Freddie Simpson is a 60 year-old American former actress, model, and acupuncturist. She got remarkably famous for her role as Ellen Sue Gotlander in “A League of Their Own”
Freddie landed six acting roles and was on her way to becoming a well-known actress before she decided to quit acting. She now resides in Virginia, where she practices as an acupuncturist. Find out all about the former actress’ life below.
How Old is Freddie Simpson?
Freddie Simpson is 60 years old. She was born on December 17, 1963, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Freddie is an American of Caucasian ethnicity. We could not confirm the identities of her parents and if she has any siblings.
Freddie was raised in Kentucky where she developed a passion for sports when she was only four years old. At 15, she was actively participating in various sports like softball, volleyball, and basketball.
She Dropped Out of the University
Freddie had her high school education at Villa Madonna Academy in Covington, near Kentucky. While in high school, she further explored her passion for sports and eventually earned an athletic scholarship. Freddie’s scholarship got her into the University of Kentucky but she unfortunately dropped out in her senior year. She never disclosed the reason behind her dropping out of the University.
Freddie has always been a confident person and she did not let the events in her life stall her. She eventually decided to continue her academic pursuit by enrolling in Yo-san University; a Southern-California-based graduate school. There, Freddie acquired a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbology.
A Look at Freddie Simpson’s Career
Freddie is a woman of many talents and has tried out various careers over the years. Her professional life includes being a model, actress, and acupuncturist. Below is a detailed summary of the jobs Freddie has held.
She Started as a Model
Freddie Simpson was not from a wealthy family so she had to keep odd jobs to take care of her needs. When her passion for sports was no longer paying off, Freddie had to strategize. She once worked at a tobacco farm but did not hold the position for long.
Freddie Simpson’s first major job was as a model for cosmetics and fashion brands. Her first modeling gig was with the Prestige Modelling Agency and she soon began featuring in television commercials. Asides from fashion and beauty brands, Freddie modeled for Nissan automobile manufacturing company.
She is a Former Actress
After several months in the modeling industry, Freddie Simpson decided to try a career in acting. To kick start her journey as an actress, she signed up with an acting agency in Los Angeles. Her first acting role was that of Rose O’Shea in the 1989 television movie Thunderbolt Row.
Two years after she landed her first acting gig, Freddie got another role in the 1992 movie Popcorn where she acted as Tina. In 1992, Freddie landed a role that made her popular in the acting world. She was hired to play the role of Ellen Sue Gotlander in the 1992 short comedy film A League of Their Own.
Freddie played her role perfectly and she also featured in an episode of the movie after it was adapted into a TV series in 1993. Despite her success in A League of Their Own, Freddie did not get any other acting roles until 1996 when she appeared in a TV series titled Tracey Takes On. Freddie played a final role in the 2002 series Blue and she has not been seen in any movies ever since.
Freddie Simpson’s Movies and TV Shows
- Blue 2002
- Tracey Takes on…. 1996
- A League of Their Own (TV Series) 1993
- A League of Their Own 1992
- Popcorn 1992
- Thunderboat Row 1989
Freddie is Currently an Acupuncturist
Having tried her hand at modeling and acting, Freddie decided to put her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbology to good use. She worked with the Yosan Clinic and also the Venice Pain Clinic in California. In May 2011, Freddie Simpson relocated to Virginia and landed a job as an acupuncturist at RMT, a position she held for 4 years.
Freddie Simpsons has her own Company
With the experiences she gathered from working as an acupuncturist in various clinics, Freddie Simpson set up her practice outside Charlottesville, Virginia. The firm started operations in 2018 and provides Chinese healing and treatment for stress. Additionally, Freddie teaches yoga and other forms of therapy to her clients.
Is Freddie Simpson Married?
Freddie Simpson is married to a man named Stephen Brannan. Freddie met Stephen in the early 1990s when they were both actors and they began dating. Like Freddie, Stephen was once a budding actor and is most commonly known for playing James Dean in Dress Rehearsal.
Freddie has been married for several years and has not had any controversy surrounding her marriage. This might be majorly because she leads a private life and keeps details of her family away from the media. She has a daughter with her husband, but they are yet to reveal her identity. Her daughter is currently enrolled as a student in a University in Ireland.
Where is Freddie Simpson Now?
Freddie Simpson currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with her husband, a cat, and three dogs. Her daughter is reportedly an adult with a life of her own but she regularly spends time with her parents. You can catch up on her current activities via her social media pages. Her Instagram handle is @freddiemsimpson while her Facebook account is @Freddie Simpson.