Who is Josie Loren?
Josie Loren is an American actress who, aside from being widely recognized as the spouse of retired professional American Football player Matt Leinart, is probably best known for portraying the recurring role of Kaylie Cruz on the TV series “Make It or Break It”. Josie also found fame for her memorable appearances in television series “Hit the Floor” and “The Mentalist”, as well as in comedy movies “17 Again” (2009) and “21 & Over” (2013) to name a few.
Josie Loren’s Early Life & Education
Josie Loren Lopez was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on the 19th March 1987, in Miami, Florida, USA, so is of white ethnicity, and apart from being of American nationality, is also of Cuban ancestry.
She was raised by her mother Mercy Lopez, who is a middle school teacher, alongside her three older siblings, sister Jessica and brothers Asís and Javier; details about her father haven’t been publicly disclosed to the present day. During her childhood years, she excelled in gymnastics. Upon completing elementary education, Josie attended New World School of the Arts in her home town and after matriculation enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating in 2011 with her degree in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Spanish. During her studies, Josie was also a competitive cheerleader, a member of the Top Gun All Stars cheerleading and dance training center.
Josie Loren’s Career
Josie Loren dived into the world of professional acting in 2006 when she made her debut on-camera appearance in an episode of “Veronica Mars” TV series, which was immediately followed by a brief appearance alongside Miley Cyrus in the popular television teen series “Hannah Montana”. After honing her acting skills through a streak of television appearances in series such as “Medium”, “Drake & Josh”, “Cory in the House” and “The Bill Engvall Show”, Josie Loren made her big screen debut in 2009 when she appeared alongside Zac Efron in the comedy movie “17 Again”. With her career on the rise, she began landing more demanding guest roles, in globally popular TV series including “NCIS”, “Castle” and “Drop Dead Diva”.
However, the real breakthrough in Josie Loren’s acting career occurred in 2009, when she was cast for one of the leading roles in ABC Family’s television series “Make It or Break It”, portraying the character of Kaylie Cruz, and appearing in 48 episodes through the show’s three seasons before it was called off in 2012. For her great performances, she was honored with two consecutive nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, in 2010 and 2011. In 2010 she reprised the role in an episode of its spin-off TV series entitled “10 Things I Hate About You”.
Due to her popularity as well as her attractive looks, in 2010 OK! Magazine appointed Josie Loren as one of the 50 Most Sexiest Singles.
In 2013 Josie appeared in the comedy movie “21 & Over”, while in 2014 she guest starred in a couple of episodes of the TV drama series “Hit the Floor”, followed by the leading role of Teresa Smith in the TV thriller movie “Honor Student” in 2014. During 2014 and ‘15, Josie portrayed the recurring character of FBI Agent Michelle Vega during the seventh season of the globally popular and Golden Globe Award-nominated CBS TV drama series “The Mentalist”, which certainly helped boost Josie Loren’s popularity among the audience. In 2015, Josie appeared as Kristi in the short TV series “Online Daters”, as well as Sam in critically acclaimed TV comedy drama series “Young & Hungry”.
In her professional acting career, which currently spans almost 14 years, Josie Loren has added nearly 30 acting credits to her portfolio, as well as producing engagement the short movie entitled “Buoyancy”.
Josie Loren’s Personal Life
Speaking about Josie Loren’s personal life, it has been acknowledged that in 2010 she was dating American actor and musician Jason Dolley, while in 2011 she was in a relationship with an American actor and singer Chord Overstreet. Later in 2011 she was also romantically connected to a Canadian actor and model Zane Holtz.
However, since 2018 Josie is a married woman! She is in a marriage with former professional American Football player Matthew ‘Mat’ Leinart, who is widely recognized for being the quarterback of the National Football League’s (NFL) teams such as the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. After steadily building their relationship over the course of several years, the couple became engaged in 2016, and tie the knot in a wedding ceremony on the 26th May 2018, held at The Crest Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Although she hasn’t welcomed any children of her own so far, from one of Leinart’s previous relationship, she has a step-son named Cole born in 2006. Alongside her family, Josie currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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Our first year of marriage was full of ups and downs. We suffered a miscarriage. We welcomed a nephew and buried another. We celebrated lifetime achievements as I graduated law school. And right before we celebrated our 1 year anniversary, God blessed us with the greatest gift of all. Baby Leinart, there is no doubt that you are heaven sent, and that you come to us already showered in kisses by your Mimi, Abu, and Baby Asis. In January, it’s our turn, and we can’t wait ❤️ @mattleinartqb
Josie is also an activist, and the founder of the non-profit charitable organization Keep It Kind, with a focus on encouraging people to be kind and uplift each other.
Josie Loren’s Appearance and Social Media Presence
The 32-year-old Josie Loren sports a slim and toned figure with vital statistics of 32-24-34 which, in addition to her height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and weight of around 110lbs (50kgs), makes her appearance quite alluring. She also sports long dark brown hair and has dark brown eyes as well. It appears that Loren’s dress size is 4 while her shoe size is US 6.
Josie Loren is also quite active on several popular social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook on which she currently gathers nearly 88,500 fans and followers. Additionally, her official Instagram account – @josieleinart has amassed more than 61,000 fans.
Josie Loren’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular American actress has accumulated so far? How rich Josie Loren is? According to sources, it is estimated that Josie Loren’s net worth as of early 2019 revolves around $1 million, acquired primarily through her on-camera career, active since 2010.