Jaime Pressly

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Jaime Pressly

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Jaime Pressly
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Pressly at the Slim-Fast Fashion Show in January 2008
Born Jaime Elizabeth Pressly
(1977-07-30) July 30, 1977 (age 39)
Kinston, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Simran Singh (m. 2009–11)
Children 1

Jaime Elizabeth Pressly[1] (born July 30, 1977)[2] is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards (winning one) as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in films such as Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997), Joe Dirt (2001), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), and I Love You, Man (2009).

She is currently in the cast of the CBS sitcom, Mom.

Early life[edit]

Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina,[2] the daughter of Brenda Sue (née Smith), a dance instructor, and James Liston Pressly, a car salesman.[3] In 1992, she moved with her family to Costa Mesa, California, where she spent the first semester of her high school sophomore year.[4]

Career[edit]

By age 14, she had appeared on her first cover (Teen Magazine)[citation needed] and had become the official spokesmodel for the International Cover Model Search.[citation needed] At 15, she left school and went to Japan on a modeling contract.[4] She succeeded in having herself legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15 so she could travel to Japan, as neither of her parents could make the trip.[4]

She appeared in The Smith’s video How Soon is Now.

Pressly at the 2009 premiere of I Love You, Man

Pressly starred as “Violet” in the 1997 film Poison Ivy: The New Seduction. In 1998 she starred as “Nikki” on the short-lived TV series Push, and also played a recurring role as the undead assassin Mika in the TV action series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. From 1999-2001, she played “Audrey” on the drama series Jack and Jill. Pressly starred in the independent film Poor White Trash, playing scheming gold-digger Sandy Lake. She subsequently appeared in a number of films, including Not Another Teen Movie (playing Priscilla, a 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. 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 later became a full sleepwear and ready-to-wear line. In 2006, Maxim magazine named her #34 on its annual list;[5] she is also featured in its gallery.[6] Pressly posed nude for the March 1998 and February 2004 issues of Playboy. She also appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure.[7]

Pressly guest-starred in episodes of several TV shows. In an episode of the WB series Charmed, she played Mylie, a mermaid trying to find love; (Alyssa Milano, who played Phoebe, later guest-starred on My Name is Earl.[8]) Other series on which she made guest appearances were The Twilight Zone, Fastlane, Las Vegas, Becker, Night Man, Silk Stalkings, and others. She appeared in an episode of the prank series Punk’d.[9]

In 2005, Pressly was cast in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, as Joy Turner. In 2007, she won an Emmy Award[10] for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show.[11]

Pressly sang “Fever” in an appearance with the band The Pussycat Dolls.[12] She has appeared in a number of music videos, including “The Space Between” by Dave Matthews Band, “Girls of Summer” by Aerosmith, and the Marilyn Manson cover of “Tainted Love“. On May 31, 2006, she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors.[citation needed]

Pressly was a producer, as well as a star, in the 2005 movie Death to the Supermodels. She hosted the October 7, 2006, episode of Saturday Night Live. She guest-starred on an episode of MADtv (season 11), playing Hillary Clinton in a parody of My Name Is Earl, “My Name Is Dubya”, in which George W. Bush (Frank Caliendo) makes a list of all the bad things he has done in the past and rectifies them one by one.[citation needed]

Pressly with Jon Favreau and film critics Robert McCurdy and Cole Dabney at SXSW in 2009

On December 3, 2009, it was announced that she would guest-star on an upcoming episode (series 4, episode 10) of the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement. She would play a possible surrogate mother for Jeff and Audrey (Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price).[13] She reprised her role in the fifth-season premiere (series 5, episode 1). She appeared in the Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, which aired from November 30, 2011 to March 20, 2012. In July 2012, Pressly starred in Jimbo Lee’s Abby in the Summer.[14]

In 2013, TV Land announced that Pressly was cast in the lead role for Jennifer Falls as Jennifer Doyle, a mother of a teenaged daughter, who must move in with Doyle’s mother after being fired from a high-paying job. Doyle becomes a waitress in her brother’s bar.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Pressly met DJ Eric Calvo (DJ Eric Cubeechee) in 1996, and started dating in 2004. After Pressly became pregnant, the two were engaged in October 2006. Pressly gave birth on May 11, 2007, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to their child, Dezi James Calvo.[16] In a February 2007 interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Pressly said she wanted the child to be bilingual (English/Spanish) to reflect Calvo’s Cuban heritage. Pressly told People that Dezi’s name is part of a running joke, as Calvo would do a Desi Arnaz impersonation, calling Pressly “Luuucy” when he came home each night.[17] In November 2008, the couple announced their separation.[18]

Nine months later, in July 2009, Pressly announced her engagement to entertainment lawyer Simran Singh.[19] They wed on September 26, 2009, at the Dick Clark estate, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.[20] On January 21, 2011, Pressly filed for divorce from Singh, citing irreconcilable differences.[21][22]

On January 5, 2011, two weeks before filing for divorce, Pressly was arrested in Santa Monica, California for suspicion of driving under the influence.[23] She eventually pleaded no contest and received three years of informal probation.[24][25]

Pressly said in a 2006 interview with Esquire 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.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Mercenary Pre-teen American Girl
1997 Poison Ivy: The New Seduction Violet
1997 The Journey: Absolution Allison
1997 Against the Law Sally
1998 Can’t Hardly Wait Beth Credited as “Jamie Pressly”
1998 Ringmaster Angel Zorzak
1999 Inferno Dottie Matthews
2000 100 Girls Cynthia
2000 Poor White Trash Sandy Lake
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Priscilla Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Line (“Oh, it’s already been broughten!”)
2001 Ticker Claire Manning
2001 Joe Dirt Jill
2001 Tomcats Tricia
2002 Demon Island Tina
2004 Torque China
2005 Death to the Supermodels Tiffany Courtney Producer
2006 Bachelor Party Vegas Herself
2007 DOA: Dead or Alive Tina Armstrong
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Mrs. Quilligan Voice
2009 I Love You, Man Denise McLean
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Kate White
2010 6 Month Rule Claire
2012 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Lola Sombrero
2014 Finders Keepers Alyson Simon
2014 A Haunted House 2 Megan
2014 Making the Rules Abby Executive producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Push Nikki Lang Main cast
1998 Silk Stalkings Kara Delaney Episode: “Teacher’s Pet”
1998 Night Man Yvette Episode: “Double Vision”
1998–99 Mortal Kombat: Conquest Mika 3 episodes
1999–2001 Jack & Jill Audrey Griffin Main cast
2000 Best Actress Karen Kroll TV movie
2001 Going to California Kylie Guartz Episode: “This Year’s Model”
2002 Charmed Mylie Episode: “A Witch’s Tail, Part 1”
2002 The Twilight Zone Cindy Episode: “Sensuous Cindy
2002 The Johnny Chronicles Charlie TV movie
2003 Fastlane Sara Matthews Episode: “Strap On”
2003 Becker Grace Episode: “Sister Spoils the Turkey”
2004 Happy Family Alex 2 episodes
2004 The Karate Dog Ashley Wilkenson TV movie
2004 Even Knievel Linda Bork TV movie
2005 Entourage Herself Episode: “My Maserati Does 185
2005–09 My Name Is Earl Joy Turner Main cast
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
2006 Mad TV Herself Episode: “11.13”
2006 Las Vegas Kerry Kowalski Episode: “Coyote Ugly”
2006 Saturday Night Live Herself/Host Episode: “Jaime Pressly/Corrine Bailey Rae
2009 Rex Jaime TV movie
2010 Rules of Engagement [27] Pam Milton 2 episodes
2010 Smoke Screen Britt Shelley TV movie
2010 Livin’ on a Prayer Steph TV movie
2011–13 Raising Hope Donna 3 episodes
2011–12 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Annie Watson Main cast
2012 Bad Girls Melinda TV movie
2012 The Greatest Footie Ads Ever Deneice TV movie
2013 Two and a Half Men Tammy 2 episodes
2013 Phineas and Ferb Rosie Voice, Episode: “Mind Share”
2013 Melissa & Joey Meredith Episode: “A New Kind of Christmas”[28]
2014 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: “50 Charades of Grey”
2014 RuPaul’s Drag Race Herself (Guest Judge) Episode: “Drag Queens of Comedy”
2014 Hot in Cleveland Kelly Episode: “Surprise!”
2014 Jennifer Falls Jennifer Doyle Main cast
2014–present Mom Jill Kendall Recurring (season 2)
Main cast (season 3–present)

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song
1985 The Smiths How Soon is Now
2001 Dave Matthews Band The Space Between
2002 Aerosmith Girls of Summer
2002 Marilyn Manson Tainted Love
2003 Youngbloodz Lean Low
2010 Jaron Lowenstein Pray for you
2013 Michael Bublé It’s A Beautiful Day

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Saints Row 2 Jessica Voice

Jessica Lowndes

 

Jessica Lowndes

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Jessica Lowndes
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Lowndes in October 2009
Born (1988-11-08) November 8, 1988 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 2005–present
Website jessicalowndes.com
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
Associated acts

Jessica Lowndes (/lndz/; born November 8, 1988)[1] is a Canadian actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on The CW teen drama series 90210.

Early life[edit]

Lowndes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia[1] and attended Pacific Academy in Surrey.[2]

Growing up in Vancouver, Lowndes attended private school, which later she learned was not for her. She knew from an early age that she had a passion for singing and acting.[3] Growing up in a household where her mother was a piano teacher and her father held the teenage record for running across Canada, Lowndes knew accomplishing a goal and making her dreams come true was possible.

While Lowndes, as a young child, was notorious for singing and dancing all the time, she finally earned her first major acting opportunity in high school. Lowndes also produced much of her own music from an early age. During the summer before her senior year, Lowndes worked on a project for Showtime, and instantly knew she wanted to work on-screen one day.[4] While working on this project, Lowndes met people from LA and got representation in the entertainment industry.

After experiencing what it was like to have a real role for a production, Lowndes told her parents that she did not want to go back to high school, and instead wanted to pursue a career in acting in Los Angeles. With encouragement from her parents, Lowndes moved to LA at the age of 16 and began her career.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Lowndes made her acting debut on the 2007 television film Saving Milly as Andrea Kondracke. This was followed by a guest role on an episode of Masters of Horror, she was later cast in a recurring role on the sitcom Alice, I Think. She also made a guest appearance on Kyle XY. Her next film role was a supporting role in the Lifetime movie To Have and to Hold released in 2005, followed by a pilot called Pretty/Handsome in 2007—which did not get picked up.

In 2008, Lowndes appeared in Autopsy and The Haunting of Molly Hartley along with a recurring role in the television drama series Greek as Mandi. Lowndes also landed a recurring role in the series 90210 a spin-off of the ’90s teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 as Adrianna Tate-Duncan. In November 2008, her role was upgraded to series regular.

Lowndes starred in the Canadian horror film Altitude in 2010. BuddyTV ranked her #58 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list.[5] She also starred in The Devil’s Carnival, a short musical film screened on tour which occurred in April 2012.

Lowndes also starred in Lionsgate‘s 2014 action film The Prince alongside Bruce Willis and John Cusack.

In 2015, Lowndes starred in Lifetime‘s dramatic-thriller comedy film A Deadly Adoption alongside Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.

In 2016, Lowndes starred in Hallmark’s A December Bride with Daniel Lissing.

Singing[edit]

She has been playing the piano since she was five and writing music since she was nine years old.[6] Lowndes made her musical debut in the pilot episode of TV series 90210 singing “Mama Who Bore Me” from Spring Awakening in the school’s musical, in the 2009 episode “Woman’s Intuition”. In the 90210 episode “What’s Past is Prologue”, Lowndes sang “Jolene” for a rock band audition. She also sang a few other songs as the lead female vocalist on 90210s “The Glorious Steinem”‘s band. Lowndes also performed One More Time (feat. Diego Boneta) in the 90210 episode “Meet the Parent” (season 2, episode 20, final scene). During season 4 of 90210, her single “Fool” was featured and sung by her character in the episode “Benefit of the Doubt”.[7] In the episode “Bride And Prejudice”, her song “Teardrops Fall” was featured. “I Don’t Want You Anymore” was featured in the episode “Tis Pity”. During season 5, her next single “Snake Charmer” was featured in the episode “Into The Wild” and sung by her in “99 Problems”. In the second-to-last episode, her song “The Last Time” was sung by her character. Just as she finishes, the stage collapses on her, catches on fire and leaving her trapped under rubble.

In March 2009, she released the song Fly Away on Myspace. She was both the writer, singer and lead guitarist in the track.

On September 19, 2009, Lowndes performed God Bless America for a Dodgers game at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.[8]

She was featured on British rapper Ironik‘s single “Falling In Love“—released on October 24, 2010[9][10]—and revealed on OK! TV that she was finishing off her debut EP in the United Kingdom.[11] She described the album as “sexy, pop dance music, like Rihanna and Katy Perry.”[12]

Lowndes later teamed up with music producers James Rendon and Kayden Boche to record a featuring version of French American Idol finalist Jérémy Amelin‘s single “Undone”[13]—which premiered online on May 6, 2011[14] and was released worldwide on May 23, 2011.[15]

On October 11, 2011, CBS Records released her debut single “Fool” on iTunes.[16]

Shortly after, Lowndes released her follow-up single “I Wish I Was Gay”,[17] alongside its official music video directed by Frank E. Flowers, on November 11, 2011.[18]

On January 25, 2012, Lowndes released her debut EP—featuring singles I Wish I Was Gay and Nothing Like This, along with two new songs Stamp of Love and Go Back.[19]

The Devil’s Carnival soundtrack also features a song titled In All My Dreams I Drown performed by Lowndes and released on April 3, 2012.[20]

On May 14, 2012, her single The Other Girl premiered on Complex.com.[21] The single was released on iTunes on May 16, 2012.[22] On February 6, 2013, Lowndes announced that she would release her self-written second EP titled TBT (Throwback Thursday) on March 14, 2013,[23] along with one track off it every Thursdays for four weeks.[24] On February 7, 2013, Aperture Entertainment released Fly Away as the lead single from her EP.[25][26]

On September 9, 2014, Lowndes released her single Silicone in Stereo.[27] The official music video premiered on September 6, 2014—both on YouTube and Vevo. The song peaked at number 35 on Billboard Canada’s Top 50 and number 65 on the US Top 100.

Personal life[edit]

Lowndes was included on People magazine’s list of World’s Most Beautiful People of 2009, along with co-stars from the series 90210.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Autopsy Emily Hosfield
2008 Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley Laurel Miller
2010 Altitude Sara
2012 Garden of Eden Kristin Short film
2012 Devil’s Carnival, TheThe Devil’s Carnival Tamara
2014 Eden Elena
2014 Prince, TheThe Prince Angela
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Suzanne
2016 Abattoir Julia Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Masters of Horror Peggy Episode: “Dance of the Dead
2005 Saving Milly Andrea Kondracke (age 15) Television film
2006 Alice, I Think Becky 2 episodes
2006 To Have and to Hold Lisa Television film
2006 Kyle XY Eve Episode: “Memory Serves
2008 Pretty/Handsome Cassie Booth Unsold FX pilot
2008 Greek Mandi 6 episodes
2008 Chinese Guys Christy Episode: “Reason to Fight”
2008–13 90210 Adrianna Tate-Duncan Main cast: 113 episodes
2009 America’s Next Top Model Herself Episode: “Interview 101
2012 Mother’s Nightmare, AA Mother’s Nightmare Vanessa Redlynn Television film
2014 Young and Hungry Judy Green Episode: “Young & Lesbian”
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Emma Mills Episode: “Kuka’awale (Stakeout)”
2015 Motive London Montgomery Episode: “6 Months Later”
2015 A Deadly Adoption Bridgette Gibson / Joni Mathers Lifetime Television film
2015 Merry Matrimony Brie Traver Hallmark Television film
2016 A December Bride Layla O’Reilly Hallmark Television film

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Nothing Like This (2012)
  • TBT (Throwback Thursday) (2013)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
“Fool” 2011 90210 (soundtrack from the 4th season)
“Nothing Like This” 2012 Nothing Like This
“I Wish I Was Gay”
“The Other Girl”[28] Non album single
“I Don’t Want You Anymore” 90210 (soundtrack from the 4th season)
“Teardrops Fall”
“Snake Charmer” 90210 (soundtrack from the 5th season)
“Fly Away” 2013 TBT (Throwback Thursday)
“Goodbye”
“Break”
“Never Lonely”
“The Last Time” 90210 (soundtrack from the 5th season)
“Silicone in Stereo”[29] 2014 Non album singles
“Deja Vu”[30] 2015
“Underneath The Mask”[31] 2016

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SCO UK
Falling in Love
(Ironik featuring Jessica Lowndes)
2010 40 40
“Undone”
(Jérémy Amelin featuring Jessica Lowndes)
2011 Blaster

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“In All My Dreams I Drown” 2012 Terrance Zdunich The Devil’s Carnival

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2010 Ironik featuring Jessica Lowndes Falling in Love
2011 Herself “I Wish I Was Gay”
2012 Herself “Nothing Like This”
2014 Herself “Silicone In Stereo”
2015 Herself “Deja Vu”

DONSHEA HOPKINS

 

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2017 THE DETOUR (TV SERIES) CHASE

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2014 ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (TV SERIES) MONICA

2011 NURSE JACKIE (TV SERIES) LITTLE GIRL

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