Bryan Spears
Born
Bryan James Spears

(1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 44)
Education
OccupationFilm and television producer
Spouse(s)
Graciella Sanchez
(m. 2008; sep. 2015)
Children1
Parents
Relatives

Bryan James Spears (born April 19, 1977)[1] 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.[2][3] He was also co-producer of the television program Zoey 101, which starred Jamie Lynn.

Biography

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.[1] He is of English, Maltese, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, French, and Welsh ancestry.[citation needed]

Spears’s father worked as a construction contractor and his mother worked as a second-grade teacher.[4] The family attended First Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana.[5]

Spears attended Parklane Academy in McComb, a private Christian school that serves grades K-12.[6] After graduating high school, Spears attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, his mother's alma mater. While attending university, he majored in kinesiology.[7][8]

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.[9][10] Together the two have one daughter, Sophia Alexandra "Lexie" Spears.[11] Graciella filed for divorce in August 2015.[12]

Business

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.[13]

Before his father James gained conservatorship over Britney in 2008, Spears was paid $200,000 for "services rendered."[14]

Filmography

Year Title Role
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
2005–2007 Zoey 101 Co-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

References

  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. ^ "How Britney Spears' Brother Bryan Ties Into His Sister's Conservatorship Drama — And Why He's Part Of The Problem". OK Magazine. July 9, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Farrow, Ronan (July 3, 2021). "Britney Spears's Conservatorship Nightmare". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Marron, Maggie (2008). Britney Spears: Stylin'. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446553261. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Berk, Sheryl (2007). True Brit: The Story of Singing Sensation Britney Spears. Random House Publishing Group. p. 12. ISBN 9780307417596.
  6. ^ Spears, p.76.
  7. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (February 15, 1999). "A Major Minor". People. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lynne Spears". Thomas Nelson Book Publishers. Retrieved January 13, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Bryan Spears and Graciella Sanchez: Married!". The Hollywood Gossip. January 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Goldstein, Jack (2013). 101 Amazing Facts About Britney Spears. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 9781783332328.
  12. ^ "GRACIELLA SANCHEZ SPEARS VS BRYAN JAMES SPEARS". UniCourt. August 20, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.