Jessica Ann Simpson is an American actress, TV personality, record artist and fashion designer who was born on 10th July 1980, Texas. Since her debut in 1999, she has made several recordings; appeared in many movies, television programs and advertisements; and has launched a collection of beauty and hair products and fragrances; as well as designed handbags and shoes for women. She rose to fame with her single debut, I Wanna Love You Forever, that ranked in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she made her first album known as Sweet Kisses and sold more than three million copies around the world. Then onwards she released several music videos and many became very popular among her listeners. As of 2003, Simpson began appearing on television and films. She starred in a reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, on MTV with her then husband Nick Lachey. After their separation, Jessica Simpson worked in movies like Employee of the Month, 2006; The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005; Blonde Ambition, 2007; and Private Valentine, 2008. Moreover she featured in shows, such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Early Show, The Price of Beauty, and The View. In addition, Simpson has created commercials for Proactiv Solution, Ice Breakers and Pizza Hut.
Apart from this, Jessica Simpson has been devoting her time to philanthropy, such as by supporting Operation Smile by being its International Youth Ambassador. In 2007, Simpson donated a new minivan in Nuevo Laredo to an orphanage by exchanging the luxurious Chrysler Crossfire car she won at MTV awards in 2006 with the van.
The craze for singing erupted in Simpson’s childhood only. When she was twelve, Simpson started to sing at a Baptist church in the locality. She also tried to audition for The Mickey Mouse Club but was unsuccessful. At the age of thirteen, she sang Amazing Grace, and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton at a church camp. At the age of sixteen, she was heard by Tommy Mottola from Columbia Records and Mottola was surprised by her musical skill and talent. He immediately signed her to the label and for which she quit studying at high school at that time.
Simpson is the child of a psychologist cum minister (Joseph Truett Simpson) and a homemaker (Tina Ann). Her sister Ashlee who is younger to Simpson is also a singer. Her parents were married since 1978 but got divorced in 2013.
Jessica Simpson remained married to Nick Lachey from 2002 until 2006. During this time they worked together, supported each other, and appeared in music videos and television shows as well. Since Lachey was a great sound recording producer according to Simpson, she used his skills to nurture her voice. After Lachey, Simpson and Eric Johnson got engaged and in 2012 their daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson was born.
It’s not like all her attempts to fame have been successful, many a times she has been criticized for her singing and acting. Some of her songs and movies have been disliked and didn’t do well in Box Office.
Other than all this, in 2004 Simpson launched Jessica Simpson Dessert with Randi Shinder to design a collection of edible lip gloss, perfume and beauty products. Moreover, Simpson designed shoes, handbags and boots under the Jessica Simpson Collection. Simpson also created a line of fragrance with the help of Parlux Fragrances. In 2008 she launched her first perfume by the name Fancy and its success has spawned more fragrances.