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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 May 1981Jericho, New York, USA
Nickname J-Lynn
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including "Annie," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "The Wiz," and "Gypsy." In the summer of 2001, she starred in the touring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Cinderella," playing the lead opposite Eartha Kitt. Jamie made her Broadway debut starring as Belle in Disney's Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast" from October of 2002 through February 2003.

Beyond her theatrical appearances, she starred as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series The Sopranos (1999). For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for The Sopranos (1999) Best Ensemble Cast.

Jamie has also starred as former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in the USA Network's two-hour original movie Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004). She recently completed her first feature film, Extreme Dating (2005), and starred in the music video for Mariah Carey's single, "Through the Rain."

Jamie, who battled an eating disorder in the late 1990s while starring on The Sopranos (1999), is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org). In 2002, she published her revealing autobiography, "Wise Girl" (Pocket Books) to rave reviews. A few years ago, she was paralyzed from the waist down for several days with Lyme Disease. Her recovery has given her a fresh outlook on her work and her life.

Jamie is originally from Jericho (Long Island, New York) and currently resides in New York City. She married her manager, A.J. Discala, in July of 2003. However, that marriage has since ended.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brax PR

Spouse (1)

A.J. Discala (11 July 2003 - 2006) (divorced)

Trivia (30)

Parents: Connie and Steve Sigler.
Has two older brothers, Brian and Adam (1973-November 12, 2014 - he died after slipping into a coma following a massive brain hemorrhage).
Accepted to NYU, planning to major in psychology.
Has appeared in several off-Broadway productions including "Annie" and "Anne Frank".
Appeared in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) where she discussed how she almost became anorexic after her boyfriend broke up with her.
Attended Jericho Senior High School in Jericho, NY. Graduated in June 1999. Voted Class Thespian.
After the success of The Sopranos (1999), she dropped out from NYU in November 1999 to pursue her show business career. She has not ruled out returning to college one day.
Originally, HBO wanted to replace Sigler in The Sopranos (1999) with a blonde after the first four episodes, but it was deemed too expensive to reshoot all of those scenes.
MTV premiered the video for her song "Cry Baby" on Total Request Live (1999).
Jamie-Lynn's father, Steve Sigler, is president of an amateur baseball league.
Sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inaugural game--specifically a Major League Soccer game between the New England Revolution and the Dallas Burn--at CMGI Field in Foxboro, Massachusetts on May 11, 2002.
Sang "O, Canada" and "The Star Spangled Banner" before game six of the first round of the NHL playoffs in 2002. (New York Islanders vs. Toronto Maple Leafs).
[September 2002] Announced engagement to her former manager, A.J. Discala.
Married her manager at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York.
Wedding guest Carly Simon sang "Nobody Does It Better," "My Romance," and "Moon River".
Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine, and also on the ABC special, Celebrity Weddings: In Style (2006).
Her ex-husband is Italian-American.
Battled an eating disorder in the late 1990s while starring on The Sopranos (1999).
Ranked #73 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Good friends with Jessica Simpson and Lance Bass.
Her mother, Consuela (Lopez), a Cuban immigrant, is a convert to Judaism. Her father, Steve Sigler, is of Romanian Jewish and Sephardi Jewish descent (from Greece).
Speaks fluent Greek and Spanish.
September 2005: announced that she & her husband have separated.
Named #42 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Was featured as #24 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Ranked #59 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
She was February on FHM magazine's 2005 pin-up calendar (2005).
Broke up with Jerry Ferrara [December 22, 2009].
Has been in a relationship with Cutter Dykstra since 2012 and they have been engaged since January 28, 2013. They have a son together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Beau Kyle Dykstra on August 28, 2013. Child's father is her fiancé, Cutter Dykstra.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on ex-husband A.J. Discala] I began trusting this man with my career and now I trust him with my life.
[on changing her name from Sigler to DiScala] I never thought I'd do otherwise, even before I met A.J. I'm traditional that way. Once we have children, I'd love for them to have the same name as their mom.
I have no Italian in me. I'm Cuban, Greek, Romanian and Sephardic Jew, so I couldn't get further from Italian. But I guess I've been adopted into that family, too.

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