Jaime PresslyJaime Pressly’s critically acclaimed performance as Joy on My Name Is Earl was recognized with an Emmy® Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
Jaime Pressly also can be seen in the independent feature film DOA: Dead or Alive, opposite Devon Aoki and Steve Howey. Pressly also appears in the independent film Venus & Vegas with Donald Faison, Eddie Rose Thomas, Roselyn Sanchez, Eddie Guerra and Molly Sims.
In addition, Pressly starred in the cable TV movie Evel Knievel as Evel’s wife. The film told the real-life story of the legendary daredevil -- and the pain and suffering endured by his wife. Pressly also displayed her athleticism and grace as a strong-willed biker girl in Neil Moritz’ action-thriller film Torque (also starring her fellow Earl star Eddie Steeples). Earlier, Pressly guest-starred on the comedy Happy Family.
Pressly’s extensive dance background and her acting ability were showcased in her most memorable television role as "Audrey Griffin," an aspiring Broadway dancer, on the series Jack & Jill. She was last seen on the big screen portraying a bitchy head cheerleader -- and the most popular girl in school -- in the satirical comedy film Not Another Teen Movie.
Pressly has enjoyed box-office success in many films, including a starring role as "Claire Manning," the female lead in Filmworks’ Ticker, opposite Dennis Hopper, Steven Segal, Tom Sizemore and Kevin Gage for director Albert Pyun. She has appeared in The Adventures of Joe Dirt with David Spade, and alongside Jerry O’Connell, Shannon Elizabeth and Jake Busey in Revolution Studios’ production Tomcats.
Pressly’s credits also include the Jerry Springer mock-documentary Ringmaster, the hit teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait, Poor White Trash and 100 Girls. On the small screen, Pressly was seen in the comedic film Best Actress. She also starred as a former gymnast on the series
Born in Kinston, North Carolina, Pressly enjoys hiking, horseback riding, swimming, kickboxing and playing with her two dogs.