Weight 120 lb (54 kg).
Name Jeanine Mason
|Years active 2009-present|
|Born January 14, 1991 (age 24) (1991-01-14) Miami, Florida, United States|
Known for Winning So You Think You Can Dance: Season 5; Bunheads
Reality show So You Think You Can Dance
Similar People Lauren Froderman, Melanie Moore, Evan Kasprzak, Joshua Allen, Beau Mirchoff
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Jeanine Marie Mason (born January 14, 1991) is an American actress and dancer. After winning the 5th season of the Fox television show So You Think You Can Dance and earning the title of America’s Favorite Dancer, her acting career began. She was last seen in ABC biblical drama "Of Kings and Prophets" opposite Ray Winstone and in the feature film Default opposite David Oyelowo. She has also appeared in TV series such as ABC Family’s Bunheads, "You’re The Worst", "Awkward", TNT’s Major Crimes, "NCIS: Los Angeles", "CSI" and Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush. In 2012 Jeanine was nominated for Best Lead Actor at the Idllywild International Festival of Cinema for her work in the film Understudy. She will next be seen in Valerie Weiss's film "The Archer" opposite Bailey Noble.
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Mason became the first Cuban American to win So You Think You Can Dance.
Mason was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in a dance-oriented family in Pinecrest, an affluent Miami neighborhood. Both of her parents are of Cuban descent. Mason began her dance training at the age of three in ballet and flamenco, and went on to study jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop, modern, and contemporary dance. Mason began her study of theatre at age 11 with community and middle school productions. Upon moving to Los Angeles, California, Mason continues to study theater while also keeping a focus on film and Television at The Michael Woolson Studio. Jeanine graduated cum laude from UCLA in the Spring of 2014 and accredits the knowledge that she has attained at the school to fueling her creative work. "It’s always interesting to me how my studies mirror my life. Any time I’m learning new academic material, I find a way to use it in my work. And the more material I have to pull from, the richer that work becomes."
So You Think You Can Dance
At the age of 18, Mason competed on the fifth season of the show So You Think You Can Dance, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the competition over fellow contestants Brandon Bryant, Kayla Radomski, and Evan Kasprzak. For the first five weeks of the competition (Top 20 to Top 12), Mason was partnered with Phillip Chbeeb. During the show's sixth week (Top 10), Mason danced a contemporary number choreographed by Travis Wall and was partnered with Jason Glover. Later, Mason was also partnered with Brandon Bryant, Ade Obayomi, Evan Kasprzak, and Kayla Radomski. Mason was consistently praised for her strong and versatile performances.
During the fall of 2009, Mason toured the United States with the top twelve dancers of the So You Think You Can Dance competition.
Shortly after completing So You Think You Can Dance, Mason turned her full attention to channeling her performing skills into her other lifelong love, the craft of acting. Her on-screen career began when Mason starred in the Halloween episode of Nickelodeon's hit show, Big Time Rush., from there she guest starred in The Bling Ring, CSI, The Fresh Beat Band, and Hollywood Heights before landing the recurring role of Cozzette on ABC Family’s Bunheads and leading roles in the pilots Hot Mess, and Delirium. She has also booked roles on Major Crimes and Secret Life of the American Teenager as well as several smaller, independent projects.
Mason performed on November 29, 2009 at the Dizzy Feet Gala in Los Angeles, California at the Kodak Theater. She and Jason Glover performed their popular contemporary piece, "If It Kills Me", choreographed by Travis Wall, and originally performed Top 10 week on SYTYCD. Glover has described Mason as "Unique. You just don’t find dancers like her. She has beautiful lines, is funky and charismatic, and has so much life onstage. Not only does it show in her movement but also on her face. Jeanine is a brilliant performer and one of my favorite people to watch — not just in our group, but out of any dancer I've seen, from Gregory Hines to Gene Kelly."
On November 9, 2010, Mason performed a contemporary-ballroom dance with Mark Ballas to John Legend's "Ordinary People" on the television show, Dancing With the Stars.
Her sister, Alexis, also auditioned for the eighth season of So You Think You Can Dance, and made it to the final solo performances before Top 20 in Vegas.