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Jorgie Porter
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Porter in September 2011
Jorgina Porter

25 December 1987 (1987-12-25) (age 31)
Trafford, Manchester, England
OccupationActress, model
Years active2008–present

Jorgina "Jorgie" Porter (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 from 2008 until 2016.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Charity work
  • 4 Filmography
    • 4.1 Television
  • 5 Awards and nominations
  • 6 Notes
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early life[edit]

Porter was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester on 25 December 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.[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 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".[4]

Porter appeared in the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine.[5] In FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011, Porter was ranked 50th.[6] 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.[7]

In 2012, Porter was confirmed to be a contestant and participant on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice.[8] Porter was paired dancing with American pairs skater Matt Evers.[9] Porter made it to the final and finished in second place behind Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden.[10]

In 2013, Porter decided to leave Hollyoaks. In October that year, she said she was leaving the show at the end of her contract.[11] After finishing filming on the show she appeared on the final series of Dancing On Ice in January 2014, which featured returning contestant 'All Stars' from past series. Poter and her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon were the first contestants to be voted off the series.[12] In April, it was announced that Porter had agreed to return to Hollyoaks.[13]

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.[14] Porter is the presenter for the Nintendo Girls Club.[15] In July 2015, Porter announced that she was leaving Hollyoaks once again.[16] Her final scenes as the character aired on 11 March 2016.[17] 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.[18]

In 2016, Porter was cast as Miss Croft in a reboot episode of the series Are You Being Served?. She also became the new face of the UK advertising campaign for the skincare brand Proactiv.[citation needed] In 2017, she appeared as a contestant in Celebs Go Dating.

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.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2008–2016 Hollyoaks Theresa McQueen Series Regular (599 episodes)
2009–2013 Hollyoaks Later
2012 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
2015 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
2015 Celebrity First Dates
2016 Are You Being Served? Miss Croft One-off special
2017 Celebs Go Dating Herself E4 reality dating show
2018 Celebrity Haunted Mansion Contestant
2018 Celebrity Impossible

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category[note 1] Work Result
2009 British Soap Awards Best Newcomer[19] Hollyoaks Nominated
2009 TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Best Newcomer[20] Hollyoaks Nominated
2010 British Soap Awards Best Actress[21] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance[22] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[23] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Best Actress[24] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[25] Herself Nominated
2012 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[26] Hollyoaks Nominated
2012 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[27] Herself Nominated
2012 FHM Hottest Female Soap Star[28] Hollyoaks Won
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[citation needed] Hollyoaks Nominated
2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[29] Herself Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[30] Hollyoaks Nominated
2014 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[31] Herself Nominated
2015 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[32] Herself Nominated


  1. ^ Jorgie Porter was ranked 50th in 2011, 86th in 2012, 13th in 2013, 28th in 2014 and 40th in 2015 in (UK) FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.