Last Updated: April 1, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$6 Million
Nov 21, 1975 (48 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Film Producer
United States of America
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Jimmi Simpson is an American actor who has a net worth of $6 million. Simpson is probably best known for playing Liam McPoyle on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (2005–2013), Lyle the intern on "Late Show with David Letterman" (2008–2009), Mary Lightly on "Psych" (2009–2013), Gavin Orsay on "House of Cards" (2014–2015), William on "Westworld" (2016–2020), and Detective Russell Poole on "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G." (2018).

Jimmi has more than 80 acting credits to his name, including the films "Loser" (2000), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" (2005), "Zodiac" (2007), "The Invention of Lying" (2009), "Date Night" (2010), "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (2012), "White House Down" (2013), "Breaking News in Yuba County" (2021), and "Studio 666" (2022) and the television series "Breakout Kings" (2011–2012), "Hap and Leonard" (2016), "Perpetual Grace, LTD" (2019), "Pachinko" (2022), and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (2022). Simpson has also appeared on Broadway, winning a Theatre World Award for his performance as Philo T. Farnsworth in a 2007 production of Aaron Sorkin's "The Farnsworth Invention."

Early Life

Jimmi Simpson was born James Raymond Simpson on November 21, 1975, in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Jimmi grew up with two older brothers and has said that his parents "had no expectation for me besides what I wanted." In a 2016 interview with "New Jersey Monthly," Simpson said of his childhood, "It was really great. Hackettstown had everything. I had woods in my backyard, which is where I spent most of my time as a kid. I skateboarded. I was heavy into chorus." While attending Hackettstown High School, he took a drama class that "didn't quite make sense to [him]," then he became more involved with theatre at Pennsylvania's Bloomsburg University. Jimmi earned a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, then he spent four seasons performing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.


Simpson made his big screen debut in the 2000 teen romantic comedy "Loser" alongside Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari, then he appeared in the short films "Slo-Mo" (2001) and "The Academy" (2003), the Stephen King miniseries "Rose Red" (2002), and the feature films "Final Draft" (2003) and "D.E.B.S" (2004). He guest-starred on "The Division" (2002), "24" (2002), "NYPD Blue" (2003), "Cold Case" (2003), "Carnivàle" (2005), "My Name Is Earl" (2006), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2008), and "House" (2009), and from 2005 to 2013, he had a recurring role as Liam McPoyle on the FX/FXX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Jimmi co-starred with Lindsay Lohan, Justin Long, Breckin Meyer, Matt Dillon, and Michael Keaton in 2005's "Herbie: Fully Loaded," which grossed $144.1 million at the box office, then he appeared in the films "Stay Alive" (2006), "Seraphim Falls" (2007), "Zodiac" (2007), "The Mother of Invention" (2009), and "Taking Chances" (2009). He also appeared in the Ricky Gervais-directed comedy "The Invention of Lying" alongside Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Lowe, and Tina Fey. From 2008 to 2009, Simpson played Lyle the intern on "Late Show with David Letterman," and from 2009 to 2013, he had a recurring role as criminal psychologist Mary Lightly on the USA Network series "Psych." He reprised his role in 2017's "Psych: The Movie" and 2020's "Psych 2: Lassie Come Home."

Jimmi guest-starred on "Party Down" (2010), "How I Met Your Mother" (2011), "Person of Interest" (2013; 2016), and "The Newsroom" (2014), and from 2011 to 2012, he played Lloyd Lowery on the A&E drama "Breakout Kings." He appeared in the feature films "Good Intentions" (2010), "The Big Bang" (2011), "Hello I Must Be Going" (2012), "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (2012), "The Truth About Emanuel" (2013), "Knights of Badassdom" (2013), and "Gravy" (2015) as well as the short films "Miss This at Your Peril" (2010), "The Death and Return of Superman" (2011), "Wake" (2012), and "Tracer Gun" (2012). Simpson co-starred with Steve Carell and Tina Fey in 2010's "Date Night," which brought in $152.3 million at the box office, then he appeared in 2013's "White House Down" alongside Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. The Roland Emmerich-directed film grossed $205.4 million and received a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite Thriller Movie. From 2014 to 2015, Jimmi portrayed computer hacker/FBI informant Gavin Orsay on the Netflix political thriller "House of Cards," and in 2016, he played drug dealer Soldier on the SundanceTV series "Hap and Leonard." From 2016 to 2020, he starred as William on HBO's "Westworld," and around this time, he guest-starred on "This Is Us" (2016), "Black Mirror" (2017), "Dream Corp LLC" (2018; 2020), and "The Twilight Zone" (2020).

Simpson appeared in the films "Under the Silver Lake" (2018), "Unhinged" (2020), and "Silk Road" (2021), and he co-starred with Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Juliette Lewis in 2021's "Breaking News in Yuba County." In 2018, he portrayed Detective Russell Poole on the USA Network true crime anthology series "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.," and in 2019, he starred as James Schaeler on the Epix neo-noir thriller "Perpetual Grace, LTD." In 2022, Jimmi appeared with the Foo Fighters in the comedy horror film "Studio 666," and he played Tom Andrews on the Apple TV+ series "Pachinko" and Spencer Clay on Showtime's "The Man Who Fell to Earth." Simpson has also lent his voice to the films "Night of the Animated Dead" (2021) and "Green Lantern: Beware My Power" (2022), the television series "Unsupervised" (2013), "Solar Opposites" (2021), "Ultra City Smiths" (2021), and "Star Trek: Prodigy" (2021–present), and the video game "Wanted: Weapons of Fate" (2008).

Personal Life

Jimmi began a relationship with actress Melanie Lynskey after meeting on the set of "Rose Red" in 2001, and they married in New Zealand (where Lynskey is from) on April 14, 2007. Melanie filed for divorce after five years of marriage on grounds of irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized in May 2014. Simpson wed actress Sophia Del Pizzo on April 5, 2019, and he filed for divorce in July 2021.

Awards and Nominations

In 2018, Simpson earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Westworld" and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "Black Mirror." That year Jimmi also received Gold Derby Award nominations for Drama Guest Actor for "Westworld" and Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor for "Black Mirror," and he earned an Online Film & Television Association Award nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Westworld." In 2013, Simpson and his "The Truth About Emanuel" castmates won the Best Acting Ensemble: Feature award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Jimmi and his "House of Cards" co-stars shared Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, and the "Westworld" cast was nominated in that category in 2017.

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