Life and career — Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Portell, was English born in London , and one of Spears's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Maltese. Spears made her local stage debut at age five, singing " What Child Is This? During her childhood, she also attended gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions and children's talent shows. Carson was impressed with Spears's singing and suggested enrolling her at the Professional Performing Arts School ; shortly after, Lynne and her daughters moved to a sublet apartment in New York. Spears was hired for her first professional role as the understudy for the lead role of Tina Denmark in the Off-Broadway musical Ruthless!
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Before she knew it, Britney was saying her goodbyes to high school friends and packing her bags for New York City with one thing on her mind: Following numerous tabloid stories attempting to knock the young singer off of her pedestal, Britney released her second album in , Oops! I Did It Again, to mobs of awaiting fans. The Britney craze was in full swing and the humble princess fast became the Queen of Pop with sold out shows, respect from the music critics and a million-dollar contract with Pepsi. While Britney continued to rise with the success of her third LP, the pop star also began to lose a lot of her younger fans when she ripped off the schoolgirl gear and pranced around in skimpy underwear with giant snakes wrapped around her neck.
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Her older siblings are Bryan and Britney. She attended Parklane Academy , where she was a cheerleader and point guard of the basketball team. Spears made a cameo, playing the younger version of Britney's character.