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Valerie Simpson was born on August 26, 1945 in The Bronx, New York, USA. She was previously married to Nick Ashford. See full bio »

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Guardians of the Galaxy
(2014)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
(2005)
The Italian Job
The Italian Job Soundtrack
(2003)
8 Mile
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(2002)

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 2017 Hollywood Game Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Super Duper Store Night (2017) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2017 Orphan Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beneath Her Heart (2017) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 2014-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Miley Cyrus (2017) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Ewan McGregor/Charles Barkley/Wilco (2014) ... (writer: "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - uncredited)
 2004-2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Live Results Show 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- Live Show 2: Motown Week (2016) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- Live Show 1 (2015) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman", "Tears Dry on Their Own", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Auditions 4 (2015) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2014-2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week Four (2016) ... (writer: "Tears Dry on Their Own" - uncredited)
- Week 1: Show 2 (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paul Burrell (2016) ... (writer: "Solid" - uncredited)
 2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Superbattles (2016) ... (writer: "Tears Dry On Their Own")
 2010-2015 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 2015: Auditions 7 (2015) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- 2015: Auditions 4 (2015) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- 2010: Auditions 3 (2010) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 2015 Whitney (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2013-2014 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Baby Made a Mess (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman" - uncredited)
- A Woman Scorned (2013) ... (writer: "You're All I Need to Get By" - uncredited)
 2008-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- It's Movie Night (2014) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Premiere Week (2013) ... (writer: "Tears Dry on Their Own")
- Episode #14.1 (2012) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - as Valerie Wilson)
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
- Round One: The Men (2009) ... (writer: "I Am Your Man" - uncredited)
 2014 Transparent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Symbolic Exemplar (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2014 Loose Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.169 (2014) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 2014 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shade: The Rusical (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shade: The Rusical (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2013 Home & Family (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.31 (2013) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough / My Guy")
- Episode dated 13 March 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final Showdown, Part 2 (2013) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #21.130 (2013) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.119 (2013) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.95 (2013) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.86 (2013) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.7 (2012) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Ain't no mountain high enough" - uncredited) / (music: "Ain't no mountain high enough" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman" - uncredited)
 2013 Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace (TV Special) (performer: "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)") / (writer: "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)")
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Do (2013) ... (writer: "You're All I Need To Get By" - uncredited)
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Special) (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2012 Voices Reaching Out (TV Special) (writer: "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Classic Duets (2012) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need to Get By")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #19.39 (2011) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.30 (2011) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Dr. Jill Biden/Ted Danson/Trampoline Stunt on 53rd Street (2011) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.5 (2011) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.178 (2011) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Solid" - uncredited)
 2011 Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Tears Dry on Their Own" - uncredited)
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 2 - I Love the 90s (2011) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2002-2011 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- 11 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "You're All I Need to Get By")
- Live Results Show: Two Contestants Eliminated (2009) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Top 16 Performance Show: Part 1 (Girls) (2006) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Top 7 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2010 The Women of SNL (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm Every Woman" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers (2010) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2010 Bones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle (2010) ... (writer: "I Don't Need No Doctor")
 2009 This Morning (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 October 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2009 Sorority Wars (TV Movie) (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (uncredited))
  Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 26 June 2009 (2009) ... (lyrics: "I Don't Need No Doctor") / (music: "I Don't Need No Doctor")
 2009 Southland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mozambique (2009) ... (writer: "Tears Dry On Their Own" - uncredited)
 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Concert (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)")
 2008 Nit vint-i-cinc (TV Special) (writer: "Cap cim és prou alt (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)")
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8959 (2008) ... (writer: "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing")
 2008 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 2 - The 50s, 60s & 70s (2008) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2. Mottoshow - Filmhits (2008) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2003-2008 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Liveshow #4 - Disco (2008) ... (writer: "The Boss")
- Liveshow #6 - Disco (2006) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Workshop #3 (2003) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2005-2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 4: My Idols (2007) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Top 8: How It Should Have Been Done (2005) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2003-2007 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Topp 24 #1 (2007) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Topp 7 - 80-tallet (2004) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Topp 10 - Ditt idol (2003) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 14 (2007) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 2 - Old School (2007) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Thanksgiving (2006) ... (writer: "Solid")
 2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 7 Girls Performances (2006) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2003-2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Grand Final (2005) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Top 5 Performance Show: The 70's (2005) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Top 5 Performance Show: RnB Soul (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
- Top 5 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2004 Peep Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wedding (2004) ... (writer: "Solid (As a Rock)" - uncredited)
 2004 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One Where They Build a House (2004) ... (writer: "Solid")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular Show 6 - R&B Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 1 - Mijn Idool (2004) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Soul (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spectaculars #7 - Film Hits (2004) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joel Gideon (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 24 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 ... (writer: "Solid" - uncredited)
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (2002) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 2001 Popular (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Brain Game (2001) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Meet the Dupes (2000) ... (writer: "With You")
 2000 Periodistas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hay que enrollarse con la peña (2000) ... (writer: "Ain't no mountain high enough")
 1999 Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm Every Woman", "You're All I Need to Get By", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1998 The Basement (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 August 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1995 Television's Greatest Performances I (TV Special) (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1979-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 July 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need")
- Episode dated 6 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "It's My House")
- Episode dated 18 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
- Episode dated 11 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I'm Every Woman")
 1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Community Action (1992) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hard Bargains (1991) ... (writer: "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" - uncredited)
 1991 In Living Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hour of Power: Tag Team Evangelists (1991) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1989-1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1990) ... (writer: "You're All I Need to Get By" - uncredited)
- The Pimple (1989) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1988 Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher") / (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frank Returns (1987) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1979 Diana Ross in Concert! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (reprise))
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bailey's Big Break (1979) ... (writer: "Nobody Knows")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.19 (1977) ... (writer: "It Takes Two / Where Is the Love / You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing")
 1976 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Break Up (1976) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - uncredited)
 1972 Evening at Pops (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
 1971 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1971) ... (writer: "Remember Me")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (writer: "You're Absolutely Right")
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Has sung radio and/or TV commercial jingles for such products as Sugar Free Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Budweiser Beer, and Monds & Almond Joy candy bars See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ashford & Simpson | Ashford and Simpson | Simpson
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Personal Quote:

[on writing songs from Diana Ross to Marvin Gaye, esp. themselves]: We were thrilled. It's a songwriters dream to have a song recorded and run up the charts. See more »

Trivia:

First met future husband, Nick Ashford, in a Harlem church in 1963. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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