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Who is Jenna Ortega? Learn More About American Actress

Jenna Ortega is a well-known American actress. She is best known for her performance in the humorous horror series Wednesday Addams (2022), which can be found streaming on Netflix.

Key Facts About Jenna Ortega

  • She is a well-known American actress.
  • Her birth date is September 27, 2002.
  • Jenna Marie Ortega is her full name.
  • Natalie and Edward Ortega are her parents.
  • Her five siblings are Isaac, Mia, Mariah, Markus, and Aaliyah Ortega.
  • She comes from a Mexican family.
  • Her wealth is estimated at $3 million.

Who is Jenna Ortega?

Jenna Ortega is a well-known American actress. She is best known for her performance in the humorous horror series Wednesday Addams (2022), which can be found streaming on Netflix. Jenna Marie Ortega is her full name; she was born on September 27, 2002. Jenna Ortega got her start in the industry as a child actress, and her role as little Jane on the CW’s comedic show Jane the Virgin earned her critical acclaim. She garnered recognition for her role as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle, for which she was nominated for an Imagen Award. She plays Ellie Alves in the upcoming season 2 of the Netflix thriller You and the Netflix family film Yes Day. She received much praise for her work in the teen drama The Fallout.

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Jenna Ortega Early Life

Jenna Ortega was born in Coachella Valley, California, on September 27, 2002. Her mother is of mixed Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry, while her father is Mexican. She is the fourth of six children.

Jenna Ortega Education

Jenna Ortega received her high school education in the Coachella Valley, in the United States, and her undergraduate education at a small private institution in California, United States.

Jenna Ortega Career

Jenna Ortega’s fascination with performing dates back to when he was just six years old. With the help of her mother and agents, she started getting auditions when she was eight years old. She made her acting debut in the 2012 episode “Baby Bug” as a guest star for Rob. After that, she appeared as Aimee Moore on CSI: NY in the episode “Unspoken.” Iron Man 3, a superhero film, was where she made her first appearance in the film industry, playing the role of the vice president’s daughter. Before that, she appeared in the second instalment of the Insidious horror film series as Annie, a supporting character. Both movies were financially successful.

In 2014, Jenna Ortega was cast as Zoe Leon on Rake, and from 2014 to 2019, she portrayed a younger version of Jane on Jane the Virgin in flashback episodes. In the 2014 VHS comedy The Little Rascals Save the Day, she played the role of Mary Ann. In 2015, Jenna Ortega starred as Darcy, a gold digger who spends Richie’s money even without his approval, on the Netflix original series Richie Rich, which was widely panned by critics. She also portrayed Anna Chapa in After Words, released the same year.

Stuck in the Middle, a Disney Channel sitcom stars Jenna Ortega from 2016 to 2018 as Harley Diaz, the show’s middle child and an aspiring inventor out of seven siblings. She received three awards for her concert: one Imagen Award and two others. The following year, she became Princess Isabel’s voice on Disney’s Elena of Avalor and remained in that position until 2020. She and the cast were nominated for and ultimately won an Imagen Award in 2019 for their outstanding performance in the play. In 2017, she was featured in the music video for Jacob Sartorius’ single “Chapstick” alongside the musician.

In the movie “Saving Flora,” released in 2018, she portrayed the role of Dawn, the daughter of a circus owner. The film was well-received by critics, and Jenna Ortega earned high marks for her performance. She was a Best Lead Actress nominee at the Southampton International Film Festival. In the second season of You on Netflix, Jenna Ortega plays Ellie Alves. In You, she plays a savvily meddling young woman who tries to pass for older than she is. The new season debuted on December 26, 2019.

The Fallout, starring Jenna Ortega as Vada, is a high school drama film that premiered in March 2021 and made its HBO Max debut on January 27, 2022. The actors were cast in February 2020, and the shoot took place in August and September. Studio 666, starring Jenna Ortega and fronted by the Foo Fighters, came out in February 2022. X is a horror film directed by Ti West. Wednesday Addams is played by Jenna Ortega in Tim Burton’s horror series Wednesday (2022), which she calls a “new chapter” in her career and says she plans to “do justice” to. Her turn as the series’ protagonist was widely hailed as the best one to date, and she won multiple awards for her work on the show.

She was honoured by TVLine as their “Performer of the Week” in December 2022.

She has upcoming appearances in the sixth Scream film, in which she will reprise her role as Tara Carpenter, and the Paramount+ thriller Finestkind, in which she stars alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Foster, and Toby Wallace. Miller’s Girl, a Lionsgate and Point Grey film, will feature her alongside Martin Freeman beginning in September 2022. Miller’s Girl star Jenna Ortega called her role “the most intricate character I’ve ever played,” and the film’s topic “risky.” Top of PopSugar’s “20 Under 20” list in 2020: Jenna Ortega. In 2022, she was named the “Next Big Thing” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Jenna Ortega Parents

Natalie and Edward Ortega are Jenna Ortega’s parents.

Jenna Ortega Siblings

Jenna Ortega has five brothers and sisters:  Isaac, Mia, Mariah, Markus and Aaliyah Ortega.

Jenna Ortega Ethnicity

Jenna Ortega has Mexican ancestry.

Jenna Ortega Religion

Jenna Ortega identifies as a Christian.

Jenna Ortega Boyfriend

Jenna Ortega does not have a boyfriend, is not engaged, and is not in any other type of relationship. She does not have a boyfriend at the moment.

Jenna Ortega Children

Jenna Ortega does not yet have any children of her own.

Jenna Ortega Social Media

Jenna Ortega’s handles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all @jennaortega, and her TikTok handle is @jenna0rtega.

Jenna Ortega Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Jenna Ortega is $3 million.