• Arnelle Simpson is a 51-year-old American woman, daughter of O.J. Simpson
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million
• She was involved in several documentaries about her father's trials
• She testified in support of her father in the O.J. Simpson murder trial
• She has appeared in several TV documentaries and the anthology crime series “American Crime Story”


Who is Arnelle Simpson?

Arnelle Simpson was born on 4 December 1968 under the sign of Sagittarius, in the United States. She is a 51-year-old woman, probably best recognized for being the daughter of O.J. Simpson, a well known retired professional National Football League (NFL) running back and winner of Heisman Trophy, latterly a convicted criminal.

How rich is she, as of now? Arnelle Simpson Net Worth

Arnelle Simpson’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, despite earlier financial problems, mostly earned from being involved in several documentaries regarding her father’s trials.

Moreover, she probably shared the wealth of her father, which was estimated to be around $10.8 million back in 1992. His net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of now, since he had legal issues and had to pay various taxes.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity

Arnelle Simpson spent her early years somewhere in the US. She was raised by her father, O.J. Simpson, and her mother, Marguerite L. Whitley. She has two younger siblings – Aaren Simpson, who passed away in an accidental drowning at the age of two, and Jason Simpson. Arnelle is American by nationality and of African-American ethnicity.

O.J. Simpson Second Marriage

Arnelle’s parents married in 1967 and after spending twelve years together, they eventually divorced in 1979. Two years before the divorce was finalized, her father O.J. Simpson started dating his future wife Nicole Brown. The couple tied the knot on 2 February 1985, having welcomed two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson. The couple divorced in 1992.

Arnelle Involved in O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Arnelle came to prominence for being involved in the murder trial of her father O.J. Simpson in 1994, when he was charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman.

The trial gained international publicity because of O.J.’s former popularity, and was called ‘the Trial of the Century’. Arnelle testified in support of her father, and devoted herself completely to release him from prison. At the time, she was 26 years old and stated that her father was quite distraught, emotional and out of control. In October 1995, the case resulted in acquittal of the charges; however, it was later decided in a civil case that he was responsible. In 2007, her father credited her as the brainchild of his book, entitled “If I Did It”.

O.J. Simpson Accused of Robbery

In 2008, her father was accused of robbery in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Once again, she stood by her father and even guaranteed two times that he was not-guilty. Although she defended him, Simpson was found guilty of planning the robbery and was sentenced to spend from 9 to 33 years in jail. After serving nine years, O.J. Simpson was granted parole on 20 July 2017, when Arnelle gave an emotional testimony – he was eventually released on 1 October of the same year.

Documentaries Dedicated to Trials

Additionally to her involvement in her father’s trials, Arnelle Simpson has made various appearances in documentaries dedicated to those trials.

Arnelle Simpson

She made her debut appearance in the episode “O.J. Simpson – Nabbed In Vegas” of the TV documentary series “Mugshots” in 2013. Thereafter, Arnelle appeared in the 2014 TV documentary film “OJ: Trial Of The Century”. Three years later, she was involved in the documentary film “O.J.: Made In America”, directed by Ezra Edelman.

Produced by ESPN Films as the part of the “30 For 30” series of documentary films, it premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and won the 2017 Academy Award in the Best Documentary (Feature) category.

Arnelle then appeared in the TV mini-series “Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence”, followed by another TV documentary film, entitled “O.J. Simpson Chasing Freedom”, both in 2017.

American Crime Story

On 2 February 2016, the anthology true crime series “American Crime Story” premiered on the FX network. The first season was about O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, and entitled “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, and was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s 1997 book “The Run Of His Life: The People V. O. J. Simpson”, who attended the trial as a legal analyst for The New Yorker, a weekly magazine. Arnelle Simpson was played by Ariel Diane King, while her father was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. It was nominated 22 times for Primetime Emmy Awards and won nine. The series also won the Best Limited Series or Television Film at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 6ft 3ins (1.90m)
  • Weight – 141lbs (64kgs)
  • Body Shape – Slim

Personal Life: Is She Single or Not?

There were some rumors that Arnelle was romantically involved in a relationship with professional NBA player Shaquille O’Neal in September 1995, and that she later dated renowned hip hop artist Anthony Treach Crisis between 1996 and 1997. It is believed that Arnelle Simpson is single at the present time and has no children. Her current residence is in Fresno, California.

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