Jessica Simpson

Singer, Actor
Debuting as a Christian-raised, all-American pop singer with a powerful vocal range and squeaky clean image, Jessica Simpson initially stood in the shadows of her equally blonde, equally young predecessors, Britney ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1980 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (91)

Fashion Star 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Biggest Loser 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Degrassi: The Next Generation 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

America United: In Support of Our Troops 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

I Get That a Lot 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous 2009 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Punk'd 2002 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 2002 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

America the Beautiful 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Blonde Ambition 2007 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Employee of the Month 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Employee of the Month 2006 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Room Raiders 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday Jessica, Love Nick 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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InStyle Greatest Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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NFL Opening Kickoff 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Reel Comedy: The Dukes of Hazzard 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

Daisy Duke (Actor)

The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Jingle Ball Rock 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Summer Music Mania 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Apprentice 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wade Robson Project 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 and Self Magazine's Top 10 Rock Bodies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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When I Was 17 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

In Style Celebrities at Home 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

As Herself (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year Rockin' Eve 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Music Mania 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Road Trip to Music Mania 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Teens Get Real 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Jessica Simpson & Jason Raize in Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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MTV 2 Large New Year's Eve Party 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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L' Oreal's Summer Music Mania '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heat of the Day (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

("Where You Are") (Song Performer)

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

("Final Heartbreak") (Song Performer)

Biography

Debuting as a Christian-raised, all-American pop singer with a powerful vocal range and squeaky clean image, Jessica Simpson initially stood in the shadows of her equally blonde, equally young predecessors, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Routinely compared to the two divas, Simpson often struggled to be herself. Yearning to make her mark, Simpson found her voice not in music, but on television. As the star of "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" (MTV 2002-05), a reality show co-starring then-husband Nick Lachey, formerly of the pop band 98 Degrees, Simpson suddenly became a household name. With her hilariously naïve musings and confusions on the series - including her confusion that tuna was really chicken (of the sea) - fans and critics were never quite sure if the "dumb blonde" routine real or a clever act. Simpson's popularity as a performer peaked with her turn as the smoking-hot Daisy Duke in the feature adaptation of television's "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005), a move that earned her and her short-shorts the scorn of certain Christian organizations. Future film efforts would prove far less successful, as would her marriage to Lachey, though she entered into highly publicized relationships with singer John Mayer and pro football players Tony Romo and Eric Johnson, and returned to reality TV as a judge on "Fashion Star" (NBC, 2012- ). As the performer pushed forward in her career, for better or worse, it was the ongoing romantic melodrama surrounding Simpson's personal life that would continually take center stage for this surprisingly enduring celebrity.

Relationships

Billy Corgan Song

Companion
Reportedly dated in December 2009

Eric Johnson

Husband
Played for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints Reportedly began dating in May 2010 Confirmed engagement on Nov. 14, 2010 Wed July 5, 2014 in Montecito, California.

Maxwell Johnson

Daughter
Born May 1, 2012; father, Eric Johnson

Nick Lachey Actor

Husband
Began dating summer 1999 Briefly separated 2001 Engaged February 2002 Married Oct. 26, 2002 Co-starred on MTV reality hit "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" (2003-05) Announced separation Nov. 23, 2005 Divorced June 30, 2006

John Mayer Actor

Companion
First spotted together in August 2006, but things cooled off when the public coupling sparked press attention Seen together in November 2006, once again sparking rumors that they were dating Split in May 2007

Tony Romo Actor

Companion
Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys Dated for almost two years from 2007-09

Ashlee Simpson Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 3, 1984; starred on the MTV reality series "The Ashlee Simpson Show"; released debut album Autobiography in 2004

Joe Simpson Executive Producer

Father
Ran the record label Papa Joe Records; executive produced his daughter's MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"

Tina Simpson Wardrobe

Mother
Born Jan. 18, 1960

EDUCATION

J. J. Pearce High School

Richardson , Texas
Dropped out around the age of sixteen, after releasing a self-titled gospel album

Richardson North Junior High

Richardson , Texas

Milestones

2011

Joined NBC's reality competition show "Fashion Star" as a Judge

2010

Starred on the VH1 docu-series "Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty"

2008

Released country crossover album Do You Know

2007

Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the poorly received "Blonde Ambition"

2006

Released fourth album A Public Affair

2006

Co-starred with Dane Cook in the comedy "Employee of the Month"

2005

Made feature acting debut as Daisy Duke in the movie remake of "The Dukes of Hazzard"; released a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" for the film's soundtrack

2004

Co-starred with Lachey on the ABC special "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour"

2003

Reignited career after she starred with then-husband Nick Lachey on the hit MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"

2003

Released third album In This Skin to coincide with the series premiere of "Newlyweds"

2002

Played Kelso's (Ashton Kutcher) girlfriend on three episodes of Fox's "That 70's Show"; reprised role in 2003

2001

Released second album Irresistible

2000

Song "Where You Are" with then boyfriend Nick Lachey was featured in the film "Here on Earth"

1999

Released multi platinum debut album Sweet Kisses

1999

Opening act for the group 98 Degrees; met future husband Nick Lachey during the tour

1999

First single "Did You Ever Love Somebody" appeared on the "Dawson Creek" (The WB) soundtrack

Auditioned for Tommy Mottola, the chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, while a senior in high school

Signed with a gospel music label at 13; label folded before the album was released

Auditioned at the age 12 to become a member of the Mickey Mouse Club

Bonus Trivia

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Simpson remained a virgin until she married Nick Lachey.

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Simpson performed in various Christian events appearing on the same bill as Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans.

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In 2004, Simpson was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

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Jessica Simpson Dessert by Jessica Simpson was launched in April 2004, which included a line of edible perfume, lip gloss and other beauty products under the Dessert Beauty brand. A parallel line named Dessert Treats was launched the following year in February 2005.

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In 2006 the Tarrant Apparel Group (TAG) filed suit against Simpson for $100 million, accusing the star of breaching her contract by failing to promote their products as agreed. Simpson reportedly signed a multimillion dollar three-year deal in 2004 to launch their range of bargain fashions, but the company claimed she didn't sport enough of their styles at "public events, shows and appearances."

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Simpson and her friend/stylist Ken Pavés launched a line of hair and beauty products on the Home Shopping Network in 2006.

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Simpson created the Jessica Simpson Collection in which she designed and marketed a line of handbags and (primarily high-heeled) footwear. The Jessica Simpson's Intimates began selling in major department stores and online shopping sites in spring 2009.

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She teamed up with little sister Ashlee to create a "tween" clothing line in 2011.

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