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Jenny Han

Jenny Han is a well-known American writer of young adult fiction and children’s fiction. Moreover, Jenny Han is best known for writing The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy. Later, the novel was adapted into a TV series of the same name beginning in 2022 and is still ongoing.

Early Life

Jenny Han was born on the 3rd of September 1980, in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States of America. She is 42 years old and holds American nationality.

In addition, she has a birth sign of Virgo and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Korean-American descent. However, the author has not revealed her early childhood life, parents, and siblings.

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Caption: Jenny Han with her parents (Source: ELLE)


Regarding her academic career, she completed her graduation from Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in 1998. Later, Han enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she received her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at The New School in 2006.

Jenny Han – Net Worth 2023

Being a well-known writer, she has collected a decent sum of money from her books, and others. As known as an adult author, her net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million and her earnings and salary are still under review.

Professional Career

During her college years, Jenny Han wrote her first book, the children’s novel Shug which was published in 2006. The novel is based on Annemarie Wilcox, a twelve-year-old trying to navigate the perils of junior high school. Later, Han worked on a young adult romance trilogy about a girl’s coming-of-age during her summer breaks.

From 2009 to 2011, she worked on three novels whose names are; The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer published by Simon & Schuster. In addition, the trilogy became a New York Times Best Seller.

Later, she published her second young adult trilogy which was co-written with Siobhan Vivian. It was published in the 2012 publication of Burn for Burn. The novel is about three high school girls seeking revenge in their island town and contains paranormal and romance elements.

Moreover, she released a young adult romance novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in 2014. The novel is about Lara Jean Song Covey, a high school student whose life turns upside down when the letters she wrote to her five past crushes are mailed without her knowledge.

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Caption: Jenny Han’s cameo appearance on the series, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Source: Twitter)

Moreover, the book was chosen for a screen adaptation within weeks of its publication. The film adaption of the novel, featuring actress Lana Condor in the lead role, began filming in July 2017 and was released by Netflix in August 2018, which got positive reviews.

And Han has a short cameo in the film. The sequel, P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever was released back in 2020 and 2021.

Recent Years

Recently in June 2022, a television series was made based on her book series The Summer, I Turned Pretty which was released on the OTP platform, Amazon Prime. XO, Kitty is an upcoming romantic dramedy streaming series created by Han, and she will also write, executive produce, and be a showrunner. The series will follow Lara’s sister, Kitty Covey, going on her journey to find true love.

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, Jenny Han seems to be single and unmarried. However, officially, she has not yet revealed information regarding her love life or marriage. Moreover, she seems to be more focused on her professional career, and in the following years, she might find the perfect man for her life.

The American author has not been a part of controversy or rumors and has maintained a distance from such things which can harm her career.

Body Measurements

Regarding her body stats, she stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 60 kg. Moreover, she has black hair with black eyes color, and not much is known related to her dress size, shoe size, and other body stats.

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Caption: Jenny Han posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Jenny Han – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 880K followers. Likewise, there are more than 146.1k followers on the Twitter page and more than 111k followers on the Facebook page.