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Jaime Pressly

Jaime Elizabeth Pressly (born July 30, 1977) 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 Joe Dirt, DOA: Dead or Alive and I Love You, Man. Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina, the daughter of Brenda Sue (née Smith), a dance instructor, and James Liston Pressly, a car salesman. She has two siblings: sister Jessica and brother James Liston Pressly, Jr. She spent 11 years studying gymnastics and dancing. Pressly attended Costa Mesa High School in California, where her mother had moved while her parents were going through a divorce. By age 14, she was the spokeswoman for her modeling agency "International Cover Model Search" and had begun to gain recognition for her modeling in the USA, as well as in Italy and Japan. Pressly subsequently sought and succeeded in having herself legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15 so she could take up a modeling job in Japan; neither of her parents could make the trip, so she had to be emancipated to

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Jaime Pressly -- Estella Warren Messed With the Wrong Posse!

Jaime Pressly
Estella Warren Messed With the Wrong Posse!

Jaime Pressly says Estella Warren's purse-snatching episode was NO accident, and she's warning the actress to never do it again ... OR ELSE. Jaime was out in L.A. Tuesday and unloaded about her… READ MORE >

Jaime Pressly -- No Jail Time After Major DUI Bust

Jaime Pressly
No Jail Time After Major DUI Bust

Jaime Pressly won't get any jail time for her recent DUI arrest -- when she registered a blood alcohol level of nearly THREE TIMES the legal limit -- because she just struck a sweet deal with… READ MORE >

- 1052 days ago
Jaime Pressly -- Not Biting on Shark Week

Jaime Pressly
NOT BITING ON SHARK WEEK

Jaime Pressly ain't the least bit impressed by the greatest week of shark-related television programming -- aka Shark Week -- but what about an even DEADLIER topic?Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 1074 days ago
Jaime Pressly Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Jaime Pressly Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Jaime Pressly doesn't think prosecutors can prove she was driving drunk on the night she was arrested for DUI -- and moments ago, the actress pled "not guilty" to the charges in an L.A. County… READ MORE >

- 1254 days ago
Jaime Pressly -- What, Me Worry??

Jaime Pressly -- What, Me Worry??

The same day she was charged with two counts of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of 0.20% or higher, Jaime Pressly was spotted looking like she didn't have a care in the… READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
Jaime Pressly Charged with DUI

Jaime Pressly Charged with DUI

Jaime Pressly was just charged with driving under the influence ... TMZ has learned.Pressly ... who registered a blood alcohol level of .22 -- nearly three times the legal limit -- was charged… READ MORE >

- 1257 days ago
Jaime Pressly Gets Framed Post DUI

Jaime Pressly Gets Framed Post DUI

For the first time since being arrested for blowing a DUI three times the legal limit last week, "My Name Is Earl" star Jaime Pressly was spotted leaving a frame shop in L.A. on Monday.Thankfully,… READ MORE >

- 1278 days ago
Jaime Pressly -- Wasted before DUI Arrest

Jaime Pressly -- Wasted before DUI Arrest

Jaime Pressly blew a .22 the night she was arrested for DUI, TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources tell us ... Jaime blew the .22 in the field. That's nearly 3 times the legal limit of .08.As… READ MORE >

- 1278 days ago
Jaime Pressly -- The DUI Mug Shot

Jaime Pressly
The DUI Mug Shot

Jaime Pressly posed for a picture she surely didn't want early this AM -- her mug shot after being busted for DUI.TMZ broke the story ... Jaime was arrested late last night after a traffic stop in… READ MORE >

- 1283 days ago
Jaime Pressly Busted for DUI

Jaime Pressly
Busted for DUI

Jaime Pressly was arrested late Wednesday night for suspicion of driving under the influence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.The "My Name Is Earl" star was driving in Santa Monica at around… READ MORE >

- 1283 days ago

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