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Jenna Ushkowitz Bio

You know Jenna Ushkowitz as the resident Goth-girl Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit TV musical ‘Glee.’ But Jenna’s career in the spotlight began over two decades ago.


Jenna Ushkowitz Biography

On April 28, 1986, Jenna was born in Seoul, South Korea. And at only 3 months old, she was adopted by a family in New York. Jenna attended a Catholic school on Long Island that was well known for its theatre program. She found herself on stage many times throughout her school life, performing in productions such as ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘The Baker’s Wife,’ ‘Into the Woods’ (twice!), and many more.


Jenna Ushkowiz’s Career

Jenna began her career at age 3, modeling for print ads. She appeared on TV shows like ‘Sesame Street,’ and the soap opera ‘As the World Turns.’ But it was in 1996 that she got the opportunity of a lifetime: she performed in her first Broadway musical, where she was cast as the Royal Child in ‘The King and I.’ In 2008, Jenna also performed in another Broadway musical called ‘Spring Awakening,’ where she acted alongside her Glee co-star Lea Michele (Rachel).


Jenna Ushkowitz Fun Facts

  • Middle Name: Noelle
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • High School Personality: Class President/Theatre Geek
  • Tidbit: She’s a certified SCUBA instructor
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