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Jenna Ushkowitz

Performer

About this Artist

JENNA USHKOWITZ is known for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang for five seasons of the three-time Emmy nominated Fox television series Glee. Prior to becoming a Gleek, Jenna was on Broadway in the Tony-winning production of Spring Awakening, performing the roles of Ilse, Martha, Anna, and Thea. Jenna

released her first memoir, Choosing Glee, in May

2013, a heartfelt, practical guide for teens on

how to be your true self, gain self-esteem, and

find inner confidence. Baseball fans know Jenna

as the first host of Yankees on Deck, which is a

sports show geared towards young audiences

on the YES Network.

Jenna made her Broadway debut at the age

of nine in the 1996 revival of The King and I,

and performed with the original cast in the

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that year. She

played Little Red Riding Hood in two separate

productions of Into the Woods (at Trinity

Theatre and the Teresa Lang), and has traveled

and performed across the country with The

Broadway Kids. She can be heard on various

cast recordings, including The King and I,

Broadway Kids Back on Broadway, and The

Broadway Kids Sing America. Her television

credits include Sesame Street, Reading

Rainbow, As the World Turns, and the pilot The

Imagination Movers for Playhouse Disney.

Jenna has appeared on Nickelodeon’s Kids’

Choice Awards, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee,

The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and Late Night with

Conan O’Brien, and has sung the national anthem

at home games for the New York Knicks and

the L.A. Dodgers. Her independent film credits

include Don Gaille’s Babyface and Georgia Lee’s

Educated. She attended Marymount Manhattan

College, graduating with a B.A. in Acting and a

minor in Musical Theatre.