(played by Jenna Ushkowitz)
Don't underestimate Tina, a shy, insecure teen who started faking a stutter in the sixth grade so people would leave her alone. When she steps onstage, she shines. After coming into her own in the glee club, Tina stopped faking a disability and started auditioning for solos. Secretly, Tina has feelings for Artie, but she may have ruined her chances with him by lying about her stutter. For now, they're friends. Tina also sets herself apart by listening to speed metal, dressing goth and streaking her hair with blue dye.