Jenn McAllister

Jennifer Ann McAllister (born July 9, 1996) is an American YouTuber and actress, known as jennxpenn on YouTube, where she has over 3.5 million subscribers.[1] As an actress, she has portrayed the roles of Abby in Bad Night and Andie Fixler in the YouTube Red series Foursome.

Jenn McAllister
Jenn McAllister speaking at VidCon 2014 (cropped 2).jpg
McAllister in 2014
Personal information
BornJennifer Ann McAllister
(1996-07-09) July 9, 1996 (age 24)
  • YouTuber
  • actress
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
  • Lifestyle
  • entertainment
  • comedy
  • gaming
Subscribers3.5 million (main)
Total views373.1 million (main)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2011
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015

Updated: October 14, 2020

Early and personal lifeEdit

McAllister was born on July 9, 1996, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania[2] where she attended Council Rock High School South in Holland, Pennsylvania, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. McAllister is bisexual.[3]


Early careerEdit

In March 2013, McAllister signed a YouTube partnership deal with AwesomenessTV and shortly after, in July 2013, McAllister moved from her home in Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California.[4] On April 30, 2014, Jenn reached one million subscribers on her jennxpenn YouTube channel, followed by a 16-city North American tour in celebration of the accomplishment with fellow YouTuber Tyler Ward, taking place at the beginning of May and the entirety of June.[5] In June 2014, McAllister signed a YouTube management deal with Fullscreen.[6]


McAllister created her YouTube channel jennxpenn at the age of 12 on January 15, 2009, but already had prior YouTube experience through a channel created beforehand with a friend.[7] McAllister currently has two YouTube channels; her main channel, jennxpenn and her vlogging channel, jenn.

McAllister was nominated for both Choice Web Star: Comedy and Choice Web Collaboration at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.[8]

In September 2014, McAllister partnered with the nonprofit organization Our Time, releasing a video telling her viewers aged eighteen or above to register themselves to vote in the United States.[9]


At the 2015 Playlist Live convention, it was announced that McAllister and fellow YouTuber Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen would be starring in a film titled Bad Night. The film was produced by GRB Entertainment.[10] Since 2016, McAllister has starred in Foursome,[11] a YouTube Red original series. In 2018, she portrayed the role of Deanna in the Hulu series All Night.[12]


On March 28, 2015, McAllister announced that she would be releasing a book titled Really Professional Internet Person. The autobiography was released on August 25, 2015.[13]


Television and film roles
Year Show Role Notes
2015 Bad Night Abby Film
2016–2018 Foursome Andie Fixler Main role
2016 Sleep Tight Emily 1 episode
2017 Guardians of Oz Gabby Film
2018 All Night Deanna Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominated Award Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Nominated
Choice Web Collaboration - Fab Five in Real Life with Anthony Quintal, Jack Baran, Andrew Lowe, and Rebecca Black Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
Streamy Awards Best Actress - Foursome Won
Best Ensemble Cast - Foursome with Meghan Falcone, Brooke Markham, Logan Paul, Rickey Thompson Nominated


  • McAllister, Jenn (2015). Really Professional Internet Person. Scholastic. 224pp. ISBN 9780545861137.


  1. ^ Moss, Caroline (September 13, 2014). "19-Year-Old YouTube Star Says She 'Doesn't Need A Real Job'". Business Insider. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Cid, Martin (July 8, 2014). "Famous Birthdays Today, July 9: Tom Hanks, Mitchel Musso, O.J. Simpson, Courtney Love, Jenn McAllister, Georgie Henley, Douglas Booth". Yareah Magazine. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ McAllister, Jenn [@jennmccalister] (November 2, 2020). "and i'm bi not gay, don't mislabel please. cya" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ McAllister, Jenn (March 18, 2014). "Moving-Out Teen: A Survivor's Guide". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Salud, April (May 24, 2014). "jennxpenn on 1 Million Subscribers and Going On Tour". Strawburry17. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Gutelle, Sam (June 27, 2014). "JennXPenn's Fullscreen Deal Is Not An Ordinary YouTube Partnership". Tubefilter. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Jaworski, Michelle; Votta, Rae (August 31, 2014). "Meet the YouTube class of 2014". The Kernel. The Daily Dot. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (August 10, 2014). "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  9. ^ DeSimone, Evan (September 24, 2014). "jennxpenn Targets Teens For National Voter Registration Day". New Media Rockstar. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  10. ^ Gutelle, Sam (February 9, 2015). "Lauren Elizabeth, Jenn McAllister To Headline Feature Film 'Bad Night'". Tubefilter. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  11. ^ Staff (March 29, 2016). "Jenn McAllister dishes about her hysterical 'Foursome' castmates". Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "Hulu Picks Up, Casts 'All Night' Graduation Comedy Series From AwesomenessTV".
  13. ^ "JennXPenn is latest YouTube star to land a book deal". March 30, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2016 – via AFP Relax News.

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