The Info List - Jaime Pressly

Jaime Elizabeth Pressly (born July 30, 1977)[1][2] is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner
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
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
Joe Dirt
(2001), The Oogieloves (2012), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), and I Love You, Man
I Love You, Man
(2009). She is currently in the cast of the CBS sitcom, Mom.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Modeling and early roles 2.2 Film and television

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Music videos 4.4 Video games

5 References 6 External links

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. She was raised in a Christian family. [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] She spent her childhood and early teenage years training as a gymnast, which led her to modeling jobs.[5] Career[edit] Modeling and early roles[edit] At age fourteen, Pressly appeared on her first cover, Teen Magazine,[6] and became the official spokesmodel for the International Cover Model Search.[7] At fifteen, 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 fifteen so she could travel to Japan, as neither of her parents could make the trip.[4] 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. Pressly appeared in a number of films in 2001, including Not Another Teen Movie
Not Another Teen Movie
(playing Priscilla, a high school cheerleader) and Torque, as a crazed, motorcycle-riding criminal; and as a Southern love interest in the comedy Joe Dirt, opposite David Spade.[8] In 2001, she was made the new spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne
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;[9] she is also featured in its gallery.[10] Pressly posed nude for the March 1998 and February 2004 issues of Playboy. She also appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure.[11] Film and television[edit]

Pressly at the 2009 premiere of I Love You, Man

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.[12]) 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.[13] In 2005, Pressly was cast in the NBC
sitcom My Name Is Earl, as Joy Turner. In 2007, she won an Emmy Award[14] for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show.[15] Pressly sang "Fever" in an appearance with the band The Pussycat Dolls.[16] 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
Marilyn Manson
cover of "Tainted Love". On May 31, 2006, she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors.[17] 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
Hillary Clinton
in a parody of My Name Is Earl, "My Name Is Dubya", in which George W. Bush
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.[18] 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
Patrick Warburton
and Megyn Price).[19] 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.[20] In 2013, TV Land
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.[21] Personal life[edit] Pressly has revealed in interviews that she briefly struggled with bulimia as a teenager.[8] In 1996, she met DJ Eric Calvo (DJ Eric Cubeechee), 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
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
to their child, Dezi James Calvo.[22] 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
Desi Arnaz
impersonation, calling Pressly "Luuucy" when he came home each night.[23] In November 2008, the couple announced their separation.[24] Nine months later, in July 2009, Pressly announced her engagement to entertainment lawyer Simran Singh.[25] They wed on September 26, 2009, at the Dick Clark
Dick Clark
estate, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.[26] On January 21, 2011, Pressly filed for divorce from Singh, citing irreconcilable differences.[27][28] On January 5, 2011, two weeks before filing for divorce, Pressly was arrested in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
for suspicion of driving under the influence.[29] She eventually pleaded no contest and received three years of informal probation.[29] 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.[30] On June 7, 2017, Pressly announced she was expecting twins with longtime boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi.[31][32] The couple welcomed their twin sons, Leo and Lenon, on October 16, 2017.[33] 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
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

2006 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

2017 Austin Found Crystal Clemens


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 Evel Knievel Linda Bork TV movie

2005 Entourage Herself Episode: "My Maserati Does 185"

2005–09 My Name Is Earl Joy Turner Main cast (96 episodes) Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series Nominated – Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
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
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 [34] 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 (13 episodes)

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"[35]

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 57 episodes Recurring role (season 2) Main cast (season 3–present)

2017 The Guest Book Christy Episode: "Story Four"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song

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 Parish Voice


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Jaime Pressly
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