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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 November 1975Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJames Raymond Simpson
Nickname Jim-ster
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor. He was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers. After graduating from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

Simpson made his film debut in the teen comedy Loser (2000).

He is best known for his television work, which includes roles in Netflix political drama series House of Cards (2013), and the HBO television series Westworld (2016).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

Melanie Lynskey (14 April 2007 - 22 May 2014) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Has two older brothers.
Graduated from Bloomsburg University.
Worked at Nap's Pizza while in college.
Was known by the crew of Loser (2000) as "Lips".
Was roommates both in New York and Los Angeles with fellow actor Charlie Day.
Was offered a role in Live Free or Die Hard (2007), which he turned down to star in Aaron Sorkin's Broadway adaptation of his own (unproduced) screenplay "The Farnsworth Invention," alongside Hank Azaria.
Occasionally appears on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) as "Lyle the Intern". [2008]
Filming for The Academy (2003), which should be coming out later this year or next. [June 2003]

Personal Quotes (4)

There are a lot of pros to doing a film, as far as it helping your film career, and it is completely different financially. But theatre is the only place where you get to actually be the character, and nobody is going to come around and change it later.
I pretty much got into theatre to do community theatre and things, but then I went to Williamstown and found an agent. I then went to New York and did a lot of theatre there, so I started doing only theatre.
I got my degree in theatre at a little school in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University. It was one of those situations where I went into the major because I loved it, but didn't really expect to see it as a moneymaking situation or career.
Theatre is really difficult, so it's important that you have a director that kind of understands that and is really hands on.

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