Jimmi Simpson

  • Birth Name: James Raymond Simpson
  • Birth Place: Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Originally a business major in college, he signed up for an introduction-to-theater class thinking it would be easy.
  • After college, spent several years performing in productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
  • Met former wife Melanie Lynskey while they were filming the three-part series, Stephen King's 'Rose Red' (2002); costar Emily Deschanel was a bridesmaid at their 2007 wedding in Lynskey's native New Zealand. 
  • Made Broadway debut in 2007 as TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth in Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention, a role that earned him a Theatre World Award.
  • Appeared as Lyle the Intern on Late Show With David Letterman.

Awards

  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Melanie Lynskey — Ex-wife

College

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States (1998)

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