Jenna Ushkowitz was born in Soeul, South Korea, but was adopted at the age of three months and was raised in New York. A graudate of Marymount Manhattan College in 2007, she is a theater veteran, having made her Broadway debut in a 1996 revival of The King & I. She was also part of the musical Spring Awakening, as an understudy.
Ushkowitz is perhaps best known for her role on the hit Fox series Glee, where she appears as glee club member Tina Cohen-Chang.
- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, 2010 (for Glee)