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Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameJana Rae Kramer
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jana Kramer was born on December 2, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jana Rae Kramer. She is an actress, known for One Tree Hill (2003), Friday Night Lights (2006) and Entourage (2004). She has been married to Mike Caussin since May 22, 2015. They have two children. She was previously married to Johnathon Schaech and Michael Gambino.

Spouse (3)

Mike Caussin (22 May 2015 - present) ( 2 children)
Johnathon Schaech (4 July 2010 - 8 June 2011) ( divorced)
Michael Gambino (14 April 2004 - 28 March 2007) ( divorced)

Trivia (12)

During filming of the back-to-back Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005) and Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) in Romania, Jana got so sick that she couldn't finish filming and had to be flown back to the states. The script had to be re-written so her character was abruptly killed off at the end. The character of "Jenny" (played by Jenny Mollen) in "ROTLD 5: Rave to the Grave" was actually written for the "Katie Williams" character.
Trained in "Scene Study" courses in Acting with teacher and "Talent Group" agent Stephen Black, who has taught many of Hollywoods finest.
Engaged to Johnathon Schaech [December 28, 2009].
Released her debut country album, entitled "Jana Kramer" on June 5, 2012.
Close friends with One Tree Hill (2003) costars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols. They were both in attendance at her 2010 wedding.
Was engaged to Brantley Gilbert [January 20, 2013]. It was announced on August 15, 2013 that they had ended their engagement, citing the strain of busy careers.
Filming Approaching Midnight (2013) in Detroit, Michigan. A romantic military drama from writer/director Sam Logan Khaleghi, where she is playing the lead female role alongside Sam Logan Khaleghi as well as Mia Serafino and D.B. Dickerson. [May 2003]
(May 22, 2015) Married her boyfriend of 9 months, Mike Caussin, in Charlottesville, VA, following a 5-month-long engagement. This is her third marriage.
Has two children with her husband, Mike Caussin: daughter Jolie Rae Caussin (b. January 31, 2016) and son Jace Joseph Caussin (b. November 29, 2018).
In August 2016, it was announced that Kramer and her husband of 19 months, Mike Caussin, had separated in the midst of his admission into rehab for undisclosed purposes. She later said that he cheated on her again during their marriage. They eventually reconciled the following year and renewed their wedding vows in December 2017.
In May 2018, she admitted to having multiple miscarriages during her marriage to Mike Caussin, including a miscarriage at 10 weeks pregnant last year.
Decided to name her son Jace when she found out it meant 'healing' as he was a true healing for her since she was troubled to have another baby following her multiple miscarriages and failed IVF procedures.

Personal Quotes (28)

I'll never sing something that I've never been through. So even if I didn't write it, I have to have at least experienced it.
I think I have a good head on my shoulders.
L.A. was never me. Nashville is my home.
I'm from Michigan, but I'm just as country as anyone else. Maybe I don't have the speaking voice of most country singers, but it is what I love. It's how I've always sung, and it's what I grew up on.
I've always had a niche for entertaining since I was a little girl.
I do remember the people who believed in me in the beginning. I'll never forget that.
I was a bit scared because I came from the acting world. There was a fear that people would think of me kind of as a joke. But really, people think of me as a country artist who can act. That's my favorite compliment.
I love sports. So if I was like a sports anchor or something like that. I would love to do that.
There's no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be in the position that I am if I didn't have my 'One Tree Hill' fans. They're the most dedicated, devoted fans. They're behind you no matter what. If one person says one bad thing about me on Twitter, they're fighting back!
When I get on a plane, I kiss the plane and I tap it three times. If I don't do it... I have to do it. One time I sat in my seat and I had to get back up to touch the plane.
I think music changes and it evolves.
People were always asking me who I wanted to tour with, and I always said Jason Aldean or Brad Paisley.
I'm from Michigan and a down-home girl.
My mom wanted to be a country singer, too, so country was always being played. And my girlfriends and I used to go to concerts, like Brad Paisley, in middle school and high school.
I would love to do a duet with Tim McGraw. I think that would be fun.
I have too much drive and determination to let anything falter me. Because I know that life's short and there's so much that I wanna do, and I can't do anything that might hold me back or get stuck in.
I'm kind of a gypsy, so I love living out of a suitcase and going from place to place meeting people.
I never want to be too mean with my songs, but with 'I Hope It Rains' it was definitely somewhere in the middle with being sassy but also a little class in there as well. It was a good blend for me and who I want to be perceived as an artist.
Hockey is my favorite because I'm from Michigan. I used to figure-skate and root for the Red Wings.
I was five years old, onstage singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' - a rock version - and I was always wanting to entertain. But the biggest thing for me is just country music has helped me get through the worst times of my life and the best times of my life. I want to give that back to people.
I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don't want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.
I have an amazing family. I was raised in a wonderful mid-west family.
I missed the country sounds on the radio. I missed the Deana Carters and the old Faith Hill songs that are more richly country and not so highly pop. So I really wanted that to be on my first album.
Gradually, people are connecting with my music, and that means the world to me.
I have to thank country radio for believing in me.
It's honestly every time that I'm doing something, and every time I visit a station and hear my song on the radio and people buying my stuff, I'm like 'Are you kidding me? This is insane!'
The coolest thing, too, is that people that have never even seen 'One Tree Hill' tell me, 'I love your music.' And I'm like, 'Oh, do you watch the show?' And they say 'No.' And to me that's even cooler because that means I'm actually starting to get country fans.
In Los Angeles there's, like, this awful image because the girls are so skinny. I don't think it's attractive whatsoever, and I also think that it gives a bad image to kids that are in their early teens. It's not healthy.

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