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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Real name: Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Status: N/A
Partner: N/A

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Biography

Born in Queens, New York City to a Jewish American father Steve (whose mother and father came from Greece's Sephardic Jewish community and Romania's Ashkenazi Jewish community, respectively); and a Cuban mother Connie. Connie converted to Judaism. Sigler is fluent in Spanish, having learned it from her Cuban maternal grandmother, who did not speak English.

Sigler began acting and singing at the age of seven. She grew up on Long Island in Jericho, New York, and attended Jericho High School.

In 1997, she was cast as the smart but troubled Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jersey mob 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 disorder and is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. In 2000, while filming Campfire Stories in Hamburg, New Jersey, Sigler was paralyzed from the waist down for several days having contracted Lyme disease.

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.

Sigler then spent five months on Broadway from October 2002 throught February 2003 playing Belle in the production Beauty and the Beast. She has continued to appear in theatrical roles, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. In 2002, she co-authored an autobiography, Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss.

In 2004, she starred as "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss in 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.

Here to Heaven
- Released: October 16, 2001 (U.S.)
- Label: Edel/BAB Music
- RIAA certification: N/A
- Chart performance: N/A



 


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