In life, not everyone gets to be in the spotlight, at the front and center of their profession, taking the lead. In sports, there are players whose importance in the team are only known by their teammates, the coach and die-hard fans of the sport. They do not exist in the glamorous parts of their profession. As the phenomenon exists in every industry and profession, so does it in Hollywood, despite glamour being a part of the basics of the profession.
One might think the lack of celebration would be the curse of technical members of Hollywood, the cameramen, the VFX team, the stunt men and women. It extends to supporting actors and actresses too. Those who do not have the looks and charm to be the lead of a story, those are bound to remain in the fringes of the story but whose presence is important to the journey of the protagonist. One of such actors is Johnny Simmons. Who is the underappreciated and uncelebrated actor? Read below to learn more.
Johnny Simmons – Biography and Age
Johnny Simmons was born on the 28th of November, 1986 in Montgomery, Alabama. Although he was born in the southern state, he was raised in the Lone Star State, Texas, specifically Dallas by his parents, Ben Simmons and Cindy Simmons. There isn’t much information regarding his childhood. We, however, know he’s of Irish and Scottish descent suggesting his parents are Irish and Scottish.
For his foundational formal education, Johnny Simmons attended Nathan Adams Elementary School, T.C Marsh Middle School, and W.T White High School, before proceeding to study Chemistry at an unknown community college in California. There’s no surety concerning how Johnny ended up in the acting industry, but we suspect it was a result of his experience while he attended college in California.
After a few auditions and a series of appearances in short films, with the first being My Ambition in 2006, Johnny Simmons secured his first feature film role in the comedy, Evan Almighty. In the film, which was a spin-off of the Jim Carrey film, Bruce Almighty, Simmons played Dylan Baxter, the oldest son of Evan Baxter and Joan Baxter.
Since his debut in the 2007 film, he has starred in a wide range of films from a children’s comedy film called Hotel for Dogs in 2009 to a black comedy horror film, Jennifer’s Body. His young face and small physique have gotten him cast in several young adult films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
While he has mostly been cast in comedy films, due to his comedic talents and timing, which has helped him appear in films like 21 Jump Street, alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and in Frank and Cindy alongside Rene Russo and Oliver Platt. He has had his chance to stretch his legs in drama too; he was cast in the 2013 CW film, Blink, the Discovery Channel’s first scripted series, Klondike, The Stanford Prison Experiment in 2015.
Overall, in a career that has spanned over 14 years, Johnny Simmons has appeared in 21 films and starred in seven television projects. His other onscreen appearances include a cameo appearance in Drake’s music video, Hold on, We Are Going Home in 2013. His most recent project is a starring role in Girlboss; a Netflix show about the rise of Nasty Gal, an American fashion company. Johnny Simmons plays the love interest of the show’s protagonist played by Britt Robertson.
Is He Dating or Married? – Girlfriend/Wife
Despite a relatively low-level status in Hollywood, Johnny Simmons has managed to date some of the A-List Actresses in the industry. He dated Emma Watson back in 2011 when he met and connected with the actress on the film, The Perks of being a Wallflower. After a few months of the relationship, and while we were hoping to hear the news of an engagement, the two broke our hearts and went their separate ways. Apparently, their love could not handle the stress of a distance relationship when Emma moved to Oxford University in the UK to study.
Before Watson, he dated Leonie Kranzie in 2009, but that relationship was short-lived too. He hasn’t been in any publicly known relationship since Watson and it is believed that he’s currently single and has never been married, so he does not have a wife.
Although he might not possess the classic charmingly handsome looks of a Hollywood hottie, Johnny Simmons maintains a fit athletic body. He stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches. There is no doubt that whenever the actor is ready to give love a chance again, he will find a suitable partner.