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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 Goes Two-Pieces on Honeymoon

Jaime Pressly Goes Two-Pieces on Honeymoon

Jaime Pressly showed off her rockin' bikini body while on her honeymoon in Mexico on Monday.The 32-year-old mother of one recently married an entertainment lawyer ... and his name is lucky… READ MORE >

Jaime Pressly Flaunts Bikini ... and New Man

Jaime Pressly
Flaunts Bikini ... and New Man

This story has something for everybody -- hot girl in a tiny bikini ... and a hot guy shrouded in mystery.TMZ obtained these scorching hot photos of "My Name is Earl" star Jaime Pressly getting… READ MORE >

- 1944 days ago
Jaime Pressly Hounded by Hounds

Jaime Pressly Hounded by Hounds

Jaime Pressly got cussed out after dissing an autograph seeker outside of a fashion show for her new line, J'aime, last night. // TMZ was outside the show at Boulevard 3 when Jaime made a quick… READ MORE >

- 2532 days ago
Bai Ling for Hire?

Bai Ling
For Hire?

TMZ's favorite wacktress was the impromptu reporter for the site last night, as Bai Ling showed off her journalism skills by interviewing Emmy winner Jaime Pressly. // Unsolicited, Ling decided to… READ MORE >

- 2533 days ago
Jaime Pressly: Get My Name Right!

Jaime Pressly: Get My Name Right!

Feisty "My Name Is Earl" star, Jaime Pressly, was not happy when a photog at Mr Chow accidentally identified her as another star! The agitated blond snapped at the man, saying, "Sorry I'm not… READ MORE >

- 2535 days ago
Jaime Pressly: My Name Is Sit-Ups!

Jaime Pressly:
My Name Is Sit-Ups!

It's been just two months since Jaime Pressly gave birth to her son, Dezi, but the new mom has already shed all her baby weight! Betch! How'd she do that?!Jaime and fiance Eric Cubiche celebrated… READ MORE >

- 2610 days ago
Jamie Pressly -- Waisting Away After Baby

Jamie Pressly -- Waisting Away After Baby

Just one month after popping out baby Dezi James, Jaime Pressly is back on the club scene! Party on, mom! TMZ snapped the quickly slimmed-down mama leaving Les Deux last night, looking pretty… READ MORE >

- 2642 days ago
Paris Talking to Patty Hearst?

Paris Talking to Patty Hearst?

Jail-time advice from one socialite to another? In a segment that will run tomorrow, "The Insider" TV show reports that Paris has been taken under bank-robbing socialite Patty Hearst's wing, and… READ MORE >

- 2688 days ago
My Name Is Dezi

My Name Is Dezi

"My Name Is Earl" star Jaime Pressly has given birth to a boy, Dezi James, in Los Angeles.According to People, Pressly and her fiance, L.A. deejay Eric Cubiche, welcomed their 6 lb. 4 oz. son… READ MORE >

- 2690 days ago
Primed-to-Pop Pressly Still Pimpin'

Primed-to-Pop Pressly Still Pimpin'

Give the girl credit: Jaime Pressly is so pregnant that her child-to-be lives in another zip code, but she still found the mojo to rock the nightlife in Hollywood at Parc. Well, sort… READ MORE >

- 2701 days ago

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