Bryan Spears

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Bryan Spears
Born
Bryan James Spears

(1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 45)
Education
OccupationFilm and television producer
Spouse
Graciella Sanchez
(m. 2009; sep. 2015)
Children1
Parent(s)Jamie Spears
Lynne Spears
Relatives

Bryan James Spears (born April 19, 1977)[1] is an American film and television producer. He is the older brother of singers Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears, and was co-manager of Britney's conservatorship.[2][3] He was also a co-producer of the television program Zoey 101, which starred Jamie Lynn.

Biography[edit]

Spears was born to James Parnell Spears and Lynne Irene Spears (née Bridges) on April 19, 1977 in McComb, Mississippi. He was born with a bacterial lung infection and had to be hooked to an IV before overcoming the infection about a week later. In Lynne's book, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, she recalls how she thought Spears was going to die and pleaded with God to let him live.[1] He is of English, Maltese, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, French, and Welsh ancestry.[citation needed]

Spears’s father worked as a construction contractor and his mother worked as a second-grade teacher.[4] The family attended First Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana.[5]

Spears attended Parklane Academy in McComb, a private Christian school that serves grades K-12.[6] After graduating high school, Spears attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, his mother's alma mater. While attending university, he majored in kinesiology.[7][8]

Over New Years in 2009, Spears married Graciella Sanchez, manager of Jamie Lynn and founder of One Talent Management. The two wed in a small, private ceremony in New Orleans. Sanchez is a graduate of Yale University.[9][10] Together the two have one daughter, Sophia Alexandra "Lexie" Spears.[11] Graciella filed for divorce in August 2015.[12]

Business[edit]

After his sister Britney became famous, Spears started working as a manager for Spears family interests, including acting as producer for a number of Jamie Lynn’s projects.[13]

Before his father James gained conservatorship over Britney in 2008, Spears was paid $200,000 for "services rendered."[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 MTV Diary of Britney Spears Himself
2001 Total Britney Live Himself
2003 Britney Spears: Out All Night Himself
2004 Britney Spears: Greatest Hits – My Prerogative video Uncredited
2005 Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Himself; episode: "Veil of Secrecy"
2005 Jamie Lynn Spears: A Weekend with Jamie Lynn Spears Executive producer
2005–2008 Zoey 101 Co-producer
2006 VideoNow: At Home with Jamie Lynn Spears Executive producer
2013 I Am Britney Jean Himself
2016 Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out Himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spears, Lynne (2008). Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 20. ISBN 9781418567354.
  2. ^ "How Britney Spears' Brother Bryan Ties Into His Sister's Conservatorship Drama — And Why He's Part Of The Problem". OK!. July 9, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Farrow, Ronan (July 3, 2021). "Britney Spears's Conservatorship Nightmare". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 12, 2021.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Marron, Maggie (2008). Britney Spears: Stylin'. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446553261. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Berk, Sheryl (2007). True Brit: The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears. Random House Publishing Group. p. 12. ISBN 9780307417596.
  6. ^ Spears, p.76.
  7. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (February 15, 1999). "A Major Minor". People. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lynne Spears". Thomas Nelson Book Publishers. Retrieved January 13, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Bryan Spears and Graciella Sanchez: Married!". The Hollywood Gossip. January 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  10. ^ Margaret, Mary (December 31, 2008). "Britney's Brother Bryan Spears to Wed". People. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  11. ^ Goldstein, Jack (2013). 101 Amazing Facts About Britney Spears. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781783332328.
  12. ^ "GRACIELLA SANCHEZ SPEARS VS BRYAN JAMES SPEARS". UniCourt. August 20, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "BRITNEY SPEARS high school shows and her discovery at MMC". Celebrities Then and Now. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Bank of Britney Spears Weathers Tough Economic Times". The Hollywood Gossip. December 23, 2008. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.

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