Jenna Nicole Mourey, better known by her pseudonym Jenna Marbles was born on September 15, 1986 and, was 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 Counseling.She resides in Santa Monica, California with her two dogs, Mr. Marbles, a Chihuahua and Kermit, an Italian Greyhound. She is an American YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, and actress.
Her pseudonym Jenna Marbles comes from her mother’s complaint that Mourey, which is 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 concerned that they may put off potential employers. The name Marbles comes from her dog Mr. Marbles.
Marbles initially started her career with Barstool Sports, where she wrote for their female counterpart site StoolLaLa. Marbles released a video in 2010 entitled “How to Trick People into Thinking You’re Good Looking” and, her video How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To was also featured in articles by The New York Times and ABC News in August 2011, in which 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.
Marbles has a unique habit that makes her different from others is the fact that she uploads a new video to her YouTube channel every Wednesday or Thursday without delay. Marbles appeared as Eve in Epic Rap Battles of History. She also played the role of a banana in the Annoying Orange episode, Fake n’ Bacon and, as Miley Cyrus in a “Wrecking Ball”–inspired segment of YouTube Rewind 2013. On January 30, she also appeared in season four of Ridiculousness and, appeared as herself in Smosh: The Movie. She co-hosts the podcast with boyfriend Julien Solomita, Jenna and Julien Podcast and, also hosts a weekly pop countdown on SiriusXM Hits 1 called YouTube 15.
Marbles released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr. Marbles whose appearances are based upon her real dogs. She has also created assorted items with some of her most memorable quotes on them (e.g. ‘what are this’).