Jamie Lynn Spears was still an infant when her mother and elder sister shifted to New York to boost Britney Spears's musical career. Moving to NY proved fruitful for Britney as she rocketed to success, and established her as a mega star in the 1990’s. The rise of Britney Spears played a major role in Jamie pursuing her career in the entertainment field.
Jamie's acting career began in 2002 when she was cast as a young Lucy Wagner, later portrayed by Britney Spears, in 2002 movie Crossroads. The same year she bagged a chance to demonstrate her acting skill to her audiences when she joined the crew of sketch comedy All That. She played various roles in the eight seasons of the series which aired from 2002-2004 in Nickelodeons.
In her two years spell with the show she became the highlight of the show acquiring several applauds in the process. Following the sketch comedy, she appeared in Britney and Kevin: Chaotic’s episode ‘Veil of Secrecy’ before bagging a career-defining role in Nickelodeon's Zoey 101.
She portrayed the role of Zoey Brooks for a total of 65 episodes. The series, not only provided her with an immense career exposure but it also recognised her with several honours including Young Hollywood Awards (2005), Young Artist Awards (2006) and Kids Choice Award Germany (2006). She remained with the show for three years before parting ways in 2008. Her additional acting credits include Just Jordan (2007), Miss Guided (2008), I Am Britney Jean (2013) and Jamie Lynn Spears: When The Lights Go Out (2016).