Britney’s First Break
Over the next few years, Britney and her mother, Lynne, split their time between their hometown of Kentwood and the big city as Britney landed job after job. Her talent and hard work paid off as she acted in commercials, earned the lead role in a Broadway play, and even appeared on Star Search in 1992.
Finally, in 1993, Britney’s dream (or rather, her mother’s dream for her) came true when she was cast on The Mickey Mouse Club alongside future stars like Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. At only 12 years old, Britney impressed her co-stars with her dance skills, committing the intricate moves to memory with ease. Tony Lucca, who was 17 at the time, remembers being amazed by Britney’s talent, saying that the older kids would always ask her to help them remember the dance combinations.