Jamie-Lynn Sigler life and biography

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler biography

Date of birth : 1981-05-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Queens, New York City, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-31
Credited as : Actress, singer, The Sopranos

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO television series The Sopranos.

Sigler was born in Queens, New York City to Steve and Connie Sigler. Her father is a Sephardic Jew, the son of immigrants from Greece and Romania, and her mother is a Cuban-born convert to Judaism. Sigler grew up on Long Island in Jericho, New York, and began acting and singing at age 7. She attended Jericho High School. Sigler also attended the Cultural Arts Playhouse where she played many leads.

Beyond her theatrical appearances, she currently stars as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series "The Sopranos" (1999). For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for "The Sopranos" (1999) Best Ensemble Cast.

Jamie has also starred as former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in the USA Network's two-hour original movie Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004) (TV). She recently completed her first feature film, Extreme Dating (2005), and starred in the music video for Mariah Carey's single, "Through the Rain."

Jamie, who battled an eating disorder in the late 1990s while starring on "The Sopranos" (1999), is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org). In 2002, she published her revealing autobiography, "Wise Girl" (Pocket Books) to rave reviews. A few years ago, she was paralyzed from the waist down for several days with Lyme Disease. Her recovery has given her a fresh outlook on her work and her life.

Jamie is originally from Jericho (Long Island, New York) and currently resides in New York City. She married her manager, A.J. Discala, in July of 2003. However, that marriage has since ended.

Filmography:

2008: How I Met Your Mother; Saturday Night Live;
2008-2009: Entourage
2009 : Ugly Betty

Discography:

Here to Heaven (2001)
Eagle Song cast recording

Awards and nominations:

Screen Actors Guild Award:
2000: Won, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" - The Sopranos

YoungStar Award:
1999: Won, "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series" - The Sopranos
2000: Won, "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series" - The Sopranos

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