Deena Nicole Cortese

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Deena Nicole Cortese
Born (1987-01-12) January 12, 1987 (age 32)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesThe Walking Holiday[1]
EducationBrookdale Community College
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2010–present
Known forJersey Shore
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Height1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Spouse(s)
Christopher Buckner (m. 2017)
Children1
Parent(s)John Cortese and Joann Cortese
RelativesJoanie Maiorella (sister)

Deena Nicole Buckner (born Deena Nicole Cortese; January 12, 1987) is an American reality television personality who appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore from 2010 to 2015

Early life[edit]

Cortese was born in the New Egypt section of Plumsted Township, New Jersey to Italian American parents.[2] Cortese graduated from New Egypt High School and briefly attended Brookdale Community College. Cortese also has a sister, Joanie Maiorella, who was seen in multiple episodes throughout season five of Jersey Shore.

Career[edit]

Cortese was a cast member on the reality TV series Jersey Shore. Deena had originally auditioned for season 1 but was rejected;[3] however, she was cast by MTV when Angelina Pivarnick left the show after season two, and Snooki suggested her as a replacement.[4] She joined the cast in season three, which filmed in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

In 2014, Cortese appeared on Couples Therapy.

Personal life[edit]

In November 2016, Cortese became engaged to Christopher Buckner.[5] They were married on October 28, 2017. In 2018, Deena revealed that she and her husband were expecting their first child, a son. Deena gave birth to Christopher John "CJ" Buckner on January 5, 2019.[6] They reside in Jackson Township, New Jersey.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Production Role Notes
2010–2012 Jersey Shore Herself Castmate
2010 When I Was 17 Herself Guest
2011 Silent Library Herself Cameo
2012–2014 Snooki & Jwoww Herself Appeared in 4 episodes.
2013 Couples Therapy Herself Main
2018–present Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Herself Main
2018 Celebrity Fear Factor Herself Contestant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jersey Shore Recap: Meet Deena, the Walking Holiday, and Her Seasonal Na-Na". IBBB. January 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "The 'Jersey Shore' cast is barely over half Italian-American". ELDORADO.
  3. ^ TMZ Staff (August 4, 2010). "'Jersey Shore' -- New Girl Is a Season 1 Reject". TMZ. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "'Jersey Shore' star Snooki helped Deena Nicole Cortese become new cast member". Holt, Bob. NewJerseyNewsroom.com. July 29, 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Vuipo, Mike (November 20, 2016). "Jersey Shore star gets engaged". Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Falcone, Dana Rose (October 28, 2017). "Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese Is Married — See the Pics!". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Jordan, Chris. "MTV 'Jersey Shore': Jackson cast member Deena Cortese shows off baby bump". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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