Ashlee's Second Act

About to turn 21, Jessica's little sis is back in the spotlight with a new album, a new style and her own voice. By Serena Kappes with Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna


"I was doing it for fun," the actress turned singer (at the MTV Video Music Awards in August) says of recording her triple-platinum 2004 album Autobiography. "I never thought my CD would ever do as well as it has done." She hasn't left the screen behind: Simpson, who got her start on the WB show 7th Heaven, played a struggling actress in this summer's indie drama Undiscovered.