Jenna Ortega is an American actress known for her work in film and television. She was born on September 27, 2002, in California, USA.
Ortega began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and small roles in television shows.
She gained wider recognition for her role as Young Jane in the hit TV series Jane the Virgin and as Harley Diaz in the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle.
Ortega has also appeared in several films, including Iron Man 3 and The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
In addition to her acting career, she is also an advocate for social justice and has used her platform to speak out on issues such as immigration, gun control and mental health.
Ortega has been recognized for her activism by organizations such as the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
Jenna Ortega parents
Ortega’s parents are both of Mexican descent.
Her mother, Natalie Ortega, is a former hairstylist and makeup artist, while her father, Edward Ortega, is a retired construction worker.
Ortega has credited her parents for instilling in her a strong work ethic and for supporting her career in the entertainment industry.
She has three older brothers, Isaac, Markus, and Mia, who have also been supportive of her career.
Ortega’s parents have been a constant presence in her life and have often accompanied her to red carpet events and award shows.
In interviews, Ortega has spoken about the importance of her family and how they have helped her navigate the challenges of being a young actress in Hollywood.
Jenna Ortega career
Ortega began her career in acting at a young age and has since appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.
Her breakout role came in 2014 when she was cast as Young Jane in the hit TV series, Jane the Virgin.
Her performance in the show was highly praised, and it helped her gain recognition in the industry.
She went on to appear in other popular TV shows such as Stuck in the Middle, Elena of Avalor and You.
In addition to her TV work, Ortega has also appeared in several movies.
She played the role of Izzy in the 2016 horror movie The Remains, and she also appeared in the 2018 comedy Bumblebee.
Ortega’s most recent movie role was in the 2021 horror film, Scream.
Aside from acting, Ortega is also known for her activism and advocacy work.
She has been vocal about issues such as gun control, immigration, and mental health, and she has used her platform to raise awareness about these important topics.