Ashlee Simpson. biography
Ashlee Nicole Simpson was born on October 3, 1984, in Waco, Texas and began her journey to celebrity status when she was featured in her famous sister Jessica Simpson and her then-husband Nick Lachey’s reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (2003-2005).
As soon as Ashley landed her own series The Ashlee Simpson Show, her career in the spotlight officially commenced.
Premiering in June 2004, Ashley’s show revolved around her start-up singing career and the creative process around her debut album Autobiography (2004). She found immediate success with her album debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 398,000 copies in its first week. Its lead single “Pieces of Me” found similar success, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
That same year, Ashley’s music career took a big hit when she was caught lip-syncing “Pieces of Me” on an episode of Saturday Night Live (October 23, 2004). According to Ashley, she was forced to lip-sync in part of suffering from acid reflux and being advised not to perform by her doctor.
After her show came to an end on March 30, 2005, Ashley released her second studio album I Am Me (2005), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 944,000 copies and the Top 40 hit “Boyfriend” leading the way.
Ashley’s second album Bittersweet World (2007) failed to meet her last albums’ success and debuted to mixed reviews.
Apart from singing, Ashley made her first –on-screen appearance in the TV series Malcolm in the Middle (2001) before making her acting debut in the comedy The Hot Chick (2002). That same year, she played Cecilia Smith in the TV series 7th Heaven (2002-2004) before appearing in the romantic comedy Undiscovered (2005). She went on to appear in CSI: NY (2009) and Melrose Place (2009-2010) as well as land her first substantial role in the action comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) alongside Paul Walker.
Did you know…
- She owns a dog named Blondie
- She rejected $4 million to pose for Playboy
- Her favorite movie is "True Romance"
- She has a tattoo on her left wrist
- She suffered from anorexia nervosa
- Her favorite clothing line is Juicy