Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Born

5/15/1981, Long Island, New York, USA

Birth Name

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Jamie Lynn DiScala, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
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Biography

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler came to most of us as Meadow Soprano on the mega hit "The Sopranos." Jamie has added much to the show - helping to create the best television series ever created. But it hasn't been easy. She was nearly recast early in the shooting. Jamie was…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jamie collaborated with Romeo Santos in his single You.

    • Jamie appears in the music video of Romeo Santos' single You.

    • Jamie has had experience in the music business as a singer. Her 2001 album, Here to Heaven, was a commercial failure.

    • In 2002, Jamie relase the autobiography Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss, which she one of the co-authors.

    • In 2008, Jamie was nominated, with her Soprano co-star Robert Iler, for a TV Land Award in the category Siblings That Make You Grateful for Your Own Crazy Family.

    • Jamie's father was one of the founders of the Men's Senior Baseball League.

    • In 2000, Jamie won a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Young Actress/Performance in a Drama TV Series for her role in The Sopranos.

    • In 1999, Jamie won a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for her role in The Sopranos.

    • In 2001 and 2002, Jamie was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress for her role in The Sopranos.

    • In the years of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008, The Sopranos cast, of which Jamie was a part, were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. They won this award in the first (2000) and last year (2008).

    • In 2001 and 2002, Jamie was nominated in consecutive years for a ALMA Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Television Series for her role in the TV series The Sopranos.

    • In 2009, Jamie was nominated for a ALMA Award in the category of Actress in Television - Comedy for her role in the TV series Entourage.

    • Jamie has Cuban, Greek, Romanian and Sephardic Jew ancestry.

    • In 20013, Jamie had her first child, Beau Dkystra, with her partner and fiancé, Cutter Dykstra.

    • Jamie was accepted to New York University (NYU), where she wanted to study Psychology.

    • Between October 2002 an February 2003, Jamie had a role in Disney's Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, in the main role of Belle.

    • Jamie first acting experience, while still young age, were at a New York regional theater company, where she did productions like Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, The Wiz and Gypsy.

    • Jamie-Lynn is ranked #24 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".

    • She won the 2008 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, along with her Sopranos castmates. The win was their second, but first since 2000.

    • Jamie-Lynn was ranked #59 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List.

    • Jamie is the official spokesperson of the San Diego nightclub called Sidebar.

    • When Jamie was in seventh grade, she has got her first professional role in the musical version of It's A Wonderful Life. She was playing Young Mary/Janey.

    • Jamie's parents are Steve and Connie Sigler. Jamie has two older brothers named Adam and Brian.

    • Carly Simon was a guest in Jamie's wedding with A.J. Discala. She sang three of her hits.

    • Jamie is often nicknamed J-Lynn.

    • Jamie is 5'3" (1,60 m) tall. She has black hair and brown eyes.

    • Jamie speaks and sings fluent Spanish, a language she has learned from her grandmother, who didn't speak English.

    • Jamie has written the autobiography book Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss, along with the author Sheryl Berk.

    • Jamie is the spokesperson of the National Eating Disorders Association. She has battled an eating disorder while starring in The Sopranos (1999).

    • Jamie's taste in fashion varies from Long Island and Manhattan haunts, to Armani, Valentino and Versace.

    • Jamie buys and wears cloths from Filth Mart, a store owned by Drea De Matteo, Jamie's co-star on The Sopranos.

    • Jamie started dance school when she was only 4 years old, and began taking singing and acting lessons from the age of 7.

    • Jamie is planning on completing her Psychology degree in order to become a therapist specializing in disabled children.

    • In September 2005, Sigler announced that she and her husband, whom she married on July 11, 2003, have separated. They were divorced in 2006.

    • MTV premiered the video for her song "Cry Baby" on 'Total Request Live'.

    • Jamie-Lynn considers herself to be mostly Greek, speaking the language and bearing close physical resemblance to her Greek mother.

    • Jamie's mother is Cuban. Jamie's father is American-Jewish, his parents are Greek's Sephardic Jewish (his mother) and Romania's Ashkenazi Jewish (his father).

    • Jamie-Lynn has appeared in several off-Broadway productions including Annie and Anne Frank.

    • She sang "Oh Canada" and "The Star Spangled Banner" before Game Six of the first round of the NHL playoffs in 2002 (Islanders vs. Maple Leafs).

    • Sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inaugural game at CMGI Field in Foxboro, MA on 11 May 2002.

    • Jamie breakout part was in the show The Sopranos, but initially HBO considered changing her for a blonde actress, after filming the first four episodes. However, because of cost, HBO decided not to make the change.

    • She appeared in an episode of Oprah where she discussed how she almost became anorexic after her boyfriend broke up with her.

    • Jamie was accepted to NYU in mid-1999, in order to major in psychology. However, she took a leave of absence in November, to concentrate in her career.

    • Jamie has graduated from the Jericho Senior High School in Jericho, NY, in June 1999. She was voted Class Thespian.

    • Jamie's Awards list:

      1999, YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series (for The Sopranos).

      2000, YoungStar Award for Best Young Actress/Performance in a Drama TV Series (for The Sopranos).

      2000, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos, shared with cast).

    • Jamie decided to sign a record contract after her Sopranos character, Meadow, sang the TLC hit No Scrubs.

    • Jamie-Lynn starred in Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fliess.

    • A singer from a young age, her misbelief that The Sopranos would be about a family of singers caused her to audition.

    • Jamie appeared in Mariah Carey's video-clip for the song Through the Rain.

  • Quotes

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on the fact that, although her role in The Sopranos being Italian, she isn't) I have no Italian in me. I'm Cuban, Greek, Romanian and Sephardic Jew, so I couldn't get further from Italian. But I guess I've been adopted into that family, too.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on adopting the last name of her ex-husband Discala) I never thought I'd do otherwise, even before I met A.J. I'm traditional that way. Once we have children, I'd love for them to have the same name as their mom.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on ex-husband A.J. Discala) I began trusting this man with my career and now I trust him with my life.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on Israel, after a visit to it) One of the most beautiful, inspiring places I've ever been to.

    • Jamie-Lynn: The first time I read a script, I always read it as an audience as opposed to looking at it for a role right away. And then, I mean, I'm still inexperienced at all of this, so I'm still figuring it out, but I've noticed that projects that I respond to, I get a certain feeling. As I'm rereading it, and focusing on this character, if I'm really responding to it, I can almost envision myself doing it. And there's many times when I just can't and I know I'm not right for it.

    • Jamie-Lynn: I have a major crush on Steve Carell. Hysterical. He could read me the phone book and I would laugh.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on being single again) To come from where you thought your life was set - that this is who you're going to be with, that you're going to start having children with him very shortly - for it all of a sudden to kind of all not be there, it's scary.

    • Jamie-Lynn: The director of The Sopranos told me that, if I wouldn't gain weight, i would lose my job. I didn't look like the girl who ate pasta all day.
      This was an extra stimulation to fight my eating problems.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (About her eating problem) I had a tough time as a teenager. My body changed, I was very busy with school and then, above all, my boyfriend broke up with me. I felt like I had lost control over everything... the only thing that I COULD control, was my eating pattern.

    • Jamie-Lynn: (on her role in The Sopranos) Of all characters in The Sopranos, Meadow, as the serious student, stands the furthest away from the mafia world... she is actually the complete opposite of her family. She's aware of this difficult situation, but she accepts everything as it goes.

    • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: I became a spokeswoman for eating disorders. I would say about three or four months after I actually came out about it. It is a tough thing to talk about it, but it is actually therapeutic for me. I know it is something that touches almost every girl, and men, too.

    • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: I think it's important for a relationship--mine in particular--that you have your own life before you have one together.

    • Jamie-Lynn Sigler: I'm half-Cuban - my mother was born in Cuba and came here as a teenager - so it's got a lot of Latin influence to it. It's pretty poppish. It's kind of more on the J-Lo side of things.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • She hasn't really show much in the way of acting, but she has the look to be a big star.

    6.0
    Pretty actress, but hasn’t done much. Right now, she seems to really be taking her career more seriously. “The Sopranos” isn’t noted for it’s quality acting and her character of Meadow Soprano really isn’t showing much acting. Meadow is a spoiled brat who knows her Dad’s a mafia boss and like Carmela doesn’t care as long as she’s getting what she wants. She’s not even in the show much anymore, except for a side-story about her boyfriend. Anyways, she hasn’t really shown me much, but it looks like she’s doing more movies and other characters which is the way to go. She came clean about her anorexia and eating disorders which I think has made her stronger. She really needs to challenge herself as an actress before she really is taken seriously as a great actress because she’s not there yet.moreless
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