In FOX’s Glee, Jenna Ushkowitz plays Tina, an awkward girl who needs to suppress her stutter before she can take center stage. Here’s more about GLEE:
GLEE is an uplifting series with biting humor that features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present. The show follows an optimistic high school teacher, WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), as he tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school’s glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. It’s not an easy task when the pitch-imperfect club includes MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a forceful diva-in-training; ARTY (Kevin McHale), a geeky guitarist; KURT (Chris Colfer), a dramatic soprano; TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), a punk rocker; and self-proclaimed “star” RACHEL (Lea Michele), a perfectionist firecracker.
Tune in tomorrow after the American Idol Finale to see the premiere of GLEE.
Jenna Ushkowitz Glee Casting Featurette
More about Jenna Ushkowitz
A seasoned theater actor, Jenna Ushkowitz starred in “The King and I” and recently finished her run in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “Spring Awakening.” Her television credits include “Sesame Street,” “Reading Rainbow” and “As the World Turns,” and her independent film credits include “Babyface” and “Educated.” Recently, Ushkowitz hosted “Yankees on Deck,” which is a behind-the-scenes sports show geared towards young audiences. Ushkowitz, 22, graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and lives in New York City. She hopes one day to record an album and be a Disney Princess voice!