Jamie Lynn Marie Spears (born April 4, 1991) professionally known as Jamie Lynn Spears is a renowned American actress and singer.
She is best known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101, where she starred from 2005 to 2008.
Real Facts About Jamie Lynn
- Full Name: Jamie Lynn Marie Spears
- Stage Name: Jamie Lynn Spears
- Born: 4 April 1991
- Age: 31 years old (2022)
- Place of Birth: McComb, Mississippi, United States
- Nationality: American
- Parents: Jamie Spears, Lynne Spears
- Siblings: Britney Spears, Bryan Spears
- Husband: Jamie Watson (m. 2014)
- Boyfriend: Casey Aldridge
- Children: Maddie Briann Aldridge, Ivey Joan Watson
- Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Jamie Lynn Marie Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi, United States, on April 4, 1991, to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, United States.
Bryan Spears and Britney Spears are her older siblings. She went to Parklane Academy in McComb, where she was a cheerleader and basketball point guard.
Jamie Lynn Spears studied with tutors in Los Angeles while filming Zoey 101. She completed her education online and received her GED in February 2008 from the Tangipahoa Parish School System Adult Education Center.
In February 2002, Jamie Lynn Spears made her acting debut in the drama film Crossroads, which was made by Paramount Pictures and starred her sister as the main character, Lucy Wagner. Her character was younger than the one played by Spears in a cameo.
After Crossroads, Nickelodeon hired her as a regular on the sketch comedy show All That for its eighth season. After a two-year break, the season came back. She played different characters during the two seasons she was on the show.
Critics liked her performance, and many of them said she had great comedic timing and was a highlight of the show. Jamie Lynn Spears didn’t come back for the tenth and last season of the show because she wanted to try out for other roles on the network. In September 2002, she was a guest at the Stars, Stripes, and Skates gala at Madison Square Garden.
Jamie Lynn Spears signed a development deal with Nickelodeon in August 2004. The deal said that she would be the main character in her scripted TV show that would air on the network. Zoey 101 became the show’s name, and Jamie Lynn Spears played the part of Zoey Brooks. Zoey and her friends go to a made-up boarding school called Pacific Coast Academy, where the series is set (PCA).
The theme song for the show was called Follow Me, written by Jamie Lynn Spears‘ sister Britney Spears. The first episode of the series, which was shot at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, United States, on January 9, 2005, was the network’s highest-rated series premiere in more than eight years. His performance earned her a Young Artist Award and a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
In 2011, Jamie Lynn Spears moved to Nashville with her daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge and started working on a country music album with several local music producers. On November 7, 2011, she performed a set of her songs at a small show at the Rutledge in Nashville. On November 25, 2013, Jamie Lynn Spears published How Could I Want More, the first single from her upcoming first album.
For the week ending December 7, 2013, the song debuted at number 29 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and number 8 on the Country Digital Songs chart. Kevin Rutherford of Billboard said that her performance was “sweet and innocent” but still powerful, and he said that the song would fit right in on country radio.
- All That
- A Weekend With…
- Zoey 101
- Just Jordan
- Miss Guided
- I Am Britney Jean
- When The Lights Go Out
- The Talk
- What Did Zoey Say?
- Double Dare
- Sweet Magnolias
- Britney & Kevin: Chaotic
- The Goldilock & The 3 Bears Show
- How Could I Want More
- Follow Me