Emmy® Award Winner, Jaime Pressly plays Jennifer Doyle in TV Land’s brand new original sitcom “Jennifer Falls.” The first-ever single camera comedy for TV Land revolves around Jennifer, a former high-powered executive who has fallen from grace and hit every bump on the way down to rock bottom. With her teenage daughter (Dylan Gelula) in tow, Jennifer moves back in with her meddling therapist mother (Jessica Walter) and takes a job in the bar owned by her good-natured but often submissive brother (Ethan Suplee) and passive aggressive sister-in-law (Nora Kirkpatrick). There, she reunites with her former best friend (Missi Pyle) who turns out to be holding a grudge against her. The show premieres on the network on Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Best known for her role as Joy Turner, the feisty, popular character on the comedy hit “My Name Is Earl,” Pressly was nominated for her first Golden Globe® and won the Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007. Additionally, Jaime was nominated for a SAG Actor Award® in both 2006 and 2007, and an Emmy® in 2006.
Additionally, she released a book from Harper Collins titled “It's Not Necessarily Not the Truth” where she writes candidly about the importance of dreaming bigger than the town you're from.
Born in Kinston, North Carolina, Pressly grew up as a tomboy who loved to water-ski and fish. Her mom, a highly accomplished classical dance instructor who trains current and future Joffrey Ballet students, put an early claim on her daughter's innate athleticism by teaching her ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics. At age 13, Jaime registered with a local modeling agency and began working constantly. She submitted a photo to an international teen modeling agency and by the age of 14, her face began to appear on the covers of several prestigious teen magazines. She quickly became the spokesperson for her agency, International Cover Model Search, which took her to Tokyo and Milan.
She is currently featured in Open Road’s “A Haunted House 2” starring opposite Marlon Wayans. Jaime also starred in the DreamWorks film “I Love You, Man” directed by John Hamburg, opposite Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Jon Favreau. Other film credits include "Not Another Teen Movie," "Ticker" opposite Dennis Hopper, Columbia Pictures' "The Adventures of Joe Dirt" with David Spade, Revolution Studios' "Tomcats" for director Gregory Poirier and ABC Family's "Beauty and the Briefcase,” with Hilary Duff. Audiences may also recognize her from her role in Jerry Springer's mock-documentary "Ringmaster" and "Can't Hardly Wait.” In addition to four seasons as “Earl‘s” Joy, Pressly’s TV credits include “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” “Jack & Jill,” “Rules of Engagement” and “Raising Hope.” Most recently, she starred in a multi-episode arc on “Two and a Half Men” as Jake’s older “cougar” girlfriend Tammy and voiced a character on Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb.”
Jaime resides in Los Angeles.
Beautiful, smart, a successful investment banker, with a teenage daughter, Jennifer has a lot going for her. However, she has one weakness -- a little bit of a temper. "Which can be charming and amusing. As long as it's not directed at you." Recently fired from her high-paying job because of her anger issues, Jennifer (having lost everything and now drowning in debt) is forced to move in with her mother and take a job working as a cocktail waitress at her brother's bar. Demoralized but not defeated, Jennifer is ready to take on a whole new life.