Deena Nicole Cortese Biography and Family Members

Deena Nicole Cortese Biography and Family Members
Deena Nicole Cortese Biography and Family Members

Deena Nicole Cortese Personal Information :

Deena Nicole Cortese was born on January 12, 1987, in New Egypt, New Jersey. She graduated from New Egypt High School and attended Brookdale Community College.


American reality television personality

Full name

Deena Nicole Cortese

Deena Nicole Buckner

Nick name 


Date of birth 

January 12, 1987

Age on 2023

35 Years

Birth place 

New Egypt, New Jersey, U.S.



Race/ Ethnicity 








Net worth (approx)



High School

New Egypt High School


Brookdale Community College

Jalen Brunson Parents : Father and Mother

She is Born to Italian-American parents John (Father) and Joan Cortese (Mother).

Father’s Name

John Cortese

Mother’s name 

Joan Cortese

Jalen Brunson Siblings : Brother and Sister

Cortese also has a sister, Joanie Maiorella


One Sister

Brother’s Name


Sister’s Name

Joanie Maiorella

Jalen Brunson Marital Status and Wife Name

Cortese  engaged to Christopher Buckner in In November 2016, and  married on October 28, 2017.

Marital Status


Spouse (Fiance)

Christopher Buckner

Jalen Brunson Childrens : Son and Daughter :

In 2018, Cortese revealed that she and her husband were expecting their , a son. Cortese gave birth first child to Christopher John “CJ” Buckner on January 5, 2019. their second child Born on Cameron Theo Buckner on May 1, 2021.


Two Sons

Son’s Name

Christopher John “CJ” Buckner
Cameron Theo Buckner

Daughter’s Name


Jalen Brunson Career And Trivia:

Deena Nicole Cortese is an American television personality and actress, best known for being a cast member on the MTV reality series “Jersey Shore.” 

She first appeared on the show in its second season and remained a main cast member until the show ended in 2012. Before “Jersey Shore,” Cortese had a brief career as a model and appeared in a few music videos. 

After the show ended, she has made appearances in other reality TV shows and have also done some business ventures.

She first rose to fame as a cast member on the second season of the popular MTV reality series “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in 2010. 

The show followed the lives of several young adults living together in a house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and quickly became a cultural phenomenon. 

Cortese was known for her wild and outgoing personality on the show, and she quickly became a fan favorite.

After “Jersey Shore” ended in 2012, Cortese appeared on other reality TV shows like “Couples Therapy,” “Famously Single” and also made appearances on other shows and also have her own spinoff show “Snooki & Jwoww” with her co-star Jenni “JWoww” Farley.

Cortese has also done some business ventures, such as launching a clothing line with Snooki and launching a line of wine with her husband Chris Buckner.

Cortese married her long-time boyfriend Chris Buckner in 2017 and currently lives with him in New Jersey.