JAMIE LYNN SPEARS
Born: April 4, 1991 Height: 5' 5" Measurements: 34-25-35
Jamie Lynn Spears is an American actress, singer and songwriter. The younger sister of recording artist Britney Spears
, she is known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101
, on which she starred from 2005 to 2008.
Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi to James and Lynne Spears. She has two siblings, Bryan and Britney Spears. She attended Parklane Academy, where she was a cheerleader and point guard of the basketball team. She finished her education via online correspondence and received her GED in February 2008 through Tangipahoa Parish School System Adult Education Center.
In February 2002, Spears made her acting debut in the Paramount Pictures drama film Crossroads
which starred her sister. Spears made a cameo, playing the younger version of Britney's character. Following Crossroads
, Nickelodeon cast Spears as a regular performer in the eighth season of the sketch comedy series All That
. Spears portrayed various roles through the two seasons she appeared in as well as herself. Spears's performance received positive reviews from critics with many complimenting her comedic timing and being a highlight of the show. Spears did not return for the series' tenth and final season to pursue other roles on the network.
In 2005, Spears signed to star in her own Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101
. Spears portrayed Zoey Brooks and centered on Zoey and her friends who attend a fictional boarding school, Pacific Coast Academy (PCA). Spears recorded the series theme song, "Follow Me", which was written by Britney Spears. The series became the network's highest rated series premiere in over eight years. Spears won a Young Artist Award and a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Nickelodeon announced the fourth season would be the series' last season. The series finale, "PCA Confidential", aired on May 2, 2008.
Spears became the subject of significant media attention and controversy in 2007, when she announced she was pregnant at age 16, effectively sending her career into hiatus. In 2013, Spears launched a career in country music. She released her debut single, "How Could I Want More", along with her debut EP, The Journey
. She began a relationship with Jamie Watson, a businessman who owns communications service Advanced Media Partners. After two years of off and on dating, they married in New Orleans.
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