Albert Einstein was once quoted to have said that if you keep teaching a fish how to climb a tree, it will forever keep thinking it is stupid. It is a quote that is used to illustrate the importance of people finding their talents and sticking to it. What Albert Einstein and those who use the quote seem to have forgotten is that there are multi-talented people in this world who will excel at anything you teach them. One of such persons is Jaime Pressly, who is a model, an actress, and a gymnast. An accomplished woman in three major professions. She is an Emmy winning actress and has starred in notable films like My Name is Earl and I Love You, Man. Learn more about Jaime Pressly below.
Jaime Pressly Bio
Jaime Pressly was born into a standard American family in the 70s – a middle-class family of Christian parents. Her parents were James Pressly who was a car salesman while her mother, Brenda Sue was a dance instructor. She was born to them on the 30th of July, 1977 in Kinston, North Carolina. However, for no apparent reasons, or perhaps a desire for a greener pasture, she and her family moved to Costa Mesa, California which placed her closer to launching multiple careers.
She did not spend a lot of time in California before she got her first modeling contract at the age of 14. She was chosen as a model for the cover of Teen Magazine and was made the spokesmodel for the International Cover Model Search. The consistency and opportunities that became available to her after making her modeling debut caused her to drop out of school at the age of 16 and move to Japan in fulfillment of a modeling contract. Due to her age and her parents’ lack of support, Jaime got herself legally emancipated from her parents.
It was a drastic action that was based on the confidence that her move would be successful and she would make a career out of it. Well, it turned out to be right as she got her chance to pivot to acting through the offer of a role as Violet in Poison Ivy: The New Seduction in 1997. Jaime Pressly continued on the acting path, starring in shows like Push, Jack and Jill, and Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
She continued to appear in films and television shows while she also maintained her modeling career. She became the spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics in 2001, in the same year she starred in multiple films like Joe Dirt and Not Another Teen Movie. Having spent a long time in the modeling industry, modeling for several fashion brands, Jaime took advantage of her knowledge of the industry and created her own lingerie line, J’Aime, which was launched in 2003.
One of the biggest roles in her acting career came two years after she launched her line. She was cast as Joy Turner on the popular NBC sitcom, My Name is Earl. The show and her performances won her an Emmy award from two nominations.
My Name is Earl became one of the top projects Jaime Pressly appeared in over the course of her career, a career that has featured over 60 films and television shows. She is also a regular guest in music videos, appearing in a number of them for artists like Marilyn Manson, Dave Matthews, Michel Bublé. She currently stars in the show, Mom as Jill Kendall.
Is Jaime Pressly Related to Elvis Presley and Margot Robbie?
Her name, especially her last name is a homonym with the last name of iconic rock and roll singer, Elvis Presley. While it might have been cool to be the daughter of the American icon, Jaime is not related to the singer. What they, however, have in common is the year 1977. Jaime was born in 1977 while Elvis died in 1977.
When the internet lashes onto a discovery, it becomes difficult for it to let go of it. In 2018, the internet discovered an uncanny resemblance between Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressly, which sparked rumors of a secret familiar relationship between the two. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, with both actors being years apart and citizens of two different countries. Both just happen to be doppelgangers.
Named one of the sexiest women in the world in 2002, launching her own lingerie line in 2003, with over 60 credits in both film and television, it is no wonder that Jaime Pressly is one of the richest women in Hollywood with over $20 million approximately as her net worth.