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Shawnee Simms Life Insights, Love Story, Profession, & More

Shawnee Simms is the wife of a retired American professional basketball player, Jim Jackson. She came to fame after marrying him. So, read further to get to know about her life, love story, profession and more.

Early Life

Shawnee Simms was born in the United States of America. She is of African-American descent. She is widely recognized as the wife of the famous former basketball player, Jim Jackson. She keeps her personal life private. So, we don’t have any information regarding her parents’ details, date of birth or other things.


She has also kept her educational details private. She has not revealed anything related to her educational qualifications. However, she is a talented and hard working woman. So, she must be good at her studies as well.

Her Beautiful Love Story

The beautiful Shawnee met her soulmate for the first time in 1996 through their mutual friends. Both fell in love after seeing each other for the first time. They had been dating for a long period of time. Finally, in 2001, the lovebirds got engaged. In 2002, they tied the nuptial knot at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Buckhead, Georgia. They have been tied in a blissful relationship ever since. Many renowned people attended their wedding, including Dikembe Mutombo, Sam Cassell, and Damon Stoudamire.

During their wedding, Jim had already fathered a son named Traevon Jackson by Tamera Winston on December 11, 1992. Moreover, Shawnee gave birth to his son, Zavier Jackson, on June 17, 2018. We often see Jim doting on his son on Instagram. He lovingly calls his son ‘Zavi.’

Everything About Her Husband

Jim Jackson was born on October 14, 1970, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. At Macomber High School, he played as a shooting guard. His full name is James Arthur Jackson, professionally known as Jim Jackson. He played college basketball at Ohio State. He is a former NBA player. He played with 12 different teams during his NBA career. He currently serves as a basketball analyst for Fox Sports, Turner Sports and Los Angeles Clippers on Bally Sports West. In addition to this, he also worked for the Big Ten Network.

He received First Team  All-American honor in 1991 during his college years. Moreover, he earned the UPI player of the year in 1992. He started his career in 1992, and played for the Dallas Mavericks. He also played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2005/06 season.

Her Stepson’s Success

Traevon Jackson is an American professional basketball player following in his father’s footsteps. He played for the Norrkoping Dolphins of the Swedish Basketball League. He played college basketball for Wisconsin. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 109 games.


Shawnee is an event manager. According to some sources available, she works as an entertainment manager.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Whereas, Jim Jackson’s net worth is $15 million. They are living a luxurious life.


Shawnee Simms is the beautiful wife of the great former basketball player, Jim Jackson. Although she is mostly known for being his wife, she works hard in her own career and has her own identity.