• Henry Oswald Simmons Jr is an American actor best known for his role as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie in the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
• He grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and played basketball at his local high school, leading him to earn a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce University
• He also developed an interest in acting during college and got small parts in films and television shows, including “Another World”, “NYPD Blue”, “Shark”, and “Man Up!”
• His popularity rose further when he was cast in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” in 2014
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1970
SpouseSophina Brown
FactHas a twin sister, Heather M. Simmons, who works as a casting director.

Who is Henry Simmons?

Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. was born on 1 July 1970 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and is an actor, best known for his role as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie in the television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” He was also previously part of the police drama “NYPD Blue”, playing the role of Baldwin Jones.

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In the spirit of being grateful I have to highlight two people who I am thankful for having in my life. The first picture is my stand-in, Marcus Jordan. Marcus is my brother-in-Christ and quite frankly I just consider him my brother. We all love him and consider him part of our family. You won't meet a more loyal, kind, and caring person. He's one of a kind. The second picture is my stunt double, Jason Sweat. So if you see Mack being thrown into the air, bounced off walls, or falling down two stories and crashing into something it's @thejsweat . He's not only an excellent stunt double he's also one of the kindest people you'll ever meet. A great family man, friend, and a great professional. I thank God for these two brothers in my life. I'm blessed beyond measure. #greatfriends #blessed #thesetwoguysmakemyjobeasier

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Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Henry grew up in Stamford and his mother was a school teacher while his father was an IRS Revenue Officer. He grew up with three children including his twin sister. Early on, he developed a love for basketball and played the sport at his local high school, leading him to earn a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce University. During his time there, he also developed an interest in acting, and experimented in theatre. He graduated with a business degree and joined a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. However, he was dissatisfied, and decided that he wanted to pursue acting as a career. He moved to New York City and studied acting, leading him to get small parts in films as well as television shows. He was a part of “Saturday Night Live”, “New York Undercover” and the film “Above the Rim” before he his first notable role in the soap opera “Another World”, as Tyrone Montgomery.

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Career Prominence

“Another World” was a long running soap opera which Simmons joined for its last three seasons. It is set in the fictional town of Bay City, and is focused more on various families from different classes and philosophies. After his run with the show, he then entered the spotlight in the series “NYPD Blue”, playing Detective Baldwin Jones in the police procedural drama focused on the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan. The show received a lot of critical acclaim, thanks to the realistic portrayal of the characters professional and personal lives. The show started airing in 1993 though Simmons joined the cast during its last six seasons from 2000 to 2005.

Concurrently, Henry was involved in numerous other projects, including the film “Taxi” as Queen Latifah’s boyfriend, and several television films which lead to a role in another series – entitled “Shark” – a legal drama starring James Woods. He stayed with the show for three years, then in 2009 secured a lead role in the film entitled “World’s Greatest Dad”.

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Later Career and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Two years later, Henry starred in the comedy series entitled “Man Up!”, a sitcom that ran for a few months but was cancelled because of low ratings, then worked on the film “From the Rough”, a sports drama based on Catana Starks, the first woman to ever coach a college men’s golf team. He was also cast in the thriller “No Good Deed” starring Idris Elba, which was a box office success, but received a negative critical reception.

In 2014, Henry’s popularity rose further when he was initially given a recurring role in the first few seasons – later upgraded to a series regular – in the television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” – standing for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division – a show based on the Marvel Comics organization of the same name. The series shares a continuity with the Marvel films, and revolves around the character Phil Coulson with Clark Gregg reprising his role from the film series. While the show got high ratings but mixed reviews during its first seasons, reviews eventually improved while ratings dropped, actually leading to a more consistently positive output. Several episodes of the show crossed over with other films or television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Simmons has been married to actress Sophina Brown in 2010. The two worked together in the series “Shark”, though Sophina is best known for her role in the CBS series “Numb3rs” which she played the character Nikki Betancourt from 2008 to 2010. Simmons’ twin sister also works in the entertainment industry mainly as a casting director; she worked on the television series “New York Undercover” handling extras casting for many of its episodes.

The Wealth of Henry Simmons

How rich is Henry Simmons? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also appeared in numerous films throughout his career now stretching over 20 years, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

General Info

Full NameHenry Simmons
Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1970
Height1.93 m
EducationFranklin Pierce University


SpouseSophina Brown
ParentsHenry Simmons Sr., Aurelia Simmons
SiblingsHeather M. Simmons


MoviesNo Good Deed, Madea's Family Reunion, World's Greatest Dad, Are We There Yet?, From the Rough, Taxi, Above the Rim, A Gentleman's Game, South of Pico, The Insurgents, Something New, Georgia O'Keeffe, On the QT, Let It Snow, Spartacus, Superman vs. The Elite, Synapse, 13 Bourbon St., Phenom
TV ShowsRavenswood, Man Up!, Shark, NYPD Blue, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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1Has a twin sister, Heather M. Simmons, who works as a casting director.
2He graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH in 1992, with a degree in business.




Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2014-2017TV SeriesAlphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
Two Bellmen2015ShortIvan
Synapse2015Agent 805
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesShakir Wilkins
No Good Deed2014/IJeffrey
Reckless2014TV SeriesDr. Charles Briggs
Transparent2014TV SeriesDerek
Ravenswood2013-2014TV SeriesSimon Beaumont
Saint Francis2014TV MoviePeter
From the Rough2013Kendrick Paulsen Jr.
Whisper of Fear2013TV MovieCliff Wagner
Second Generation Wayans2013TV SeriesBaron The Truth Fouse / Baron 'The Truth' Fouse
Bones2013TV SeriesTom Molnor
Coogan Auto2013TV SeriesLouis
Superman vs. The Elite2012VideoEfrain (voice)
Common Law2012TV SeriesMorgan Watkins
Man Up2011-2012TV SeriesGrant
Let's Stay Together2011TV SeriesMike
Raising the Bar2009TV Series
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesAndrew Ballard
Georgia O'Keeffe2009TV MovieJean Toomer
The Cleaner2009TV SeriesBobby Carmichael
World's Greatest Dad2009/IMike Lane
Shark2006-2008TV SeriesIsaac Wright
South of Pico2007Dr. Walter Chambers
The Insurgents2006Marcus
Pepper Dennis2006TV SeriesCurtis Wilson
Madea's Family Reunion2006Issac
Something New2006/IKyle
NYPD Blue2000-2005TV SeriesDet. Baldwin Jones
Lackawanna Blues2005TV MovieJesse
Are We There Yet?2005Carl
Spartacus2004TV MovieDraba
A Gentleman's Game2002Walter Kane
On the Q.T.1999Peter
Let It Snow1999Mitch Jennings
Another World1999TV SeriesTyrone Montgomery
13 Bourbon St.1997
New York Undercover1994-1995TV SeriesTrapp / Jackson
The Cosby Mysteries1994TV SeriesKevin Lewis
Above the Rim1994Starnes (as Henry Simmons II)
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesJohnny


Two Bellmen2015Short consulting producer


Road Trippin': The Making of 'Are We There Yet?'2005Video documentary short special thanks
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks


Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryActor, NYPD Blue
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHimself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Spéciale New York Police Blues2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
My VH1 Music Awards2001TV SpecialPresenter
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Stars & Music2011Himself
14th Annual PRISM Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHimself
12th Annual Prism Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
11th Annual Prism Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Fashion Rocks2005TV MovieHimself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Road Trippin': The Making of 'Are We There Yet?'2005Video documentary shortHimself - 'Carl'
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Det. Baldwin Jones
Just the Facts2004TV Movie documentaryActor
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

The 16th Annual Soap Opera Awards2000TV SpecialTyrone Montgomery


Won Awards

2007Grand Jury PrizeAmerican Black Film FestivalBest ActorSouth of Pico (2007)

Nominated Awards

2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortSuperman vs. The Elite (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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