Jamie Lynn Spears (born April 4, 1991) is an American actress and singer. The younger sister of pop singer Britney Spears, she is best known for her portrayal of Zoey Brooks in the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101. Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi to Jamie and Lynne Spears. She attended Parklane Academy, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the basketball team. She finished her education via online correspondence and received her GED in February 2008 from Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Louisiana. In February 2002 Spears made her acting debut in the Paramount Pictures Drama film Crossroads which starred her sister Britney who portrayed the central character Lucy Wagner. Spears appeared as the younger version of Britney's character and went on to make over $61 million worldwide. Following Crossroads Nickelodeon cast Spears as a regular performer in the eighth season of the sketch comedy series All That. The season followed a two-year hiatus of the series.
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