Happy Birthday: J.K. Simmons

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

jksimmons.jpgJ.K. Simmons

Born: January 9, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Married to: Michelle Schumacher (1996 – present) (2 children)

[on winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash (2014)] Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of Whiplash (2014). And I am grateful everyday for the most remarkable person I know: my wife, the wonderful Michelle Schumacher. I’m grateful for your love, your kindness, your wisdom, your sacrifice and your patience. Which brings me to the above-average children-even though I may try their patience more. Joe and Olivia, you are extraordinary human beings. Smart, funny, kind, loving people and that’s because you are a reflection of your mother. And if I may, call your mom, everybody. I’ve told this to, like, a billion people, or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent…

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