Facts About Jersey Shore's Snooki

All the stuff about Snooki that you wanted to know!

Nicole Polizzi aka “Snooki” was born on November 23, 1987 in Santiago, Chile. The reality star was adopted and raised by Italian American parents in Poughkeepsie, New York and currently lives in Marlboro, New York.

Polizza got the nickname “Snooki” in middle school and it stuck.


Nicole “Snooki” Polizza is a veterinary tech major, although it seems that she may have to change that major to drama or theatrical arts.

Acting Career

Jersey Shore is not Snooki’s first television gig. She also appeared on MTV’s "Is She Really Going Out With Him?", a show about "sweet girls" and the jerks they date. Snooki appeared on episode 14 of the first season with Justin the “Jerz Pud.”

Afterwards, she appeared on Jersey Shore , which aired on December 3, 2009. She is currently seen in the second season of the show and many fans say the success of the show is because of her.

Snooki presented an award at the CMT Music Awards in 2010 and on July 27, 2010, the cast of Jersey Shore appeared at the New York Stock Exchange and Nicole rang the opening bell.

Snooki has also appeared as Bella Swan on an uncredited appearance in Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart, which appeared on television earlier this year.

Media Coverage

Snooki appears on a regular basis on TMZ, The New York Post’s “Page Six,” Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Perez Hilton.

iPhone App

There is an iPhone app to “Snookify” photographs.

Past Appearances

Snooki has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Wendy Williams Show, Chelsea Lately, Lopez Tonight, Rachael Ray, 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Entertainment Tonight, VGA Video Game Awards, Regis & Kelly, and George Lopez.

As far as magazines, Snooki has been in Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, People, Allure, In Touch Weekly, New York and Life&Style.

Future Appearances

According to her website, Snooki will be appearing at Penn College of Tech on October 9th.

Criminal History

Polizzi was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, creating a nuisance, and annoying people on the beach on July 30, 2010 in Seaside Heights. Others at the beach complained that she was bothering them. Snooki was issued a summons and released the same day.

TMZ reported that she has entered a plea of not guilty even though there are photographs of the reality star holding a beer bong, which may have contributed to her behavior and arrest.


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