Actor Henry Simmons (Henry Oswald Simmons, Junior) was born on July 1, 1970 in Stamford, Connecticut. His mother Aurelia was a school teacher and his father Henry Simmons, senior was an IRS agent. He has 2 sisters, one of his sisters, Heather is his twin and she is a casting agent. Henry went on a basketball scholarship in Franklin Pierce College, and graduated with a business degree from the same college. After graduation he worked with Stamford financial firm Fortune 500, but he left that job realizing that it wasn’t his thing. He also has developed an interest in theatre during his course of study. He moved to New York to study and carry on acting as a future career. He had to do many odd jobs to support him while he was studying acting. He usually slept in the backroom of the theatre where he performed as a part time job, or often on a couch in one of the friend house.
In 1999, he was cast on the soap opera Another World. He soon became known for playing Detective Baldwin Jones on ABC’s NYPD Blue. He was also seen on the film Taxi, in addition to his role on movies like Are We There Yet? and Something New. On the small screen, he played the character Isaac Wright on Shark. He then got more attention for his role on Spartacus, The Cleaner and CSI: Miami. In 2011, he was cast on the comedy Man Up! He got his lucky break while rehearsing for an independent feature film. Although that film was never produced, it led to a role in the New Line feature,Above the Rim. What followed were numerous on-stage appearances at LaMaMa Theatre Company and at other esteemed institutions. In 1996, Simmons landed a role in a pilot, which led to a role on the soap,Another World. Other television credits include appearances on New York Undercover,Swift Justice,Saturday Night Live and The Cosby Mysteries. He also joined the soap,One Life to Live. Later, Simmons joined the cast of ABC's long-running and critically-acclaimed series NYPD Blue. He has made his Television debut in the Saturday Night Live.with all his efforts his net worth is approximately in dollar millions!
Although Simmons' role as Detective Baldwin Jones wasn't supposed to become a permanent character, executive producer Steven Bochco became impressed with Simmons' acting skills, personality and physique and allowed Simmons to gain regular cast member status. And Bochco wasn't the only person who was impressed with Simmons' physique. He has graced his face on many publications includingPeople Magazine,Essence,Jet, etc. Simmons also stars in the soon-to-be-released independent romantic comedy,Let It Snow. He also starred in the independent film,On the QT, in which he portrays the son of James Earl Jones' character, and A Gentleman's Game. He has played as guest star in many films and TV serials. In New York he made his debut in Boy in the Basement, organized by William Inge. He later on moved to Los Angeles to work in NYPD Blue. He is interest in a girl and the gossips that he is a gay are not true, although he has moved to New York city but Henry maintains a close relationship with his family. This was all about his biography, for more information you can visit his twitter account where you can see various tweets of this handsome personality.