Jurnee was born in Tuscon, AZ and by age two, found herself throwing talent shows and performing for her family. She continued to develop her talent throughout her adolescent life, taking her first big step at ten years old performing in a school musical. Jurnee credits this experience as the start of her desire to audition for future parts. Having grown up watching "American Idol" with her mother, Jurnee decided to audition for the show in Savannah, Georgia in 2017, in large part to inspire others by coming out as a lesbian ond being her authentic self. The ability to do so while chasing her dreams is in iteself a dream come true. A defining moment for Jurnee was when her wife Ashley first saw her perform live on stage, during her performance of "Never Enough" from "The Greatest Showman."