Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler a native New Yorker, starred as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series The Sopranos. For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. Jamie-Lynn has also earned a SAG Award for The Sopranos (Best Ensemble Cast).

Sigler made her Broadway debut starring as Belle in Disney's Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast in October 2002. She also recently published her revealing autobiography, Wise Girl (Pocket Books) to rave reviews and completed her first feature film, eXtreme Dating.

Sigler, who battled an eating disorder in the late 1990s while starring on The Sopranos, is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). "I went public with my eating disorder because I wanted to make some good come out of this terrible episode in my life," she says. "I want to reach young girls and let them know that there is a way out; there is help available."

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Wise Girl

by Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Everyone knows Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano on the HBO hit television series The Sopranos. But there's so much more to her, as her candid, outspoken autobiography proves. In Wise Girl, Jamie-Lynn reveals both the perks and the pressures that have come with fame, and how uncertain, fearful times have made her stronger, more confident and able to face life's challenges.

Writing openly and from the heart, she describes the emotional and physical toll taken when Lyme disease left the healthy 19-year-old paralyzed at the height of The Sopranos' popularity; an obsession with her weight that nearly destroyed her career; and the dark side of overnight success. Her story will both surprise and inspire you. For this wise girl, the key to success isn't just what's on the outside -- it's using your brains, going with your gut and learning from your experiences, including the mistakes, every day.



Published in Self Help/Advice