Jean Spears was born in rural Lousiana, in place called Kentwood,
on 2nd December 1981. Since early hood was Britney performing
in local dance reviews and church choirs, she auditioned for the
Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Club" series at age eight in Atlanta.
Too young for her series, but too talented to dismiss, a producer
on the show helped Britney secure an agent in New York City, where
she spent the next three summers studying at the renowned Off-Broadway
Dance Center and at the Professional Performing Arts School. She
also began appearing in national commercials and Off-Broadway
shows including the 1991 comedy, "Ruthless," based on the 1956
thriller "The Bad Seed." Finally old enough at age 11, Britney
earned a coveted place in "Mickey Mouse Club." After two years
performing on the popular 's TV show filmed in Orlando, Britney
returned to Kentwood for one completely normal year of high school
at age 14 and set her sites on a career in pop music.