Jessica Simpson, Biography
In an industry that's flooded with sleazy costumes and foul language, Jessica Simpson blossoms like a rose. A simple, Christian girl at heart, Jessica endeavors to please those around her. So far, she's succeeding.
Crossing the genre of Christian music to that of Pop, Jessica has done it without compromising her values or beliefs. Ok, perhaps her looks did help her, and perhaps the young woman isn't always the knowledgeable star, but her clean-cut stage presence and feminine voice has led her to the success path.
Fans love her and parents are not afraid to purchase her CD's. She's driven and ambitious and the elite nickname, America's Sweetheart, has been mentioned in regards to her. She's a Youth Ambassador for Operation Smile, whose volunteers repair childhood facial deformities hoping to create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity. She is also, a bit ditzy.
Jessica believes there's a difference between ditzy and dumb, stating, "Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!" And, her fans adore her even more for her natural ditz.
She may not understand the difference between tuna and chicken, "Is this chicken what I'm eating right now or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it says chicken by the sea" but her hope that people will fall in love with her voice seems to be working. "I want people to fall in love with my voice before my image."
She turned down a role in the movie Coyote Ugly, but has stepped on the acting stage in appearances on The Twilight Zone and That `70's Show. She was a virgin when she married Nick Lachey and can be a bit of a little diva with her water. "I like Fiji water and I normally do not like Evian, so the only diva thing that I pull is no Evian."
There's no arguing that Jessica Simpson is in the spotlight and
if her fans have anything to do with it, she will remain there.
Childhood and Family:
Jessica Ann Simpson was born in Dallas, Texas on July 10th, 1980 to parents Joe and Tina Simpson. Her younger sister, Ashlee Simpson, soon followed. She grew up loved in a small town called Richardson. Her father was a psychologist who also served as Youth Minister in a local Baptist church where Jessica sang in the choir while attending J.J. Pearce High School. She auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club, but missed getting the job. She returned to her love of Christian music and was soon on the circuit of Christian concerts. Jessica sold her homemade albums after these shows and was well received. On this foundation, Jessica began to build her career.
Tommy Mottola of Columbia Records/Sony Music liked what he heard and making dreams come true, gave Jessica a contract.
Her debut album, Sweet Kisses, was released in 1999 with the singles I Wanna Love You Forever and I Think I'm In Love With You on that same album. She joined the band, 98 Degrees, on tour and this is where she met and fell in love with band member, Nick Lachey. Their duet, Where You Are, proved richer by their romance.
In June of 2001, her next album, Irresistible, was released and proved to be a hit, rising high on the charts.
Her third record, In This Skin, was released in August of 2003 and then again in spring 2004.
Jessica and Nick were married on October 2002 and critics were so tickled by the union that MTV offered the couple a reality show based on their everyday life. The debut of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, aired in 2003 and was an instant success.
In May 2004, Hershey's launched it's new breath mint commercial starring Jessica Simpson.
Rumors and whispers are heard saying she may become a James Bond interest.
She joined the cast of the movie adaption of the 1979-1985 TV series Dukes of Hazard and will join those good old boys, Bo and Luke, in their comedic adventures.
She has signed a $10 million dollar deal with Andrew Sports Club to develop her own clothing line.
In development is a movie titled Room Service, which will star
Jessica and hopefully will be released in the year 2006.
Busy? You Bet.
Successful? Right again.
Just getting started?
Teen Choice Award: Choice Variety TV Star, Female 2004 for the Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica show