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Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American recording artist, actress, television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products and designed fragrances, shoes and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas. She started the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2009. Simpson rose to fame with the release of her debut single, "I Wanna Love You Forever", which peaked inside the Top 5 of the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. Subsequently, her debut album ''Sweet Kisses'' went on to be certified 2x Platinum in the United States, and sold over four million copies worldwide. Her 2001 single "Irresistible" became her second Top 20 hit, while the album of the same name became her first to enter the Top 10 of the ''Billboard'' 200, and went on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her third studio album, ''In This Skin'', went on to become her best selling album worldwide, receiving a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA and peaking at number 2 on the ''Billboard'' 200, her highest charting album to date. Following the release of a Christmas album, Simpson released ''A Public Affair'' in 2006, and the album became her third Top 10 hit on the ''Billboard'' 200. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released ''Do You Know''. In October 2010, she released her first compilation album and last album under the label of Epic Records, with the name ''Playlist: The Very Best of Jessica Simpson''. A month later she released her second Christmas album ''Happy Christmas'' under the label eleveneleven and Primary Wave Records (owned by EMI) . She has achieved seven ''Billboard'' Top 40 hits, three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA certified studio albums, four of which have reached the top 10 on the US ''Billboard'' 200. Simpson has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. In 2013 VH1 ranked Simpson #32 on their ''100 Sexiest Artists of All Time'' list. Starting in 2003, Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show ''Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica''. The show aired from 2003 to 2005. After her divorce from Lachey, Simpson appeared in films including ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' (2005), ''Employee of the Month'' (2006), and ''Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous'' (2008). Simpson was featured on ''The Oprah Winfrey Show'', ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show'', ''The View'', ''The Price of Beauty'', and ''The Early Show''. Her appearances on ''The Price of Beauty'' gained generally positive reception, pulling in 1 million viewers on its premiere. The show was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award. She also recorded the show's theme song, "Who We Are". With her various business endeavors, as well as her entertainment career, Simpson's net worth is estimated at around $100 million.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.