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PERFORMER Alison Bartlett
DEBUT 1986
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Gina in Big Bird's Favorite Party Games.

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Gina and her mother at her high school graduation (Episode 2745).

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Gina at her day care center.

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Linda and Barkley visit Gina's vet clinic.

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Gina and baby Marco.

Gina Jefferson is a human character on Sesame Street, who first appeared in 1986.

The character was created by writer Nancy Sans, originally as a day player role. Her first episode, in season 18, involved her getting lost on the way to 123 Sesame Street, where Gordon and two directionally-abled science class students were watching the night sky.[1]

When she was introduced as a regular, she worked at Hooper's Store, getting the job in Episode 2358. She has developed friendships with Mike and Savion, and had a romantic relationship with Jesse. She graduated from high school (Class of 1990) at the end of season 21 in Episode 2745 and continued to work at Hooper's Store while figuring out what life path to follow.

In Episode 3397 (Season 27), she revealed that she wished to work in child care and had taken night classes, earning her teaching certificate and working part-time at a day care center. From season 27 to season 29, she ran the day care center located Around the Corner.

In season 30, she began studying to become a veterinarian. In season 32, she opened her own vet clinic in the building that used to serve as a garage in the courtyard.[2]

In season 37, she travelled to Guatemala with Maria to adopt Marco.

Gina last appeared in new material in season 45, though occasionally appears in new episodes using older footage.

Gina's mother appeared off-screen in Episode 2595, and later onsceen at her daughter's graduation ceremony in Episode 2745. According to Episode 4260, Gina's mother is Italian.[3]

She has appeared in songs such as "The Word is No" and "Rhyme Out."

Appearances

She has appeared in the following specials:

The Sesame Street Special
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake
Sesame Street Stays Up Late!
Elmopalooza
The Street We Live On

She has also appeared in the following videos:

The Best of Ernie and Bert
Big Bird's Favorite Party Games
Rock & Roll!
Dance Along!
Sesame Street Visits the Hospital
Telling the Truth
Elmo Visits the Doctor
What's the Name of That Song?
Elmo's Potty Time

Book appearances

See also

Sources

  1. "Growing Up Gina", sesame family newsletter, December 17, 2010.
  2. Episode 3918
  3. Episode 4260, citing her love for the smell of garlic