Jenna Marie Ortega is an American actress. She started her acting as a child. Ortega received accolades for portraying young Jane on The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin. Ultimately, she rose to prominence for starring as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle and most recently starring as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s teen horror series Wednesday.
Jenna Ortega Biography
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Ortega was born on 27th September 2002, in Coachella Valley, California, the fourth child in a family of eight. On her paternal side, she is of Mexican descent and on her maternal side, she is of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry.
As a result of her career, Ortega didn’t live or have a conventional lifestyle and that caused her not to have a traditional high school experience and other average teenage milestones such as prom.
Jenna Ortega Career
Ortega started acting by age eight with the help and support of her mother she went to several auditions and finally, in 2012 she got a role in Rob as a guest actor. After that, she joined the cast of CSI: NY for one episode. In 2013, she landed a minor role in the popular superhero movie Iron Man 3 and also in the horror film Insidious: Chapter 2. A year later she appeared in the series Rake, and from 2014 to 2019, she started portraying the recurring younger version of Jane on the romantic-drama series Jane the Virgin. Following that she starred in many other television shows.
In 2022, she played the titular role in Tim Burton’s supernatural series Wednesday. Her future work includes the thriller film Finestkind and the reprise of Tara Carpenter in a sixth Scream film.
Jenna Ortega Movies and TV Shows
2012: CSI: NY
2013: Iron Man 3
2013: Insidious: Chapter 2
2013: Days of Our Lives
2014: The Little Rascals Save the Day
2014–2019: Jane the Virgin
2015: After Words
2015: Richie Rich
2016–2018: Stuck in the Middle
2016–2020: Elena of Avalor
2016: Elena and the Secret of Avalor
2018: Saving Flora
2019–present: Big City Greens
2020: The Babysitter: Killer Queen
2020: Home Movie: The Princess Bride
2020–2022: Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous
2021: Yes Day
2021: The Fallout
2022: Studio 666
2022: American Carnage
2023: Scream 6
TBA: Miller’s Girl
She also appeared in the Music video “Chapstick” in 2017 by singer Jacob Sartorius.
Jenna Ortega Awards/Nominations
She received the 2016 Imagen Awards for Best Young Actor – Television and also won another in 2018 for Best Children’s Programming. In 2022 she received the MTV Movie & TV Awards for Most Frightened Performance for her work in Scream.
Besides the three awards, she won she also has nine other awards which include a Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards, two International Online Cinema Awards, and a Southampton International Film Festival, among others.
Ortega was listed as number one on PopSugar’s “20 Under 20” list in 2020. In 2022, she was named the “Next Big Thing” by The Hollywood Reporter.
She is a pro-immigration and anti-discrimination advocate. She uses her platforms to facilitate support for immigrants and the politics affecting them. Ortega supports Pride Over Prejudice, a movement that facilitates endorsement of the LGBT community.
She arranged a meet and greet with her fans to raise funds for a young girl with cancer in 2016.
In 2020, Ortega became the brand ambassador for Neutrogena.
She exercises a self-care routine, which includes pilates.
Jenna Ortega Net Worth
As of 2022, the twenty-year-old actress is worth $4 million.