Career Beginnings and Breakthrough on Television
Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born on May 15, 1981 in Jericho, New York to Steve and Connie Sigler. She has two brothers, Brian and Adam. Her father is the founder of the Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL). Her interest in acting began at age seven, in which she also began singing. She studied at Jericho High School and also attended the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Old Bethpage.
She made her screen debut in 1998 when she appeared in the crime drama film A Brooklyn State of Mind. The following year, she made her breakthrough when she was cast in the HBO series The Sopranos. In the show, she plays Meadow Soprano, the first-born child of protagonist Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini).
The Sopranos was critically acclaimed, winning numerous awards, including Peabody Awards for its first two seasons, 21 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. For her performance as Meadow, she also gained critical praise in which she earned some nominations, including an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series.
Aside from an ALMA Award nomination, she was also nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series by a Supporting Young Actress. She also shared with her co-stars a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In 2001, she appeared as Natalie in Campfire Stories. She then played a minor role in Death of a Dynasty, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2004, she was chosen to portray Heidi Fleiss in the TV movie Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.
That same year, she made a guest appearance in the sitcom Will & Grace and voiced Ms. Fern in three episodes of the children’s television series Higglytown Heroes. Her next film came in 2005 with Extreme Dating as Amy Baker and played the role of Alexis Manetti in Love Wrecked.
In the latter film, she starred alongside Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, and Jonathan Bennett. It mostly received negative reviews from critics but managed to become a box office success, grossing over $56 million on an $11 million budget.
In 2006, she appeared in the movie Homie Spumoni and in the short film Blinders. Later in 2006, she starred in the horror-thriller film Dark Ride. The following year, she was cast as Maggy Rule in the miniseries The Gathering, starring alongside Peter Fonda and Peter Gallagher.
She next appeared as Lynn in New York City Serenade and returned to television in 2008 with appearances in How I Met Your Mother and Saturday Night Live. From 2008 to 2009, she also appeared as herself in the HBO series Entourage. Also in 2009, she had a recurring part playing the role of Natalie in Ugly Betty.
Subsequent Projects and Plastic Surgery
In the next few years, she had mostly appeared in less popular movies such as Beneath the Dark, Divorce Invitation, I Do and Jewtopia. On television, she made guest appearances in such television shows as Backwash, Criminal Behavior, Drop Dead Diva and Last Man Standing.
In 2012, she landed one of the main roles in the comedy series Guys with Kids, starring alongside Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Erinn Hayes, and Tempestt Bledsoe. It was cancelled by NBC after one season. She went on to appear in the television programs Hollywood Game Night and Dads.
Sigler sparked rumors of plastic surgery after observers noticed a subtle change in her appearance. According to some reports, the 33-year-old actress has had a rhinoplasty procedure when she went low under the radar.
After her role in The Sopranos ended in 2007, it has been speculated that the actress has gone under the knife for a transformation. She recently played a main role in the comedy series Guys with Kids and her appearance in the show led people to believe that she indeed has had a subtle nose job. After her alleged plastic surgery, her nose is believed to be thinner at the tip and a little more angled.
Aside from this, it has also been rumored that not only did she have a nose job, she also has had breast implants. During her time in The Sopranos, Sigler’s cup size was not so prominent that it wouldn’t call any attention. But years have passed and it seems that the actress wanted to look sexier and more mature by having bigger breasts.