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Also Known As: Jessica Ann Simpson Died:
Born: July 10, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: singer, actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Love Guru, The (2008)
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 Blonde Ambition (2007)
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 Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005) Daisy Duke
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 Summer Music Mania 2004 (2004) Host
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 VH1 Divas (2004) Performer
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Auditioned at the age 12 to become a member of the Mickey Mouse Club
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Signed with a gospel music label at 13; label folded before the album was released
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Auditioned for Tommy Mottola, the chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, while a senior in high school
1999:
First single "Did You Ever Love Somebody" appeared on the "Dawson Creek" (The WB) soundtrack
1999:
Opening act for the group 98 Degrees; met future husband Nick Lachey during the tour
1999:
Released multi platinum debut album <i>Sweet Kisses</i>
2000:
Song "Where You Are" with then boyfriend Nick Lachey was featured in the film "Here on Earth"
2001:
Released second album <i>Irresistible</i>
2002:
Played Kelso's (Ashton Kutcher) girlfriend on three episodes of Fox's "That 70's Show"; reprised role in 2003
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 <i>In This Skin</i> to coincide with the series premiere of "Newlyweds"
2004:
Co-starred with Lachey on the ABC special "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour"
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
2006:
Co-starred with Dane Cook in the comedy "Employee of the Month"
2006:
Released fourth album <i>A Public Affair</i>
2007:
Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the poorly received "Blonde Ambition"
2008:
Released country crossover album <i>Do You Know</i>
2010:
Starred on the VH1 docu-series "Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty"
2011:
Joined NBC's reality competition show "Fashion Star" as a Judge
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Education

J. J. Pearce High School: Richardson , Texas -
Richardson North Junior High: Richardson , Texas -

Notes

"I made it all the way to the end, and I froze at the last audition. That's OK, because it made me realize I need to work harder"---On not passing "The New Mickey Mouse Club" audition. CNN.com, December 9, 1999

Simpson remained a virgin, until she married Nick Lachey

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

"...Her vocals are the typical top 40 combination of breathy wonder mixed with moments of chest-thumping sincerity, but Simpson at least seems to mean it more than say, Britney Spears, who never seems to mean anything."---CDNOW, Rock On The Net, November, 1999

"Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna. But it says chicken. By the sea."---Jessica on asking husband, Nick, to explain a can of Chicken of the Sea. Aired on "Newlyweds" on MTV.

Simpson was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004

We're enjoying it together, and that's the best part," Simpson says. "It's not something we think we deserve, it's something we worked really hard to get. But the funny thing is, actually, we didn't work hard to get what 'Newlyweds' gave us, because that's just being ourselves. And that's the coolest thing in the world, to have success from you being you."---Simpson on how her and Lachey are enjoying their success to Vanity Fair, August, 2004.

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husband:
Nick Lachey. Aka Nicholas Scott Lachey. Singer. Began dating Summer of 1999; separated April 2001; engaged in February 2002; married on October 26, 2002;.

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sister:
Ashlee Simpson. Actor, singer. Born October 3, 1984.
father:
Joe Simpson. Minister, psychologist. Manages daughters career.
mother:
Tina Simpson.

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