- Jamie-Lynn Sigler
caption =Sigler in
New York City, November 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1981|5|15
Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
birthname = Jamie-Lynn Sigler
spouse = A.J. Discala (
July 11, 2003 - 2006)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born
May 15, 1981), previously known as Jamie-Lynn DiScala, is an American actressand singer. She is best known for her role as Meadow Sopranoon the acclaimed HBO televisionseries " The Sopranos".
Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born in
Queens, New York City. Her father is Cuban, her mother Greek-American, with bits of Romanian and Sephardic Jew mixed in. Sigler speaks fluent Greek and Spanish. Sigler grew up on Long Islandin Jericho, New York, and began acting and singing at age 7. She attended Jericho High School. [Fischler, Marcelle S. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9400E5DE1739F937A15752C1A9649C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 " LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; Three Who Write the Island's Rhythms"] , " The New York Times", November 24, 2002. Accessed October 2, 2007.] Jamie-Lynn Sigler also attended the Cultural Arts Playhouse where she played many leads.
In 1997, she was cast as the smart but troubled
Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jerseymob boss Tony Soprano. The show premiered in 1999 and became a success, with Sigler rising to some fame as a TV actress. During the early production of "The Sopranos", Sigler struggled with an eating disorderand is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. Sigler appeared in a CNNspecial with Paula Zahnin which she, jockey Shane Sellers, actress Jane Fonda, and two others revealed their struggles with eating disorders.
In 2000, while filming "Campfire Stories" in
Hamburg, New Jersey, Sigler was paralyzed from the waist down for several days having contracted Lyme disease. [ [http://www.silive.com/sopranos/stories/index.ssf?/sopranos/ledger/index.ssf?/sopranos/stories/050301cinderella.html NJ.com - New Jersey Online - The Sopranos ] ]
Sigler then spent five months on Broadway from October 2002 through
February 2003playing Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" where she replaced long-running Belle Sarah Litzsinger. She has continued to appear in theatrical roles, such as "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella".
In 2004, she starred as "Hollywood Madam"
Heidi Fleissin the USA television movie "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss". In that same year, she had her first starring feature film role, "Extreme Dating", an independent film.
In 2005 Sigler starred in "
Lovewrecked", and in Mariah Carey's " Through the Rain" music video.
In 2001, she released a pop album called "
Here to Heaven", which featured the single "Cry Baby". The album was a commercial failure and had low sales. In 2007 Sigler said she was "embarrassed" by the album and regrets releasing it. [ [http://www.nypost.com/seven/05092007/gossip/pagesix/meadows_mea_culpa_pagesix_.htm MEADOW'S MEA CULPA- New York Post ] ]
In 2002, she co-authored an autobiography, "Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss".
On July 11 2003, Sigler married her agent and longtime boyfriend, A.J. DiScala. She subsequently changed her name to Jamie-Lynn DiScala, stating she is a very "traditional girl", and never had any doubt that she would take her husband's name after marrying, even professionally. However, in
September 2005, Sigler and DiScala announced that they were separating, and she subsequently changed her name back. [http://people.aol.com/people/articles/0,19736,1108355,00.html]
She is close friends with pop
singer Lance Bass;cite web| date= July 31, 2006| url=http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/07/31/jamie_lynn_sigler_wouldn_t_pretend_to_be | title=Jamie-Lynn Sigler Wouldn't Pretend To Be Lance Bass's Girlfriend | publisher=Starpulse |accessdate=2007-12-09] a review by Bass was featured on the back cover of Sigler's 2002 memoir, "Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss".citeweb|url=http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=1&pid=416436|title=Simon & Schuster: Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss]
During January 2008, Sigler visited Israel through the
Birthright Israelprogram and subsequently was moved by the trip, calling Israel "one of the most beautiful, inspiring places I've ever been to."She further noted that the trip gave her a greater understanding to preserve her Jewish identity and, after talks with Israeli soldiers who were also participants on the trip, she expressed solidarity towards the efforts of the young soldiers.Kraft, Dina. [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1200572513176&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull 'Sopranos' star on birthright discovers her Jewish spirit] , "The Jerusalem Post", January 22, 2008. Accessed June 11, 2008.]
In September 2008 Jaime was reportedly dating Entourage Co-star
Here to Heaven" (2001)
* [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/08/19/earlyshow/leisure/books/main519147.shtml Interview on Eating Disorders]
* [http://www.maximonline.com/girls_of_maxim/pictures_and_bio/743/maximgirls.girl Maxim Photos and Interview]
*imdb name|id=0797464|name=Jamie-Lynn Sigler
* [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0512/23/pzn.01.html CNN interview December 23, 2005 with Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jane Fonda, and Shane Sellers]
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