If you were a fan of the NBC sitcom, My Name is Earl, then you will most definitely know Jaime Pressly. However, if you somehow missed out on the hit comedy show, then introductions are in order. Jaime Pressly is an award-winning Hollywood actress who has featured in several movies and TV series. She is, however, most popular for her role as Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom, My Name is Earl. Pressly’s portrayal of the scheming and feisty Turner fetched her numerous accolades and remains iconic in TV history.
How Old Is Jaime Pressly?
Jaime Elizabeth Pressly was born on the 30th of July 1977 in Kinston, North Carolina. The actress spent the first 15 years of her life in Kinston before her family moved out to California. Pressly first dabbled into showbiz at the age of 13 when she began modeling in her local community. She landed a steady stream of work and by the age of 14, had made it to the cover of Teen Magazine.
Pressly’s modeling career subsequently flourished and she traveled abroad, to countries such as Japan to model. She eventually returned to the United States and continued modeling before eventually delving into acting.
Movies and TV Shows
Jaime Pressly made her acting debut in the 1996 film titled Mercenary. Since then, she has gone on to appear in other movies such as Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, Against the Law, Can’t Hardly Wait, Ringmaster, Inferno, 100 Girls, Poor White Trash, Not Another Teen Movie, Ticker, Joe Dirt, Tomcats, I Love You, Man, Beauty and the Briefcase, Finders Keepers, and A Haunted House 2, etc.
Jaime has enjoyed even greater success on the small screens, appearing in TV series such as I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Raising Hope, Two and a Half Men, Mom, and My Name is Earl.
My name is Earl is an NBC sitcom which revolves around a small-town thug, Earl, who learns about karma and decides to right his wrongs upon winning a $100,000 lottery. The sitcom featured Jason Lee in the titular role while Pressly played the role of his scheming ex-wife, Joy Turner. Her excellent performance fetched her multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award nominations out of which she won the 2007 Primetime Emmy award for outstanding supporting actress in a TV series.
Does She Have A Sister?
Pressly hails from a middle-class, Christian family. Her father is a car salesman named James Liston Pressly while her mother is a dance instructor named Brenda Sue. The actress also has a sister named Jessica as well as a brother named James Liston Jr.
Pressly legally emancipated from her parents at the age of 15. The process was an amicable one and was in order to enable her to travel to Japan for her modeling career. Meanwhile, Pressly bears a striking resemblance to highflying Australian actress, Margot Robbie. The uncanny resemblance between the two has stirred several online conversations with some referring to them as twins. Pressly has since refereed to Margot as a great actress. She has also stated that she loves everything that the Australian actress has done so far.
Is Jaime Pressly Related to Elvis Presley?
The answer is an unequivocally “no”. Despite sharing the same surname, there is no relationship between the actress and the late king of rock and roll. It is a well-known fact that the late Elvis had no siblings except an identical twin brother, Jesse Garon, who was stillborn. The only relatives that the Presley had were his mom, Gladys Love (nee Smith) and his dad, Vernon Elvis Presley. The rock legend later got married to Priscilla Ann (nee Wagner/Beaulieu) in 1967 and the union produced his only child named Lisa Marie.
Her Husband and Children
Jaime Pressly is one lady who is not afraid to try again in matters of the heart. The actress first dated Cuban/American DJ, Eric Calvo, between 2004 and 2008. They even got engaged but never made it down the aisle. Their union, however, produced the actress’ first child, a son named Dezi James Calvo.
In 2009, Pressly got married to an entertainment lawyer named Simran Singh. The union lasted for a year and six months, and they divorced in 2011. The star is now in a relationship with an entrepreneur, Hamzi Hijazi. The couple commenced their romance in 2011 and have since welcomed twin sons, Leo and Lenon, who were born in October 2017.