Jenna Ortega Age, Acting, Career, Family, Salary and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jenna Ortega. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Jenna do for a living?
  2. Who are Jenna’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Jenna’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Jenna married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Jenna have any children?
  6. Where is Jenna now?
  7. How tall is Jenna?
  8. How much money does Jenna earn?
  9. What is Jenna’s net worth?

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Who is Jenna Ortega?

Jenna Marie Ortega is an American prominent actress. She began her career as a child actress thus receiving recognition for her role as Young Jane on The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin (2014 to 2019). From 2016 to 2018, she had her breakthrough by starring as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle, which won her the Imagen Award for Best Young Actor on Television in 2018. Moreover, she voiced Princess Isabel on the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor (2016 to 2020).

She made her transition to mainstream film and television by starring in the Netflix thriller series You as Ellie Alves (2018 to present) and subsequently starred in the Netflix films, The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) and Yes Day (2021). Because of her performance in the teen drama The Fallout (2021), she received critical acclaim, also the film is considered her breakout film role. In 2022, she appeared in the horror films Studio 666 and X and also played Tara Carpenter in the slasher-blockbuster feature Scream, which won her the MTV Movie Award for Most Frightened Performance.

In addition to acting, she voices Brooklyn on the Netflix animated series Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (2020 to 2022). Besides acting, she has been noted for her philanthropy as well as her public image. In 2020, she was listed first on PoSugar’s “20 Under 20” list. The Hollywood Reporter dubbed her as the “Nest Big Thing” in 2022 and was established as a scream queen. Furthermore, she is known for her activism for LGBT rights and against discrimination.

How Old Is Jenna Ortega?

She is 19 years old as of August 2022, having been born on September 27, 2002, in Coachella Valley, California, U.S. Jenna shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Cynthia Parker, Lil Wayne, Avril Lavigne, Jaiden Animations, and many more.

Jenna Ortega Family

Who are Jenna Ortega’s Parents?

She was born to Mr. Ortega (Father) a businessman by profession, and Natalie Ortega (Mother) a housewife.

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A Photo of Jenna Ortega

Does Jenna Ortega have Siblings?

She has five siblings. Two brothers by name Isaac Ortega and Markus Ortega. And three sisters by the name, of Aaliyah Ortega, Mia Ortega, and Mariah Ortega.

Jenna Ortega Education

Information regarding where she received her high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.

Jenna Ortega Marital Status

According to news on the internet, it shows that she is currently single, but has been in several relationships.

Jenna Ortega Kids

She does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Jenna Ortega Career

A Career from 2012 to 2017

From the age of six, she became interested in acting. By the age of eight, with her mother’s help and agents, she eventually began receiving auditions. Soon she made her acting debut in 2012 with a guest appearance for Rob, in the episode “Baby Bug”. She followed this with an appearance on CSI: NY on the episode “Unspoken” as Aimee Moore. She then made her film debut in 2013 with a minor role in the superhero movie Iron Man 3 as the vice president’s daughter. Following this, she starred as Annie in the horror film Insidious: Chapter 2, the second film in the Insidious franchise. The next year, she was cast in the role of Zoe Leon on the series Rake.

From 2014 to 2019, she played the recurring younger version of Jane on the romantic-drama series Jane the Virgin. In 2014 also, she starred in the direct-to-video comedy film The Little Rascals Save the Day as Mary Ann. The next year, she was cast for the Netflix original series Richie Rich as part of the main cast, playing Darcy. That same year, she appeared as Anna Chapa in the film After Words. Next, she went on to star in the lead of the Disney Channel sitcom Stuck in the Middle as Harley Diaz from 2016 to 2018. The show was well received as Jenna received an Imagen Award for her performance, as well as being nominated for two others. In 2017, she starred in the music video for Jacob Sartorius’ “Chapstick” which also stars the singer.

A Career from 2018 to Present

In 2018, she starred in the film Saving Flora in the lead role of Dawn. Because of her performance in the film, she received a nomination for Best Lead Actress at the Southampton International Film Festival. Moreover, she has been cast in the main role of Ellie Alves on the second season of, You, which was released on December 6, 2019. That same year, she was cast as Phoebe in the Netflix horror film, The Babysitter: Killer Queen. The film was released in September 2020 and received mixed reviews from critics.

In 2020, she voiced Brooklyn in the Netflix animated series Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous. Moreover, the series was renewed for a second season slated to release in 2021. Jenna announced in 2020 that she would be making her writing debut with the book It’s All Love which was released in January 2021. The high-school drama film The Fallout was released in March 2021, in which Jenna portrayed the lead role of Vada, and was released on HBO Max on January 27, 2022. Later, Variety magazine predicted a nomination for her acting at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2020, she was cast in the slasher film, Scream as Tara Carpenter.

Career Continuation

By working with co-stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette. Jenna stated that “You never know what to expect when you’re meeting people of that standard, but they truly were just the most down-to-earth, sweetest people”. On January 14, 2022, the film was released and emerged as a critical and commercial success. Thus becoming the 7th-highest grossing film of 2022 and winning her the MTV Movie Award for Most Frightened Performance. In addition, she starred in the Foo Fighters-led horror film Studio 666 released in February, and the horror film X by filmmaker Ti West, which was released in March.

In 2022, all set for release is; Tim Burton’s upcoming supernatural series Wednesday where Jenna will play the titular role of Wednesday Addams. Moreover, she will star in the Paramount+ thriller film Finestkind alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Foster, and Toby Wallace, the horror film American Carnage, and reprise the role of Tara Carpenter in an untitled sixth Scream film.

A Career in Other Ventures

She has used her platforms to promote support for immigrants and politics involving them. Furthermore, she is a supporter of Pride Over Prejudice. A campaign that promotes acceptance of the LGBT community, and has advocated for the organization since she was the age of 13. In 2016, she organized a meet and greet for fans to raise money for a young girl with cancer. At the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2018, she wore a jacket, which displayed the words, “I Do Care And U Should Too”. In response to first lady Melania Trump’s apparel when she went to visit immigrant children who were being housed without their parents. Which read “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?. Also, she has appeared at numerous WE Day concerts in 2019, across the United States, and Canada to benefit WE Charity. In 2020, she was named a brand ambassador for Neutrogena.

Jenna Ortega Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 1inch (1.55m) and a weight of 46kg (101lbs).

Jenna Ortega’s Salary and Net Worth

She has an annual income of over $300,000 and a net worth of $3 million.