- Was a member of the cheerleading squad and dance team in high school.
- Earned a dental-assistant license.
- Auditioned for the first season of Jersey Shore and was selected to join the roommates for their second stint in Seaside Heights.
- Chris Buckner — Fiancé
- Joann — Mother
- Attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey, United States
- Birth Name: Deena Nicole Cortese
- Birth Place: New Egypt, New Jersey, United States
- Profession: Reality cast member