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Jenna Marbles
Jenna Marbles by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Marbles at the 2014 VidCon
Born Jenna N. Mourey
(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, blogger
Years active 2009–present
Known for Comedy
Sirius XM Hits 1's YouTube 15
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. Her channel currently has over 14 million subscribers, making it the 7th most subscribed channel on YouTube and the top channel operated by a woman.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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 Master of Education in Sport Psychology and Counseling.[2]


Marbles initially started her career with Barstool Sports, where she wrote for their female counterpart site StoolLaLa.[3]


Marbles released a video in 2010 entitled "How To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good Looking" which was viewed over 5.3 million times in its first week.[4][5] Her video "How To Avoid Talking To People You Don't Want To Talk To" was featured in articles by The New York Times and ABC News in August 2011, in which she stated "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."[6][7] The video has approximately 34 million views as of September 2014. She uploads a new video to her YouTube channel every Wednesday or Thursday. Her pseudonym "Jenna Marbles" comes from her attempt, when she started making videos, to keep her mother from finding out what she was doing online, due to her language.[2] The name "Marbles" comes from her dog "Mr. Marbles". As of March 2015, Marbles' YouTube channel has 14 million subscribers and over 1.7 billion video views.[8]

Marbles also appeared as Eve in season 2 of Epic Rap Battles of History, episode 13 "Adam vs. Eve".[9] 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.

Other ventures[edit]

Marbles released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr. Marbles. The toys' appearances are based upon her real dogs.[2] She has also created assorted items with some of her most memorable quotes on them (e.g. 'what are this').


  1. ^ "PewDiePie, Jenna Marbles, CaptainSparklez: The Web's Biggest Stars". Reason. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Spangler, Todd (2013-07-18). "YouTube Star Jenna Marbles: 5 Facts About Her Rise to Internet Fame". Variety. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  3. ^ "The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'". NBC News. December 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ O’Leary, Amy (12 April 2013). "The Woman With 1 Billion Clicks: Jenna Marbles". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 
  5. ^ Klima, Jeff (2013-04-22). "Jenna Marbles on 1 Billion Views, Set to Overtake Ray William Johnson?". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Rendering Grinders Toothless". The New York Times. August 12, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ ""Jenna Marbles'" Anti-Dirty Dance: Teens Say No to Grinding - ABC News". ABC News. August 16, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ "JennaMarbles YouTube Channel Stats, Subscriber Statistics, Ranking". Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  9. ^ Sam Gutelle (February 11, 2013). "Epic Rap Battles of History Pits Man Against Woman With Jenna Marbles". Tubefilter. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 

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