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Jessica Simpson

10 Jul 1980 (Age 37)

Jessica Simpson Biography

Jessica Ann Simpson was born in Abilene Texas to Joe and Tina Simpson. She grew up in Richardson, Texas, living a normal childhood as the daughter of a youth minister. In church, she was able to shine, using her gifted voice to attract an independent record producer. This producer was the first of many to see the potential for greatness in Jessica. However, because of the lack of finances the independent label went bankrupt, preventing Jessica's album from reaching wider audiences.

Although heartbroken, Jessica's dream to be on the radio remained. With support from her family, and her father's managerial talents, Jessica's independent album managed to work its way to Tommy Mottola's desk, then President of Columbia Records. He was won over by her "pure heart" and strong voice. Jessica's singing career with Columbia would take her all over the world many times over and include three major albums reaching Gold, Platinum, and double Platinum.

As a born performer, it was only natural for Jessica to spend more time in front of the camera both in television and feature films. Audiences were naturally drawn to her open and uncensored attitude, contributing to the success of the hit reality show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" (2003), which she starred in alongside her then husband Nick Lachey. She followed up the show by making the bold choice to fill in the famous "Dasiy Duke shorts" alongside Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott in her debut performance for the film version of The Dukes of Hazzard (2005).

Jessica has proven she is a rare talent with an ability to capture the hearts and minds of fans around the globe. Whether it be music or film, it is evident that she has a long career ahead of her as she continues to change and grow as an artist.

Grew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Turned down a part in Coyote Ugly (2000).

Performed at the 2000 American Music Awards.

Auditioned for "MMC" (1989) as a child, but lost the part to future stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera (who was later her competition in the music industry).

Attended J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas (1995-1998), where she was a cheerleader and very active in theater arts. She dropped out as a junior to further pursue her singing career.

1995 graduate of Richardson North Junior High in Richardson, Texas.

Is the "oldest" of the 4 current most famous "pop queens" in music (the others are Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mandy Moore); she was the first one to leave behind her teenage years, after she reached her 20th birthday in 2000.

Close friends with musical group Destiny's Child.

Engaged to 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey [February 2002]

Is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

Ex-sister-in-law of Drew Lachey and Lea Lachey.

Her wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang.

Elder sister of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. Their parents are Joe Simpson and Tina Simpson. Joe works as a psychologist and a Baptist minister in Texas, when he's not managing his daughters' musical careers and their official websites.

She was part of the USO tour in the 2003 Iraqi War (aka Desert Storm Part II).

Has a Mercedes Benz SL500.

Loves to shop at Abercrombie and Fitch, Guess, Bebe, and Juicy.

Likes to eat at Chuy's (a Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Texas).

Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on 17 January 2004 with her husband, Nick Lachey. She parodied Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

She and her husband Nick Lachey currently reside in Calabasas, California, which is also the location of their show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" (2003).

Pretty Woman (1990) is her all time favorite movie.

Was picked as #1 on "Maxim" top 100 hot list for 2004.

Beat out Britney Spears, for the role of Daisy Duke, in the upcoming movie, The Dukes of Hazzard (2005).

Was voted #1 for VH1's Top Ten best bodies.

Loves hot pink roses.

She plays a dumb blonde on her hit TV show, but according to her mother (in the August issue of Vanity Fair) her I.Q. was in the 160s in fifth grade, which would have placed her in the "genius" category at the time. Whether or not her I.Q. has remained consistent is unknown.

Her all-time favorite song is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". She sang a re- recording of the song.

Underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct her vision (2004)

She is the national spokesperson for Operation Smile.

Has a song by Adam Green named "Jessica" dedicated to her, including the lyrics "Jessica Simpson, where has your love gone? It's not in your music, no. So where has it gone then?"

Performed at President George W. Bush's Inauguration (2001).

Her first album was a Christian album, when she was 14.

Recorded a cover of "A Whole New World" with husband Nick Lachey for the Aladdin (1992) Special Edition DVD.

Recorded a cover of "Little Drummer Boy" with sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and another cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside" with her husband Nick Lachey.

Ranked #43 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

Has a dog named Daisy (Malti-Poo).

She and her husband Nick currently reside in Calabasas, California. [2004]

Made the tabloid headlines after attending a bachelorette party for friend Jennifer MacFarlane, where the entertainment was provided by two members of the "Genital Origami" troupe Puppetry of the Penis. She reportedly "howled and giggled" at the duo's routine, which included such installations as "The Fruit Bat" and "The Turtle." (November 2004)

She is famous for keeping her virginity until her wedding night, when she went on TV and announced she was going to do that, making her a positive role model for teenage girls and young women.

Ranked #2 on E!'s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars.

Was voted #1 in People Magazine's 10 Most Stylish Moments for her "Daisy Duke" look. [September 2005]

"After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," the couple said in a joint statement published on Teen People magazine's website."

Named #9 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Met ex-husband, Nick Lachey, at a charity event in 1998 where she was performing alongside Lachey's group, 98 Degrees.

Was nominated for the 2006 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress along side her sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. Ashlee was nominated for her performance in the film Undiscovered (2005), while Jessica was nominated for her performance in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). Neither won the award, however.

Former high school cheerleader.

Her spectacular figure features a natural 36DD bust that blossomed in junior high school. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

In her October 2002 wedding to Nick Lachey, she wore a beaded, strapless gown designed by Vera Wang. She also carried a 500-stem stephanotis bouquet from Mark's Garden (in Los Angeles) that took 12 hours to assemble.

Celebrated her 25th birthday at her parents' home.

Her 25th birthday was celebrated at her parents' Los Angeles home. Among the guests at the celebration were Mandy Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eva Mendes and Seth Green.

Named #16 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)

Was featured as #20 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)

Dropped out of JJ Pierce High School to further her singing career.

The mansion owned by her and Nick Lachey located in Calabasas, California, USA was placed on the market for $3,750,000 and bought by Justin Berfield of "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000) fame.

Won the Teen Choice Award for Movies - Choice Breakout (Female) for (The Dukes of Hazzard) on August 20, 2006 from Universal City, California, USA.

She won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Song From a Movie "These Boots Are Made For Walkin" from the movie, The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) on January 10, 2006 at the 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards (2006).

One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (2005).

Named #4 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Is Canadian/American.

Friend of Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Recently discovered that she is allergic to cheese, wheat, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, corn and hot peppers.

A distant relative of Al Gore.

Ranked #41 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Mentioned in the song High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $7 million.

In 2007 when she was the girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, she appeared up in the Cowboys' stadium luxury box during a December game against the Eagles. She was wearing a pink Cowboys jersey with Romo's number. Unfortunately this did not help Romo as he had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions in a 10-6 loss. This lead many Cowboys fans to speculate that she was a distraction, calling her Yoko Romo.

Was recently in hospital for five days with a kidney infection, but feeling better now and out of the hospital [March 31, 2008].

Has stated her natural hair color is brown.

Ranked #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list
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