Bryan Spears

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Bryan Spears
Born Bryan James Spears
(1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 40)
Kentwood, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Parklane Academy
Southeastern Louisiana University
Occupation Film and television producer
Known for Television producer;
Trustee of Britney Spears' estate
Spouse(s) Graciella Sanchez (m. 2009)
Children 1
Parent(s) James Spears
Lynne Spears
Relatives Britney Spears (sister)
Jamie Lynn Spears (sister)

Bryan James Spears (born April 19, 1977)[2] is an American film and television producer. He is the older brother of Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears. He is the oldest child and only son of the three children.

Bryan is often the focus of tabloid and paparazzi coverage because of his high profile family.[3][4][5]

Biography

Bryan was born to James Spears and Lynne Irene Spears (née Bridges) on April 19, 1977. 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.[2]

Bryan's father worked as a construction contractor and his mother worked as a second-grade teacher.[6] Sister Britney Jean was born on December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi. She was followed by Jamie Lynn Marie, who was born April 4, 1991, also in McComb. The family attended the Kentwood First Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana.[1]

Bryan attended Parklane Academy in McComb, a private Christian school that serves grades K-12.[7] After graduating high school, Bryan attended Southeastern Louisiana University, his mother's alma mater. While attending university, he majored in kinesiology.[8][9]

Over New Years in 2009, Bryan married Graciella Sanchez, the 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.[10][11] Together the two have had a daughter.[12]

In August 16, 2015, Bryan attended the 2015 Teen Choice Awards along with his daughter, and his sister Britney Spears and her two children.[13]

Business

After sister Britney became famous, Bryan started working as a manager for "Spears family interests", including acting as producer for a number of sister Jamie's projects.[14]

Before father Jamie gained conservatorship over Britney in 2008, Bryan was paid $200,000 for "services rendered."[15]

Filmography

Year Title Role
2001 Total Britney Live 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

  1. ^ a b Berk, Sheryl (2007). True Brit: The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears. Random House Publishing Group. p. 12. ISBN 9780307417596. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Spears Talks About Feelings". The Hollywood Gossip. June 18, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kay, Yana (September 6, 2014). "Britney Spears turns to herr Bryan for al support while in Las Vegas... just onLucado". Daily Mail. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Britney Spears Hits the Teen Choice Awards with Family, Tells Teens: "Be Fearless in Your Fashion Choices"". Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  6. ^ Marron, Maggie (2008). Britney Spears: Stylin'. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446553261. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Spears, p.76.
  8. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (February 15, 1999). "A Major Minor". People. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lynne Spears". Thomas Nelson Book Publishers. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bryan Spears and Graciella Sanchez: Married!". The Hollywood Gossip. January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ Margaret, Mary (December 31, 2008). "Britney's Brother Bryan Spears to Wed". People. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  12. ^ Goldstein, Jack (2013). 101 Amazing Facts About Britney Spears. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781783332328. 
  13. ^ "Britney Spears Hits the Teen Choice Awards with Family, Tells Teens: "Be Fearless in Your Fashion Choices"". Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  14. ^ "BRITNEY SPEARS high school shows and her discovery at MMC". Celebrities Then and Now. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bank of Britney Spears Weathers Tough Economic Times". The Hollywood Gossip. December 23, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 

External links

  • Bryan Spears on IMDb
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