Jimmi Simpson Biography
James Raymond Simpson better known by his professional name Jimmi Simpson is an American actor fro the big and small screen and producer. He was born in the year 1975 and celebrates his birthday on November 21 every year. He is best known for his television work, which includes various roles in series such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, House of Cards, Psych, Breakout Kings, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name Is Earl and 24. To add to his big screen credit, his notable work can be seen in Date Night, Herbie: Fully Loaded , White House Down and Loser.
Talking about his early life, Simpson is a native of Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States of America as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He was welcomed to the family as the youngest of three brothers. He attended Bloomsburg University and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. During his college he used to work at Nap’s Pizza. Upon graduation, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
Simpson had kicked start his professional acting career at the theaters right after graduation. His big screen debut came with the teen comedy Loser in 2000. Shortly after that, he earned guest spots in episodes of Cold Case, Carnivàle, and NYPD Blue as well as roles in the movies such as Stay Alive, D.E.B.S., Seraphim Falls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and David Fincher's Zodiac. Simpson starred in The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway in 2008. His flawless portrayal of Philo T. Farnsworth earned him lots of critical praises and a Theatre World Award. From 2008, Simpson started appearing as fictional character Lyle the Intern on The Late Show with David Letterman. At the same time, he was also makinh appearances on CSI, House, My Name is Earl, and Psych. He has supporting roles in The Invention of Lying and Date Night. His other honorable mentions include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where frequently appears as Liam McPoyle, and the A&E series Breakout Kings, starring as Lloyd Lowery. Among his most recent works, Simpson appeared in the films such as White House Down, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and The Truth About Emanuel, The Big Bang, Knights of Badassdom, The Truth About Emanuel, The Invention of Lying, A Quiet Little Marriage, Itty Bitty Titty Committee and on the series House of Cards as a recurring character.
Simpson met actress Melanie Lynskey on the sets of Rose Red in the year 2001. They clicked instantly and started dating right away. They announced their engagement in 2005 and finally tied the knot on April 14, 2007, in a chapel near Queenstown, New Zealand. However, their marriage had rough patches and they could not mend it. As a result, Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on September 25, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 23 May 2014.
Jimmi has a charming personality and stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches. In his career spanning just over a decade, he started from the bottom, paving his way to the top. His hard work has not only made him famous but he has been fortunate as well. For his outstanding work along the years, he has garnered numerous fans and followers not only in the States but all over the world. He is an active user of popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and keeps updating his accounts regularly on both sites with recent news and events. More information on him is available in his recent and detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website. His interviews too are available for reading on various sites.