Jimmi Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor born on November 21, 1975. He is known for his roles in movies, TV shows, and theater. He has been nominated for prestigious awards like BAFTA Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In movies, Simpson started his career with “Loser” in 2000. He’s also been in films like “Herbie: Fully Loaded” (2005), “Zodiac” (2007), “Date Night” (2010), “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012), “White House Down” (2013), “Under the Silver Lake” (2018), and “Unhinged” (2020).

On TV, Jimmi Simpson is well-known for playing Liam McPoyle in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” from 2005 to 2023. He’s had roles in shows like “Psych” (2009–2013), “Breakout Kings” (2011–2013), “The Newsroom” (2014), “House of Cards” (2014–2015), “Hap and Leonard” (2016), “Westworld” (2016–2020), “Black Mirror” (2017), “Unsolved” (2018), “Perpetual Grace LTD” (2019), “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (2022), “Pachinko” (2022), and “Dark Matter” (2024).

On stage Simpson’s performance as Philo Farnsworth in “The Farnsworth Invention” on Broadway from 2007 to 2008 earned him a Theatre World Award.

Full NameJimmi Simpson
Date of Birth21 November 1975
Place of BirthHackettstown, New Jersey, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
SpouseSophia Del Pizzo 
Melanie Lynskey 
Net Worth$6 Million

Jimmi Simpson’s Early Life and Education

Jimmi Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jimmi Simpson was born on November 21, 1975, in Hackettstown New Jersey. He grew up with two older brothers. His journey into acting began during high school at Hackettstown High where he first tried acting.

After earning a BA in theater from Bloomsburg University he spent four seasons performing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.


Jimmi Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

At the age of 25, Jimmi Simpson started his acting career in the movie “Loser” (2000) directed by Amy Heckerling. He then appeared in the Stephen King miniseries “Rose Red” (2002) and on TV shows like “24” and “NYPD Blue”. From 2005 he played Liam McPoyle in multiple seasons of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. During this time he also acted in films like “Herbie: Fully Loaded” (2005), “Seraphim Falls” (2006), and “Zodiac” (2007) where he portrayed a real-life survivor of the Zodiac Killer.

In 2008, Jimmi Simpson starred as Philo Farnsworth in Aaron Sorkin’s play “The Farnsworth Invention” on Broadway earning praise from critics. He made frequent appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman” as Lyle the intern until 2009. His TV roles included shows like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “House M.D.” and he appeared in movies like “The Invention of Lying” (2009) and “Date Night” (2010).

From 2011 to 2012, Jimmi Simpson played Dr. Lloyd Lowery on the A&E series “Breakout Kings” where his performance was highlighted despite mixed reviews of the show. He went on to act in films such as “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012) and “White House Down” (2013) and joined the cast of Netflix’s “House of Cards” as Gavin Orsay from 2014 to 2015 receiving award nominations for his work.

In 2015, Simpson received acclaim for his role in the play “Trevor” where he portrayed a chimpanzee struggling with humanity. He starred in the first season of SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard” in 2016 and played William in HBO’s “Westworld” earning praise for his performance. His work on “Westworld” garnered award nominations including an Emmy nomination.

In 2017, Simpson appeared in the “Black Mirror” episode “USS Callister” earning acclaim for his portrayal of Lieutenant Walton. He starred as Russell Poole in the USA Network miniseries “Unsolved” in 2018 showcasing his acting range. His recent roles include appearances in films like “Under the Silver Lake” (2018) and “Breaking News in Yuba County” (2021) and he starred in the Epix series “Perpetual Grace LTD” (2019).

In 2022, Simpson played CIA agent Spencer Clay in Showtime’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and began portraying Tom Andrews in the Apple TV+ drama “Pachinko”. He also voiced Doctor Royce Hemlock in the Disney+ series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”. Simpson received positive reviews for his role in the 2023 film “The Starling Girl”

Net Worth

Jimmy Simpson has an estimated net worth of $6 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Jimmi Simpson’s net worth mainly comes from his acting career in television and film. He has appeared in popular TV shows like “Westworld,” “House of Cards,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Besides TV, he has also been in movies such as “Zodiac” and “White House Down.” His consistent work in these well-known projects has helped him earn a significant income and build his net worth.

Personal life

Jimmi Simpson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2001 during the filming of Rose Red Simpson met Melanie Lynskey a New Zealand actress. They got engaged in 2005 and married on April 14, 2007, at a chapel by Lake Hayes near Queenstown New Zealand. Lynskey filed for divorce in September 2012 due to irreconcilable differences and their divorce was finalized in May 2014.

In April 2019, Jimmi Simpson married Sophia Del Pizzo an English actress. However, they announced their split in July 2021 with Simpson filing for divorce.