Jorgie Porter

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Jorgie Porter
Jorgie Porter with a fan.jpg
Porter in September 2011.
Born Jorgina Alexandra Porter
25 December 1987 (1987-12-25) (age 27)
Trafford, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present

Jorgina Alexandra "Jorgie" Porter[citation needed] (born 25 December 1987)[1] is an English actress and model. She is best known for portraying Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks since 2008.

Early life[edit]

Porter was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester. She grew up with her mother and grandmother, and has only met her father once.[2] A former ballet dancer, she was told by the ballet school she attended that she was overweight for a dancer. She later attended The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire.[2]


In November 2008, it was announced that Porter had joined the cast of the 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 show contract but the door has been left open so she can return in the future.[4] She announced her return to the show in April 2014, just three months after leaving the show. In August 2014, she made her first appearance back on the show. In July 2015, it was announced that Porter had decided to leave the show to pursue an acting and modelling career in Hollywood, and that her exit will be broadcast in early 2016.

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 appeared on and in the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine.[6]

In FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011, Porter was ranked 50th.[7] She has modelled for the magazine on several occasions.

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

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

In 2014, she released her own calendar for 2015, showing some of her modelling shoots and photos. She has also released another calendar for 2016.

Porter is currently the presenter for Nintendo Girls Club.[12]

In November 2015, it was announced that Porter is to participate in the popular ITV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

Charity work[edit]

Porter is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and their annual sun safety campaign, 'Shunburn'. Porter had several images taken, showing the effects and damages of sun burn.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2008–2016 Hollyoaks Theresa McQueen 579 episodes
2009–2013 Hollyoaks Later Theresa McQueen 15 episodes
2011 Born to Shine Herself Contestant
2012 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
2014 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
2015 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Herself Contestant

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2009 British Soap Awards Best Newcomer[14] Hollyoaks Nominated
2009 TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Best Newcomer[15] Hollyoaks Nominated
2010 British Soap Awards Best Actress[16] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance[17] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[18] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Best Actress[19] Hollyoaks Nominated
2012 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[20] Hollyoaks Nominated
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[21] Hollyoaks Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[22] Hollyoaks Nominated


  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 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 Plc). Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Matthew Wolfenden Skates To Dancing On Ice Victory". MTV. (MTV Networks). 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
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  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Green, Kris; Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2009). "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Shortlist". MSN TV. (Microsoft). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  16. ^ Green, Kris (9 May 2010). "British Soap Awards 2010: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  17. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (21 September 2010). "National Television Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  18. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (18 May 2011). "In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  19. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (7 March 2011). "British Soap Awards 2011 voting opens". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "British Soap Awards 2012 - winners in full". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "And the nominees for the 2013 British Soap Awards are...". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2014 full list of nominees". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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