Simon Monjack Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Simon Monjack was an English writer, director, and producer born on March 9, 1970, and passed away on May 23, 2010. He was married to Brittany Murphy until she passed away in 2009.

Simon Monjack’s Early Life and Education

Simon Monjack was born to a Jewish family on March 9, 1970, in Hillingdon Middlesex. He grew up in Bourne End Buckinghamshire attending Juniper Hill School in Flackwell Heath and later the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. At the age of 16, his father William passed away from a brain tumor. Monjack’s mother Linda (née Hall) works as a hypnotherapist.

Full NameSimon Mark Monjack
Date of BirthMarch 9, 1970
Place of BirthHillingdon, London, England
OccupationScreenwriter, Film Producer
Height6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
SpouseBrittany Murphy
Simone Bienne
ChildrenJazmyn Newman
Net Worth$500,000 at the time of his death


Simon Monjack Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Simon Monjack directed, produced, and wrote the B movie “Two Days Nine Lives” in 2000. He was also credited with the story for the 2006 biographical film “Factory Girl” which is about the life of Warhol actress and model Edie Sedgwick. Director George Hickenlooper disputed Monjack’s involvement in “Factory Girl” stating that Simon Monjack filed a lawsuit claiming the script was stolen which Hickenlooper described as baseless.

Monjack denied these accusations. In 2007, E! News reported that Simon Monjack planned to direct a movie based on D. M. Thomas’s novel about Sigmund Freud, “The White Hotel” with Brittany Murphy set to star in a leading role.

Net Worth

Simon Monjack had an estimated net worth of $500 Thousand, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main Source of Simon Monjack’s net worth primarily came from his work as a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was involved in various film projects throughout his career, which contributed significantly to his earnings.

Additionally, Monjack was known for his connections in the entertainment industry, which likely provided further financial opportunities. His net worth also reflected earnings from royalties and other income streams related to his involvement in the film industry.

Personal life

Simon Monjack Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Monjack married Simone Bienne in Las Vegas in November 2001 but they divorced in 2006. Later that year he met actress Brittany Murphy. They got married in a private Jewish ceremony at their Los Angeles home in April 2007. Before their marriage, they kept their engagement private and rarely appeared together in public.

Sadly Murphy passed away on December 20, 2009, after collapsing in their bathroom. The cause was pneumonia worsened by iron-deficiency anemia and drug intoxication from medications.

In the 2021 documentary “What Happened Brittany Murphy?” Monjack’s colleagues and friends accused him of influencing Murphy’s physical appearance and isolating her from her family. Elizabeth Ragsdale his ex-fiancée described Simon Monjack as manipulative labeling Murphy as one of his victims.

Legal issues also plagued Monjack. In 2005, he faced arrest warrants in Virginia for credit card fraud though the charges were later dropped. In 2006 Coutts & Co bank successfully sued Simon Monjack for $470000 due to eviction from multiple homes.

In February 2007, Simon Monjack was arrested and spent nine days in jail for overstaying his visa in the United States facing deportation.


Simon Monjack Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In January 2010, Monjack’s mother Linda Monjack told People magazine that her son wasn’t feeling well and was undergoing medical tests. She mentioned that questions about a potential heart issue should be directed to him but acknowledged past health challenges. It was widely reported that he had a minor heart attack shortly after Brittany’s death.

Monjack was discovered deceased on May 23, 2010, at his Hollywood home as confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Reports indicate Sharon Murphy’s mother found Monjack unconscious in the master bedroom around 9:20 pm and called 911.

Paramedics arrived but pronounced Monjack dead at 9:45 pm due to acute pneumonia and severe anemia similar to the conditions that led to his wife’s passing five months earlier in the same house.

He was laid to rest beside Murphy at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.