Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega was born on September 27, 2002, in Coachella Valley. She discovered her love for acting at an early age. Her mother was an actor and her father a businessman, and we are all forever grateful that the young star decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps! She joined the acting world at the young age of nine when she debuted in the T.V. series “Rob.” From here on, the child star found herself playing more acclaimed roles. One of her biggest was when she played the “young Jane” in the very popular T.V. show “Jane the Virgin.’ As a young actress, we were not surprised to find out that she was also a Disney star, having portrayed Harley Diaz in the very popular T.V. show “Stuck in the Middle.” As we celebrate her birthday, we are so excited to share more about how this actress, singer-songwriter, and model rose to fame!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jenna Marie Ortega

Nickname:

ReeRee

Birth date:

September 27, 2002

Age:

20

Zodiac Sign:

Libra

Height:

5' 1"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$3 million

Jenna's Social Media:

Background

Jenna Ortega was born on September 27, 2002, in Coachella Valley. She was born into a large family and was one of six siblings. The young star began to take an interest in acting at the age of only five, and when her mother realized it was more than just the fleeting dream of a young girl, her parents decided to get in touch with agents to ensure she could pursue this career. Over the next few years, her love of acting continued to grow, and she honed her skill, hoping for her chance at a big break. This break came in 2012 when the young actress was just nine years old — she was cast to play a role in the sitcom “Rob.” In the same year, she was also cast in one episode of “CSI: NY” as Aimee Moore, making it a massive year for the young star!

In 2013, Ortega rose to the big screen when she was cast in the blockbuster hit “Iron Man 3” Not only was this a big step forward in her career, but it also allowed her to connect with and learn from some of the biggest names in the business. This movie was a resounding success and was the year’s second highest-grossing film, a huge achievement for such a young actress! 2014 was another big year for young Ortega, and she was cast in many different T.V. shows, including “The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery” and the very popular “Jane the Virgin.”

Over the next few years, as her popularity grew, the star was seen in many more different shows. Another big development in the actress’s career was in 2016 when she was cast as “Harley Diaz” in Disney Channel’s sitcom “Stuck in the Middle.” The actress continued to grow, and in 2019, she was cast in Netflix’s renowned series “You” in the second season. We have watched this young actress blossom over the last few years, watching her grow up from behind the screens, and we cannot wait to see what she does next.

Career timeline

2012
Her Debut Sitcom Role

The actress debuts and plays a minor role in the series “Rob.”

2013
Her Big Screen Debut

Ortega plays the role of the Vice President’s daughter in “Iron Man 3,” which turns out to be the second highest-grossing film of the year.

2014
“Jane the Virgin”

Ortega portrays the young Jane in “Jane the Virgin,” a role she is well-known for.

2016
“Stuck in the Middle”

Ortega plays Harley Diaz, the protagonist of Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle.”

2019
“You”

Ortega is cast in a major role, playing Ellie Alves in the second season of the Netflix thriller series “You.”

Why We Love Jenna Ortega

  1. She is an advocate for the Pride Over Prejudice campaign

    Ortega is a big advocate for equality and she worked on DoSomething.org’s Pride Over Prejudice campaign. She genuinely supports feminism, and that’s something we admire!

  2. She is proudly Latina

    As one of the few successful Latina actresses in Hollywood, Ortega takes great pride in her heritage. She even supports other up-and-coming Latina actresses.

  3. She is partnered with many charity organizations

    A few of these organizations include National Bullying Prevention Center, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Geena Davis Institute. She advocates for a lot of positive change, and these are exactly what the world needs.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She enjoys spending time with her dogs

    While she is not in front of the camera, Ortega enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Brooklyn and Anna.

  2. She loves TikTok

    Ortega has more than 3.3 million followers on TikTok, so if she falls out of acting (though we certainly hope she doesn't), she could definitely make a career on the platform!

  3. Her favorite Disney movie

    Growing up as a Disney star on “Stuck in the Middle,” it is interesting to know that the young star's favorite Disney movie is “The Lion King!”

  4. One of her favorite series

    Ortega is a big fan of the hit T.V. series “Stranger Things” — but aren't we all?

  5. She wants to direct or produce movies

    While we love to see her on-screen, Ortega hopes to one day become a director or producer!

Jenna Ortega FAQs

Where did Jenna Ortega grow up?

She grew up in Southern California in Coachella Valley.

Who is Jenna Ortega dating?

Currently, we do not think the young star is dating anyone, though she is very private about her love life.

What is her favorite T.V. show?

Ortega revealed that she cannot help but binge “Stranger Things.”

Jenna Ortega’s birthday dates

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