Jamie Lynn Marie Spears (born April 4, 1991) is an American actress, singer, and the younger sister of recording artist Britney Spears. In 2005, she came to prominence after being cast in the Nickelodeon television series Zoey 101, where she portrayed the titular character Zoey Brooks. In 2007, sixteen-year-old Spears generated controversy after announcing her pregnancy. She gave birth to daughter Maddie Aldridge the following year, effectively sending her career into hiatus. In 2013, Spears relaunched her career as a country music recording artist, and released her debut single "How Could I Want More".