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An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.


Lauren Iungerich
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Series cast summary:
Ashley Rickards ...  Jenna Hamilton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Beau Mirchoff ...  Matty McKibben 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Jillian Rose Reed ...  Tamara / ... 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Brett Davern ...  Jake Rosati 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Molly Tarlov ...  Sadie Saxton 89 episodes, 2011-2016
Nikki Deloach ...  Lacey Hamilton 83 episodes, 2011-2016
Desi Lydic ...  Valerie Marks 73 episodes, 2011-2016
Greer Grammer ...  Lissa / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2016
Mike Faiola ...  Kevin Hamilton 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Jessica Lu ...  Ming Huang 36 episodes, 2011-2016


"Awkward" is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst. The show centers around fifteen-year-old Jenna Hamilton, who, like many, feels invisible to her peers and desperately wants to find her place--which is hard to do in a day and age where fitting in means standing out. Unfortunately, Jenna's visibility comes on the heels of an accident that gives her a not-so-fun stigma. And while the stigma of her accident could be the curse of her life, Jenna's determined to make it her life's blessing. Written by Lauren Iungerich

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Ashley Rickards was born on May 4, 1992, making her three years younger than Beau Mirchoff, who was born January 13, 1989. On the show, Jenna was born on December 2, 1995, making her one year older than Matty, who was born on November 4, 1996. See more »


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started really interesting but turned into "who am I loving & dating today" mess
16 August 2016 | by rougeursSee all my reviews

First season was good and I got impression that this was going to be something original & interesting. Sadly after 2nd season I started to dislike the heroine and it seemed like she was an emotional mess with questionable moral standards. Other characters stayed rather true to themselves but I didn't know where the heck the Jenna Hamilton character was going. She was all over the place and changed her mind about loving someone almost daily. A good portion of the series Jenna was twitching her face all the time while thinking her relationship with Matty. In the beginning it had seemed cute but started to annoy a lot when the supposed strong leading female character was insecure as hell. Someone should have counted how many times Jenna & Matty fell of the wagon & back to loving each other throughout the series. It was ridiculous and ruined seasons 3, 4 and 5 completely and even in the end there was not a happy ending. I was left wondering if this character goes through her life questioning everything. Never settling and never actually having a meaningful long relationship. And she was supposed to be the smart one of the group. Maybe the writers tried to create sex and the city for teens. Or maybe Jenna was what writers want to be or are. It definitely wasn't what viewers want to see & what would be smart to write. So this series goes to the bin with other "too many seasons with nothing to tell" and "cant write a decent ending even if my life depended on it". I liked, with serious intention not to, Jenna's friends Tamara, Lissa, Sadie and Jake, Valerie, Ally & Sergio most. Especially Sadie, Valerie & Ally were great characters.

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19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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MTV/Remote Productions See more »
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