18 Facts About Ashlee Simpson

1.

The younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Ashlee Simpson, she began her career as a back-up dancer for her sister and appeared in television commercials at the age of 15.

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The following year, Ashlee Simpson joined the main cast of the Melrose Place revamp, which was met with harsh critical reception.

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3.

The Ashlee Simpson family relocated to Los Angeles, California, in 1999, as Jessica pursued a singing career.

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4.

The following year, Ashlee Simpson had a small role as Monique in the Rob Schneider comedy film The Hot Chick .

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5.

On October 23,2004, Ashlee Simpson infamously appeared as a musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live to promote the album.

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6.

Days later, Ashlee Simpson called music video series Total Request Live and explained that she was advised not to sing live due to acid reflux disease, which was later confirmed by 60 Minutes in a piece they had filmed about SNL.

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7.

In February 2005, Ashlee Simpson embarked on her Autobiography Tour throughout North America.

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8.

The album featured similar pop-rock themes as found on her debut effort, though Ashlee Simpson hoped to incorporate the feel of music from the 1980s into her sound.

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9.

In March 2006, Ashlee Simpson won an MTV celebrity surfing invitational competition, which featured celebrities such as Meagan Good, Jack Osbourne, Ashley Parker Angel, and Tony Hawk.

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10.

In 2006, Ashlee Simpson was cast as Roxie Hart in the West End musical production of Chicago from September 25 to October 28,2006.

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11.

The album saw a decline for Ashlee Simpson, debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 47,000 copies.

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12.

Two weeks after her wedding, Ashlee Simpson announced her pregnancy, thus ending promotion of "Little Miss Obsessive" and the parent album.

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13.

In 2009, Ashlee Simpson returned full-time to television episodes by playing the role of Violet Foster in Melrose Place, The CW's revamp of the 1990s series of the same name.

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14.

On February 9,2011, Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Wentz, citing irreconcilable differences, and asked that her maiden name be restored.

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15.

Shortly after her separation from Wentz, it was confirmed that Ashlee Simpson was in a relationship with actor Vincent Piazza, though the two ended their relationship nearly a year and a half after they started dating.

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16.

In June 2012, it was announced that Ashlee Simpson was filming Pawn Shop Chronicles in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a comedy movie released in 2013.

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17.

In July 2013, it was reported that Ashlee Simpson had begun dating actor Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross.

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18.

Vocally, Ashlee Simpson is an alto with a two-octave vocal range.

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