpson on the 21st of November 1975 in the New Jersey town, Hackettstown. His father was a businessman and he describes his mother as the sweetest woman he has ever known and his biggest supporter. He is the youngest of three children all of whom are male.
Jimmi Simpson earned his high school diploma from Hackettstown high school and his first foray in acting was in an acting class he took while in high school. He went on to bag a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theatre from Bloomsburg University.
When he graduated from the university, the New Jersey native moved to Massachusetts and spent a total of four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, honing his act as an actor. His first time on the big screen came with his role as Noah in the comedy Loser (2000), a feature film with which he kicked in the door to the movie industry. After being cast in Loser, the roles he was cast in afterward were in television series such as Rose Red (2002), NYPD Blue (2003), Carnivale (2005); these roles were minor and supporting roles where he featured in one or two episodes. He also got cast in a few movies mostly in supporting roles one of which was as Crash in the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
All the work Jimmi Simpson had put in during all that time paid off with his appearances in the comedy series that has now become a cult classic – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and his casting as one of the lead characters in Breakout Kings (2011-2012) where he played Lloyd Lowery. These were the gateway jobs to bigger roles in movies and television, notably Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), White House Down (2013) and House of Cards (2014-15) – a performance for which he was twice nominated along with the rest of the cast for the award of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from the Screen Actors Guild. Jimmi Simpson was also nominated for the same award with the cast of the HBO science fiction show, Westworld.
Jimmi Simpson’s Net Worth
Throughout his career, Jimmi Simpson has accumulated a net worth of approximately $2 million. Considering he is still very active in the entertainment industry and with his surging popularity, this amount is expected to go up in the coming years.
Family – His Wife
In 2001, while shooting scenes for Rose Red, Jimmi met his wife, Melanie Lynskey who also had a role in the movie. They dated for four years before getting engaged in 2005, with their marriage occurring two years after in Queenstown, New Zealand. However, on the 25th of September in 2012 Lynskey filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences, the divorce proceedings ended in May 0f 2014. Their union produced no children.
Height & Weight
Standing tall at 5”11 (181 cm), a handsome Jimmi Simpson’s height is pretty impressive. From his physique, you can immediately tell that the actor is in great shape though his body weight and other body statistics are currently not available to the public. Details about his fitness routine are also not available online, but being an actor, it goes without saying that he puts in the effort to maintain his enviable physique.