Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress
Jenna Ushkowitz rose to fame by portraying emotionally complex and reclusive characters on stage and on television. After proving herself on Broadway by appearing in award-winning musicals like "Spring Awakening" ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1986 in Seoul, , KR

Filmography

Actor (5)

Glee 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

Tina Cohen-Chang (Actor)

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Twinsters 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Jenna Ushkowitz rose to fame by portraying emotionally complex and reclusive characters on stage and on television. After proving herself on Broadway by appearing in award-winning musicals like "Spring Awakening" (2006), Ushkowitz branched out into television and landed a featured role on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2009. The musical comedy series followed a ragtag group of glee club members trying to rise above their high school's dramas by become a winning ensemble. Ushkowitz played a skater punk who has the voice of an angel but an annoying stutter. Her character's inner struggles to break out of her shyness fit right in with the show's quirky plots that wove in over-the-top musical and dance numbers. While Ushkowitz played second, sometimes even third, fiddle in the upbeat series, she effortlessly proved that her talent and amazing vocal range belonged on center stage.

EDUCATION

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School

Hicksville , New York 2004

Marymount Manhattan College

New York City , New York 2007

Milestones

2009

Cast as Tina Cohen-Chang on Fox's "Glee," re-teaming with "Spring Awakening" co-star, Lea Michele

2006

Was an understudy for four roles in the Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical, "Spring Awakening"; also co-starred Lea Michele

1996

At age 10, made Broadway debut as one of the royal children in the revival of the musical, "The King and I"

Began acting as a young with small roles on "Sesame Street" (PBS) and the daytime soap "As the World Turns" (CBS)

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