In 2001, she was made the new spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics and its fragrance Lucky You. She has performed with the band The Pussycat Dolls. In 2002, she was ranked #8 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". In 2003, she launched a lingerie line, J'Aime, which later became a full sleepwear and ready-to-wear line. In 2006, Maxim magazine named her #34 on its annual list; she is also featured in its gallery. She also appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure.
In 2005, Pressly joined the initial cast of the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, as Joy Turner. She has received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show, winning the 2007 Emmy. She also appeared in a number of music videos, including for "Girls of Summer" by Aerosmith and for a cover of "Tainted Love" by Marilyn Manson. On May 31, 2006, she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors.
She hosted the October 7, 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live. Prior to this, she guest starred on an episode of MADtv from season eleven, where she played Hillary Clinton in a parody of My Name Is Earl, "My Name Is Dubya", in which George W. Bush (Frank Caliendo) makes a list of all the bad things he's done in the past and rectifies them one by one. She also guest starred in an episode of the WB series Charmed, playing Mylie, a mermaid trying to find love; Alyssa Milano (who played Phoebe) guest stars on My Name is Earl during the November 2007 sweeps. She also appeared in an episode of the prank series Punk'd.
In October 2006, she became engaged to her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half, DJ Eric Calvo (aka DJ Eric Cubiche), with whom she had been friends for nine years. Pressly gave birth on May 11, 2007 at 7:31 a.m. in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to their first child, Dezi James Calvo. In a February 2007 interview on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Pressly said she wants the child to be bilingual (English/Spanish) to reflect Calvo's Cuban heritage.
Pressly said in a 2006 interview with Esquire magazine that she almost purchased a ticket for a flight on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but decided not to take the flight because she felt it left too early in the morning.
|2009||I Love You, Man||Janet Mills|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Mrs. Quilligan|
|2006||DOA: Dead or Alive||Tina Armstrong|
|2005||Death to the Supermodels||Tiffany Courtney|
|2005||My Name Is Earl(TV)||Joy Turner||2004||Torque||China|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Priscilla|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Beth|
|1997||Poison Ivy: The New Seduction||Violet|
Winning the Emmy Award in 2007