June 20, 2024

Jenna Marie Ortega (born September 27, 2002) is a young, beautiful, talented American actress and model known professionally as Jenna Ortega. She began her acting career at a very young age when she received recognition for her performance in The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin, where she took the role of young Jane.

She has also garnered widespread acclaim for her role as Annie in the supernatural horror film Insidious Chapter 2.

Wiki & Facts

  • Full Name: Jenna Marie Ortega
  • Other Name: Jenna Ortega
  • Date Of Birth: September 27, 2002
  • Age: 21 Years Old
  • Birth Place: Coachella Valley, California, United States
  • Net Worth: US$4 Million
  • Profession: Actress and Model
  • Religion: Christian
  • Ethnicity: Mexican and Puerto Rican Descent
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Relationship: Single

Early Life

Jenna was born and raised in Palm Desert, California, United States. Her father, Edward A. Ortega, is of Mexican descent, while her mother, Natalie Ortega, is of Puerto Rican descent. Edward was an ex-sheriff who worked at the California district attorney’s office, and Natalie was an emergency room nurse. Jenna grew up with five siblings: Aaliyah Ortega, Isaac Ortega, Markus Ortega, Mia Ortega, and Mariah Ortega.

Jenna was passionate about acting from a young age, but her mother wanted her to focus on school. Her mother introduced her to football, almost making her give up her dream of acting. However, Jenna performed a monologue that her mother posted on social media when she was nine. This caught the attention of a casting director, who quickly signed her into their agency.

Jenna attended Amelia Earhart Elementary School and John Glenn Middle School. Unfortunately, she had to drop out during the eighth grade to act in Disney projects. After landing her role in Stuck in the Middle (2016–2018), she got an apartment in Los Angeles and worked there during the week, going home on the weekends. She began auditioning early on and eventually secured a few minor roles in commercials and films.

Career

Jenna embarked on her professional journey at a remarkably young age, laying the foundation for her illustrious career with her mother’s unwavering support and guidance. Her innate talent and tireless work ethic quickly caught the attention of the entertainment industry, propelling her into the spotlight.

In 2012, Jenna marked the inception of her career with a notable guest role in the popular TV series “Rob,” showcasing her early prowess as an actress. The subsequent year witnessed her transition to the silver screen, where she made a memorable debut as the vice president’s daughter in the critically acclaimed film “Iron Man 3.” Concurrently, Jenna delivered a compelling performance as Annie in the film “Insidious: Chapter 2,” solidifying her versatility as an actress.

The turning point in Jenna’s career materialized in 2014 when she took on the role of the younger Jane in the romantic drama series “Jane the Virgin.” Her portrayal earned universal acclaim, with audiences and critics lauding her captivating performance. This role showcased Jenna’s acting finesse and established her as a sought-after talent in the entertainment industry.

Undeterred by her success on the small screen, Jenna continued to make waves in the film industry, delivering impressive performances in various projects. Her diverse range and ability to immerse herself in distinct characters set her apart as a multifaceted actress.

In 2022, Jenna added a thrilling chapter to her filmography by stepping into the shoes of Tara Carpenter in the slasher film “Scream.” Her participation in the iconic franchise further demonstrated her penchant for taking on challenging and impactful roles.

In May 2021, Jenna embraced a new dimension in her career by securing the coveted role of Wednesday Addams in the Netflix comedy horror series “Wednesday.” Describing this opportunity as a “new chapter” in her career, Jenna embraced the challenge of portraying the iconic character and took on the executive producer role. The series, set to explore Wednesday’s darker and comedic aspects, served as a testament to Jenna’s evolving career trajectory.

Looking ahead, Jenna is poised to reprise her role in the second season of “Wednesday,” showcasing her commitment to the series’s success and her continued growth as both an actress and a producer. 

Filmography

  • Iron Man 3
  • Insidious: Chapter 2
  • The Little Rascals Save the Day
  • After Words
  • Wednesday
  • Saving Flora
  • The Fallout
  • Scream
  • Wyrm
  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen
  • yes Day
  • Studio 666
  • X
  • American Carnage
  • Scream VI
  • Finestkid
  • Miller’s Girl
  • Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Rob
  • CSI: NY
  • Day of Our Lives
  • Rake
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Richie Rich
  • Stuck in The Middle
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Bizaardvark
  • Big City Greens
  • You

Personal Life

Jenna Ortega was rumored to have been romantically linked with several prominent celebrities, including Asher Angel and Isaak Presley, in 2018. Additionally, in 2017, there were rumors that she was romantically involved with Jacob Sartorius. However, she is currently believed to be single and not in any romantic relationship.

Social Media

Net Worth

Jenna’s net worth is estimated to be around US$4 million.


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