Ashlee Simpson: Snapshot

Ashlee Simpson
Date of Birth
October 03, 1984
Birth Place
Waco, Texas
Ashlee Simpson was building a credible singing career when she lip-synched on Saturday Night Live. Although she was ridiculed in the aftermath of the headline-grabbing snafu, Simpson kept going, cementing her own spot in pop culture outside of being Jessica's little sister.

With her newly-colored brunette locks and punk sound, Simpson documented the making of her first album, Autobiography, on MTV's The Ashlee Simpson Show. Her debut went triple-platinum, followed by an equally successful follow-up, I Am Me, which featured Simpson's new nose.

In 2008, Simpson married Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and welcomed their son Bronx Mowgli. But after 2½ years of marriage, the singer-actress divorced her husband in 2011. Three years later, she walked down the aisle again, marrying Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross, on Aug. 31, 2014. In December, the two announced they were expecting their first child.

Ashlee Simpson: Video

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Ashlee Simpson: Five Fun Facts

  1. Knitting is one of Ashlee Simpson's favorite hobbies. "Knitting is so relaxing," she tells Teen People. "Sometimes there are holes in my scarves, but they're supposed to be different. They're authentic!"
  2. At 14, Ashlee Simpson shared her first kiss at a Motel 6 with a guy who worked on older sister Jessica's concert tour.
  3. Ashlee Simpson's worst habits, she tells Allure, are picking her cuticles and saying "f---' a lot. I sound like a sailor when I talk."
  4. When Ashlee Simpson went brunette she did the dye job herself, on a whim.
  5. Ashlee Simpson keeps her energy up with Red Bull. "I can't live without it," she admits to Teen People. "I drink three or four every day."

Ashlee Simpson: Biography


L.A. Bound

The Simpson clan moves to L.A. to develop sister Jessica's singing career. Simpson occasionally joins her sister on tour as a backup dancer. "I feel so good onstage," she tells Teen People. "It's like an out-of-body experience."


Ashlee Simpson

September 16

Taking on the Tube

Simpson appears in her first episode of the WB family drama 7th Heaven as Cecilia Smith. Her character dates Simon (David Gallagher) and later Martin (Tyler Hoechlin). Simpson plays the role for two seasons until 2004. A few months later, she tests the movie waters with a small role in The Hot Chick alongside Rachel McAdams.


Ashlee Simpson

July 05

Boy Trouble

Simpson splits with boyfriend Josh Henderson, 22. "You move on," she tells PEOPLE in 2004, adding that she goes to brother-in-law Nick Lachey for guy advice. "Every time I have boyfriend trouble, he gives me the right answer: 'Make the guy jealous.' "

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Ben Watts

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Everett; Chris Weeks/Filmmagic

Edited by Julia Wang

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