Deena Nicole Cortese

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Deena Nicole Buckner (born Deena Nicole Cortese; January 12, 1987) is an American reality television personality who appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore from 2010 to 2012.

Early life

Cortese was born in the New Egypt section of Plumsted Township, New Jersey to Italian American parents. Cortese graduated from New Egypt High School and briefly attended Brookdale Community College. Cortese also has a sister, Joanie Maiorella, who was seen in multiple episodes throughout season five of Jersey Shore.


Cortese was a cast member on the reality TV series Jersey Shore. Deena had originally auditioned for season 1 but was rejected; however, she was cast by MTV when Angelina Pivarnick left the show after season two, and Snooki suggested her as a replacement. She joined the cast in season three, which filmed in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

In 2014, Cortese appeared on Couples Therapy.

Personal life

In November 2016, Cortese became engaged to Christopher Buckner. They were married on October 28, 2017. In 2018, Deena revealed that she and her husband are expecting their first child, a son. They plan on naming their son, Christopher John "CJ" Buckner.


Year Production Role Notes
2010-2012 Jersey Shore Herself Castmate
2010 When I Was 17 Herself
2012-2014 Snooki & Jwoww Herself Appeared in 4 episodes.
2013 Couples Therapy Herself
2018-present Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Herself Main
2018 Celebrity Fear Factor Herself Contestant

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