Jaime Pressly

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Jaime Pressly

Born

7/30/1977, Kinston, North Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Jaime Elizabeth Pressly

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Jamie Pressly
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9.0
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User Rating
234 votes

Biography

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Model and actress Jaime Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina, the daughter of Brenda Sue, a dance instructor, and James Liston Pressly, Sr. She has two siblings, a sister, Jessica, and a brother, James Liston Jr.

Jaime is best know for her role as Joy Turner in NBC's…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jaime appear in the cover of Teen Magazine at the age of 14.

    • Jaime studied at Costa Mesa High School in California.

    • Jaime's parents are James Liston Pressly, a car salesman and Brenda Sue, a dance instructor.

    • In 2002, Jaime was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in category of Film - Choice Breakout Performance, Actress for a role in the movie Not Another Teen Movie (2001).

    • In 2002, Jaime was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in category of Film - Choice Breakout Performance, Actress for a role in the movie Not Another Teen Movie (2001).

    • In 2002, Jaime was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in category of Film - Choice Breakout Performance, Actress for a role in the movie Not Another Teen Movie (2001).

    • In 2006 and 2007, Jaime was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in category of Choice TV Actress: Comedy for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

    • In 2006, Jaime, as part of the cast of the TV series MY Name Is Earl, was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

    • In 2007, Jaime was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

    • In 2007, Jaime was nominated for a Satellite Award in category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

    • In 2007, Jaime won a Golden Nymph by the Monte-Carlo TV Festival in category of Outstanding Actress - Comedy Series for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

    • In 2002, Jaime was nominated for a MTV Movie Award in category of Best Line for a role in the movie Not Another Teen Movie (2001).

    • In 2006 and 2007, Jaime was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl. She won in that category in 2007.

    • In 2008, Jaime was nominated for a Golden Globe in category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for a role in the TV series My Name Is Earl.

    • In 2007, Jaime had her first son, Dezi James Calvo, with her ex-fiance Eric Cubiche.

    • Jaime had to deal with the issue of bulimia.

    • In 2006, Jaime was voted #17 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in FHM magazine.

    • Jamie is a good gardener and cook, as well as being a neat-freak.

    • Her nickname is Martha Jr. as she is good at several domestic tasks.

    • In 2002, Jaime was voted #30 in Hot 100 Women list in Maxim Magazine

    • In 2007, Jaime won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series playing Joy Turner on My Name is Earl. That same year she was also nominated, but did not win an Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television playing Joy Turner on My Name is Earl.

    • Jaime was ranked #50 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007. She was also ranked #8 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" in 2002.

    • Jaime has posed nude for Playboy and Allure magazines.

    • Jaime has performed with The Pussycat Dolls.

    • Before starring in Poison Ivy 3 Jaime worked as Drew Barrymore's body double in the original Poison Ivy.

    • Because of her role in the movie Not Another Tenn Movie Jaime was in the Marilyn Manson music video Tainted Love.

    • Jaime was the first person to appear on cover of Stuff magazine more than once.

    • Although having her nude picture appear in several magazines, including Playboy and Allure, Jaime is uncomfortable with love scenes on screen, as she feel that is too intimate.

    • Jaime has one tattoo. It is a blue Leo sign, in her lower back, with Japanese characters that represent Healthy, Strong and Brave.

  • Quotes

    • Jaime: (on learning to be independent) I learned a long time ago that I can't live my life for everybody else. We learn and we grow from our mistakes, and we get older and more mature.

    • Jaime: (on relationships) Relationships teach you what you do and don't want, what you can and can't put up with, what you do and don't deserve.

    • Jaime: (on her separation with her ex-fiancé, after giving birth to her son)

    • Jaime: (on individuality) There's really no rhyme or reason in our generation as to how things are supposed to work. I don't believe in the words supposed to. I believe in everybody having their own path and their own learning experience. To each his own.

    • Jaime: (on the similarities with her My Name is Earl character) We're both strong, and there's something that all Southern women have in common — the survivor instinct.

    • Jaime: (On her favorite event in the Olympics)
      Definitely gymnastics, because I was a gymnast for 11 years. That's my thing. My girlfriend, Betty Okino, was in the 1992 Olympics and won a bronze medal. She's a gymnast. So I'm a huge fan

    • Jamie: Earl is the best job any of us have ever had. From the cast to the writers to the crew, I can honestly say that I'm working with the best of the best and loving every minute of it.

    • Jaime: My friend calls me Martha Junior, because I'm good in the garden, I'm a neat freak and I love cooking.

    • Jaime (about filming the fight scene with Monet Mazur): We had such a great time. It was fun for us girls to get to do a badass fight sequence for once, to see some girls kick some butts.

    • Jaime: I box with my trainer for a workout, like kickboxing. It was fun. The fight stuff came easy to me because I like it.

    • Jaime: Everybody wants to keep the blonde hair and make me up like a Barbie Doll. I can't stand that, you know? I'd rather be in flip-flops and a wife beater with my hair pulled back in a hat, quite frankly.

    • Jaime: I'm doing Happy Family on NBC. I joined the cast, it's a John Larroquette show. That's been the best thing that's ever happened to me. I'm having such an amazing time. There are such amazing people on that show. Christine Baranski, I've been a fan of her for so long. All the other cast members are just such a pleasure to work with.

    • Jaime: It took 45 minutes to get into [my costume] every day and I couldn't do it by myself. I had to have two women help put me in it. It was four hours for me to get ready every day from the tattoos, they airbrushed my hair black every day, the outfit, the piercings, it was about four hours every day.

    • Jaime: There's more to me than my long, blonde hair and my little dancer body.

    • Jaime: My character is so over the top, but it's just funny to me.

    • Jaime: I learned what I can and cannot do, what I do and do not have to do and what I can and cannot say no to. So, I learned a lot of lessons and unfortunately a lot of women get started in the business that way. It's unfortunate but true.

    • Jaime: I've been on my own since I was 15, so I've got that tough girl tomboy. I'm a Leo. People just didn't see me as this sweet, vulnerable, innocent girl. They saw me as the strong, tough whatever who could play the bitch well.

    • Jaime: Bitches are fun to play. They really are.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Jaime Pressly is a talented actress, and a beautiful person.

    9.6
    I think 'My Name is Earl' is one of the best shows on Telivision, but 'Earl' would be nothing without it's wonderful cast. Jaime is in that cast, and she is one of the best parts of the show. She plays the main character's ex-girlfriend, and she plays the part just right. She's a great actress, even though I've heard some people say she was horrible.



    She has a great Southern accent, and she delivers her lines wonderfully. I also saw she's going to be in the new Dead or Alive movie, and I think she'll be perfect for the part.moreless
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