Jimmi Simpson is an American actor best known for his work on numerous television series like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Late Show With David Letterman, Psych, and several more. He is also a Primetime Emmy Awards nominee and has won Theatre World Awards winner.
Jimmi Simpson's Early Life and Education
Born James Raymond Simpson in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the United States on 21st November 1975. Jimmi is of American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.
Jimmi was born as the youngest child with two older brothers. He went to Hackettstown High School and later attend Bloomsburg University where he got his bachelor in Arts in theatre.
Jimmi Simpson's Career
Jimmi started his theatre career shortly after his graduated and worked for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts.
He made his film debut from the teen comedy film Loser in 2000. He has appeared in many television series which include Rose Red, 24, NYPD Blue, Cold Case, and others.
Moving on to his film roles, he has appeared in Herbie: Fully Loaded, Lindsay Lohan, Seraphim Falls, Liam Neeson, and Zodiac.
In 2008, Simpson co-starred alongside Hank Azaria in The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway. His outstanding portrayal of Philo T. Farnsworth earned him a Theatre World Award. It was also described as Superb by The Chicago Times.
His other notable works include The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais, Date Nights, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name is Earl, House, and Date Night.
From 2012 to 2014, Jimmi made a brief appearance in the films The Truth About Emanuel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and White House Down. He also portrayed the role of Gavin Orsay on the Netflix series House of Cards. The series was nominated for the Screen Awards Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
In 2016, Jimmi co-starred alongside James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Sage, Christina Hendricks, and others in the American TV drama series Hap and Leonard. The same year, Simpson was featured in the first season of HBO's Westworld. Simpson was once again nominated for his role as the principal for the Screen Awards Guild Award for the Outstanding Performance.
Jimmi returned for the second season the following year. For his work in the second season, Simpson received a nomination for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2017, Jimmi appeared for the fourth season of Charlie Brooker's tv series Black Mirror in the episode USS Callister. The same year, Simpson was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
His recent works include Under the Silver Lake (2018) as Allen, Unsolved (2018) as Detective Russell Poole, Dream Corp LLC as patient 21.
Jimmi Simpson's Net Worth
Jimmi is active in the entertainment industry from 2000 to the present. He has managed to earn a hefty amount from his acting career, and sources estimated his net worth to be around $6 million. Although Simpson has not disclosed his exact salary to the public.
Sources claim that Jimmi was paid near $175,000 per episode in the TV series Westworld. He also earns around $53,000 from his endorsements.
Jimmi Simpson's Personal Life
Jimmi is a divorcee. He was married to actress Melanie Lynskey who he first met on the set of TV series Rose Red in 2001.
The started dating each other for over four years and eventually got engaged in 2005. The couple tied the knot on April 14, 2007, among few close friends and family; however, the marriage could not last for a long time.
Due to some issues, Melanie filled for the divorce with her spouse on 25th September 2012 which got finalized on 23rd May 2014. Although the couple is no more together, they share a healthy friendship and are still in touch.
Jimmi Simpson's Dating Rumors
Simpson was rumored to be dating the Canadian actress Serinda Swan after his divorce. However, the news was never confirmed by both parties.
Simpson is currently dating an English actress Sophia Del Pizzo. The pair started dating from late 2017 and together till date. They often share pictures together in their social media account.
However, the couple has shown no plans on getting married and having children any time soon.
Jimmi stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 77 kg approx. He has Blue eyes and Dark Brown hair. She is an avid user of Instagram and has over 86.6k followers. Likewise, he has over 57.4k followers on Twitter.