Simpson in 2012
|Born||James Raymond Simpson
November 21, 1975
Hackettstown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Melanie Lynskey (m. 2007)|
James Raymond "Jimmi" Simpson (born November 21, 1975) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his roles in White House Down and Date Night. He's also had starred in many television series such as Breakout Kings, Psych, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House of Cards, My Name Is Earl, and 24, as well as Zodiac and Herbie: Fully Loaded.
Simpson was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the youngest of three brothers. After graduating from Bloomsburg University (with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre), he acted for four seasons at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
Simpson made his film debut in the teen comedy Loser (2000), which was followed by guest spots in episodes of NYPD Blue, Cold Case, and Carnivàle, as well as roles in the films D.E.B.S., Herbie: Fully Loaded, Stay Alive, Seraphim Falls, and David Fincher's Zodiac. In 2008, Simpson starred in The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway. His portrayal of Philo T. Farnsworth was described as "superb" by The Chicago Tribune, and earned him a Theatre World Award.
From 2008 to 2009, Simpson appeared as "Lyle the Intern" on The Late Show with David Letterman. During that time, he also appeared in episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, and Psych, and had roles in The Invention of Lying and Date Night. Other notable credits include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Simpson appears frequently as Liam McPoyle, and the A&E series Breakout Kings, where he starred as Lloyd Lowery, a former child prodigy with a penchant for gambling.
Simpson met actress Melanie Lynskey in 2001, when they both appeared in Rose Red. The pair became engaged in 2005 and married on April 14, 2007, in a chapel near Queenstown, New Zealand. Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on October 1, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Crash|
|2007||Seraphim Falls||Big Brother|
|Itty Bitty Titty Committee||Chris|
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Jackson|
|2009||The Mother of Invention||Martin Wooderson|
|The Invention of Lying||Bob|
|Taking Chances||Charlie Cabonara|
|2011||The Big Bang||Niels Geck|
|2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Joshua Speed|
|Hello I Must Be Going||Phil|
|2013||The Truth About Emanuel||Arthur||Nominated – Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize (2013)|
|White House Down||Skip Tyler|
|Knights of Badassdom||Ronnie Kwok|
|The Last Time You Had Fun||Jake|
|2002||Rose Red||Kevin Bollinger||3 episodes|
|The Division||Sean Townsend||1 episode|
|2003||NYPD Blue||Mike||1 episode|
|Cold Case||Ryan Bayes||1 episode|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Liam McPoyle||Seasons 1–10|
|2006||My Name is Earl||David Hayes||2 episodes|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Will Sanders||1 episode|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Thomas Donover||2 episodes|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Lyle||Seasons 15–17|
|2009||House||Father Daniel Bresson||1 episode|
|Psych||Mary Lightly||Seasons 3–7|
|2010||Party Down||Jackal Onassis||1 episode|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Lloyd Lowery||Seasons 1–2|
|How I Met Your Mother||Pete Durkenson||1 episode|
|Person of Interest||Logan Pierce||1 episode|
|2014||House of Cards||Gavin Orsay||5 episodes|
- "Broadway's 'The Farnsworth Invention' is pure Sorkin". Chicago Tribune. December 6, 2007.
- "Past Recipients - Theatre World Awards".
- "A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’ Cancelled After Two Seasons". Deadline. May 17, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "The Truth About Emanuel - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
- "‘Breakout Kings’ Alum Jimmi Simpson Joins ‘House of Cards’ (Exclusive)". June 10, 2013.
- "In Style Weddings (2007)". In Style. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- "Two and Half Men's Melanie Lynskey Files for Divorce". eonline. Retrieved 2 October 2012.