Jenna Ortega is a young American actress who has starred in many popular TV shows and films. She got her start in the show business at a very young age and has worked hard to build an impressive resume.
As of 2023, Jenna Ortega's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
|Jenna Marie Ortega
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|September 27, 2002
|Place of Birth
|Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California, United States
Jenna Ortega was born on September 27, 2002, in the Coachella Valley of Palm Desert, California. Her father Mr. Ortega is a businessman and her mother Natalie Ortega is a housewife. Her parents are both of Mexican descent. She also has five siblings, 2 brothers and 3 sisters namely Issac Ortega, Markus Ortega, Aaliyah Ortega, Mia Ortega, and Mariah Ortega.
Jenna began acting when she was just eight years old. She started acting for commercials and later landed roles in various tv series.
Because of her acting career, Jenna has not lived a normal life and has said that she regrets missing traditional high school experiences like prom and graduation.
Jenna Ortega started becoming interested in acting at the age of six. When she turned eight, she started auditioning. With the help of her mother Natalie Ortega and some agents, she made her acting debut in the year 2012.
Jenna made her debut as a guest in “Rob”. She then appeared on CSI: New York on the episode “Unspoken” as the character Aimee Moore.
In 2013, she had her very first film with a minor role in the movie “Iron Man 3”. After this, she starred in the horror movie “Insidious: Chapter 2”. Both said films were successful worldwide.
In 2014, Jenna Ortega acted as Zoe Leon in the television series “Rake”. From 2014 until 2019, she acted as the young Jane version of Gina Rodriguez’s character in the romantic-drama series Jane the Virgin.
She also starred as Mary Ann in the comedy-drama film entitled “The Little Rascals Save the Day”. In 2015, she took part in the Netflix series “Richie Rich” as Darcy who is a gold digger.
From 2016 to 2016, Jenna starred in the Disney Channel’s television series “Stuck in the Middle” as Harley Diaz. The show was a huge success and Jenna received an Imagen Award. She was also the voice of Princess Isabel in the Disney Channel animated series “Elena of Avalor”. She received another Imagen Award with the cast. In 2017, she appeared in the music video for Jacob Sartorius’s “Chapstick”.
In 2018, Jenna appeared in the movie “Saving Flora” as Dawn who is the daughter of a circus owner. The film got good reviews and Jenna was praised for her performance. She then received a nomination for Best Lead Actress at the Southampton International Film Festival.
Jenna Ortega was also selected to act as Ellie Alves on the second season of “You”, a Netflix hit series. The series was released on 26 December 2019. Jenna was again praised for her performance.
In 2019, Jenna was selected to act as Phoebe in Netflix’s “The Babysitter: Killer Queen”. In an interview, she said that she was very nervous when they started working on the said film.
In 2020, Jenna was chosen to be the voice of Brookly in Netflix’s “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous”. The series received mixed reviews and Jenna was praised. In the same year, she was chosen to act as Tara Carpenter in the movie “Scream”. She also announced writing her first book entitled “It’s All Love” which was released in January the following year.
Jenna Ortega also took part as Vada in the film “The Fallout” which was released in 2021. The film got good comments and Jenna’s acting was recognized with some critics saying that it was her breakout film. She then received a nomination at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Her movie “Scream” which was released on January 14, 2022, became a huge success. It became the seventh-highest grossing film of 2022 and the young actor won the MTV Movie Award for Most Frightened Performance.
Jenna also starred in the horror films “Studio 666”, and “X” by filmmaker Ti West. She was then titled a “Scream Queen” by some media outlets. Her upcoming series includes “Wednesday” where she will act as “Wednesday Addams”. She is also said to star in the film “Finestkind” and the horror film “American Carnage”.
This rising star is a known supporter of Pride Prejudice which is a campaign toward acceptance of the LGBT. She has supported the community ever since she was 13 years old.
She also supports immigrants and is anti-discrimination. In 2016, Jenna Ortega raised funds for a young girl who is battling cancer.
Jenna Ortega is very popular on social media. She has over 8 million followers on Instagram, over 236 thousand followers on Twitter, and 382 thousand followers on her official Facebook page.
She also has her Tiktok account with over 9 million followers and 147 likes. Jenna is also said to be one of the most searched celebrities on Google.
Jenna Ortega is currently single but she has been linked to the Shazam actor Asher Angel and Jacob Sartorius.
Jenna Ortega is a rising star in the film industry. She has starred in many successful films and television series including “Stuck In The Middle” and “Jane the Virgin”. She is also a known supporter of the LGBT community. Jenna has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars and this number is expected to grow as she continues making films.