Jenna Ortega ventured into the entertainment industry when she was only nine years old. She managed to secure a minor role in the 2012 American TV series Rob.
Following Rob (2012), she had a slightly bigger role in the well-known TV series CSI: NY that very same year. It was then followed by the TV series Days of Our Lives a year later.
In 2013, she made her debut on the big screen with the widely praised superhero movie Iron Man 3, where she got to play a supporting character.
Juggling between acting projects both on the small and big screen, she stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime when she starred in the TV series Jane the Virgin in 2014.
Two years later, one of her breakthroughs came when she took the role of Harley Diaz in the TV series Stuck in the Middle. Her popularity shot up after completing the series.
Aside from getting praise for rocking various characters very early on, she had likewise stolen people’s hearts by giving voice to the first Disney Latina princess in the TV series Elena of Avalor (2016).
- Real Name: Jenna Marie Ortega
- Stage Names: Jenna Ortega
- Also Known as: –
- Nickname: Jenna
- Birthday: September 27, 2002
- Birthplace: Coachella Valley, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Nationality: American
- Height: 155 cm (5’0”)
- Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christianity
- Profession: Actress
- Education: –
- Hobby: Writing
- Parents: Natalie Ortega (Mother)
- Siblings: Aaliyah Ortega (Sister), Isaac Ortega (Brother), Mia Ortega (Sister), Markus Ortega (Brother), Mariah Ortega (Sister)
- Boyfriends: Asher Angel (2018), Jacob Sartorius (2017)
- Facebook: Jenna Ortega Official
- Twitter: @jennaortega
- Instagram: @jennaortega
- TikTok: @jenna0rtega
- YouTube: –
- Jenna joined DoSomething.org on its Pride Over Prejudice campaign, which is a campaign that seeks to promote diversity and acceptance.
- She likes to include coconut oil in her skin and hair care routine.
- Her favorite Disney movie is The Lion King (1994).
- Jenna started acting when she was only nine years old.
- She was first discovered by a casting agent on Facebook.
- Her great-grandmother was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico.
- Jenna is a devoted fan of the TV series Stranger Things (2016).
- She loves hot sauce.
- Her father is Spanish, but she herself cannot speak the language.
- Jenna likes to keep her morning beauty routine brief, which only consists of washing her face with a cleanser, using a moisturizer, and adding tea tree oil to any problem spots.
- Her favorite craft service snack is Trail Mix.
- Jenna has a sweet tooth and likes eating chocolate.
- Besides acting, she is also interested in writing and producing.
- Jenna was chosen as the ambassador of UNAIDS.
- Her guilty pleasure is watching culinary TV shows.
- Jenna is a sarcastic person.
- Her go-to pizza orders include ones with a lot of jalapenos because she likes spicy food.
- Jenna was the first Disney Latina princess.
- Her interest in acting first showed up when she was six years old.
- Jenna is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around $3 million.
- Finestkind (TBA), as TBA
- Scream 6 (2023), as Tara Carpenter
- American Carnage (2022), as Camila
- X (2022), as Lorraine
- Studio 666 (2022), as Skye Willow
- Scream (2022), as Tara Carpenter
- The Fallout (2021), as Vada Cavell
- Yes Day (2021), as Katie Torres
- The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), as Phoebe Atwell
- Wyrm (2019), as Suzie
- Girl Code (2019), as Olivia
- Man of the House (2018), as Elena
- Saving Flora (2018), as Dawn
- Disney Channel Stars: Legendary (2018), as self
- After Words (2015), as Anna Chapa
- The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery (2015), as Elena Mendoza
- The Cookie Mobster (2014), as Nita
- Young Love (2014), as the Girl
- The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014), as Mary Ann
- Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), as Annie
- Iron Man 3 (2013), as the Vice President’s Daughter
- Wednesday (Netflix | 2022), as Wednesday Addams
- Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Netflix | 2020), as Brooklynn
- Home Movie: The Princess Bride (Quibi | 2020), as Princess Buttercup
- Big City Greens (Disney Channel | 2019), as Gabriella Espinosa
- You (Warner Bros | 2019), as Ellie Alves
- Elena of Avalor: Discovering the Magic Within (Disney Channel | 2019), as Princess Isabel
- Bizaardvark (Disney Channel | 2018), as Izzy
- Elena of Avalor: Adventures in Vallestrella (Disney Channel | 2017), as Princess Isabel
- Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel | 2016), as Princess Isabel
- Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel | 2016), as Harley Diaz
- Richie Rich (Netflix | 2015), as Darcy
- Jane the Virgin (The CW | 2014), as Young Jane Villanueva
- Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network | 2014), as a supporting character
- OMG! (TLC | 2014), as Princess Sleigha
- AwesomenessTV (Nickelodeon | 2014), as Lily
- Know It All Nina (YouTube | 2014), as Nina
- Rake (Fox | 2014), as Zoe Leon
- Deadtime Stories (Nickelodeon | 2013), as the Little Girl
- Days of Our Lives (NBC | 2013), as Hayley
- CSI: NY (CBS | 2012), as Aimee Moore
- Rob (CBS | 2012), as the Girl
- 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards (MTV | 2022), as the host
- Celebrity Page (Reelz | 2022), as a guest
- The Drew Barrymore Show (Syndicated | 2021), as a guest
- Good Morning America (ABC | 2021), as a guest
- Dish Nation (Fox | 2021), as a guest
- Tamron Hall (ABC | 2021), as a guest
- Entertainment Tonight (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
- Pixar Pier Disneyland Takeover (Disney Channel | 2018), as a guest
- Disney Quizney (TV) (Disney Channel | 2018), as a guest
- Radio Disney Music Awards (Disney Channel | 2018), as the host
- Kiki Mobile (Hutch | 2017), as a guest
- Be Your Best Snackdown (Disney Channel | 2017), as a guest
- Radio Disney Music Awards (Disney Channel | 2017), as the host
- Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration (Disney Channel | 2016), as a guest
- 31st Annual Imagen Awards (PBS | 2016), as a guest
- Piper’s Picks TV (YouTube | 2016), as a guest
- American Latino TV (LATV | 2016), as a guest
- Red Carpet Report (YouTube | 2016), as a guest
- The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards (Hallmark Channel | 2016), as a guest
- E! Live from the Red Carpet (E! | 2012), as a guest
Music Video Appearances
- Chapstick (2017) – Jacob Sartorius
- 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Most Frightened Performance – Scream
- 2018 Imagen Awards – Best Children’s Programming – Elena of Avalor
- 2018 Imagen Awards – Best Young Actor (Television) – Stuck in the Middle
- 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards – Best Actress – The Fallout
- 2021 Imagen Awards – Best Actress (Feature Film) – Yes Day
- 2019 Imagen Awards Best Young Actor (Television) – Stuck in the Middle
- 2019 Imagen Awards Best Young Actor (Television) – Elena of Avalor
- 2018 Southampton International Film Festival – Best Lead Actress in a Feature – Saving Flora
- 2016 Imagen Awards – Best Young Actor (Television) – Stuck in the Middle
- 2015 International Online Cinema Awards – Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Jane the Virgin
- 2014 Fright Meter Awards – Best Ensemble Cast Performance – Insidious: Chapter 2
Jenna Ortega has steadily climbed up the ladder of success. She managed to make her name known in the entertainment industry with her long list of acting projects.