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Henry Simmons Biography

Birth Name:
Henry Oswald Simmons Jr.
Birth Place:
Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Fast Facts

  • Attended Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire on a basketball scholarship
  • Auditioned for roles while working at a financial-management firm in his hometown, Stamford, CT
  • Lived in the attic of the LaMama Theater Company for four months after moving to New York City
  • Made movie debut in the 1994 Tupac Shakur basketball drama Above the Rim and TV debut in a 1994 Saturday Night Live basketball skit, replacing injured NBA star Derrick Coleman
  • Named one of the 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time by TV Guide in 2002
  • Has a twin sister who's a casting director