Who is Jimmi Simpson?
American actor Jimmi Simpson was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey USA, on 21 November 1975, making Scorpio his zodiac sign. He has nearly 80 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing William in 12 episodes of the critically acclaimed mystery science fiction movie “Westworld”, which starred Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood, and was created by Jonathan Nolan. It follows a group of people living in the near future, the series aired its 36 episodes from 2016 through 2022, and won 54 of its 262 award nominations.
Jimmi’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Audrey’s Children” and “Home Delivery”.
Early life and education
Jimmi was raised in Hackettstown alongside his two older brothers, by their parents whose names remain undisclosed, as Jimmi respects their privacy; his mother’s believed to be a homemaker, and his father a businessman.
Jimmy took his first acting class while attending Hackettstown High School, and he was also passionate about sports during his teenage years, excelling in soccer and playing on the school’s team.
He matriculated in 1994, and then enrolled at Bloomsburg University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1998; he spent the following four years acting at the summer theatre The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Roles in movies
Jimmi’s debut film role was playing Noah in the 2000 romantic comedy “Loser”, which starred Mena Suvari and Jason Biggs, and was written and directed by Amy Heckerling. It follows a college student who’s been branded a loser by his roommates and has been expelled from the dorm, and the film was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Film – Wipeout Scene of the Summer.
Some of Jimmi’s following roles were in the 2003 romantic comedy “Final Draft”, the 2003 short comedy “The Academy”, and the 2004 romantic action comedy “D. E. B. S.” In 2006, he portrayed Big Brother in the popular action thriller “Seraphim Falls”, which starred Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan, and was written and directed by David Von Ancken. Set after the American Civil War, the movie follows a former Confederate colonel as he’s hunting down a former Yankee officer, and the movie won one of its two award nominations. Some of Jimmi’s notable performances in the remainder of the decade were in the 2007 romantic comedy “Itty Bitty Titty Committee”, the 2007 crime mystery “Zodiac”, and the 2009 romantic fantasy comedy “The Invention of Lying”.
He played Joshua Speed in the 2012 action fantasy horror “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, which starred Benjamin Walker and Rufus Sewell, and was directed by Timur Bekmambetov; it follows US President Abraham Lincoln who’s discovered that vampires are planning to take control over America.
Jimmi’s also known for starring as Stef in the 2015 horror comedy “Gravy”, which starred Michael Weston and Sutton Foster as well, and was written and directed by James Roday Rodriguez; it follows a costumed trio of misfits as they’re holding hostage a group of people at a Mexican cantina, while they’re now forcing them to play games together.
Some of Jimmi’s most recent film roles have been in the drama “The Starling Girl”, the comedy “A Little White Lie” and another comedy “Fool’s Paradise”, all released in 2023.
Roles in TV series
Jimmi’s debut TV series role was playing Kevin Bollinger in all three episodes of the 2002 mystery horror thriller mini-series “Rose Red”, and the same year saw him appear in an episode of the crime mystery “The Division”, the crime action “24” and the crime mystery “NYPD Blue”.
In 2008 and 2009, Jimmi portrayed Lyle the Intern in 15 episodes of the musical comedy “Late Show with David Letterman”, which starred and was created by David; it follows the lives of several friends, the show aired from 1993 through 2015 and won 16 of its 143 award nominations.
In 2011 and 2012, Jimmi starred as Lloyd Lowery in all 23 episodes of the crime thriller “Breakout Kings”, which also starred Brooke Nevin and Domenick Lombardozzi, and was created by Nick Santora. It follows a group of US Marshals who’ve teamed up with convicts in an effort to catch several prison escapees, promising the convicts reduced sentences. A couple of Jimmi’s following roles were in the comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, the mystery crime comedy “Psych” and the drama “The Newsroom”.
In 2018, he played Russell Poole in all 10 episodes of the popular biographical crime mini-series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”, which starred Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Duhamel, and was created by Kyle Long. It follows the murder investigations of American rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, and the film won one of its five award nominations.
Some of Jimmi’s most recent TV series roles have been in four episodes of the short podcast “Daniel X: Genesis”, 18 episodes of the animated action adventure “Star Trek: Prodigy” (voice role) both in 2022, and four episodes of the 2023 animated action adventure “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” (voice role).
Star Trek: Prodigy Casts John Noble and Jimmi Simpson as Main Villains https://t.co/aOm9Utr3Cu
— john noble (@thejohnnoble) August 29, 2021
Jimmi sang the song “Promised Land” in the 2013 episode “Psych the Musical” of the crime mystery comedy series “Psych”, and the song “Allison Road” in the 2017 mystery comedy “Psych: The Movie”.
He received special thanks for the 2017 comedy film “Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks”.
Some of Jimmi’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Somebody Feed Phil”, “The Always Sunny Podcast” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Jimmi’s won two of his 11 award nominations: a 2013 Ashland Independent Film Festival Award for Best Acting Ensemble: Feature, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Truth About Emanuel”, and a 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series, for “Pachinko” (also shared with colleagues).
Jimmi was nominated for a 2018 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in “Black Mirror”, and a 2018 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for “Westworld”.
Love life and marriages
Jimmi’s married twice. His first wife was New Zealand actress Melanie Jayne Lynskey; they met while shooting for the 2002 mini-series “Rose Red”, exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 14 April 2007, but divorced on 22 May 2014.
Jimmi and British actress Sophia del Pizzo married on 5 April 2019; she has 25 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying New Age Instructor in the 2019 action thriller movie “Angel Has Fallen”. Jimmi and Sophia separated and filed for divorce in July 2021, but it’s yet to be finalized.
There are no other women whom Jimmi’s been with, that we know about; he’s married to his second wife Sophia del Pizzo as of June 2023 (filed for divorce); he doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Jimmi and famous American actor, screenwriter and producer Charlie Day were roommates in both Los Angeles, California, and New York City.
He was invited to appear in the critically acclaimed 2007 action thriller movie “Live Free or Die Hard”, but turned the offer down because he was starring in the Broadway adaption of his own screenplay “The Farnsworth Invention”.
Jimmi’s colleagues from the 2000 romantic comedy movie “Loser” nicknamed him ‘Lips’.
He worked at Nap’s pizza during his college years.
Over 100,000 people are following Jimmi on Instagram today, and he’s posted more than 700 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these featuring him during his everyday life.
Mads Mikkelsen is one of Jimmi’s favorite actors, and some of his favorite movies include “Another Round”, “Casino Royale” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Jimmi’s age is 47. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 11ins (1.81m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (78kgs).
Jimmi’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of June 2023.