Bryan James Spears
April 19, 1977
McComb, Mississippi, U.S.
|Occupation||Film and television producer|
(m. 2008; sep. 2015)
Bryan James Spears (born April 19, 1977) is an American film and television producer. He is the older brother of singers Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears. He is best known for co-managing Britney's conservatorship. He was also co-producer of the television program Zoey 101, which starred Jamie Lynn.
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. He is of English, Maltese, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, French, and Welsh ancestry.
Spears’s father worked as a construction contractor and his mother worked as a second-grade teacher. The family attended First Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana.
Spears attended Parklane Academy in McComb, a private Christian school that serves grades K-12. After graduating high school, Spears attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, his mother's alma mater. While attending university, he majored in kinesiology.
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. Together the two have one daughter, Sophia Alexandra "Lexie" Spears. Graciella filed for divorce in August 2015.
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.
Before his father James gained conservatorship over Britney in 2008, Spears was paid $200,000 for "services rendered."
|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|
|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|