Henry Simmons, born as Henry Oswald Simmons Jr., is an American actor best known for his role as Agent Mack Mackenzie in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the police drama NYPD Blue as NYPD Detective Baldwin Jones.
By his American nationality and by his black ethnicity, he can be described as tall, strong, focused, determined and passionate in his profession.
Henry Simmons Biography and Early Years
Henry Oswald Simmons Jr. was born on July 1, 1970, in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., the son of the American parents of Henry Simmons, an IRS tax official, and his wife Aurelia, a teacher at the time.
During his early school years, Henry Simmons was captain of his school’s basketball team and received a basketball scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, where he earned a degree in business administration (we’re really glad he took advantage of that).
During his time at university, he tried his hand at theatre, and after graduation, he worked for a while at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. As an employee, Henry always had his heart set on being an actor.
Finally, Henry Simmons quit his job and moved to New York where he wanted to follow his passion as an actor. In no time he landed a role in the soap opera “Another World” and soon the list grew.
Henry Simmons Acting Career
Henry Simmons appeared for six seasons as Detective Baldwin Jones in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue. In 2004 he appeared in Action/Comedy Taxi, where he played the role of Queen Latifah’s boyfriend.
He has also had roles in movies like World’s Greatest Dad, From the Rough, No Good Deed, Spartacus, Lackawanna Blues, Are We There Yet?, Something New, Madea’s Family Reunion, and other shows.
Simmons’s most recent work is reportedly Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, where he appears in the role of Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie; a S.H.I.E.L.D mechanic who distrusts alien and superhuman things. The show has been running since 2013, with the fifth season still running, as is well known. Henry Simmons had his regular place in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
In an interview, he admitted that he could have been a basketball player or whatever he wanted because of his physique, but the acting was something he had a passion for.
“I know that the way someone looks is important to a certain extent, especially when it comes to getting roles. But I don’t want to build my career on what I look like. I have such a passion for acting, so it must be more than that.”
Henry Simmons’s Wife
Henry Simmons married the American actress Sophina Brown in May 2010, the actual date was not announced. They had been together for a while until Simmons decided to ask the big question. He kept mentioning how happy he is with his wife. Sophina got her first professional chance at acting when she got a role in Broadway’s The Lion King. She was famous for her role in the CBS drama Numb3rs as Nikki Betancourt. The show ran from 2008 to 2010.
Sophina Brown was born on September 18, 1976, in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan and has also appeared in several films and shows such as Law & Order, Shark, The Good Wife, Castle, Brothers & Sisters, and many other shows. From 2006 to 2008 she starred in the CBS legal drama Hai as Regina Troy.
Henry Simmons Twin Sister
Simmons is one of three children of his parents, he has a twin sister Heather, who works as a casting director, and another sister. It is known that Henry absolutely adores his twin sister. He also revealed that the two are extremely close. For privacy reasons, there is not much information about his twin sister. We only know that she is really proud of him and his profession.
Henry Simmons Height And Body Measurements
Henry Simmons stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches, he is athletic and there is no information about his body measurements. But since he is a hunk, he is physically well built and looks really younger than he said he was.
Henry Simmons Net Worth Awards
For his interpretation of Dr. Walter Chambers in ‘South of Pico,’ he won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival.
His net worth is estimated at over 2 million dollars.