Ashlee Nicole Wentz, better known by her former stage name Ashlee Simpson and now professionally known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (born October 3, 1984 as Ashley Nicole Simpson), is anAmerican pop rock singer-songwriter.
Early life:Simpson was bor in Waco, Texas, and raised in Richardson, Texas. She is the daughter of Joe Truett Simpson (a former Baptist of youth minister who isnow her manager) and Tina Ann Drew.
How did she become famous:Ashlee attended Prairie Creek Elementary. An accomplished dancer, Simpson began studying classical ballet at the age of three, and wasadmitted to the School of American ballet in New York City at the age of eleven. Around that time, she suffered from an eating disorder; the condition lasted about six months, and she dropped to about31 kg (70 pounds) at 159 cm (5 ft 2 in), but her parents then stepped in and got her to eat more. After her sister Jessica Simpson landed a record deal, the Simpson family decided to move to LosAngeles, California, where Ashlee began appearing in television commercials.
Career: When Jessica became a star after releasing her first album, Ashlee became one of her backup dancers. Later, Ashleebegan appearing in films and television series, including an episode of the sitcom Malcom in the Middle in 2001, a minor role in the 2002 film The Hot Chick and a recurring role, 39 episodes from2002-2004, on the family drama series 7th Heaven.
In the summer of 2003, Ashlee recorded a song titled "Just Let Me Cry" for the soundtrack of the film Freaky Friday. Eventually, Simpson signed arecord deal with Geffen Records.
Private life: Simpson married Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz on May 17, 2008. The two were first seen together in late 2006; initially they denied being in arelationship, although there was much speculation about this. In an interview for OK! magazine in late 2006, Simpson denied the speculation, while in an interview with Pete Wentz on Ryan Seacrest's...