Jimmi Simpson is a versatile American actor who is well-known for his different styles of acting but has chosen and excelled in television series more than he does in films. It was in 2010 that he made his debut appearance in a teen comedy film titled Loser, directed by Amy Heckerling.
It marked the beginning of what was to come for the talented actor who has so far featured in well over 22 films, 29 television series, and 6 short films. Read on to learn more about his biography, wife, body measurements and net worth, among other facts.
Jimmi Simpson’s Biography
The iconic actor was not named Jimmi when his father and ever supportive and quintessential mother had him. He was named James Raymond Simpson when he was born on November 21, 1975, in Hackettstown, a town in Warren County, United States.
Jimmi Simpson is the last son out of the three male children birthed by his parents. His family has a military background, with his grandpa, dad and even his late elder brother Sgt Mike Simpson reported to have served in the military. Though the names of his parents and the rest of his siblings are not yet known, he has been appreciative of their support in the course of his career.
He had his high school education at Hackettstown High School where he spent ample time acting in theatres. Straight out of high school, he enrolled in the Bloomsburg University where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
In his quest to sharpen his acting skills, he spent four years at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, learning the rudiments of the art. There in the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he met a fellow versatile actor, Charlie Day, whom he would later become roommates with afterwards.
With the technical know-how and exposure, enhanced by his passion for greatness, he made his first movie appearance in a comedy film titled Loser, with the exceptional role he displayed in the film; it paved way for other roles years after.
In 2002, he landed another role as Kevin Bollinger in Stephen King’s miniseries titled Rose Red. Other television series that he featured in include The Division (2002), where he played the role of Sean Townsend, as well as 24 (2002) as Chris. The following year (2003) saw him assume Mike and Ryan Bayes in detective criminal series titled NYPD Blue and Cold Case respectively.
He landed the role of Scud in a film titled D.E.B.S (2004), the following year saw him feature in Herbie: Fully Loaded, playing the role of Crash. Of all these films mentioned above, none gave him prominence like his role as Gavin Orsay in a series titled House of Cards, as well as Liam McPoyle in the series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia which ran from 2005 through 2013.
His other films and series appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman (2008-2009), Psych (2009-2013), Hap and Leornard (2006), Westworld (2016-2018), Black Mirror (2017) and Unsolved (2018), a film that inquires into the murder of Biggie Smalls and Tupac.
For seven different awards nominated, he took home 2 – Theatre World Award (2008) for his role in The Farnsworth Invention and his role in The Truth About Emanuel earned him the Best Acting Ensemble award (2013).
What Is His Net Worth?
Jim-ster, as he is nicknamed, was reported to have earned up to $175,000 per episode on the set of Westworld. He has also been very consistent in his career since it took shape in 2000. No doubt, he has really made a fortune that has earned him a place among actors with over a million dollars in net worth. The stylish actor has a net worth estimated at $6,000,000.
Jimmi Simpson was together with Melanie Lynskey as her boyfriend more years than he was as her husband. The duo met in 2001 at the movie location of Rose Red.
They developed a chemistry that channelled them to a long love adventure. They started dating and officially got engaged in 2005 after which they tied the marital knot on April 14, 2007. The two were adored and envied by many but unfortunately, they split 5 years after.
Their marriage came to an end on September 25, 2012, after Melanie filed for divorce as a result of irreconcilable differences. The divorce case was formerly settled on May 22, 2014, after which the couple went their separate ways. Sadly, their relationship did not produce a child.
Melanie is a prominent actress from New Zealand who was born on May 16, 1977, in New Plymouth, New Zealand to medical practitioners. She graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington.
Jimmi Simpson has moved on with his love life as he was rumoured to be in a relationship with another actress, Serinda Swan, who hails from Canada after their pictures were floated online. However, none of them has come out to affirm or discredit the claim.
His Height and Measurements
The actor has a nice physique that he is so proud of and always flaunts. He stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in ( 1.81 m), his weight and other body measurements are currently not available but his looks are appealing.