Jorgie Porter (born 25 December 1987) 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.
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. 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.
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”.In October 2013, she said she was leaving Hollyoaks at the end of her contract.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 temporary 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”.
Porter appeared in the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine.
In FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011, Porter was ranked 50th.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.
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