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Jimmi Simpson

  • Birthplace: Hackettstown, New Jersey
  • Birthday: November 21

Jimmi Simpson is an immensely talented and versatile actor with a gift for taking on challenging roles and bringing dynamic characters to life on and off screen. As he fearlessly evolves his body of work with each new project, Simpson is fast becoming one of today's leading talents across television, film and the stage.

Simpson has just wrapped production on the film Under the Silverlake, in which he will play Allen.

Jimmi Simpson is an immensely talented and versatile actor with a gift for taking on challenging roles and bringing dynamic characters to life on and off screen. As he fearlessly evolves his body of work with each new project, Simpson is fast becoming one of today's leading talents across television, film and the stage.

Simpson has just wrapped production on the film Under the Silverlake, in which he will play Allen.

Most recently, Simpson can be seen in the “USS Callister” episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror, where he plays Walton. “USS Callister” follows A woman who wakes up on a Star Trek-esque ship where the crew praise their all-knowing and fearless captain, played by Jesse Plemons.

Additionally, Simpson stars in USA’s limited series Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac, where he plays Detective Russell Poole. Unsolved digs into the murders of iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

Simpson also stars in the HBO series Westworld, which is in it’s second season. Simpson stars opposite Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood. The twisted sci-fi thriller is a fresh take on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. The series, which garnered multiple 2017 Screen Actor Guild and Golden Globe nominations, told the story of a futuristic theme park that dives into a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.  Simpson stared as “William,” a visitor to Westworld, through whom we experience the world and its various characters and scenarios.

In addition to Westworld, Simpson starred alongside James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks in the SundanceTV & AMC miniseries Hap and Leonard. His riveting portrayal of “Soldier,” the mysterious and psychopathic drug dealer earned him rave reviews. Simpson received ensemble cast recognition with a 2015 & 2016 Screen Actors Guild nomination for his role as an enigmatic computer hacker turned reluctant FBI informant, “Gavin,” on the Netflix award winning series House of Cards.  Simpson, also held a reoccurring role on the long running FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as “Liam McPoyle.”  Simpson’s previous television credits include a recurring role in the final season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom, as the love interest to Allison Pill, along with starring in the A&E drama series Breakout Kings, and he appeared numerous times on The Late Show with David Letterman as the memorable “Lyle the Intern.”

On film, Simpson has starred in Roland Emmerich’s political action thriller White House Down starring alongside Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, Francesca Gregorini's indie drama The Truth About Emanuel with Jessica Biel, Timur Bekmambetov’s film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 20th Century Fox’s Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carell, The Invention of Lying (directed by Ricky Gervais), and Paramount Pictures mystery thriller, Zodiac.

Not only is Simpson a master of character on-screen, he also owns the stage with his compelling performance in the off-Broadway play Empathirax. The play followed a couple as they take the leap to eliminate all boundaries between them, promising the audience an instant emotional intimacy with each character. Simpson also previously starred on Broadway opposite Hank Azaria in the title role in Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention, for which he received a Theaterworld Award.  Additionally, he received a number of nominations and awards, including the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, for his performance in Trevor at the Circle X Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Simpson currently resides in Los Angeles.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Jimmi Simpson, as William
  • Westworld
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot, Warner Bros. Television

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