Simon Rex

Simon Rex Cutright, also known as Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, rapper, comedian, former pornographic actor and former model.

Date of birth

He was born on 20 July 1974.


Rex was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in Alameda, the son of Zoe, an environmental consultant, and Paul, a relationship coach. He is Jewish. Rex was an only child who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rex's father was a breath-work coach in the tradition of alternative psychologist Stanislov Grof who walked out on him when he was little. In his late 40s, Rex reconnected with his father. They shared a "psychedelic experience" during which Rex learned his grandfather was a "spiritual leader" who was "not always the most faithful member of his flock."


Details regarding his education are not yet available.

Love life

Tabloids speculated that he had dated Paris Hilton but he insisted they were just "friends that held hands."

Net worth

Not yet established.


In 1993, aged 19, Rex responded to an advertisement in a Los Angeles magazine and agreed to be photographed nude for photographer Brad Posey and his Club 1821 studio.

The following year, under the alias "Sebastian", he appeared in solo masturbation scenes for three Club 1821 pornographic films: Young, Hard & Solo #2, Young, Hard & Solo #3, and Hot Sessions III. Archive footage was used in the 2000 films Hot Sessions 11 and Hot Sessions 12. He says he took the job to pay for rent and food for his girlfriend's 2 year old son. One day, while driving her to castings and watching the child a casting director spotted Rex in the waiting room and the next day he was on a flight to Milan.

In 1994 Rex went on a modeling tour for Tommy Hilfiger, before going on to appear in mainstream modeling gigs for Calvin Klein Inc, Versace, and Levi’s.

In 1995, MTV hired Rex to work as a VJ and kept him on the air for over two years.

In 1999, he was cast in the comedy-drama television series Jack & Jill, which aired on The WB channel for two seasons. He appeared as Eli in the TV show Felicity and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland.

Starting in 2002, Rex starred with Amanda Bynes in the sitcom What I Like About You. In 2006, he appeared on the Lifetime primetime telenovela Monarch Cove, which ran for fourteen episodes.

From television into film, Rex has held the lead role in feature films including Scary Movie 3, 4, & 5, Hotel California, Karate Dog, King of the Avenue, and Superhero Movie.

Rex starred alongside comedian Nick Swardson in the Comedy Central show, Typical Rick, which ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2017.

Rex entered the music industry in 2005 as a rap artist after becoming friends with and discovering Mickey Avalon. Rex adopted his alter ego Dirt Nasty and formed the rap group Dyslexic Speedreaders with Avalon & Andre Legacy.

Rex both produced and was featured on the group’s hit song "My Dick". Again the group paired with Lil Jon to create the song "What Do You Say" which was featured in 2009’s blockbuster comedy film, The Hangover.

Rex was an investor in the New York City nightclub The Plumm with partners Noel Ashman, Samantha Ronson, Chris Noth, and others. It opened in 2006 and closed in 2009.

In 2007, Dirt Nasty released his self-titled debut album which included the songs 1980, Cracker Ass Fantastic & Dropping Names. His second album, 2011's Nasty as I Wanna Be, featured Ke$ha, LMFAO, Too Short, and Warren G.

Rex has released a few other musical projects under his Dirt Nasty alias including his third album Palatial and the supergroup Three Loco which features Andy Milonakis and Riff Raff. As Three Loco, the group teamed up with producer Diplo and released the group’s eight-song EP on Diplo’s Mad Decent label.

In Red Rocket (2021), Rex plays the lead in the comedy-drama as a washed-up ex-porn star who returns to his hometown where they are not exactly happy to see him. On October 23, 2020, The Florida Project director Sean Baker called Rex, whom he had never met, and convinced him to send an audition tape via iPhone with only five minutes to prepare. Rex then drove to Galveston, Texas without telling his agent to avoid having to quarantine after a flight with filming set to begin three days later. The film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and Rex has received rave reviews.

In October 2021, as a result of the success of Red Rocket, Rex signed with the management firm Range Media Partners. His other recent projects are Down Low with Zachary Quinto and then Mack & Rita opposite Diane Keaton.

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Simon Rex
First Name Simon
Surname Rex
Born 20th July, 1974
Home City San Francisco, California, U.S.
Current City