Britney Jean Spears was born in rural Lousiana, in place called Kentwood, on 2nd December 1981.Since early childhood was Britney performing in local dance reviews and church choirs, she auditioned for the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club series at age eight in Atlanta. Too young for her series, but too talented to dismiss, a producer on the show helped Britney secure an agent in New York City, where she spent the next three summers studying at the renowned Off-Broadway Dance Center and at the Professional Performing Arts School. She also began appearing in national commercials and Off-Broadway shows including the 1991 comedy, Ruthless, based on the 1956 thriller The Bad Seed. Finally old enough at age 11, Britney earned a coveted place in Mickey Mouse Club. After two years performing on the popular children's TV show filmed in Orlando, Britney returned to Kentwood for one completely normal year of high school at age 14 and set her sites on a career in pop music. She was quickly recruited by Jive Records, home of the Backstreet Boys, and teamed up with Eric Foster (Whitney Houston, Hi-Five) and Max Martin (Robyn, Backstreet Boys), who produced her debut album. Her first Baby One More Time was released in 1999. Britney loves colors that pop and shopping till you drop, romance novels and idyllic days at the beach. Her favorite singers are Brandy, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Prince. Among favorite groups she counts Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Aerosmith and Third Eye Blind.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Britney Spears Facts
|Britney Jean Spears
|December 2, 1981 (42)
|Kentwood, Louisiana, USA
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