Home   >   Movie Stars   >   P   >   Jaime Pressly

Jaime Pressly

Jaime Pressly's beauty, talent and screen presence has etched her many solid film and television roles, most recently as a star on NBC's My Name is Earl with Jason Lee.

Pressly recently wrapped filming on the independent feature film DOA, in which she co-stars with Devon Aoki and Steve Howey, as well as the independent film Venus & Vegas with Donald Faison, Eddie Rose Thomas, Roselyn Sanchez, Eddie Guerra and Molly Sims.

She recently starred in the cable TV movie, Evel Knievel appearing as Evel's (George Eads) wife. The film tells the real life story of the legendary daredevil and the pain and suffering endured by his wife. Pressly also displayed her athleticism and grace as a strong willed biker girl in Neil Moritz's newest action-thriller film Torque (also starring her fellow Earl star Eddie Steeples). Pressly also made an appearance as a guest star on the comedy Happy Family.

Pressly's extensive dance background and her acting ability were showcased in her most memorable television role as Audrey Griffin, an aspiring Broadway dancer, on the series Jack & Jill. She was last seen on the big screen portraying a bitchy head cheerleader -- and the most popular girl in school - in the satirical comedy film Not Another Teen Movie.

She has enjoyed box-office success in many films, including a starring role as Claire Manning, the female lead in Filmworks' Ticker (opposite Dennis Hopper, Steven Segal, Tom Sizemore and Kevin Gage for director Albert Pyun). She has appeared in The Adventures of Joe Dirt, with David Spade, and alongside Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth and Jake Busey in Revolution Studios' Production Tomcats.

Born in Kinston, North Carolina, Pressly grew up as a tomboy who loved to water-ski and fish. Her mom, a highly accomplished classical dance instructor who trains current and future Joffrey Ballet students, put an early claim on her daughter's innate athleticism by teaching her ballet, tap, and jazz, and pointed her towards gymnastics.

At age 13, Pressly registered with a local modeling agency and began working consistently. She submitted a photo to an international teen-modeling agency and by the age of 14, her face began to appear on the covers of several prestigious teen magazines. Pressly quickly became the spokesperson for her agency, International Cover Model Search, which took her to Tokyo and Milan.

Audiences might also recognize Pressly from her film roles in Jerry Springer's mock-documentary, Ringmaster, the hit teen comedy, Can't Hardly Wait, Poor White Trash, and 100 Girls.

On the small screen, Pressly was seen in the comedic film Best Actress (E! Entertainment Televison's first original movie for television). She also starred as a former gymnast on the series Push from the creators of Party of Five.

Living just outside Los Angeles, Pressly spends her free time with friends who share her love for nature. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, swimming, kickboxing and playing with her two dogs. Pressly continues to dance, as she has for the past 21 years.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Jaime Pressly Facts

Birth Name Jaime Lynn Pressly
Also known asJamie Pressly
OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayJuly 30, 1977 (40)
SignLeo
BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Jaime Pressly compared to you?
Awards2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (for My Name Is Earl)
Social Media TheJaimePressly

Selected Filmography

Not available.