Jorgie Porter

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Jorgie Porter
Born Jorgina Alexandra Porter
25 December 1987 (1987-12-25) (age 30)
Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, UK
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, a role she played from 2008 until her departure in 2016.

Early life

Porter was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester on Christmas Day, 1987. She grew up with her mother, grandmother and sister 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 was leaving Hollyoaks at the end of her contract.[4] However, in April 2014, just three months after leaving, she announced her return to the show, and in August 2014 made her first re-appearance. In July 2015, it was announced that she had decided to leave the show to pursue an acting and modelling career in Hollywood, and that her exit would be broadcast in early 2016.

In 2010, Porter appeared with eight other soap opera actresses in a music video and cover of the 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 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. She learned to street dance on the show, but failed to make it to the final.[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 the presenter for Nintendo Girls Club.[12]

In November 2015, Porter took part in the fifteenth series of ITV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. She came 5th on the show.

In 2016, she will appear in a one-off episode of Are You Being Served? as "Miss Croft."

Charity work

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 Series Regular
2009–2013 Hollyoaks Later Theresa McQueen Series Regular
2012 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
2015 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
2015 First Dates
2016 Are You Being Served? Miss Croft One-off special

Awards and nominations

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
2012 FHM Hottest Female Soap Star[21][22] Hollyoaks Won
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[23] Hollyoaks Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[24] Hollyoaks Nominated


  1. "Sweet-toothed Jorgie Porter enjoys a lollipop a little bit to much while partying with glamorous Hollyoaks cast". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 
  12. "Nintendo Girls Club". Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  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. "Jorgie’s the sexiest soap star!". Daily Mirror. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  22. "Jorgie Porter voted 'Hottest Girl in Soap'". Digital Spy. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  23. "And the nominees for the 2013 British Soap Awards are...". The Sun Online. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  24. "The British Soap Awards 2014 full list of nominees". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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