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Jamie Lynn Spears

Actor / Singer

Born: 4 April 1991
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi
Best known as:

The younger sister of Britney Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears is the younger sister of pop star Britney Spears and the former star of the Nickelodeon television comedy Zoey 101. Jamie Lynn Spears grew up in Louisiana and started her professional career tagging along with her sister on commercial shoots and performances. In the 2002 movie Crossroads, Jamie Lynn played the younger version of Britney's character, Lucy. Her "rising star" status led to a job as a regular cast member on Nickelodeon's All That, the comedy sketch show that made Amanda Bynes a star. Then Jamie Lynn was tapped to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, Zoey 101. The kids-in-private-school sitcom ran from 2005-08, and its success -- along with the connection to her famous sister -- helped make Jamie Lynn a favorite of pre-teen viewers. Also a singer, shr recorded a remake of the hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (2003) and sang the theme song for Zoey 101, "Follow Me," which was written by Britney Spears. In 2007, Jamie Lynn Spears startled fans by announcing that she was pregnant with a child by her boyfriend, Casey Aldridge. Their daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, was born on 19 June 2008, when Spears was 17 years old. In 2010, Spears moved to Nashville and announced that she would pursue a country music career.

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Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge announced their engagement in March of 2008, but the pair never married and they later broke up. In March of 2013 she announced her engagement to businessman Jamie Watson.  Spears was 21 at the time, Watson 30.  He is no relation to American soccer player Jamie Watson. 

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