Jana Rae Kramer was born on the 2nd December 1983, in Detroit, Michigan USA, of French, Croatian and Chilean descent. She is an actress and singer, perhaps best known for playing Alex Dupre in the series “One Tree Hill” (2009 – 2012), and Portia Ranson in the series “90210” (2008 – 2009). Jana Kramer has been acting since 2002. In 2011, Jana began her musical career.
How much is the net worth of Jana Kramer? It has been estimated that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
Jana Kramer Net Worth $2 Million
To begin with, she grew up in the city of Rochester, and was educated at Rochester Adams High School. In 2002, Jana made her acting debut in the independent film “Dead/Undead”. The following year she first appeared on television in an episode of the series “All My Children”. After that, she continued creating roles in several television series such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2006), “CSI: NY” (2006) “Grey’s Anatomy” (2008) and others. In 2008, she caught the attention when acting in the series “90210” in which she played the character of Portia Ranson. In the middle of 2008 it was announced that Jana would participate in the series “One Tree Hill”, in the seventh season. She played the character Alex Dupre, and became a regular, but in the ninth and final season of the series, it was announced that Jana would not participate as a fixed character, participating in only two episodes, because she devoted herself to promote her music career.
At the beginning of 2011, Jana signed with Elektra Records. Soon, she launched a promotional single “I Will Not Give Up” that was presented in an episode of “One Tree Hill”, “Holding Out for a Hero” and released the next day after viewing the episode, exclusively on iTunes and Amazon, and reached 75th place on the Billboard Hot 100. The very next month, Jana began working on an album. Two more songs were released – “Whiskey”, which reached 99th place on the Billboard Hot 100 and later became the second official single from the album, and “What I Love About Your Love”.
The first official single, “Why Ya Wanna” was launched at the beginning of 2012; it reached 52nd position on the Billboard Hot 100, 3rd position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and was certified platinum. “Whiskey” was released the same year as the second single from the album. Her debut album entitled “Jana Kramer” was released in the middle of 2012. Three years later, the second studio album “Thirty-One” was released which contained the gold single “I Got the Boy”. In 2016, Kramer released the single “Said No One Ever”.
Finally, in the personal life of the actress and singer, she has been married three times. In 2004, she married Michael Gambino in Las Vegas, but the two divorced the same year. In 2010, she married the actor Johnathon Schaech, yet they separated after only a few months. In 2015, Jana married the football player Mike Caussin, and their daughter was born at the beginning of 2016. The family resides in Nashville.
In Los Angeles there's, like, this awful image because the girls are so skinny. I don't think it's attractive whatsoever, and I also think that it gives a bad image to kids that are in their early teens. It's not healthy.
The coolest thing, too, is that people that have never even seen 'One Tree Hill' tell me, 'I love your music.' And I'm like, 'Oh, do you watch the show?' And they say 'No.' And to me that's even cooler because that means I'm actually starting to get country fans.
It's honestly every time that I'm doing something, and every time I visit a station and hear my song on the radio and people buying my stuff, I'm like 'Are you kidding me? This is insane!'
I have to thank country radio for believing in me.
Gradually, people are connecting with my music, and that means the world to me.
I missed the country sounds on the radio. I missed the Deana Carters and the old Faith Hill songs that are more richly country and not so highly pop. So I really wanted that to be on my first album.
I have an amazing family. I was raised in a wonderful mid-west family.
I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don't want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.
I was five years old, onstage singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' - a rock version - and I was always wanting to entertain. But the biggest thing for me is just country music has helped me get through the worst times of my life and the best times of my life. I want to give that back to people.
Hockey is my favorite because I'm from Michigan. I used to figure-skate and root for the Red Wings.
I never want to be too mean with my songs, but with 'I Hope It Rains' it was definitely somewhere in the middle with being sassy but also a little class in there as well. It was a good blend for me and who I want to be perceived as an artist.
I'm kind of a gypsy, so I love living out of a suitcase and going from place to place meeting people.
I have too much drive and determination to let anything falter me. Because I know that life's short and there's so much that I wanna do, and I can't do anything that might hold me back or get stuck in.
I would love to do a duet with Tim McGraw. I think that would be fun.
My mom wanted to be a country singer, too, so country was always being played. And my girlfriends and I used to go to concerts, like Brad Paisley, in middle school and high school.
I'm from Michigan and a down-home girl.
People were always asking me who I wanted to tour with, and I always said Jason Aldean or Brad Paisley.
I think music changes and it evolves.
When I get on a plane, I kiss the plane and I tap it three times. If I don't do it... I have to do it. One time I sat in my seat and I had to get back up to touch the plane.
There's no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be in the position that I am if I didn't have my 'One Tree Hill' fans. They're the most dedicated, devoted fans. They're behind you no matter what. If one person says one bad thing about me on Twitter, they're fighting back!
I love sports. So if I was like a sports anchor or something like that. I would love to do that.
I was a bit scared because I came from the acting world. There was a fear that people would think of me kind of as a joke. But really, people think of me as a country artist who can act. That's my favorite compliment.
I do remember the people who believed in me in the beginning. I'll never forget that.
I've always had a niche for entertaining since I was a little girl.
I'm from Michigan, but I'm just as country as anyone else. Maybe I don't have the speaking voice of most country singers, but it is what I love. It's how I've always sung, and it's what I grew up on.
L.A. was never me. Nashville is my home.
I think I have a good head on my shoulders.
I'll never sing something that I've never been through. So even if I didn't write it, I have to have at least experienced it.