Melanie Lynskey ex-husband: Who is Jimmi Simpson?

Melanie Lynskey ex-husband: Who is Jimmi Simpson?

Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand actress. She is known for playing quirky, soft-spoken but headstrong characters, and works predominantly in independent films.

Lynskey was born on 16 May 1977, in New Plymouth, New Zealand, to Kay Lynskey, a former nurse, and Tim Lynskey, an orthopedic surgeon. She is the oldest of five children and has three brothers and one sister. Her surname is Irish.

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During her childhood, Lynskey’s family moved to England for one year before returning to New Zealand. She attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School, where she was involved in the drama department and school plays. After high school, Lynskey studied at the Victoria University of Wellington.

In 2001, Lynskey met American actor Jimmi Simpson during the filming of Rose Red, in which they both appeared. They became engaged in 2005 and got married on 14 April 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Melanie Lynskey

Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on 25 September 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 23 May 2014. In February 2017, Lynskey announced that she was engaged to Jason Ritter, whom she had been dating for four years. In December the following year, they became parents to a daughter, and the pair got married in 2020.

Who is Jimmi Simpson?

James Raymond Simpson is an American actor. He is best known for his work on television, which includes recurring roles as Liam McPoyle on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005–2013), Lyle the Intern on The Late Show with David Letterman (2008–09).

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James Raymond Simpson was born on November 21, 1975, in Hackettstown, New Jersey, on November 21, 1975. He has two older brothers. He attended Hackettstown High School, where he took his first acting class.

After graduating from Bloomsburg University with a BA in theater, he acted for four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Simpson met New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey in 2001 during the filming of Rose Red, in which they both appeared.

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They became engaged in 2005 and married on April 14, 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand. Lynskey filed for divorce in September 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. It was finalised in May 2014.

Simpson married English actress Sophia Del Pizzo in April 2019. It was announced in July 2021 that the pair had split and that Simpson had filed for divorce.