9 Things You Didn’t Know About Ashlee Simpson
Although she came into the spotlight as Jessica Simpson’s little sis, Ashlee has made a name for herself over the years and is now considered a celebrity in her own right. Even though she’s still in her early 30s, she’s already had quite the career, going from acting to music and then back to acting. She’s about to celebrate a birthday, which is why we have 9 things you didn’t know about the singer-actress:
Ashlee Nicole Simpson was born in Waco, Texas, October 3, 1984 to Tina and Joseph, a former psychologist and Baptist youth minister. She has one older sister, Jessica, who is famous for her reality TV show Nick & Jessica: Newlyweds. When she was three, she started studying classical ballet and she enrolled at the School of American Ballet in New York City when she was 11. In 1999, the Simpson family moved to L.A. so that Jessica could pursue her music career.
8. Backup Dancer
Following the success of Jessica’s first album Sweet Kisses, Ashlee became a backup dancer of her sister’s tour. “Jessica was like, ‘You’re as good as or even better than most dancers,’” Ashlee told YM. “It was the most exciting thing for me because I was only fourteen.” She toured with Jessica for three years, but it wasn’t always easy. At times, some of the other dancers were mean to her because she was Jessica’s little sister.