Just who is this teeny bopper
making all the headlins. Well, at the beginning of Britney's music
career you might have been able to call her a 'teeny bopper' but
the title just doesn't fit now.
Britney Jean Spears was born December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi
but calls Kentwood,
Louisiana, USA her home. Britney began performing as a singer
and dancer at a young age. In 1992, she made a nationally televised
appearance on Star Search winning the first round but sadly missing
out on the second. Poor Britney. She did't let this get her down
- she n auditioned for the Disney
Channel's New Mickey Mouse Club at age
eight. At such a tender age, the producers felt she was way too
young and turned her down. All was not lost - one of the producers
saw her potential and introduced her to an agent in New York.
Britney spent the next three years
studying at the Professional
Performing Arts School, a New York
City public school "created in 1990 to
meet the needs of two groups of students: those who wanted to pursue
professional work in the arts as they earned a junior/senior hight
school diploma and those who wanted to study the arts as an
avocation. Since Britney had her heart set on being a star, she
eaily fell into this category and so enrolled and off she went!
She also appeared in several television commercials and
off-Broadway plays, including 1991's Ruthless! as well.
When Britney was
11, she decided to give The New Mickey Mouse Club another go and
so came back for a second audition. Seeing that Britney had matured
and was ready, she made the grade joining fellow
'Mouseketeers' such as Justin Timberlake (of whom she would later
become very close to for a time), JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera,
and Felicity actress Keri Russell. Misfortune once again would
dim Britney's career when the show was cancelled
during her second season! After this slight hiccup, it was back
to the books and high school. Want to know more? Click on the arrow.