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Years active
1994 - present

Sophina Brown (m. 2010)

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Full Name
Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr.

July 1, 1970 (age 53) (
Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Grand Jury Award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival for his portrayal of Dr. Walter Chambers in South of Pico

Henry Simmons Sr., Aurelia Simmons

Movies and TV shows
Agents of SHIELD, NYPD Blue, No Good Deed, Taxi, Man Up!

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Nick Blood, Sophina Brown, Luke Mitchell, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge

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Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. (born July 1, 1970) is an American actor. He is known for portraying NYPD Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC police drama, NYPD Blue, from 2000–2005, and as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


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Early life

Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS Revenue Officer. He is one of three children, including his twin sister, and another sister. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, where he earned a business degree.


While attending Franklin Pierce University, he experimented in theater. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. Unhappy with his job, Simmons moved to New York City and began to study acting and after a few bit roles, he landed a recurring role on the soap opera, Another World.

Simmons is best known for playing Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC drama, NYPD Blue for six seasons. He also played Queen Latifah's boyfriend in the 2004 action/comedy film Taxi. He had a leading role in the CBS legal drama Shark, starring James Woods, and played a leading role in World's Greatest Dad. He recently starred in the ABC-TV comedy series Man Up!. Recently his projects included feature films From the Rough, starring Taraji P. Henson, and No Good Deed, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Since 2014, Simmons appears on ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portraying mechanic S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie. After being a recurring character on season 2, he was promoted as a regular character for season 3 and season 4.

Simmons can be seen in a 2015 Lexus commercial, answering the question "What makes us, us."

Personal life

He married actress Sophina Brown in May 2010.


Henry Simmons Wikipedia