Jenna Ortega

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Actress

Birth Name: Jenna Marie Ortega

Birth Date: September 27, 2002

Age: 21 years old

Birth Place: Coachella Valley, California

An American actor of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, Jenna Ortega's career started when she was ten years old. Her breakthrough role in television came with the series "Stuck in the Middle" (Disney Channel, 2016-2018), for which she won an Imagen Award for Best Young Actor after three nominations. In 2019, she started working with Netflix, a partnership that would result in some of her most remembered roles in years to come. Ortega received critical praise for her role as Vada in the movie "The Fallout" (2021), which several critics dubbed as her breakout film role. She went on to discover her niche in the horror genre, appearing in the Foo-Fighters-led movie "Studio 666" (2022), the slashers "Scream" (2022) and "X" (2022), for which she received critical acclaim.

In the same year, she starred in "Wednesday Addams" (Netflix, 2022), winning nominations at the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for playing the titular role. Her portrayal of the classic character was widely praised, and she was called the "Next Big Thing", by the Hollywood Reporter. Despite expressing some regret for missing the traditional high school experience and teenage milestones, Jenna Ortega's career continued to soar and she has since used her platforms to promote support for immigrants and the LGBT community.

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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

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Astrid
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2024
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Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event

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2023

29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Scream VIStream

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Tara Carpenter
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2023
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Mabel
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2023
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WednesdayStream

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Wednesday Addams
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2022
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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Hidden AdventureStream

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Brooklynn
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2022

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Tara Carpenter
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2022
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Studio 666

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2022
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American Carnage

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Camila
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2022

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2021
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The FalloutStream

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2021
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Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousStream

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Brooklynn
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2020
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The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

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Phoebe
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2020

Songbird

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Izzy
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2020

Tamron Hall

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Wyrm

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Suzie
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2019

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Ellie Alves
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2018
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Elena of Avalor Stories

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Elena of Avalor: Scepter Training With Zuzo

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Princess Isabel
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2018

Jenna Ortega 2017 RDMA Look Back

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2018

Saving Flora

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Dawn
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2018

Elena of Avalor: Adventures in Vallestrella

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Princess Isabel
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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

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2017

Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards: Extras

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2017

Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards: Extras

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Princess Isabel
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2016

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2016

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Harley Diaz
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2016

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Darcy
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2015

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Anna
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2015

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2014
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2014

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2014

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2012
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etalk

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American Latino TV

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2004

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Entertainment Tonight

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Jenna Ortega in 'Wednesday'

Jenna Ortega Says ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Will Lean Into Horror

Fred Armisen and Jenna Ortega in 'Wednesday' Season 1

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2023 First-time Emmy nominees
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Pedro Pascal accepts Best Show at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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10 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosts from Season 48, Ranked

Jenna Ortega and Fred Armisen in 'Saturday Night Live'

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Jenna Ortega in 'Wednesday' Season 1

Jenna Ortega’s ‘Wednesday’ Script Changes Stir Up Debate

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‘Wednesday’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, and Jenna Ortega promote 'Wednesday' at NYCC 2022
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NYCC 2022 Day 3 Portraits from the TV Insider studio
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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday

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Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams in Wednesday

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