Jenna Ushkowitz

by ethnic on September 8, 2010

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Date of Birth: April 28, 1986

Ethnicity: Korean

Jenna Ushkowitz (Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz) is an American actress, singer, and writer. She is known for starring on the television series Glee. She is of Korean descent, and was born in Seoul, South Korea. She was adopted by an American family at the age of three months, and raised in East Meadow, New York.

Her adoptive parents are caucasian. Her adoptive father’s own father was from a Polish Jewish family, but the rest of Jenna’s American family is Catholic (with Italian, English, and Irish ancestry). Jenna herself was raised Catholic.

photo by s_bukley /

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 12:35 am

Yet another Korean with super slanted eyes…


athelya November 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm

are you just trying to be an asshole

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 12:44 am

You’re that politically correct, fat, swarthy, hairy southern European who thinks your race is white and fair featured. Look at yourself first, imbecile.

athelya July 12, 2017 at 2:07 am

Ah Phaedra. Nice mental gymnastics as always. You’re by far the biggest idiot on this site based on just a few of your comments alone.Let’s break down your logic shall we?

Why would i be so passionate in the first place to debunk common stereotypes if i myself looked stereotypical? That’s right i don’t. I’m half nordic half southern European. My southern european family arent dark and swarthy like you seem to claim. try writing something more intelligent next time, Phaedra. Thats just pathetic.

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I thought she was adopted with that surname. I was like she’s mixed? LOL

Masterlord July 24, 2015 at 8:14 am

She IS adopted, cant you read? Or perhaps you meant “Just as i thought, shes adopted”?

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