Jamie Lynn Spears

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Jamie Lynn Spears (born April 4, 1991)[1] is an American actress and singer. The younger sister of pop star Britney Spears,[2] she rose to prominence for her appearances on Nickelodeon shows All That and for playing Zoey Brooks on Zoey 101.[3]



Early life and beginnings

Spears was born in a small town, McComb, Mississippi to Jamie and Lynne Spears. She attended Parklane Academy, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the basketball team. She finished her education there via online correspondence[2] and received her GED in February 2008 from Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Louisiana.[4]

Spears made her acting debut in the 2002 Paramount film Crossroads, which starred older sister Britney, in a cameo role as young Lucy Wagner.[5]

Spears then signed on as a regular performer on the Nickelodeon sketch series All That. Her performance was positively received by critics and she stayed on for the last three seasons of the series from 2002 to 2004.

2005–2008: Zoey 101 and pregnancy

She then took the role of the protagonist Zoey Brooks of the Nickelodeon situation comedy series Zoey 101. The series premiered in 2005 and ran four seasons, earning Spears awards from Young Hollywood Award, Young Artist Award and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.[6] Spears also recorded the theme song for the show. Other roles include a cameo as Mandy Ferner in the ABC comedy sitcom series Miss Guided (in the episode "Hot Sub") and the voice of Goldilocks in the straight to DVD film Unstable Fables: Goldilocks & 3 Bears Show.

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