|Born||Jorgina Alexandra Porter
25 December 1987 (age 26)
Trafford, Greater Manchester, England
Dancing on Ice (2012, 2014)
Jorgina Alexandra Porter (born 25 December 1987) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks. She has played this role since 2008.
Porter grew up with her mother and grandmother, and has only met her father once. A former ballet dancer, Porter was told by the ballet school she attended that she was overweight for a dancer, she later attended The Hammond in Chester.
In November 2008 it was announced that Porter had joined the cast of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the role of Theresa McQueen. Porter said that she was "thrilled" to join the cast and be a part of one of soap opera's "most notorious families". In October 2013 she said she is leaving Hollyoaks at the end of her contract but the door has been left open so she can return. She announced her return in April 2014, just 3 months later. In August 2014 she returned onscreen as a heavily pregnant Theresa.
In 2010, Porter appeared alongside eight other soap opera actresses in a music video and cover of Cyndi Lauper single Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The song was released in aid of charity, Cancer Research UK's campaign "Race for Life".
In FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011 Porter was ranked 50th.
In 2012, Porter was confirmed to be a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice. Porter was paired with dancing with American pairs skater Matt Evers. Porter made it to the final and finished in second place behind Matthew Wolfenden. Porter later told the Press Association that she wanted to stay with Hollyoaks. Due to popular demand, she returned to Dancing On Ice in 2014 in an 'All Stars' edition for their final series but was voted out in the first week.
|2009||British Soap Awards||Best Newcomer||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|TVQuick and TVChoice Awards||Best Newcomer||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|2010||British Soap Awards||Best Actress||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|2011||National Television Awards||Best Serial Drama Performance||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Actress||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|British Soap Awards||Best Actress||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|2012||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
|2013||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
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