- ° 15 mei 1981
- ∧ Jericho, New York, USA
Jamie Lynn DiScala 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 Rodgers and Hammerstein'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 in October of 2002 through February 2003.
Beyond her theatrical appearances, currently stars 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 Best Ensemble Cast.
Jamie is also currently set to portray former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss in the USA Network's two hour original movie, Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004) (TV). She recently completed her first feature film, Extreme Dating (2004) and starred in the music video for Mariah Carey's single, "Through the Rain."
Jamie, who battled with an eating disorder in the late 1990s while starring on The Sopranos, 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, AJ DiScala, in July of 2003.