5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ashlee Simpson's New Boyfriend Vincent Piazza

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ashlee Simpson\'s New Boyfriend Vincent Piazza
The Boardwalk Empire star, Vincent Piazza, is making headlines for dating Ashlee Simpson, but who is this relatively unknown actor?

5. The 26-year-old actor is of German-Italian descent, just like the mobster character he plays on Boardwalk Empire.

4. When he was a university student in Pennsylvania he was a Division I ice hockey player. A shoulder injury caused him to retire form the sport and retire after his freshman year. Strangely enough, the shoulder injury prompted him to pursue a career in acting.

3. For his role in the 2008 film Assassination of a High School President he hired a coach to help him speak with a thick Puerto Rican accent. In order to master the accent he went to a woman who ran a Puerto Rican theater in Manhattan who usually coached Puerto Ricans to adapt American accents.

2. His acting debut was in the NY theater circuit, appearing in many off broadway productions including, Much Ado about Nothing.

1. He’s a SAG award winner. The entire cast took home SAG awards when Boardwalk Empire took home honors in January for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a TV drama.
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