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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Biography

Birth Place:
Santiago, Chile
Reality show cast member

Fast Facts

  • Adopted at six months old and raised in upstate New York by Italian-American parents
  • Got her nickname in elementary school after she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy
  • The name comes from a character in the movie Save the Last Dance
  • Studied to become a veterinary technician
  • Best known for her attention catching ways on MTV's Jersey Shore, but she first appeared on the network's series Is She Really Going Out With Him? Authored a lifestyle book called A Shore Thing that discusses her search for love, released in 2011


  • Giovanna Marie LaValle -- Daughter
  • Andy Polizzi -- Father
  • Jionni LaValle -- Husband
  • Helena Polizzi -- Mother
  • Lorenzo Dominic Lavalle -- Son