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Jessica Simpson BiographyJessica Ann Simpson was born July 10, 1980, 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, 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.
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.
SalaryEmployee of the Month (2006): $1,000,000
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005): 2.5 million
TriviaGrew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Performed at the 2000 American Music Awards. 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. 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. Engaged to 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey [February 2002] Her wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang. She was part of the USO tour in the 2003 Iraqi War (aka Desert Storm Part II). Loves to shop at Abercrombie and Fitch, Guess, Bebe, and Juicy. Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on 17 January 2004 with her husband, Nick Lachey. She parodied Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Pretty Woman (1990) is her all time favorite movie. Beat out Britney Spears, for the role of Daisy Duke, in the upcoming movie, The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). Loves hot pink roses. Her all-time favorite song is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". She sang a re- recording of the song. She is the national spokesperson for Operation Smile. Performed at President George W. Bush's Inauguration (2001). Recorded a cover of "A Whole New World" with husband Nick Lachey for the Aladdin (1992) Special Edition DVD. Ranked #43 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). 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) Ranked #2 on E!'s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars. "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." Met ex-husband, Nick Lachey, at a charity event in 1998 where she was performing alongside Lachey's group, 98 Degrees. Former high school cheerleader. 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. Named #16 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005) Dropped out of JJ Pierce High School to further her singing career. Won the Teen Choice Award for Movies - Choice Breakout (Female) for (The Dukes of Hazzard) on August 20, 2006 from Universal City, California, USA. One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (2005). Is Canadian/American. Recently discovered that she is allergic to cheese, wheat, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, corn and hot peppers. Ranked #41 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $7 million. Was hospitalized for five days with a kidney infection [March 31, 2008]. Ranked #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. Split with Tony Romo [July 2009].
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