Actress Jenna Ortega Biography

Jenna Marie Ortega is an American actress recognized for her roles in major television shows including “Jane the Virgin” and “Stuck in the Middle”. She started her career as a child artist at the age of 8, and has succeeded in establishing a respectable place for herself in the entertainment sector.

She made her acting debut as a “Girl” in an episode of the television show “Rob”. It was followed by additional projects, including TV series “CSI: NY” and “Rake” and films “Iron Man 3” and “Insidious: Chapter 2”. She landed the role of “Young Jane” in the critically acclaimed the Golden Globe – winning satirical romantic comedy-drama television series “Jane the Virgin”, which was her big break.

She has gained popularity by playing the lead role of Harley Diaz, a teenage engineering genius, in the Disney Channel’s single-camera situational comedy TV series “Stuck in the Middle”. She also brings the laughs as Darcy, one of the major characters in the Netflix sitcom TV series “Richie Rich”, and Nina in “Know It All Nine”. Her other “Disney Channel” endeavors is to voice-over the computer-animated television series “Elena of Avalor” as Princess Isabel. In 2022, she portrayed Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series “Wednesday”. She also played a significant part in the Netflix blockbuster “Yes Day”, which she also featured in.

Few Quick facts:

Name: Jenna Marie Ortega

Birthday: September 27, 2002 (Libra)

Born In: Palm Desert, California, United States

Age: 20 Years

Height: 5’1”, 155cm

Ancestry: Mexican American & Puerto Rican American

Early Childhood Life

On September 27, 2002, Jenna Ortega was born in Coachella Valley, California, in the United States. She is her parents, fourth child and is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.

She grew up in the Coachella region, a desert region in Southern California with family.

At the age of five, Ortega showed interest in acting, despite the fact that at the time of her mother also believed it to be a child’s transient infatuation. But when her parents realized how serious she was about pursuing it, they contacted agencies and got her an opportunity for try outs.

Career

At the age of 9, this little Latina made her acting debut in the American comedic TV series “Rob”, playing the small part of a “Girl”. She had an appearance in the sixth episode of the show, “The Baby bug”, which aired on February 16, 2012 and was seen by around 10.65 million people.

After “Rob”, she played Aimee Moore in “CSI: NY”, a well-known American police procedural TV series, in one of its unusual episodes named “Unspoken”, which was broadcast on October 19, 2012. She made her big-screen debut in the highly praised box office smash “Iron Man 3”, a follow-up to American superhero movies “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2”. She played the Vice President’s daughter in the 2013 release, which ended up becoming the second-highest grossing movies of the year.

She next appeared in September 13, 2013, American supernatural horror film “Insidious: chapter 2”, which was directed by James Wan and starred Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and others. She played the role of Annie in the hit movie.

In the American comedy-drama TV series “Rake”, which debuted in 2014, she had a recurring role as Zoe Leon. The Little Rascals Save the Day, an American direct-to-video comedy film released on April 1 by “Universal Pictures”, also gave her the enduring role of Mary Ann that same year.

She portrayed the titular role of Nina in the comedy TV series “Know It All Nina”, which premiered on May 2, 2014. In this role, she showed off her comedic talents with aplomb.

She played Elena Mendoza in the Will Eisenberg-directed TV short “The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery”, which debuted on August 1, 2014.

While still a young teenager, Ortega was juggling small and big screen productions when she landed the recurring part of Young Jane (Age 10) in the highly acclaimed and immensely famous American satirical romantic comedy TV series “Jane the Virgin”. This was Ortega’s big break.

On October 13, 2014, “The CW” debuted the first episode of “Jane the Virgin”. For her portrayal of the main character’s younger self at the age of 10, Ortega has received a great deal of praise and attention for the series. The four younger Janes who appear in flashbacks are most commonly seen in Ortega’s rendition.

In the situational comedy “Richie Rich”, she portrayed Darcy, the main character’s best friend, in one of the key parts. She also sang in the Netflix series, which had 21 episodes over two seasons that debuted on February 20 and May 22, 2015, respectively.

She played the part of Anna Chapa in Juan Feldman’s August 21, 2015 release, “After Words”, which starred Marcia Gay Harden.

The part of Harley Diaz in the American single-camera sitcom TV series “Stuck in the Middle” on Disney Channel, which premiered on February 14, 2016, is one of her most notable performances to date and brought her tremendous acclaim and notoriety.

The Diaz family is the subject of “Stuck in Middle”, which centers on Ortega’s character Harley, an engineering prodigy and the middle child of the Diaz family’s seven children. The series’ second season, which received a lot of praise, debuted on February 3, 2017.

She has garnered praise for playing a variety of roles on film as such a young age, but she has also captured fan’s hearts by lending her voice as Princess Isabel in the American computer-animated television series “Elena of Avalor”, on the Disney Channel, which premiered on July22, 2016.

She later returned to the role of Princess Isabel in the American computer-animated television film “Elena and the Secret of Avalor” which was released on November 20, 2016.

Additionally, Ortega’s account on TikTok, jenna0rtega, has more than 12.5 million followers.

In the Disney series Elena of Alavor from 2016, she portrayed Princess Isabel. Jenna Ortega portrays Ellie Alves in the 2018 Netflix series “You”.

Vada was the role she performed in the 2021 movie The Fallout. She played Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series Wednesday from 2022.

Personal life

In addition to reading and spending time with family and friends, she likes cheerleading, soccer, and tumbling in her spare time. Brooklyn and Anna, her dogs, and another part of her free time activities.

She currently resides in Coachella Valley, Southern California, with her family.

Trivia

Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez, and Lupita Nyong’o are her style role models. Each of these women has an exquisite, entertaining, and most importantly, situation-appropriate style.

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