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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Born/Date of Birth: May 15, 1981
Place of Birth: Jericho, New York, United States
Occupation: Actress, singer
Height: 1.65 m
Spouse: Cutter Dykstra (m. 2016), AJ Discala (m. 2003–2005)
Children: Beau Kyle Dykstra, Jack Adam Dykstra

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born May 15, 1981) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos.

Early life
Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born in Jericho, New York, on May 15, 1981, the daughter of Steve and Connie Sigler. She has two brothers named Adam (died November 2014) and Brian. Her father was the founder of the Men's Senior Baseball League. Sigler is of both Sephardic Jewish (Greek-Jewish) and Ashkenazi Jewish (Romanian-Jewish) descent through her father, whereas her mother is Cuban and was raised Catholic, later converting to Judaism upon marrying Sigler's father. Sigler began acting and singing at the age of seven. She went to Hebrew school and had a bat mitzvah. She attended Jericho High School and studied at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Old Bethpage, New York.

Career
Acting
In 1997, Sigler was cast as Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano. The show premiered in 1999 and became a huge success, catapulting Sigler to fame as a TV actress. She continued to play the role through the series finale in 2007.

In 2000, while filming Campfire Stories in Hamburg, New Jersey, Sigler was paralyzed from the waist down for several days by Lyme disease. Sigler played the title role in Cinderella on tour and at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in 2001. She then spent five months on Broadway from October 2002 through February 2003 playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She has continued to appear in theatrical roles.

In 2004, Sigler 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. In 2005, Sigler starred in Love Wrecked and the following year in Homie Spumoni, when she played the role of Alli, the girlfriend of Renato/Leroy (Donald Faison) directed by Mike Cerron.

In 2008, Sigler appeared as herself in 13 episodes of the fifth and sixth season of the HBO series Entourage. In the fifth season, she appeared in the episodes "First Class Jerk", "Playing With Fire" and "Return to Queens Blvd", as the love interest of the character Sal 'Turtle' Assante, portrayed by Jerry Ferrara. She returned as a recurring guest star for season six of the series, after becoming Ferrara's real-life girlfriend. On November 17, 2008, Sigler guest-starred as Jillian on the TV series How I Met Your Mother in the episode "Woooo!" On the December 6, 2008 airing of Saturday Night Live, she appeared as the checkout girl for the Digital Short music video "Jizz in My Pants" by The Lonely Island.

In 2009, Sigler starred in the psychological thriller film Beneath the Dark, which originally had a working title of Wake. The same year, she appeared on ABC's Ugly Betty in a five-episode arc. Beginning in 2012, she appeared as a main character in the short-lived series, Guys with Kids.

Music
In 2001, Sigler released a pop album called Here to Heaven, which featured the single "Cry Baby". The album was a commercial failure. In 2007, she said she was "embarrassed" by the album and regretted releasing it. In 2012, she collaborated with Romeo Santos on the single "You" and appeared in its music video.

Writing
In 2002, Sigler co-authored her autobiography, Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss.

Modeling
Sigler appeared in FHM and was featured in The Girls of FHM 2004.

Personal life
Sigler met Abraxas "A. J." DiScala when she was 19, and he became her manager. They began dating shortly before she turned 21, and married on July 11, 2003. She subsequently changed her name to Jamie-Lynn DiScala. They separated in September 2005, and she resumed using her maiden name.

In 2008, Sigler visited Israel through the Birthright Israel program and was moved by the trip, calling Israel "one of the most beautiful, inspiring places [she's] ever been to". She said that the trip gave her a greater understanding of her Jewish ancestry. Also in 2008, she began a relationship with actor Jerry Ferrara, whom she met while guest-starring on Entourage as a love interest of Ferrara's character. They split up in 2009. She later dated football player Mark Sanchez.

In 2012, Sigler began dating baseball player Cutter Dykstra, the son of former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra. The two became engaged on January 28, 2013, and announced in February 2013 that they were expecting a baby. Sigler gave birth to their son, Beau Kyle Dykstra, on August 28, 2013. They were married in Palm Springs, California, on January 16, 2016. The couple had their second son in January 2018.

In January 2016, Sigler revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 20 years old.

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