Bryan Spears

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Bryan Spears
Born
Bryan James Spears

(1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 44)
Alma materParklane Academy
Southeastern Louisiana University
OccupationFilm and television producer
Known forTelevision producer;
Brother of Britney Spears
Spouse(s)
Graciella Sanchez
(m. 2008)
Children1
Parent(s)Jamie Spears
Lynne Spears
RelativesBritney Spears (sister)
Jamie Lynn Spears (sister)

Bryan James Spears (born April 19, 1977)[1] is an American film and television producer. He is the older brother of Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears.

Biography[edit]

Bryan 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 Bryan 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]

Bryan's father worked as a construction contractor and his mother worked as a second-grade teacher.[2] The family attended the Kentwood First Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana.[3]

Bryan attended Parklane Academy in McComb, a private Christian school that serves grades K-12.[4] After graduating high school, Bryan attended Southeastern Louisiana University, his mother's alma mater. While attending university, he majored in kinesiology.[5][6]

Over New Years in 2009, Bryan 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.[7][8] Together the two have one daughter, Sophia Alexandra "Lexie" Spears.[9]

Business[edit]

After his sister Britney became famous, Bryan started working as a manager for Spears family interests, including acting as producer for a number of Jamie's projects.[10]

Before his father James gained conservatorship over Britney in 2008, Bryan was paid $200,000 for "services rendered."[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 MTV Diary of Britney Spears Self
2001 Total Britney Live Self
2003 Britney Spears: Out All Night Self
2004 Britney Spears: Greatest Hits – My Prerogative video Uncredited
2005 Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Self; episode: "Veil of Secrecy"
2005 Jamie Lynn Spears: A Weekend with Jamie Lynn Spears Executive producer
2005–2007 Zoey 101 Co-producer
2006 VideoNow: At Home with Jamie Lynn Spears Executive producer
2013 I Am Britney Jean Self
2016 Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out Self

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. ^ Marron, Maggie (2008). Britney Spears: Stylin'. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446553261. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Berk, Sheryl (2007). True Brit: The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears. Random House Publishing Group. p. 12. ISBN 9780307417596.
  4. ^ Spears, p.76.
  5. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (February 15, 1999). "A Major Minor". People. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lynne Spears". Thomas Nelson Book Publishers. Retrieved January 13, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Bryan Spears and Graciella Sanchez: Married!". The Hollywood Gossip. January 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Goldstein, Jack (2013). 101 Amazing Facts About Britney Spears. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781783332328.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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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