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Also Known As: Henry Oswald Simmons Jr., Henry Simmons Ii Died:
Born: July 1, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stamford, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, hotel doorman, worked for a financial firm

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Not one to mug for the camera or pursue stardom to feed his ego, actor Henry Simmons has thanked his parents for a solid upbringing-they taught him that hard work and doing his best are the keys to success and thanks to this advice, the actor has become a household name. Born and raised in idyllic Stamford, Connecticut into a middle class home-dad was an IRS officer, mom was a teacher-Simmons attended Franklin Pierce College where he majored in business and flirted with acting. After graduation, he was tapped by a prestigious Connecticut-based Fortune 500 company, but he soon found himself sneaking into Manhattan for auditions. Eventually, Simmons made his first on-screen appearance in "Above the Rim" (1994), a low-budget sports drama about basketball and gangsters, and from there Simmons' career took off.

Not one to mug for the camera or pursue stardom to feed his ego, actor Henry Simmons has thanked his parents for a solid upbringing-they taught him that hard work and doing his best are the keys to success and thanks to this advice, the actor has become a household name. Born and raised in idyllic Stamford, Connecticut into a middle class home-dad was an IRS officer, mom was a teacher-Simmons attended Franklin Pierce College where he majored in business and flirted with acting. After graduation, he was tapped by a prestigious Connecticut-based Fortune 500 company, but he soon found himself sneaking into Manhattan for auditions. Eventually, Simmons made his first on-screen appearance in "Above the Rim" (1994), a low-budget sports drama about basketball and gangsters, and from there Simmons' career took off.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Stalkers (2013)
2.
 Phenom (2009)
3.
 Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
4.
5.
 South of Pico (2007)
6.
 Insurgents, The (2007)
7.
 Something New (2006)
8.
 Madea's Family Reunion (2006) Cast
9.
 Are We There Yet? (2005) Cast
10.
 Lackawanna Blues (2005) Cast
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Milestones close milestones

1994:
Feature film debut in "Above the Rim" starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin
1997:
Portrayed Tyrone Montgomery on the NBC soap "Another World"
2000:
Cast as Detective Baldwin Jones on the NBC police drama "NYPD Blue"
2004:
Played Queen Latifah's love interest in the comedy "Taxi"
2005:
Cast opposite Ice Cube in the comedy "Are We There Yet?"
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Education

Franklin Pierce College: Rindge , New Hampshire - 1992

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companion:
Lauren Sanchez. Survived him.
companion:
Lauren Sanchez. News anchor. Engaged as of March 2003; engagement was broken off in August 2003.

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father:
Henry Simmons. Retired IRS agent.
father:
Henry Simmons. Survived him.
mother:
Aurelia Simmons. Married and divorced twice.
mother:
Aurelia Simmons. Former schoolteacher.
sister:
Heather Simmons. Engineer.
sister:
Heather Simmons. Casting director. Twin.
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