Jenna Nicole Mourey (born September 15, 1986), better known by her pseudonym Jenna Marbles, is an AmericanYouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, and actress. As of May 2016, her channel has over 16 million subscribers, making it the seventh most subscribed channel on YouTube and the top channel operated by a woman.
Early life and education Edit
Marbles was born and raised in Rochester, New York, where she graduated from Brighton High School in 2004. She then moved to Boston, where she attended Suffolk University. At Suffolk she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and later attended Boston University for a Master of Education in Sport Psychology and Counselling.
Marbles initially started her career with Barstool Sports, where she wrote for their female counterpart site StoolLaLa. In the summer of 2010, Marbles was sharing a three bedroom apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She had an $800 rent that she paid for by working various jobs, like bartending, working at a tanning salon, blogging, and go-go dancing at nightclubs.
Marbles released a video in 2010 entitled "How To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good Looking" which was viewed over 5.3 million times in its first week. Her video "How To Avoid Talking To People You Don't Want To Talk To" was featured in articles by The New York Times and ABC News in August 2011. In the video, she stated, "I'm sick and tired of guys thinking that just because I showed up at a club or a dance or a bar, that I want to have their genitalia touching my backside." The video had approximately 35 million views as of November 2015.
She uploads a new video to her YouTube channel every Wednesday or Thursday. Her pseudonym "Jenna Marbles" comes from her mother's complaint that "Mourey," their legal surname, pulled up only Jenna's videos on Google. Jenna's mother was unemployed at the time that Jenna's first video went viral, and was concerned that their content might put off potential employers. The name "Marbles" comes from her dog "Mr. Marbles". As of July 2015, Marbles' YouTube channel had about 15 million subscribers and over 1.8 billion video views.
Marbles appeared as Eve in season 2 of Epic Rap Battles of History, episode 13, "Adam vs. Eve". She played a banana in The Annoying Orange episode "Fake n' Bacon." She played Miley Cyrus in a "Wrecking Ball"–inspired segment of YouTube Rewind 2013. On January 30, she appeared in season four of Ridiculousness.
Marbles appeared as herself in Smosh: The Movie.
Marbles has also professionalized her business affairs by expanding her business and bringing in people to help, including, a personal assistant, a business manager, and her mother (the chief executive officer).
Other ventures Edit
Marbles released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr. Marbles. The toys' appearances are based upon her real dogs. She has also created items with some of her most memorable quotes printed on them (e.g. "what are this").
Marbles also hosts a weekly pop countdown on SiriusXM Hits 1 called "YouTube 15".She also co-hosts a podcast with her boyfriend Julien Solomita, Jenna and Julien Podcast.