Who is Sydney Brooke Simpson?

O. J. Simpson, once a renowned American Football player, and now a convicted felon, has become a rather controversial personality in the American media. His initial trial on charges of murder, was named the trial of the century, mostly because of the results in the end and the division of beliefs between races in the USA. His personal life was widely covered, and it is known that he has five children, one of whom is Sydney Brooke Simpson. Sydney is now a real estate investor, operating in the Los Angeles area.

Sydney Brooke Simpson Age, Childhood, and Education

Sydney Brooke Simpson was born on the 17th October 1985, in Los Angeles, California USA; she is the daughter of Orenthal James ‘OJ’ Simpson and now deceased Nicole Brown Simpson. She has a younger brother Ryan and has three step-siblings from her father’s past relationship. Her childhood sadly ended with the murder of her mother in 1994. Her father, as the prime suspect, had put her in a terrible position, and she suspended her studies. After the trial, Sydney continued her education and attended Gulliver Academy, and after matriculating, enrolled into Boston University, from which she obtained a degree in sociology.

Career

Sydney then moved to Atlanta to work as an Event Co-Ordinator at a luxurious Atlanta restaurant, The Canoe. However, this didn’t last long, as she packed her things and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, changing her calling and obtaining a real estate agent license. Since then, Sydney has led a simple life, away from the media buzz and building a career on her own. She has started several projects, including the company Simpsy LLC, and a restaurant with her brother Ryan. She has shied away from all questions about the murder of her mother and OJ’s involvement.

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Sydney Brooke Simpson Personal Life, Dating, Relationship with Father

Sydney likes to stay out of the public eye, and avoids talking to the media and photographs. However, one known fact surfaced, her romance with Stuart Alexander Lee, which lasted from 2007 until 2012. When asked about her relationship with her father, Sydney never held any grudges against him, and they were always on good terms. During his subsequent time in prison after, they would often talk on the ‘phone, and she would also visit him.

Sydney Brooke Simpson Net Worth, Body Statistics, and Appearance

Sydney’s net worth is estimated at around $500,000 as of early 2020, and one of her possessions includes a house in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sydney has brown hair and hazel eyes, stands at 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs around 152lbs ~ 69kgs. Her vital statistics are unknown.

Sydney Brooke’s Father, O.J. Simpson

Born Orenthal James Simpson on the 9th July 1947 in San Francisco, Florida USA, he is the son of Jimmy Lee Simpson, a chef and bank custodian, and Eunice, a hospital administrator. His father was a drag-queen and died of AIDS in 1986, several years after coming out as gay. He is one of four children, and has a brother Melvin Leon, a sister, Shirley Simpson-Baker, and another sister who died, Carmelita Simpson-Durio. He spent the majority of his childhood with his mother and siblings, as his parents divorced in 1952.

O.J. Simpson

Living in housing projects of the Portero Hill neighborhood, O.J. blended with the gang, Persian Warriors, and spent some time in the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center. He had two more incarcerations before Willie Mays reached out to him, telling him to avoid troubles. O.J. went to Galileo High School, and played for the Galileo Lions American Football team. During college, he first played for the City College of San Francisco for a year, before transferring to the University of Southern California. He spent two seasons at USC, and had 3,423 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns.

NFL Career

O. J. was chosen as the No. 1 pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 1969 National Football League (NFL) Draft, and signed a contract worth $650,000 over five years.

In his first few years in the league, Simpson struggled to put up the numbers expected of him, but as time passed he improved, and his breakthrough year was 1972, when he was the NFL rushing yards leader, a feat he repeated three times more, in 1973, ‘75 and ‘76. He was one of the best players in the league between 1973 and 1976, winning the Most Valuable Player, Bert Bell Award, AP Athlete of the Year in 1973. He played for the Bills until 1977 and was inducted into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame, among numerous other honors he has received during his career. He finished his career as a player with the San Francisco 49ers, as the Bills traded him before the start of the 1978 season.

He played his last game on the 16th December 1979, which the 49ers lost to the Atlanta Falcons.

Actor, Reality TV Star

After retiring from football, O.J. launched several careers, and acting was the most successful. He featured in over 30 films and TV series, and his most notable role is as Nordberg in the film franchise “Naked Gun” from 1988 to 1994. O.J. also starred in the film “No Place to Hide”, and appeared in the television film “Frogmen”. Simpson was the subject of the reality TV show “Juiced”, which is a hidden-camera prank TV show. He would prank regular people every day, and once the prank ends, he would yell “You’ve been Juiced”.

Legal Issues

In 1994, O.J. was charged for murdering his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman, who were found dead at Nicole’s property in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Five days after the murder occurred, O.J. was captured after a low-speed pursuit by police.

The whole trial being regarded as the trial of the century, but Simpson was acquitted of charges and was a free man. However, in a civil charge filed by the families of his ex-wife and her friend, O.J. was found liable for the wrongful death of and battery against Goldman and Nicole.

He had to pay more than $30 million in damages to the families, which caused financial problems.

In 2007, O.J. was arrested and later found guilty for an assault, robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, and using a deadly weapon, after he and several other men entered a room at the Palace Station hotel-casino and stole sports memorabilia while holding people at gunpoint. For this, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years in prison. Nevertheless, O.J. was released after nine years in prison, and he was officially a free man on the 1st October 2017.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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