Jenna Marbles

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Jenna Marbles
Jenna Marbles by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Marbles at the 2014 VidCon
Born (1986-09-15) September 15, 1986 (age 28)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Suffolk University (B.S.)
Boston University (M.Ed.)
Occupation Comedian and blogger
Years active 2009-present
Known for Comedy, entertainer, vlogging
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

Jenna N. Mourey (born September 15, 1986), more commonly known by her pseudonym Jenna Marbles, is an American entertainer and YouTube personality. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her three dogs, Mr. Marbles, Kermit, and Peach. Her channel currently has over 13 million subscribers, making it the 7th most subscribed channel on YouTube and the top channel operated by a woman.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jenna Marbles was born and raised in Rochester, New York, where she graduated from Brighton High School in 2004. She then moved to Boston, where she attended Suffolk University. At Suffolk she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and later attended Boston University for her Masters of Education in Sport Psychology and Counseling.[2] Jenna initially started her career with Barstool Sports, where she wrote for their female counterpart site StoolLaLa.[3]

YouTube videos[edit]

Marbles' video in 2010 "How To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good Looking" had over 5.3 million views in its first week.[4] Her video "How To Avoid Talking To People You Don't Want To Talk To" was featured in an August article in The New York Times[5] and ABC News,[6] in which she said, "I'm sick and tired of guys thinking that just because I showed up at a club or a dance or a bar, that I want to have their genitalia touching my backside." The video had approximately 34 million views as of September 2014.[7] She uploads a new video to her YouTube channel every Wednesday or Thursday. Her pseudonym "Jenna Marbles" comes from Mourey's attempt, when she started making videos, to keep her mother from finding out what she was doing online, due to her language. The name "Marbles" comes from her dog "Mr. Marbles".

Marbles' YouTube channel has over thirteen million subscribers and (as of April 5, 2014) over one billion total video views.[8][9]

Marbles also appeared as Eve in season 2 of Epic Rap Battles of History, episode 13 "Adam vs. Eve".[10] She played a fake banana in the Annoying Orange episode, Fake n' Bacon. She played Miley Cyrus in a Wrecking Ball–inspired segment of YouTube Rewind 2013. On January 30, she appeared in season four of Ridiculousness.


Marbles released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr. Marbles. The toys' appearances are based upon her real dogs. She has also created assorted items with some of her most memorable quotes on them (e.g. 'what are this').[11]


  1. ^ "Jenna Marbles". Celebrity Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Jenna Marbles on Her Unexpected YouTube Success". What's Trending. YouTube. May 3, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'". NBC News. December 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jenna Marbles (February 15, 2011). "How to Trick People into Thinking You're Really Good Looking". YouTube. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rendering Grinders Toothless". The New York Times. August 12, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ ""Jenna Marbles'" Anti-Dirty Dance: Teens Say No to Grinding - ABC News". ABC News. August 16, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jenna Marbles (February 15, 2011). "How To Avoid Talking To People You Don't Want To Talk To". YouTube. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ "JennaMarbles". YouTube. 
  9. ^ O'Leary, Amy (April 12, 2013). "The Woman With 1 Billion Clicks, Jenna Marbles". The New York Times. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sam Gutelle (February 11, 2013). "Epic Rap Battles of History Pits Man Against Woman With Jenna Marbles". Tubefilter. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ $34.99. "Shop | Jenna Marbles". 

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