Jorgie Porter

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Jorgie Porter
Jorgie Porter with a fan.jpg
Born Jorgina Alexandra Porter[citation needed]
25 December 1987 (1987-12-25) (age 26)
Trafford, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008-present
Television Hollyoaks (2008-)
Dancing on Ice (2012, 2014)

Jorgina Alexandra Porter (born 25 December 1987)[1] is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks. She has played this role since 2008.

Early life[edit]

Porter grew up with her mother and grandmother, and has only met her father once.[2] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

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".[3] 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.[4] 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".[5]

Porter appears on the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine.[6]

In FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011 Porter was ranked 50th.[7]

In August 2011, Porter took part in the ITV show Born to Shine. Porter learned to street dance on the show, but failed to make the final.[8]

In 2012, Porter was confirmed to be a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice.[9] Porter was paired with dancing with American pairs skater Matt Evers.[10] Porter made it to the final and finished in second place behind Matthew Wolfenden.[11] 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.

Jorgie Porter is currently the presenter for Nintendo Girls Club made by Nintendo of United Kingdom

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Film Result Ref
2009 British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Hollyoaks Nominated [12]
TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Best Newcomer Hollyoaks Nominated [13]
2010 British Soap Awards Best Actress Hollyoaks Nominated [14]
2011 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance Hollyoaks Nominated [15]
TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress Hollyoaks Nominated [16]
British Soap Awards Best Actress Hollyoaks Nominated [17]
2012 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated [18]
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated [19]

Charity[edit]

Porter is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and their annual sun safety campaign, 'Shunburn'. Porter had several images taken, showing the effects of sun burn.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweet-toothed Jorgie Porter enjoys a lollipop a little bit too much while partying with glamorous Hollyoaks cast". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Armstrong, Laura (22 January 2012). "Jorgie Porter: I was told I was too big for ballet but look at me now". The People. (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Green, Kris (5 November 2008). "New McQueen cast in 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (13 October 2013). "'Hollyoaks': Jorgie Porter quits Theresa McQueen role". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Green, Kris (21 April 2010). "Soap stars in 'Race For Life' charity video". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jorgie Porter on the new cover of sugar!". Sugar. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). 28 September 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "FHM's 100 Sexiest". FHM. (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Backstage". itv.com. (ITV Plc). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Eames, Tom (3 January 2012). "'Dancing on Ice' lineup - Heidi Range, Corey Feldman, more in pictures". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jorgie Porter & Matt Evers". itv.com. (ITV Plc). Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Matthew Wolfenden Skates To Dancing On Ice Victory". MTV. (MTV Networks). 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Green, Kris; Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2009). "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Shortlist". MSN TV. (Microsoft). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  14. ^ Green, Kris (9 May 2010). "British Soap Awards 2010: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (21 September 2010). "National Television Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  16. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (18 May 2011). "In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  17. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (7 March 2011). "British Soap Awards 2011 voting opens". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "British Soap Awards 2012 - winners in full". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "And the nominees for the 2013 British Soap Awards are...". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  20. ^ Kirby, Iona (17 August 2011). "Now that's sizzling: Jorgie Porter strips down to her bikini for teen sun safety campaign". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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