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Birth name: Jaime Lynn Pressly.
Born: July 30, 1977 Kinston, North Carolina, USA.
Jamie Pressly biography (bio):
She currently plays Joy on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl.
Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina to James Liston Pressly and Brenda Sue Smith. She has a sister, Jessie Pressly and a brother, Jim Pressly. Pressly spent 11 years studying gymnastics and dancing.
By the time she was 14, she was already the spokeswoman for her modeling agency, "International Cover Model Search", and she had begun to gain recognition for her modeling in the USA, as well as in Italy and Japan. Pressly attended Costa Mesa High School in California, where her mother had moved while her parents were going through the process of a divorce. Jaime subsequently sought and succeeded to have herself legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15.
One persistent rumor is that Pressly married a man named Brodie Mitchell in 1998. Pressly, who has never married, has stated she has heard of Mitchell but does not know him. Mitchell apparently has made enough claims about being married to Pressly that some sources have reported it as fact.
Pressly dated her Jack and Jill co-star Simon Rex in 2000 and 2001. In a December, 2001 interview with Howard Stern (the same notorious interview in which she said that he looked like he got "slapped [with] a yarmulke"), she claimed that Rex "dumped me on my birthday." She was later linked to Carson Daly.
In October 2006, she became engaged to her boyfriend of a year and a half, DJ Eric Calvo (aka DJ Eric Cubiche), whom she had previously been friends with for 9 years. Jamie gave birth on May 11, 2007 at 7:31am in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to their first child, Dezi James Calvo. Dezi weighed 6 lbs, 4 oz, and was 18 1/2 inches long. In a February 2007 interview on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Pressly said she wants the child to be bilingual (English/Spanish) to reflect Calvo's Cuban heritage. The child is treated to music from Pressly's iPod, played through earphones held to her tummy.
Pressly said in a 2006 interview with Esquire magazine that she almost purchased a ticket for a flight on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but decided not to take the flight because she felt it left too early in the morning. She said she doesn't like to talk about it.
Pressly starred as "Violet" in the 1997 film Poison Ivy: The New Seduction. In 1998 she played a recurring role as the assassin Mika in the TV action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. In 1999, Pressly was cast as the promiscuous dancer "Audrey" on the television show Jack & Jill.
Pressly starred in the independent film Poor White Trash, playing scheming gold-digger Sandy Lake. She subsequently appeared in a number of widely released films, including Not Another Teen Movie (playing Priscilla, a stereotypical high school cheerleader) and Torque, as a crazed motorcycle-riding criminal.
In 2001 she was made the new spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics and its fragrance Lucky You. Pressly has posed nude for the March 1998 and February 2004 issues of Playboy. She has performed with the band The Pussycat Dolls. In 2002, she was ranked #8 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". In 2003, she launched a lingerie line, J'Aime, which has now become a full sleepwear and ready-to-wear line. In 2006, Maxim magazine named her #34 on its annual list; she is also featured in their gallery. She also appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure.
She also appeared in a number of music videos, including Girls of Summer by Aerosmith and a cover of Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson.
In 2006, Pressly was an honorary captain for Minor League Baseball's Carolina League in the California League/Carolina League All-star game in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Her hometown team, the Kinston Indians, is a member of the Carolina League.
On May 31, 2006 she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors.
Pressly currently appears on the hit NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Joy. She has received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. Lately, Pressly plays the role of Tina Armstrong, in the movie based on the popular video game, DOA: Dead or Alive.
She hosted the October 7, 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Corinne Bailey Rae. Prior to this, she guest starred on an episode of MADtv from season eleven, where she played Hillary Clinton in a parody of the NBC sitcom, "My Name Is Earl" called "My Name Is Dubya", where George W. Bush (Frank Caliendo) makes a list of all the bad things he's done in the past and rectifies them one by one (one of which was to lie to Hillary Clinton about his political beliefs so he can have sex with her). She also guest starred in an episode of the WB series Charmed, playing Milley, a mermaid trying to find love.
Jaime Pressley appeared in a Punk'd episode. The prank was about her new modelling agency. The cast members of the show pretended to be agents and told her that her company was being taken under surveillance by law.
Appearances in Playboy Special Editions:
* Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 58 November 1997 , Michael Bisco, pages 56-59.
* Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 62 July 1998 - pages 32-33.
* Playboy's Nudes December 1998 - pages 16-17.
* Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003.