Terra Jolé is a popular reality TV show female star who became very liked for her role in “Little Women: Los Angeles”, since she is a personality with dwarfism herself. After that, she was invited to join the show “Dancing with the Stars” which brought more attention to her and made her even more popular.
Her talent made her become one of the producers on “Little Women” spin-offs in most of America’s big cities. She loves to spend time being on set, both behind and in front of the camera.
She was born as Terra Jolé Odmark on May 25, 1980 in a small town in Comal County, Texas, United States.
Her parents Richard and Isabel Odmark were very caring parents. Trying to provide a comfortable life to both of their children, to Terra and her brother Bourn.
Sometimes it was difficult to do it, since people with dwarfism are often a subject of bullying but they succeeded to protect Terra from most problems they come up with.
They always believed in her and told her she could be anything she wants to be, so she decided that she will share with the world that people like her can also become famous in the industry, since it was her dream to be on TV screens.
Terra’s career on TV began with her role in a short movie called “My First Day”, made for children. The movie was released in 2001 and was directed by John P. Aguirre. It was her first big gig and she enjoyed it very much.
Before she became a known TV personality she has switched many jobs and had a lot of different workplaces. She was never happy with them and therefore she had to switch them up.
She was hired by Radio City to work as a touring performer in several major American cities such as Denver, Detroit and New York. This workplace showed up as important events in her life because she has met her future husband during that period.
One of her more peculiar workplaces was when she worked as a “mini” performer on Las Vegas stages. She said that she was never ashamed of what she did, but there were jobs that she liked less.
While she was living in San Antonio she was hired on the position as a dog groomer. This was an interesting job for her and she had fun because she loves animals, but she didn’t quite enjoy it after she had some mean customers.
In 2002 she has been noticed in a series aired on MTV called “True Life”. This was important because people started to notice her more.
How did she manage to get a role at “True Life”? She saw a post which said that the show is searchinf for a cast of people who have somethimg interested to show so she applied for it in the way that she got in touch with the producer and told her all about her dream to become a singer.
The series that brought her fame and respect was a reality TV show named “Little Women: LA” which started airing in 2014. At the same time, after the producers received interest from the public, they started filming another series with Terra and it was named “Terra’s Little Family”.
She has great acting skills but she also has a talent for production so she soon became the executive producer of all the spinoffs of this reality show, including spinoffs in Atlanta, Dallas and New York.
Terra saw that she was liked by the public so she decided to use her talent further. The same year she has released two music singles titled “Ima Let You Know”, as well as “Booty Bee”.
As far as music, she has released her first music album in 2016, and it was dedicated to children. She named the album “Penny’s Playlist”. It was a very special album for her and she dedicated it to her daughter, showing her devotion to her baby.
In 2016, she has been invited to join the crew at “Dancing with the Stars” show and she became one of the contestants. She was always very confident and wanted to show the world that there are more to little people than they think.
She gained a great professional as her partner, named Sasha Farber and they have managed to stay in the show until Week 10 so at the end they have finished their competition on the 5th place.
After that successful performance, she was invited to act in many different movies, mostly in supporting roles. “Jackass 3D” and “Austin Powers III” are just some of the names.
She was very proud in two occasions when she was invited to perform Cyndi Lauper and Miley Cyrus. She says that meeting other people is the best part to her job, besides inspiring others to become better in what they do.
As for her work as a producer of reality TV shows, she has become a member of the Producers Guild of America. It was a shock to her, but she enjoys it very much.
As for her business talent, she decided to launch a website and name it MiniMama.com. This website is dedicated to mother’s and children and has some special features connected to little people.
She has released her memoires titled “Fierce at Four Foot Two”. She is very proud of this work because it was hard to put everything that happened to her into words.
Terra Jolé lives in Los Angeles in California with her loving husband Joe Gnoffo. In spring 2015, they had their first child, a daughter named Penelope Charlevoix Gnoffo.
The summer next year brought them a new family member, a son named Grayson Vincent D’Artagnan Gnoffo.
Terra is a big fan of animals which she shows through her work for “Forte Animal Rescue”, a non-profit organization which raises awareness for animal rescue.
She loves animals so much that she has adopted a lot of them through the years, trying to save them from death.
During her time in high school, she was often discriminated. One of the cases where it hurt her feelings very much was when she was banned from the school choir because of her dwarfism. It made her very sad because she loved to sing.
She isn’t a big party girl but she was once arrested for driving under influnce and she spoke about it in her memoirs. She has drank too much champagne at the final party of making the movie “Jackass 3D”.
Jolé was often in love with boys of average-height and had dated them too. Her first big love was a boy named Sam who went to her high-school and who was interested in her but was ashamed to go out with her in the public. That is why she broke up with him although she was very much infatuated with Sam.
She dated both people of average height and little men but she hasn’t found her true love until she met Joe Gnoffo.
She has been introduced to Gnoffo in 2000, at one event. They were both in relationships then but they decided to get together.
They dated for 15 years but the relationship was never consistent since Joe had a very difficult personality.
They worked together a lot and Joe surprised her by proposing to her at a music concert. She said “Yes” but their romance was very short.
They argued a lot and cheated each other os they have decided to go their separate ways. Nevertheless, in 2015, their daughter Penny was born so Joe decided to propse to her again. They got married and next year they became parents to a son Grayson.
Full name: Terra Jole Odmark
Date of birth: May 25, 1980
Birthplace: Comal County, Texas, United States
Profession: actress, reality TV star, writer
Height: 1,27 m
Net Worth: $600,000